You may remember Hilary Robertson‘s Brooklyn brownstone from the cover of a Living Etc. magazine a while back. I swear this home will be forever etched in my memory as one of my favourites of all time. To my shock I realized we had never featured it in its entirety here. I just had to. It is so damn gorgeous, and almost everything in it is a thrift/flea market/antique market find. So dreamy. So inspirational. (Photos via Hilary’s website and Trevor Tondro for the NY Times)
Luis Puerta is an interior designer from Madrid, Spain. He seeks to create spaces that are serene, elegant and timeless. He seems very much influenced by French design, and uses mirrors in his spaces quite often. Take note because his mirror applications are pretty spectacular – such a great way to make a space appear much larger than it is.
It’s not a house. It’s not somewhere where you would live. (Well you could if wine was your thing.) I don’t care. There’s something about this liquor store’s design that appeals to me. No jokes please about the wine doing the attracting. I love the rough, exposed brick walls, the oversized graphic, the industrial pieces used as display and yes the wine bottle chandelier. Perhaps I could drink enough to make my own. Inspiration can come from anywhere and everywhere… even a room full of wine. Wine Republic by Red Design Group.
This extension to an old weatherboard home in Northcote, Melbourne is good design, plain and simple. The repetitive use of timber boxes gives a clean lined and contemporary feel while the retention of heritage features does not detract from this modern family home. Light filled, open, blending old and new. Who would know what is hiding behind the old facade? Stompbox by Melbourne based building designers Altereco.
Photography by Tara Pearce.