Are you feeling blue?

Posted on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 by midcenturyjo

B-b-b-b-b-blue. Harry Nuriev of Crosby Studios has taken his signature pastels and brass accents and punched them up a notch with a statement royal blue in his own Manhattan apartment. Could you? Would you? Are you feeling blue? I am! Fun, fresh and definitely in your face.

 

Trad with an industrial twist

Posted on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 by midcenturyjo

Here I go again getting all excited about a classic look done just a little differently, traditional decor with a twist, in this case in an old 1860’s in commercial building with exposed brick and crumbling plaster. It reminds me a little of a faded old palazzo, just not so grand, perhaps a bit more gritty and down to earth. There are a few things I would change but I love the idea of fine living in an unusual space, that unexpected twist. Industrial Redux in Mississippi by Barry Dixon.

Stalking on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 9 Jun 2018 by midcenturyjo

I’m stalking one of the best streets in the Sydney suburb of Paddington but I’m not stalking its grand Victorian terrace houses. I’m stalking what at first glance is a small weatherboard cottage squeezed between its much bigger neighbours but appearances can be deceptive. Step through the unpretentious front door and a chic inner city home opens out before you. Just goes to show you definitely can’t judge a book by its cover. Link here while it lasts.

Napa Serene

Posted on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 by midcenturyjo

An elegant mix of old and new is at the heart of this home by French-born Californian-based interior designer Florence Livingston of Florence Choux Livingston Interiors. It is a home with soul, a serene oasis for family and friends with its neutral palette of greys and taupes and those beautiful limed floorboards.  What a wonderful home to come home to at the end of a hectic day.

As eclectic and creative as its owner, photographer and film director Cindy Sherman, this East Hampton home by Billy Cotton is funky, fab and free spirited. Another great example of traditional with a twist where the textiles, rugs and wallcoverings are the heroes. Country chic that is unpretentious and comfortable.

Photography by Jason Schmidt for Architectural Digest