The Baxter, an iconic 1950's apartment building in Bellevue Hill, Sydney has been given a new lease on life. With interiors by SJB Interiors there are a number of renovated 2 bedroom apartments for sale. I, of course, am drawn to the one with the harbour views and the amazing curved windows. The simpler apartments just don't seem to cut it after that. Lucky I'm not in the market for a 60 year old apartment for just under $1 million AUD. Still I love the kitchens and bathrooms ... and the retro furniture. Real estate stalking display units on a Saturday. Links here and here while they last.
I seem to be posting alot of Scandinavian design lately so I'm trying to mix things up a bit and keep you all visually stimulated with all kinds of room porn. I came across the portfolio of New Zealand interior designer Bridget Foley and was intrigued by her style. Effortlessly cool and casual. I love so many pieces - the chairs above, the leopard print ottoman/coffee table, the stunning cloche-shaped chandelier, that insane high-back bench/loveseat, the black leather chesterfield...but I'd be happy with just that wall of kitchen storage. *sigh*
Spare and white and achingly beautiful in its simplicity. Lo Spazio, the photographic studio, art space and home of Milanese photographer Davide Lovatti. Also home to Art.Rent, his gallery of photographs, sculptures and installations available for hire. A stylish home, a fabulously talented photographer, inspiring work.
This room is for cooking, eating and living, therefore it was designed with maximisation of space and comfort in mind. Each cupboard and drawer has been considered for optimum size accordingly to purpose. Behind these doors the kitchen comes to life while closed neatness prevails! There was a desire to conceal as much visual clutter as possible while still functioning efficiently as a kitchen, a pleasant dining space and a relaxing living area. The kitchen geometry was carefully composed involving the windows and doors in the design. Views to neighbours have been blocked off via new highlight windows. By visually extending the room into the garden the indoors shares the outdoor aspect and creates a strong visual focus for the room. Interior design and architecture firm Meme Design, of Melbourne, Australia was responsible for this simple yet beautiful space. I adore the kitchen. Sometimes less is more. (Photography by Sonia Mangiapane)