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!
The latest reader's request comes from Ksenia, a fellow Canadian, who emailed us this: "I am trying to help a friend who is dealing with a tricky design problem in her living room. She wants to put a couch in the "nook" or alcove of her living room, then put wall cabinets above the couch along the width of the alcove. The couch would mostly fit the width of the alcove. Do you have any images to share that would show a couch that just fits in an alcove? Or seating in an alcove with wall cabinets above?" This was a bit of a tough request but after some hunting, I found a few that hopefully will provide some inspiration for what to do with a couch in an alcove.
I was going to write an intro for this retro post with bad jokes about LPs and 8 tracks (go ask your mums) but then I realised that what was staring at me from the screen of my computer was an IKEA catalogue. Does anyone else see the similarities? Today's retro scans are from Home Storage, House and Garden Guide to Organization and Arrangement, Leonie Highton, Conde Nast, 1975.
Twig Hutchinson of London has styled some of the most beautiful spaces I've ever seen. I adore each and every one of these photographs for their simplicity, their rough-around-the-edges shabby chicness, their colours or lack thereof. Totally dreamy.