Displaying posts from June, 2010

Kemble Interiors latest

Posted on Wed, 30 Jun 2010 by KiM

We all know and love designer Celerie Kemble – she’s been featured in tons of magazines and Kemble Interior‘s work is internationally known. I featured this firm back in 2007 and thought it was time for a bit of an update. They’re still about spaces on the traditional side but with a bit of whimsy and perfect doses of pattern and colour. The dining nook above would make a perfect sit-down-and-blog-with-a-cup-of-tea-and-a-plate-full-of-cookies space.

Joan Lao

Posted on Wed, 30 Jun 2010 by midcenturyjo

Sleek and sophisticated, a contemporary take on classic Spanish style. Welcome to the portfolio of Joan Lao. It’s all about the contrasts.  Dark cocooning rooms providing respite from the strong Mediterranean sun. The clean crisp lines of furniture against voluminous drapes. Velvet against stone. It’s spare but luxe. Cool yet hot.

O Interior Design

Posted on Tue, 29 Jun 2010 by KiM

Andrea Monath Schumacher created the Denver Colorado firm O Interior Design back in 1999 and is now joined by Laura Medicus and Devon Goldberg. Together they create contemporary spaces that have an air of Hollywood Regency but are comfortable and liveable, chic without being too over the top. Unless you consider wall-to-wall zebra print carpeting in a bedroom over the top….

A girl can dream

Posted on Tue, 29 Jun 2010 by midcenturyjo

It looks pretty certain that with my husband’s new job (yay!) that we will be moving to the next city (not so yay!) in a few months. The house search starts all over again and in a new town, my old home town. Never thought I would be going back after I escaped left 30 years ago. One consolation though is that the real estate is cheaper and the place is full of gorgeous old timber homes. Today I’m stalking this home. Built in 1890 it oozes the old house charm I’m craving. Needs work though. Lots of painting, tweek the kitchen and bathroom, bring the garden back to life, fences, deck and of course it’s much more than we can afford right now. Do you think it can stay unsold for say… oooh… 8 to 10 months? Then we could just about do it 🙂 A girl can dream.

P.S. Because I really really want this house even if I can’t afford it and no one else can have it until I can here is the general link to the real estate site but no direct link…. wouldn’t want someone else to buy it! I know I’ve jinxed my dream already 😛

Holly Jolliffe revisited

Posted on Tue, 29 Jun 2010 by midcenturyjo


Bright yet soft, dark yet bright? Personality shining through just as much as the light. These images are so calm, so everyday special! Don’t you just want to soak in those tubs, curl up in that bed, reach up for a cup for your tea? Cosy, comfortable, family and friends. Inspiring and real. Sorry I’m just brain storming the portfolio of photographer Holly Jolliffe. It is just so obvious that Holly loves what she does. It shines in her work. I’ve featured her before but when the portfolio is updated then that’s all the excuse I need to wax lyrical about her work again. Enjoy!