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Stalking in church .... again!

What is it with Australian architects and property developers and their obsession with church conversions? (Or is it that I'm obsessed with them?) I have found yet another while stalking my favourite real estate site. LOVE the bookcase by the window, the use of colour and I would live quite happily just in the bedroom and it's rooftop balcony. It appears to be one of a multi-residence conversion so there's more than one chance to get your hands on a little slice of heaven. Re-use of significant buildings is to be applauded especially re-use in urban areas where the demolition of the building would would so alter the character of the area.



Those talented Giannettis

Jo posted the classic elegance of Brooke Giannetti's interior designs last month and Brooke emailed recently wanting to share with us her talented architect husband Stephen's collaboration with interior designer Madeline Stuart. It's a property in Malibu that was featured in the September/October issue of Veranda. Talk about soothing, calm, warm and inviting. LOVE.


Malcolm James Kutner

Malcolm James Kutner has a style that straddles both sides of the Atlantic with influences from both England and the States. Based in New York after living in London his "colonial" vibe fits well with the warmer climates, think Key West or the West Indies. Equally though he is at home with the elegance of the English terrace house genre. Worn and lived in but refined. He has a great feel for the essence of a place. I'm particularly loving how he has handled the pared back stripped timber walls. The whole feel is of warm tropical days, the throb of cicadas, light sea breezes in the afternoon, gin and tonics and a gentler time. More of his portfolio here.


Kari McCabe

An individual look for individual clients. New York interior designer Kari McCabe creates wonderfully light and airy, casual yet elegant rooms. I love the texture and the layering and especially Kari's sense of colour. Can't you just imagine curling up in one of these rooms and relaxing? Or inviting your friends over? Liveable and lovely.


Sweet condo

Check out the getaway condo of architects Tom Huth and Bruce Skiles Danzer in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Mid-century classics, bold artwork and cool colours make this home a new favourite of mine. It was featured in New England Home, and the magazine included a quote from Danzer that I think is priceless coming from an architect: "We used $3000 worth of paint rather than sink $50,000 in structural changes". Something to note, coming from someone who would know.