Displaying posts from June, 2015


Posted on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 by KiM

I was having a hard time trying to find something to follow my previous post with. I am head over heels in love with that last house…but I think this living room is in the same vein. It has a little more funk and I love the addition of the wall colour. By Mrs Sullivan Interiors. Photo: Francis Dzikowski.

A Brooklyn row house

Posted on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 by KiM

I seem to be finding lots of incredible renovations in New York lately. This Cobble Hill (Brooklyn) row house is a total dream, having undergone a serious makeover by architect Lorraine Bonaventura. Never mind how glorious this entire structure is, LOOK AT THOSE ORIGINAL WOOD FLOORS!!! YES!!! This row house for a busy family in Cobble Hill underwent a complete transformation over two years. Every system and surface was replaced, the structure stabilized and reinforced. The house was altered from a four family to a two family residence, a triplex with two terraces and a two bedroom apartment below. The clients are both designers and participated in design decisions throughout the process. Wherever possible, we used original materials: flooring, stair balusters and newel posts, supplementing them with vintage fixtures and antique mantels. These vintage materials contrast with an open, clean and modern space. (Photos: Houzz)

Form and function

Posted on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 by midcenturyjo

Anyone else notice my growing fascination with staircases? Particularly ones that sweep and turn, ones with sinuous shape. A new favourite appears simple at first but look up. Yes you need the function but enjoy the form. By b.e architecture.

And the rest of the house is pretty special too.

The high

Posted on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 by midcenturyjo

Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! High end French design. High end finishes. High end furniture. High end is giving me a high. Beautiful old bones, beautiful volumes, beautiful details, beautiful styling. Appartement Trocadéro by Rodolphe Parente.

Photography: Olivier Amsellem

Jenny J Norris

Posted on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 by KiM

Jenny J Norris creates spaces around her home base of New York that are bold and eclectic – mixes of mid century, modern, flea market finds, and loads of textures (such great rugs!). A few of these rooms are from her really cool Brooklyn loft, including the living room above.