Entries in outdoor spaces (473)

Tuesday
Dec122017

Bamboo

A small courtyard and a stand of bamboo. Recipe for gardening disaster? Not at all particularly if you plant Bambusa textilis ‘Gracillis’. This minimalist garden in inner city Sydney will only get better with time. By Exotic Nurseries & Landscaping.

Wednesday
Dec062017

A seaside home with a Moorish feel

Dreaming of a riad by the ocean? Perhaps of diaphanous drapes billowing in the cooling breeze? Of Moorish fretwork and internal courtyards with playing fountains? A fantasy family beach house on the Florida coast comes to life via the imagination and sheer talent of Chelsea Robinson. The al fresco lounging areas in the turret and the gardens, the layering of white upon white ... swoon.

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Tuesday
Dec052017

Villa Tresamores in Punta Mita

Last month while I was vacationing in Sayulita, Mexico, we rented a car for a day trip to visit some neighbouring towns. One of them was Punta Mita. While there I visited Hana Waxman's beautiful store. You can check out some photos of it I have up on Instagram here and a pillow I purchased that I  absolutely love here. In honour of how badly I'm missing being in Sayulita I thought I would share this jaw-dropping villa Hana designed. Sooooooo stunning, and while I'm dying over those views, the deadly sin that might do me in is lust over all of the light fixtures. 

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Monday
Dec042017

Sydney sandstone

Ease and elegance, sophistication and stylish simplicity. The hero of the landscape design is the sandstone, walls, steps, pavers, referencing the outcrops of this golden stone seen throughout the Sydney area. Central to all is the pool, a cool oasis in the inner city. Classical gives way to overgrown jungle as you climb the stairs to the upper level. Darling Point by William Dangar.

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Wednesday
Nov292017

Chocolate brick is cool again

I knew the day would come when chocolate brown brick was cool again, when hipsters would embrace the bain of the 70s and 80s, re-inventing and re-invigorating the humble little brick. Those of us who lived through its last incarnation gladly waved goodbye to the light-sucking, prison-like boxes that were often made from it ... but not now. It's back and it's bold and bright. It's all in how you use the little blighter. Welcome back chocolate brown brick! Dolce Lane house by Klopper & Davis Architects.

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