I've popped over the border a few hours south to dream of owning this ridgetop estate in beautiful Byron Bay. Consisting of a main residence and two villas there's plenty of room for all of us to party in style. I'll take the huge old farmhouse any day and those pavilions with that Balinese feel? Great holiday pads don't you think? Beach and rainforest, fabulous restaurants and music festivals, Byron is one of Australia's premier beachside holiday spots. No highrise though just a great boho eco feel in a laid back but very stylish country town.
Modern, crisp, clean lined spaces are the trademark of Australian born, London based Alan Higgs and his team of young architects. The website says it best. "Our work is characterised by a sense of order and calm, finely composed spaces, generous open relationships between rooms and between inside and out, and the capture of as much natural light as possible." Great portfolio!
P.S. Kim just pointed out that she posted Alan Higgs not too long ago. It's official then. We both love Alan's work ;)
Coincidentally, I found more photos of beautiful drenched-in-white homes. This time it's a Scandinavian delight. I would move into this place in a second. I think Scandinavian spaces are some of the most inviting, comfy spaces going. (Anyone want to take my 6 cats for a couple days so I can paint my floors white??? ANYONE????)
Hot off the press two great Australian design magazines Real Living and Belle have given Desire to Inspire a great wrap and already our Aussie stats are skyrocketing. So it's time to say hi to all our new Aussie readers. Settle in as you have over a years worth of archives to feast on. A big thank you to Belle for including us in their hot blog list and to Real Living and our favourite Australian interior designer Greg Natale for the lovin'. (Cute photo Greg!)