Black and white drama

Posted on Wed, 30 May 2018 by midcenturyjo

The perfect way to amp up the drama. A black and white palette for maximum contrast, a statement chair and large artworks. I’ll take it all!  By Fino Prydz, a Norwegian artist and interior designer based in New York. (You can shop for art prints by Prydz here.)

Tone on tone by Bicker Design

Posted on Wed, 30 May 2018 by midcenturyjo

Large on style, small in footprint. At only 32 sq m Canning Cottage by Melbourne-based interior design firm Bicker Design contains tone on tone living spaces, bedroom and central bathroom pod within a small heritage workers cottage. Streamlined, modern and with great functionality and storage it is a fresh and fabulous take on small space living.

 

Stalking 2

Posted on Mon, 28 May 2018 by midcenturyjo

Our second real estate stalking takes us to Sydney and the inner city suburb of Paddington. It’s no secret that I love a Victorian-era terrace house and although this renovation has taken a decidedly modern turn there are still traditional elements to keep me happy. I’d love to see the bathroom in real life. Part of me loves the glass panels over the original sandstone in the shower but part of me also wonders how well it has been done. Are there dust bunnies gathering on rock ledges or salts frissing out of stone due to niggling leaks? Still it’s a cool idea. Link here while it lasts.

 

Stalking 1

Posted on Mon, 28 May 2018 by midcenturyjo

All prim and proper, solid and traditional out the front, slick and modern out the back. I’m stalking a renovated home in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern and it’s my favourite type of renovation … a sensitively restored facade with a fun open plan family addition to the back. A small back yard isn’t so much of a drawback when stylish landscaping and easy sight lines in and out through expansive doors and cleverly placed windows blur boundaries. Link here while it lasts.

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 26 May 2018 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I always say (except not too much lately), if you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it looks great. Today’s workspace is a first for DTI. Part pastel Haussmannian, part post modernist homage meets contemporary bespoke, all with attention to medical precision it’s a plastic surgeon’s practice by French interior designers Agence Véronique Cotrel.