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Friday
Feb202009

Villa & Villa

I was so excited to get an email yesterday from Maria of Villa & Villa, a Sydney based studio specialising in architecture, interiors and graphics. Maria is the interior and graphic design half of the firm, and Eduardo, her husband, is the architect. One of their latest projects is a beach house that Maria thought may be of interest to us. Let's just say I was so interested, that after looking at a few photos I realized I needed to take a breath. :) This home is so fascinating - from the design of exterior with it's floor to ceiling windows and amazing views to the simplistic modern yet rustic interior. What a talented duo!!







I couldn't stop with just this one home. So here are a few more examples of their designs. (And a big thanks to Megan Morton for sending Maria our way!)






Friday
Feb202009

Open Haus


I love it when my inbox is groaning with photos emailed by our favourite architect Scott Weston. Once again he has included one of his amazing models but I'll let him explain the space.

"We thought you may appreciate an office fitout for a pr company, open haus that we are just completing including the branding. The idea was to build investment pieces of joinery with BLUM hardware that can be dismantled and moved when the company expands. A very functional planning layout that clearly distinguished between public and private areas with glimpses through to other rooms. Each particular space has it's open specific look with materials and finishes to suit. Public areas are delineated as silver and gold metallics with the company logo of turquoise as the single colour insertion. The linear silver planes also form the main corridor and storage units to the staff workstation areas beyond. All storage areas are finished in high lacquer hot saturated colours with black internal carcasses. Conference room (plaster birds and leaf lights) and breakout space (leaves and lawn) have witty and quirky details that reference the Clients attitude to enjoying work and referencing open haus. Boardroom has it's own digitally printed carpet, woven gold fabric and rubberised metallic chair frames and movable resin boardroom table 3m x 1.8m in signature open haus turquoise resin."

Conference Room- Brunschwig & Fils Linen upholstered walls with plaster bed details inset to wall.

Lacquered Staff Storage Walls and turquoise workstations. Breakout Space with lawn digitally carpet yet to be installed and black pinstripe suiting and mutli stripes to purpose designed sofas.

Thursday
Feb192009

Laurent Bourgois

The Paris-based firm of Laurent Bourgois consists of works in interior architecture and design. They have an impeccable grasp on classic and contemporary styles, and include many ethnic touches (and occasionally modern) in their designs. Below are works that wowed me...2 tiled kitchens with very different vibes, relaxing bedrooms, graphic artwork, it's cultured yet comfortable.












Thursday
Feb192009

Kelly McGuill


I loved Kim's recent post on white kitchens and I know many of you did too. One of the kitchens was designed by Kelly McGuill and when she emailed to say that she had happily spied her work on our blog I realised that her fresh coastal meets country meets classic family friendly spaces needed a closer look. Her homes are as fresh as the green apples and scrubbed timber she uses. Kelly is not only a talented interior designer she's a fabulous photo stylist as her website attests. These rooms are so welcoming I just want to be invited in for a coffee and the cake I know is fresh from the oven.

Wednesday
Feb182009

Colombe Stevens

Colombe Stevens is a Parisian architect whose interiors are out of this world. His work can be found all over the world, and his designs reflect the way of life of his clients. Modern, rustic, minimal, earthy, it's dramatic in basic forms.