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Monday
Dec232013

Haberfield house

There's something about mid-century style architecture that really interests me - the casual vibe, excellent quality of light, interesting window placement, almost excessive use of wood...and this house is an absolute gem. Lahznimmo Architects resurrected this Federation era home in Sydney in 2010: The new works are concentrated at the rear of the house, where a dark glazed brick clad living cube creates a grand room with generous openings to the garden. The cube creates a secondary, contemporary form that is clearly distinct from the front of the house. A timber batten clad outdoor room provides a protected space for open-air dining. The space between the outdoor room, the living cube and a detached masonry garage is stitched together with a timber deck set level with the internal spaces. A home that provides serious indoor-outdoor living has been a dream of mine, and this one nails it right on the head. 

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Friday
Dec202013

Pascali/Semerdjian Arquitetura

I have more fabulous spaces for you from Brazil - this time it's architecture firm Pascali/Semerdjian Arquitetura. I'm totally getting window envy, and now dreaming of grass and green things, and having a fireplace again (had one in my last house, miss it dearly). And check out the little "star" lights in the second last photo. So pretty!

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Friday
Dec202013

Hello yellow

Guaranteed to put as much pep in your stride as the caffeine you're about to down. A slap in the face dose of yellow at Hams & Bacon at Pope Joan designed by Figure Ground. Can you imagine this in a domestic kitchen, a bathroom? Wow!

Friday
Dec202013

Modern beach house

With clean, contemporary lines and an easy connection to its surrounding landscape this modern beach house by Bower Architecture allows for casual, stylish, family living. Open plan and open to the garden with sleek white surfaces warmed by wood. Light and bright and fresh and fun.

Photography by Nikole Ramsay and styling by Emma O'Meara.

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Thursday
Dec192013

Getting inspiration down at the pub

We don't always feature hospitality design on Desire to Inspire but when there are so many ideas that can translate easily to a smaller, more intimate domestic space then we just have to share. I'm dipping into the portfolio of Sydney design firm Alexander & CO again. Their design for The Sunset Room at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is as beautiful as it is functional. Coastal chic mixed with the found and the vintage all with a limited palette layered with texture. Colour provided by flowers and foliage in bright green demijohns draws the eye from space to space. Talk about getting inspiration down at the pub.

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