We received an email from Brigid, who wanted to tell us about her friend Simon Carver. Seems Simon and his partner Stuart have a cottage in Daylesford, Victoria, Australia which is avail for rent, called Harts Lane. They renovated and decorated it themselves, and it was featured in Inside Out magazine some time ago. There are 2 dwellings on the site, a white Victorian cottage and a black modern extension 'Cube' studio space. The house was decorated with a bit of a country style with artwork by local artists, and features a gourmet kitchen with a polished concrete countertop. The homes, inside and out, are incredible. I have to admit, when I finally got my hands on some photos, I was giddy with excitement to share these with you. This is for sure on my top 5 list of favourite spaces I've ever posted on DTI. Seriously, it's that good. Good enough that this post is of photos of the cottage, and a post later today will be of the studio. See for yourselves. :) (A big thanks to Brigid, Simon and Phil!!)
You may recognise these first photos as the home of Carolyn Quartermaine but these ethereal shots are the work of photographer Martin Morrell. Martin captures intriguing rooms in an equally intriguing way. The light is other worldly. The rooms are almost embued with a personality and colours are crisp and jewel like or faded and moody. His travel portfolio is just as captivating. Wonderful work.
Juan Manuel Montes de Oca is a young architect from Buenos Aires, Argentina, who emailed us recently. He just began his independent career, having worked for an architect before, and wanted to share with us his first work. It's the design of a small apartment for a young man who was on a tight budget. Juan Manuel designed EVERYTHING - the sofa, table, lighting, all but the Jacobsen chairs. I am so impressed. I adore the low wall unit that runs the length of the space - ideal for HIFI storage and propping artwork. I am also quite taken with the dining table and how it attaches to the wall.
Juan Manuel also included some photos of a small boutique he designed 2 years ago that is so sleek and modern I had to share it too.
Thank you so much Juan Manuel for sharing your work with us. I think you've got a very successful career ahead of you!
We received an email recently about up-and-coming designer Ryan Korban: "Ryan is a new interior designer based out of New York who has been making quite an impact in the city. He works primarily with young "downtown" types and was recently featured in The New York Times, Town & Country and February's issue of Domino. A few of his clients include DJ AM, Charlotte Ronson, Alexander Wang, Victoria and Vanessa Traina and James Franco. His youthful approach to city living has been received with much praise for such a new comer. On top of designing both residential and commercial spaces, Ryan is also a co-owner of Edon Manor (high end downtown accessories boutique) and the designer of the store. He is currently working on his first website." Below is a sneak peak of what you will find on the website when it launches. A bit 'o Hollywood Regency, a bit 'o glam...I cannot wait to see the rest of his portfolio!!
What does Southern design mean? Is it grand old mansions with classically inspired interiors, layers and layers of patterns and sumptuous fabrics, well loved and almost holy heirlooms and tradition tradition, tradition? Maybe not if Atlanta based interior designer Michael Habachy has a say. It's crisp bright modern minimalist apartments. It's broody lofts and funky nightclubs. It's white vinyl rococo chairs and black walls, glamorous 40s salons and sassy salons. It's whatever and wherever imagination takes you. It's fabulous and it's fun. You won't find all these images on Michael's website yet. He's in the process of redesigning and has kindly sent over a few teasers of what to expect.