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Arent & Pyke encore

Gorgeous rooms by Australian über design duo Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke of Arent & Pyke. Their aim? To create an easy elegance with a contemporary edge. Style with livability means that their designs are functional and beautiful. A seamless blend of colour, texture, warmth and sophistication. Inspiring. Passionate. Exquisite.

P.S. Don't miss their fab blog  blog In/Out.

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Stalking an iconic Australian architect

Gissling House, Wahroonga, Sydney. Described as a modest domestic work by Harry Seidler. Untouched by time and fads, developer or the market. As perfect as the day it was completed in 1972. Definitely not modest. To me a suburban jewel of modernism. For sale. I wish I could be so lucky to call this home. Link here while it lasts.

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Sydney Harbour apartment

A sophisticated apartment in Sydney. An apartment with a view to die for. But what do you do when the view is so iconic, so overwhelming and just so "there"? Don't fight it, don't compete with it, don't ignore it. Celebrate it. A retrained palette, luxurious but understated finishes. White walls that bounce the bright Australian light deep into the apartment and extend the sense of space. Dark floors ground, provide a solid base for this aerie perched as it is above the Sydney harbour between bridge and opera house. Causual elegane, the finer things but no posturing, no pretence. Definitely a trophy apartment but also very much a home. Interior design by Sarah Davidson.

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Come to Australia ....

... I know you want to. Stay here. Just so beautiful. This is what Australia is like in dreams, in songs and, for some, in real life. Trelawney Farm, Mudgee, New South Wales.

(Saw some pictures on Deb's blog, followed some links, found heaven or at least paradise for a weekend. Recommendations - download some more Dusty Springfield and please view in full screen.)


Doherty Lynch

Contemporary Australian interior design at its best. A lofty statement but true. Part playful, part disciplined approach to spatial design. Pushing boundaries, appreciating the little details. Passion, creativity, enthusiasm, and freshness. Purity of design, an understanding of how people need a space to work, a love of materials and colour. Mardi Doherty and Fiona Lynch. Doherty Lynch. Bright, new Australian design. Inspiring.

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