Polished concrete floors with exposed aggregate, rendered bathroom walls, raw brass, painted brick, breeze block, open plan living. These are a few of my favourite things. Oh I forgot to mention re-imagined retro houses, the swan-like transformation from tired blonde brick and boxy, dark rooms into stylish, light filled spaces perfect for beachside living. George Garrow House by Sydney-based Marika Järv Creative.
A 150 m2 home that was uninhabited for quite some time in Barcelona with no personality and lacking in light and flow was totally transformed by Bárbara Aurell, interior architect and designer of Espacio en blanco. I would guess Bárbara has a thing for white, and it seems so do these homeowners. This apartment was transformed with lots of white paint and furnishings and the result is charming and bright. And the bathroom is to die for! Via Nuevo Estilo.
This L-shaped concrete family home embracing a pool and outdoor entertaining space has stark modern lines tempered by timber tones and soft furnishings. The standout mural is by Lucas Grogan. Style set in concrete by McKimm.
Over the past few weeks I have been dipping in and out of the portfolio of Blakes London for kitchen inspiration. Today I’m back again with a streamlined design that mixes old and new, light and dark all with accents of on trend brass and a touch of retro.