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Monday
Jul072014

Green walls

Who says you can't have a garden when you live in an apartment? Illura in West Melbourne by Elenberg Fraser.

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Friday
Jul042014

Professors' row renovation

I have a fabulous renovation of a home in Cambridge, MA to share with you today. It was carried out by aamodt / plumb architectsIt is a kitchen and master suite renovation which transforms a rambling Cambridge shingle-style home into a modern gallery for artwork, artifacts, scholarly pursuits and family gatherings. I really love the kitchen - modern yet warm thanks to the addition of blonde wood and helloooooo butler's pantry! *SWOON* The master bedroom's ensuite looks heavenly right about now - how I could use a long soak in that tub (instead of popping Aleve)! (Photos by Jane Messinger)

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Thursday
Jul032014

A totally overhauled flat in Madrid

Mike of Hr estudio de interiorismo & inmobiliaria emailed us about a 245 m2 flat he recently completed in the center of Madrid. It had been completely renovated and the transformation is so shocking I had to include a couple of before photos. It is hard to believe it is the same flat. The architectural details are stunning and I love the raised library space. Congrats on a beautiful project Mike!

And here is what the flat looks like now...

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Wednesday
Jul022014

A cool modern kitchen

I had to share this cool, modern kitchen with you all because black kitchens are a favourite of mine. I do have to say that black countertops suck, as my mom always bitches about hers, and my new house has black and I am quickly learning what a pain it is to keep streak-free. And helloooo herringbone floors that would have been so much more amazing with a light grey wash instead of yellow stain. But otherwise, a totally fab and fun kitchen by Camille Hermand Architectures (Jo blogged another one of their kitchens here). Here are some details: A family of four, with a new baby on the way, live in this large apartment in the chic 7th quarter of Paris. They wanted to the maximise space in their busy family kitchen, by fusing the existing kitchen with the adjoining dining room. To the left, the Zimbabwe black granite work surface runs parallel to the wall of full-length fitted cupboards to the right. The cupboards running under the work surface, which are made-to-measure and hand-painted in mat black emulsion, camouflage discretely the oven and hob. The remaining kitchen appliances are neatly out of sight in the full length cupboards to the right of the room. Running along the wall over the black granite work surface is cement Azulej tiling. In the centre of the full length cupboards is the breakfast hub, with plenty of space for all the necessary breakfast appliances. The back wall of the hub is covered with colourful and graphic wallpaper by Minakani Lab.

Wednesday
Jul022014

Drift House

I'm still trying to escape the mid week blues. This time I'm off to Drift House in Port Fairy Victoria. Unique, individual, bespoke. The choice of four apartments contained within the original 19th century building and its very modern addition. Design by award winning architectural firm Multiplicity.

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