Friday
Sep142012

Another Glebe home tour - part 1

On Sunday I had the honour of another personal tour of a home that is part of the Glebe House Tour this year. This home is quite a bit different than the last one (featured here and here) in that the structure of the original home was kept (but gutted) with a large addition in the rear. While I adored the first home I toured because it's modern, this one is the best of both worlds - a mix of old and new. Kellie Major and Warren Newberry are the owners, and have renovated/built 6 homes of their own so far. They're so good at it they left their jobs to start ReNew Homes, where they provide residential renovation project management and on-site support to homeowners who wish to renovate or build a custom designed home. (Maybe my husband and I should think about hiring them!) Kellie and Warren were awesome, their house is awesome, their dogs and kids are awesome....so why don't I just get to the photos? (Note: The tour is this Sunday so hurry and get your tickets!! My husband and I can't wait to tour them all.)

The lower level of the addition is an apartment (currently a temporary home for Kellie's mom).

The balcony leads off the new master bedroom.

My husband fell in love with this shed (clad in Kellie's favourite colour - teal).

Kellie and Warren have used these glass garage doors in 3 of their homes and love them. I always thought the climate here was too cold for these but now I'm sold. 

Now for the first peek of the interior. I took too many photos for one post so for now the dining room, kitchen and living room. Later today I'll show you the remaining spaces. 

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Friday
Sep142012

Design Journey 2012

Entries for the 2012 Corporate Culture Design Journey competition are now open. Design Journey was originally created to support the future of Australasian design and since its growth it has become an annual event. The lucky winner will have their design prototyped and exhibited at the Saturday in Design Fair the following year as well as having the unique opportunity to travel to Copenhagen to meet Rolf Hay, founder of Hay and Christian Rasmussen, Head Designer of Fritz Hansen. Past winners of the Design Journey competition include Arnold Lane (2004 & 2005), Ross Didier (2006), Futurespace (2007), Kirk Lenard (2008), and Gavin Harris (2009). This year's brief involves designing a suspended LED lighting pendant, which fulfils the needs for both residential and commercial use but you can find out all the details here.

Chest Lounge by Arnold Lane

Connected Table by Ross Didier

Zoe by Kirk Lenard

Takushi Table by Gavin Harris

Friday
Sep142012

Warm weather, garden dreaming

It is the end of the week and a girl's mind turns to gardening. Well this girl's does. As the days grow longer and the temperature rises, the leaves burst forth on the branches and long forgotten bulbs shot "surprise" as they pop out of the soil, my day dreams of a lush and lovely backyard may just come true. They would that is if I left them in the creative hands of Sydney-based Secret Gardens. Perhaps a bright yet shady backyard retreat like this first garden in Randwick? Or a more sophisticated and casually elegant garden that marries contemporary landscape with a traditional home in Kensington? Either would be perfect.

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Thursday
Sep132012

CSD Architecten

Britt Crepain, Stefan Spaens and Joep Debie are the super creative architects that make up CSD Architecten, based in Antwerp, Belgium. I love all the funky details in each space - especially the steel, deep ledge windows of the slatted wood home. 

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Thursday
Sep132012

Fimera

I'd like to introduce you to a very talented interior and product design firm based in Sofia, Bulgaria called Fimera. They excel at creating modern spaces that are classy and perfect for entertaining - and living. And anyone who uses a Maarten Baas for Moooi Smoke chair in their spaces is A-OK with me. :-)

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