Displaying posts from May, 2012


Posted on Thu, 31 May 2012 by KiM

There’s something about the combination of black, white, wood, bare bulbs, vintage portraits in gilt frames that does it for me every time. (Similar post here. And STILL kicking myself for not having bought this.) 

via Brent Darby (previously blogged here)

Nyla Free Designs

Posted on Thu, 31 May 2012 by KiM

I’m stoked to have finally stumbled upon the portfolio of Calgary interior designer Nyla Free. I love featuring Canadians with talent. And Nyla has oodles of it. I am smitten with her portfolio. Lasting designs that are packed with beautiful textures and colours with the perfect amount of pizzazz. The bedroom above? Absolute PERFECTION. 

(photos: Lori Andrews, Blynda Da Costa, Martin Tessler)

Little loft stalking

Posted on Thu, 31 May 2012 by midcenturyjo

Found this cute little warehouse apartment in Camperdown in Sydney. One bedroom with warm wood tones, a great wall of glass, exposed timber beams and an all weather balcony. Sliding doors hide the kitchen and a 3/4 wall allows light and ventilation into the bedroom at the back. Small but stylin’. Link here while it lasts.

Stalking close to home

Posted on Thu, 31 May 2012 by midcenturyjo

There is a style of architecture close to my heart. I grew up surrounded by these timber and tin houses. Always raised off the ground for ventilation and often to keep dry in times of flood these homes with their core of four main rooms, a central hallway and surrounded by verandas on most sides filled the landscape of my childhood. “Queenslanders” we call them and today I have found a beautiful example. This home is stylish and true to its roots. It has been modernised but not bastardised. It is simple and simply lovely. This particular home is on the hillside just outside the centre of Brisbane in an area rich with old homes but also under threat from apartment blocks and small lot monstrosities that tower above their neighbours and muscle right up to the boundaries. This is a house of another era but still a house perfect for living in today’s subtropics. I would happily move right in.

P.S. It helps that there is a killer collection of indigenous art and artefacts from Australia and Melanesia. Link here while it lasts.

Dane Tashima

Posted on Wed, 30 May 2012 by KiM

Looking for some hump day inspiration? Look no further because I’ve got some for you. Feast your eyes on the wonderful interior photography of Dane Tashima