Displaying posts from April, 2011

Stuart Membery

Posted on Thu, 28 Apr 2011 by midcenturyjo

Fashion designer, artist, furniture and homewares designer, Australian icon Stuart Membery. Welcome to his piece of paradise in Bali. Stuart’s home is elegant and relaxed, catering to all the senses. A tropical paradise as it should be. A little OTT, a lot of fun Stuart’s compound consists of a main house with extensive outdoor living areas and a guest house all wrapped in the lush greenery of the tropical gardens. And of course it is the perfect showcase for Stuart’s latest range of furniture and homewares. Gorgeous rattan and wicker, carved timbers with an asian plantation touch, lashings of blue and white. I’m booking my ticket for an extended stay or at least dreaming of where to place a rattan chair or two in my place. You’ll find it all on his website.

Photography by Tim Street-Porter.

Isabel’s home

Posted on Wed, 27 Apr 2011 by KiM

Isabel wanted to share her home with our readers. All I know about her is that she is Spanish, is a mom to a little boy and girl, she has a really fantastic apartment and she seems to really loves her kids because they have the coolest rooms! (I’ve got a couple more reader submissions to share but I think I’ll save them for tomorrow so stay tuned!)

oito interiores

Posted on Wed, 27 Apr 2011 by KiM

Here are a few shots from the latest project (a renovated flat in Ourense Galicia – the north of Spain) of Spanish interior design firm oito interiores. LOOOVE the black walls!!!

Isil’s bedroom corner

Posted on Wed, 27 Apr 2011 by KiM

This is one of a few posts I’ve got ready to publish through out the day. I think I am so stoked to finally have time to devote to the blog again instead of studying that I thought I’d get a whole bunch of reader submissions done. This first one comes from Isil of the blog decologue. She lives in the Lower Normandy region in France and wanted to share a photo of what’s next to her bed. The artwork is a present from an architect friend. The hanger is from Casa, the necklace is made by my mum, the bedside table and lamps body are from flea markets, i painted the table to blue. The rug is composed by 4 small mats that i bought each for 2 euros. The lampshade is from Habitat. So cute!!

Simple Swedish summer house

Posted on Wed, 27 Apr 2011 by midcenturyjo

Remember those simple summer holidays? The ones where you packed up the car with all the essentials and just a few little luxuries and made the trek to your holiday spot. Year after year your family always stayed at the same cottage or shack. Simple, basic but oh so special. Days were spent lazing about, swimming or hiking, winding down and enjoying the slow life. I do and I wish I had been able to spend my summer days in a house in the woods like this one in Sweden. Simple but stylish, nothing that isn’t necessary and just enough to enjoy your stay comfortably. From water to couch in your still damp swimmers. Picking herbs for lunch from the overgrown patch by the back door. Cooking up a storm and relaxing afterwards with a good book or good friends. Bliss. This lovely summer house belongs to Swedish stylist Mikael Beckman. Unfortunately it is time for him to say goodbye to it and he is selling. Maybe a group of us can pool our pennies and buy it. Link to the sale site here.