Displaying posts from June, 2012

Stalking small and stylish in Sydney

Posted on Wed, 27 Jun 2012 by midcenturyjo

Today I’m stalking a bijou terrace in Darlinghurst, Sydney. Elegant, refined and loaded with style. A perfect space for a single (or couple). I have my usual gripe with real estate shots. I want to see more and I want to see it better. This house reminded me how much I liked upholstered walls in a room. here it is a very traditional look but strangely I don’t mind that at all although this room has me wondering if something has been removed. A daybed? Yes I’m fantasising about a small daybed, a bateau, a sleigh bed piled with pillows and using the space as a dressing room. Oh a desk. How about a desk? Link here while it lasts.


Beauty at the beach

Posted on Wed, 27 Jun 2012 by midcenturyjo

ScavulloDesign created the interiors of this weekender just steps away from the water in Stinson beach, California. Large doors and windows bring the outside in while the sandy colour palette and blue accents of course give the coastal vibe but the interiors are in no way cliched. Casually elegant and family friendly, durable and darling from wicker to waterproof fabrics. Finally, accents throughout reflect the relaxed feel and include the family’s collection of sea shells that they have found on the beach outside. What a lovely spot to get away to.

(Architect and owner Lewis W. Butler, of Butler Armsden Architects.)

Nato Welton

Posted on Tue, 26 Jun 2012 by KiM

In case you haven’t gotten your fill of eye candy today or you’ve just got a really sweet tooth (HA), I thought Nato Welton‘s photography might satiate your appetite. Although his portfolio is so yummy it leaves me wanting more. 

Gena Sigala

Posted on Tue, 26 Jun 2012 by KiM

I came across the portfolio of interior stylist Gena Sigala recently and was mesmerized by her spaces. I am still a firm believer that stylists have the best job in the world. It’s making a pretty space even prettier. Making it JUST RIGHT. *sigh* 

OneByNine – Invader apartment

Posted on Tue, 26 Jun 2012 by midcenturyjo

In Hong Kong, where space is at a premium, the OnebyNine studio architects took on the challenging brief to help design this 35 square meter apartment. Lukasz Wawrzenczyk and Ewa Koter, originally from Poland but now in Hong Kong, reworked the configuration, removed walls and created a more continuous space for living, sleeping and entertaining. As a quirky linking element, “Space Invaders” mosaics appear in several rooms. A small terrace with tropical plants is a perfect (and welcome) retreat from such a bustling, overcrowded city.