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Thursday
Sep292016

The coolest teen hangout

Man, do I ever wish I had a place to hang out in that was this cool growing up. I'm going to bet this teen suddenly became a VERY popular kid when this project was completed. What can only be described as the ultimate 'man cave', Inhouse Brand Architects has converted the unused lounge area of a Fresnaye (Cape Town, South Africa) residence into an industrial-inspired dream pad for the family’s lucky teenage boy and his friends. Polished concrete flooring encompasses the entire room and sets the foundation for the interior scheme. 

Another striking design feature comes in the form of a grandiose, curved timber wave that cascades from the ceiling down to the floor to create an extraordinary zone for watching movies. This “wave" is crafted out of steel fins that are clad with timber and lit up with three LED strips. It is kitted out with surround sound to produce a genuine movie theatre experience.

Next to the bar and adjacent the timber wave is comfortable booth seating. Framed with timber and upholstered in inviting shades of indigo, this nook provides an enticing 'chill' spot.

A fully functional concrete skate bowl plays a major part in the design. To embellish this remarkable feature, emerging South African street artist, Jack Fox, applied his signature illustrations to the walls surrounding the bowl. 

Thursday
Sep292016

Redo Home + Design 

Mitzi Maynard + Lori Paranjape + Andria Fromm + Olivia Carswell + Clare Kennedy + Lauren Debello + Megan Holt are the talented ladies from Nashville behind Redo Home + Design. Spaces that pack a punch with lots of bright white, bits of bold colour added in perfect amounts, graphic artwork adding drama...an overall chic and sophisticated vibe with a casual note. First 5 photos are extra yummy, and OMG above is taking #shelfie love to the next level!!

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Thursday
Sep292016

Inside Out is out

I always look forward to my monthly email from Matilda Duffercy, Senior and Social Editor of Inside Out magazine. It means that another issue of my favourite magazine has hit the news stands. After seeing the sneak peeks she sent over I can't wait to devour the October issue.

This month, the home on the cover is a little special more so than usual; as it also features as the Open For Inspection house. It really is the perfect family home. From the clever storage to the neutral palette, the semi has been totally reinvigorated thanks to a clever renovation by the team at Alexander & Co. It was built by Scott Fairweather of Fairweather Constructions. And the family who live here are lovely and so happy with the finished product. The home was styled by Vanessa Colyer Tay and photographed by Maree Homer. Thanks to West Elm, you can take a video tour of the house.

More info about the project and heaps of pics here.

I've also included a pic from the fantastic kids' party feature. That cake is beyond amazing, and delish, too! It was styled by Jessica Hanson, with food styling by Kristen Wilson and photographed by Sam McAdam-Cooper.

Speaking of kids, how about this awesome wrap-up of the coolest highchairs in town? I visited the set the day of the shoot and it was truly pastel perfection. Our style editor Jessica Hanson has excelled again – she has such a fantastic eye. Photographer Guy Bailey did a great job of capturing the ideal snap. Jessica also styled the beautiful bedroom for a dancer that features.  Sam McAdam-Cooper photographed it.

The October issue sees star stylist Megan Morton offer up loads of her hard-won wisdom on styling a bedroom to fit your needs. All the styling assistance came from a styling workshop she taught, so they could really get a feel for a day on set. Love that pooch on the bed, too. Styling by Megan Morton, production by Katie Randell and photography by Jason Busch.

The issue is a kitchen & bathrooms special, so it's packed with heaps of advice for renovators (and so much visual inspiration, of course). And as it's starting to feel warmer here, we're just so excited for summer. I hope you enjoy the new issue.

The October issue, out today, looks amazing but don't fret if you aren't in Australia. You can read along on ZinioGoogle Play, the Apple Newsstand and Nook.

Wednesday
Sep282016

Lavishly French

Essentially the opposite of my last post which was modern and minimalist, this home is about as grand, lavish and French as it gets! The French Rooms is available as a location space through lordshippark.com and is two rooms occupying the reception floor of an imposing Victorian villa. Furnished with the finest French antiques, opulent fabrics and exquisite treasures, it's not exactly decor I would want to live with 24/7 but I sure would love a weekend visit - without the herd of cats!

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Wednesday
Sep282016

A home in the Laurentians by APPAREIL architecture

What a dreamy, modern cottage-type home that was recently transformed by Montreal firm APPAREIL architecture. Built in 1922 and located in the Laurentian Mountains of southern Québec, this firm was challenged to create harmony between the exterior and interior, all with timeless and Nordic aesthetics.

The new façade is now punctuated with large windows, especially towards the rear of the house, opening it up to the surrounding forest. White was used throughout the house to give a bright and sleek look. Elements such as the kitchen ceiling and the thickness of some walls were preserved, as a nod to the past of the house and its many transformations.

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