Wednesday
Sep052012

Superbly subtle

I don't think I could live with this much white furniture (well, I could - but I would have to first get rid of the husband and cats), but OMG do I love this apartment designed by one of my favourites, Maison Hand. (See previous post of their work here)

Wednesday
Sep052012

Donald Lococo

Obviously Jo and I have a thing for beautifully decorated spaces. Throughout the life of this blog my attention has been drawn more and more towards the architecture of the homes we feature. Washington DC based architect Donald Lococo has definitively captured my attention with his thoughful and meticulously designed projects. You almost don't need furniture in these rooms - the craftsmanship and detail is gorgeous enough. 

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Wednesday
Sep052012

Down by the sea

Perched on a ridge overlooking the sea at Seal Rocks north of Newcastle in NSW is an idyllic beach side retreat. A series of pavilions rises up the slope providing space to live, relax and escape from the everyday world. Simple finishes and fittings are stylish and forgiving but the greatest luxury of this house is the view. What a view. Miles and miles of ocean and coastline vistas to sooth the soul and recharge the mind. I could live forever sitting quietly on the deck watching the waves roll in, whales swim past on their annual migration and fisherman cast their lines. Seal Rocks House by Bourne Blue Architecture.

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Wednesday
Sep052012

Carefully curated 

Gallerist Yuri Psinakis turned to designer Mark McCullough (unfortunately no website yet) when it came time to turn his 3 floor loft in the Soma area of San Francisco from cookie cutter new build into a stylish and sophisticated home. McCullough has created a number of intimate spaces within the box like space using a mature colour palette and rich layering of textures. Psinakis then added the finishing touches from carefully curating an enviable art collection to the smart tableaus dotted around his home. No sterile art gallery existence here but a rich still life for everyday living.

The photos by Lynn Kloythanomsup of Architectural Black. Wonderful!

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Tuesday
Sep042012

A bit of colour goes a long way

I have been on a neutral kick lately but I do appreciate when designs incorporate a bit of rustic with splashes of colour. This 97 m² apartment in the south of São Paulo, Brazil blends both beautifully. (Via Casa.com.br)