Today I'm stalking the historic inner city suburbs of Sydney. The properties are 19th century sandstone cottages, age worn but well loved. The first, built in the second half of the century, is squeaky clean and finely restored. It seems a proud little house, comfortable and solid. The other, an 1840's Georgian cottage, also seems comfortable in its slightly down at heel skin. It's been restored but not gentrified. Which do you prefer? I'm leaning towards the 1840's Georgian cottage with all it's well lived-in clutter. It has a sense of place and time and home.
With muted palettes and strong, masculine, tailored design, San Francisco based Sheldon Keith Trimble creates spaces that are luxurious and elegant but livable and with a great sense of continuity of design. Modern, at times moody the attention to detail and the clean lines are key to his work.
Tracey Butler of b.home interior design is one lucky lady. According to her bio, Tracey spent several years as a buyer for Bergdorf Goodman and Henri Bendel, then shifted to interior design to spend more time with her children, where she apprenticed for the infamous Jeffrey Bilhuber and worked with Thom Filicia. Impressive! I am dually impressed after having perused her portfolio where you will see "her ability to juxtapose modern & antique, urban & suburban, luxury & thrifty".
Ashley emailed looking for a bit 'o inspiration: "I was hoping you could do a post on entry halls. Right now my entry hall is beige and is in some serious need of change. Everything I keep finding is the outside entry, not interior. I can't seem to find much in the way of examples, but you guys are the experts ;)". Many people may overlook their entrance hall or just focus on it's function rather than the design but HELLO????, it's the first thing people see when they walk in your home. So I'm happy to hear Ashley wants to spice up her boring entry. Ashley, I hope these photos help you to banish the bland beige and spice things up. (Note: My favourites are above)
|Living Etc.||Living Etc.|
|Robert Stilin||Apartment Therapy|
|PointClickHome||Ledbetter Fullerton Architects|
|Light Locations||Sköna hem|
|Living Etc.||Robyn Karp|
|House to Home||House to Home|
|Living Etc.||Miles Redd|
Tonya Hinde is an interior designer based in Melbourne. I love the midcentury, found object vibe backed up by her clever space planning (checkout her wonderful pencil plans and renderings on the website). I guess I'm a sucker for Grant Featherston chairs and that lick of paint, on a budget, pink make over of the stairs cheers me up no end. I could move right in to these rooms. Hey it looks like half my things are there already!