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Friday
Jun232017

A converted timber mill

A mix of old and new, dark and light, modern and rustic. This converted timber mill in Sydney, Australia has everything I love in a home. And it is absolutely stunning inside and out. Kudos to architecture firm Carter Williamson for completing yet another dreamy project. 

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Thursday
Jun152017

Modern minimalism in Berlin

Whenever I see a home as minimalist as this I wonder how long the sparseness would last if I moved in. Like, A DAY. MAYBE TWO. This 155 sq m home is gorgeous though as-is. So much open space. As much as I love ornate moldings found in old heritage homes, the lack of it here really appeals to me. Who needs baseboards anyway?! 

interior design + design of bed, a chaise longue, a table, a bench and hangers = Loft Kolasinski
painting by the Brazilian painter Aecio Sarti 
photos: Karolina Bk
design of built-in elements of interior: designyougo 
building design: Eike Becker Architekten 

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Friday
Jun092017

Shadow

It's like a shadow house, a phantom building. There but not there. Starkly minimalist this modern addition to a historic home is cartoon like in its form, its all black walls and roof helping it "disappear". Housing a garage and additional living space it is connected to the existing stone building by a glass walkway allowing for a strong delineation between old and new. Kensington Park Residence by South Australian Proske Architects.

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Thursday
Jun082017

Stalking a home in Yellowknife

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories has a special place in my family's heart. Many years ago when my twin sister and I were starting university here in Ottawa, the rest of the family moved to Yellowknife for a few years. Yellowknife is WAY up north and is quite a unique city. It mostly consists of rock and lakes not much else. The house my folks bought was on one of the few streets where the yards had grass (it was considered a luxury given the freezing climate and terrible quality of earth) and the trees were not short little evergreens. There are many creative types up there who over the years have built many really cool homes...some on water and some, like in this case, on the side of a rock face. This house in Old Town is one everyone had greatly admired and we had always wondered what it looked like inside. 20 years later we finally know. :) 

Nestled into the rocky landscape, this now iconic to Yellowknife home was built by a long-time northerner and architect with every space, window and beam in the home thoughtfully designed, crafted and placed with purpose. Watch the sun rise over Great Slave Lake as you water the garden, witness the neighborhood fox hunting for his lunch as you wash dishes in the kitchen, enjoy the soft evening sun during your yoga practice in the loft and treat family and friends to panoramic lake and city views on the huge upper deck backing onto rocky greenspace, perfect for your kids to run around and explore. Originally built in 1978, with the addition built in 1990, the home features cedar siding, fir structural beams and fir and maple custom designed built-in furniture and detailing. Listed at a mere $899,000 ;)  

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Wednesday
Jun072017

Modern on the water

Sometimes a spectacular view can all but overwhelm any attempt to decorate a room. Either the room pales in comparison or the view and the room fight each other to the death. Definitely not the case in this harbourside home in Sydney by EB Interiors. A palette of moody blues, an emphasis on strong contemporary lines and bespoke joinery provide the stage for the subtle textures and pops of colour from soft furnishings and wallpaper.

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