Entries in Australia (1194)
This resplendent, inviting home in Sydney of Justin van den Berg and Michael Arends was featured on The Generalist and is a must-share. The 1865 terrace home has such stunning period features, and was lovingly restored and renovated to make it much brighter (a skylight was added over the very dark stairwell) and more open (a wall was removed in the kitchen to open it to the dining space). Mostly furnished with auction pieces the owners have restored, as well as cool trash finds (like the row of theatre seats in the dining room), the home is super cozy and unique.
I may not enjoy spending my weekends working but I am thoroughly enjoying bringing you this working on a Saturday series. After all who wouldn't want to go to work when it looked this good? The Blackwood Street Bunker, an unloved 70s office building in North Melbourne given a new lease on life by Clare Cousins Architects.
Australian design firm Minosa Design has done it again, creating a bathroom retreat that is an absolute dream. The clients wanted a space that seamlessly opened up to the master retreat that included space for 2, private but open to the master bedroom, a vanity that did not look like a vanity, and subtle bling, among other items. The space was tough to work with, having only 3 walls and a large window that could not be altered. What Minosa Design came up with is brilliant and gorgeous. Check out a few before photos...
Here is a CAD rendition of the space...
And this is what it looks like now!
Talk about packing a design punch. I can't wait to see more of this Fitzroy apartment by interior designer extraordinaire Greg Natale but I guess I'll just have to wait until November 2014 when his book The Tailored Interior is released. Swoon. Love his wallpaper range for Porter's Paints. Stripes never looked so sexy.