Displaying posts from April, 2013


Posted on Thu, 4 Apr 2013 by midcenturyjo

Take me away to an historic family home. Fill it full of cherished antiques, some Biedermeier, some Jugendstil with a mix of modern and some rustic stone. Surround it with working vineyards and place it on the slopes of the South Tyrol in Italy and quite frankly I’d be in heaven. For when your hotel needs that personal touch, like staying with family friends… the Ottmanngut.

Kevin Dumais favourites

Posted on Wed, 3 Apr 2013 by KiM

A 2-story bookcase would be a dream come true. I’d never have to throw out a shelter mag or book ever again, and a place to display every knick knack I have stashed in the basement. *sigh*

Graphic photography as artwork, and a stunning statement chandelier. YES!!!

via Kevin Dumais

Kevin Dumais

Posted on Wed, 3 Apr 2013 by KiM

It seems I have fallen for the portfolio of New York interior designer Kevin Dumais. DUMAIS Interior Design is a fresh, adaptive, full-service design studio, committed to providing its clients with a distinctive yet comfortable space that meets their individual needs. The studio’s aesthetic combines the classic lines of mid-century modern design with an updated sensibility and a subtle color palette to create atmospheres of casual luxury. Casual luxury is exactly what Kevin’s spaces portray. The furnishings are soft lines and squishy, the colours are warm and subdued, with graphic artwork for some eye candy. So fantastic I’ve got a post coming up of some of my favourite spaces from Kevin’s repertoire.

Helen Quinn

Posted on Wed, 3 Apr 2013 by midcenturyjo

Beautiful rich colour studies by stylist and artist Helen Quinn. Dark and brooding and saturated her work plays with texture, juxtaposition and natural dyes and finishes. No pictures of stylish chairs in beautiful rooms but just as inspiring. The dark side still tugs at my heart strings.

David Boyle and the Freshwater semi

Posted on Wed, 3 Apr 2013 by midcenturyjo

A narrow 3.6m, south facing semi in Freshwater, Sydney. Not much space, little light. What do you do when you need more space, don’t have a wad of cash to throw at your problem and are looking for a cool design solution? Architect David Boyle has extended the rear of the house, opening it up to double height and turning a wall of glass to the coveted northern light. Timber plays off white surfaces adding richness to a casual family home. Although the budget was limited style is definitely not.