Entries in neutral (146)


A casually elegant apartment

Another fabulous project by Australian designer Claire Stevens, but much more subtle and neutral. When past clients contacted us with the news that they were relocating and down sizing from their family home in Toowoomba (the Toowoomba Residence) to an apartment in Kangaroo Point we were thrilled. Being on the ground floor with only Northeast facing windows and doors, a light colour scheme of white, grey and blue was employed to keep the apartment feeling fresh and bright. The kitchen and living areas were reconfigured to flow more seamlessly onto the external patio and garden, while bespoke cabinetry was installed to maximise storage. The result is an elegant apartment surrounded by lush gardens (a tribute to the client’s green thumb) that imbues a sense of relaxed comfort. Photos: Mindi Cooke


A designer's home

What would you expect from American fashion and homewares designer James Perse when it comes to his own home? The king of the minimalist (and expensive) t-shirt has taken a rather average Malibu "farmhouse" and worked his magic to create a home where old-world charm meets modern sophistication in a carefully curated mix of antiques and pieces from his own furniture collections.

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Deliciously neutral

This deliciously neutral California home, part historic farmhouse, part airy contemporary interior is like the finest vanilla ice cream. Not bland and boring but rich and well rounded, very tasty and oh so sweet. Best of all like all great ice cream it leaves you craving more and more. Brentwood Farmhouse by Ken Linsteadt Architects.


A 300 year old restored coachman's cottage in Germany

There are several styles of interiors that I am drawn to, and this 300 year old restored coachman's cottage in Germany owned by designer Jeanette Walther embodies my favourite. Rustic, timeworn, weathered, textured, rough. Shades of brown and black and grey and earth, barnboard, elements from nature, chalky walls, peeling paint. Picture perfect. Photos by Ivar Janssen for MilK Decoration and Architectural Digest Gemany.

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A minimalist retreat in Berlin

A minimalist oasis of calm sits atop a heritage building in Berlin, the home of a globe trotting entrepreneur with a killer African art collection. German interior architecture firm Dreimeta (who also designed Tuesday's La Granja in Ibiza) has created a home as retreat, an escape from high powered, fast paced lives, a place to be surrounded by authentic materials and treasures from travels, a beautiful space to collect and recollect.

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