The perfect marriage of sophistication and rustic style, of old and new, humble object and high end statement piece. Stone and straw play against the gloss of lacquer and hints of gold. While the dichotomy provides the drama in this Mediterranean Townhouse by Spanish designer Serge Castella, the contrast is more curated than clashing. Imagine living surrounded by such beautiful things.
White on white … just so right. This Hudson Valley home takes the monochromatic palette to the next level. Light floods through the huge wall of windows highlighting the textural play of stone and wood, rich fabrics and slick metal. But just when you think this is a one trick white on white wonderland watch out for a shout of colour. An eclectic, creative home by New York interior designer Sasha Bikoff.
Last month I featured an edgy loft by interior designer Lukas Machnik and thought I would share another of his projects. This time the scene is quite different. A house on the beach in California is given a modern yet earthy with lots of creams, wood and black accents. Some mid-century modern classics are a reminder that this isn’t your average beach house. My favourite elements are the dining table and benches that he designed. Gorgeous!!
I’m location home-ing again this Sunday with this ray of sunshine from Shoot Factory. A beautiful and bright five bedroom detached family home with 3,000 sq ft over three floors. It is simply decorated yet so pretty with walls and moldings painted white and additions of colour through furniture, art and textiles.
Simone Haag “likes to think of a house as a blank page, an empty book – boundless, full of possibilities – a story wanting to be written, a tale waiting to be told.” In the case of this Melbourne house she has penned a best seller. It’s a collaboration between stylish fashion director client and designer, the end result being a sensationally chic and fashion forward house. That living room sends shivers up and down my spine and did you notice the gradation in the dining chairs? Sigh!
Photography by Mark Roper