Displaying posts from July, 2010

Maxine Brady part 2

Posted on Fri, 23 Jul 2010 by midcenturyjo

Look what you find when you go digging properly. Maxine Brady‘s own website (see post below and you’ll understand). This time though there is the added bonus of features Maxine has styled for magazines around the world. This one, a house in Wellington for Homes & Gardens, NZ.  A great family home with so much vibrancy. Head on over to Maxine’s website for much more room candy!

Maxine Brady

Posted on Fri, 23 Jul 2010 by midcenturyjo

Welcome to the portfolio of Maxine Brady. Beautiful styling in lovely homes. Sweet vignettes crafted by one with the gift. Once again a talented stylist adds another layer to a room. Gentle, pretty and fun. Real and inspiring. Makes you want to pull out your teacups and cram them with gorgeous flowers. Photos from her rep’s site.

Decisions decisions

Posted on Thu, 22 Jul 2010 by midcenturyjo

“A brilliant factory conversion complimented by an enormous garden oasis creates a unique, versatile and totally captivating city-edge living experience. Fashioned into two distinct residences offering flexible accommodation options, both highlight the rustic architecture of the original building along with contemporary design elements, each featuring two bedrooms, bathroom and additional powder room, enormous open-plan living/dining area complimented by a quality kitchen and full-sized laundry plus separately metered services and ducted heating systems. Enchanting full-length garden provides a blissfully private outdoor environment with vine-laden pergolas, immaculate landscaping.” Sound like a real estate agent’s spiel? It is. I lifted the copy straight from the listing. I had to because all I am capable of saying is “Yum yum yum… want… need” then become speechless over the number of Grant Featherston chairs in these homes. I must stop stalking. It’s bad for my health. I have raised blood pressure from all the envy. Decisions, decisions. Which one would I live in? Both 😉 Link to this North Fitzroy home here while it lasts.

Tracery Interiors

Posted on Thu, 22 Jul 2010 by midcenturyjo

I love these first few rooms by Tracery Interiors. Old and new, one off pieces mixed with clean lined upholstery pieces. Details and balance. Soft glowing wood tones with that aged appeal. At other times clean modern lines but always with a warmth, a softness. Well considered spaces and inviting designs. It’s not always greige though. LOVE the red laundry. Based in Rosemary Beach, Florida and maintaining an office in Birmingham, Alabama, Tracery Interiors also has a blog brimming with their design process and shots of their inspiring shop.

The Brazilian Selby

Posted on Wed, 21 Jul 2010 by KiM

Before I begin the main topic of this post, I just wanted to thank everyone who has left kind comments on the main blog and on my page regarding my upcoming wedding. The big day is Saturday, and due to the fact that this event is happening on the gorgeous property that is my parent’s backyard, there is ALOT of setting up and that sort of thing that needs to happen in the next couple of days. Because of this I will be taking a bit of a break from the blog starting tomorrow but I’ll be back on Tuesday (Jeff and I aren’t really having a honeymoon on account of the huge addition {=expense} we want to put on our house in the near future but we’ll be going to Prince Edward Island next month to visit Jeff’s family and friends). Jo is AS ALWAYS insisting she publish posts on my behalf because she is a hardass and doesn’t believe in breaks so you all won’t be missing anything. On that note have a great rest of the week and weekend and I’ll see you back here Tuesday!

The other day Rodgrido Martins, an interior designer from São Paulo Brazil, emailed with photos of his pooch for the latest pet post. At the end of his email there was mention of a website called Quarto & Sala. The site is a bit confusing as to what exactly the point is, but it seems like the Brazilian version of The Selby (a popular subject here as a couple weeks ago I blogged about the German version). It features wonderful photography of the homes of seemingly ordinary people who don’t really follow the “rules” of interior design. Which is why I love this site so much. The spaces are quirky and completely lived in, and many are filled with vintage finds. Some photos randomly chosen from the site are below. (Photographed by Gabriel Valdivieso and Maira Acayaba).