Displaying posts from September, 2015

Black and white drama

Posted on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 by midcenturyjo

A sad little cookie cutter apartment has received a dramatic makeover by Brisbane interior designer James Dawson. His Marine Parade Apartment design features bold black and white wallpaper, polished brass custom designed door handles and a bespoke “hidden” kitchen island bench (sexy legs!). Have you noticed the trend of “non-kitchen” kitchens lately especially in small open plan areas? Perhaps not the best for family living but this bijou apartment is all about drama and theatre and definitely more striking bachelor pad than kid friendly hangout. Crack open the champagne darling. It’s in the fridge somewhere behind those gorgeous black doors.


Johnston Parke Interiors – Oxford

Posted on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 by KiM

Here is another beauty by Johnston Parke Interiors. This one is a bit more modern than the last one but again this has such a warm colour scheme. You know, there is something to be said for choosing a neutral that isn’t white. This home is so easy on the eye. And that kitchen is dreamy.

Johnston Parke Interiors – Hampshire

Posted on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 by KiM

This home designed by Fiona Parke of Johnston Parke Interiors is an absolute gem. The colour palette is so earthy and warm and the blues (helloooo velvet chesterfield!) are just gorgeous. I don’t even mind that the entire living room area is carpeted – I almost didn’t notice and I ALWAYS notice right away (maybe because I’m imagining what a nightmare it would be in my house of 8 cats who consistently barf on any carpet but rarely hardwood). Beautifully photographed as well – always a bonus.

I need a coffee

Posted on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 by midcenturyjo

And I’d really like to be having it here at Code Black, 119 Howard St, North Melbourne by Zwei. Long black thanks.

Drama and pattern

Posted on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 by midcenturyjo

Drama, glamour and pattern play. Three essential ingredients in any scheme by interior design maestro Greg Natale. Sydney-based Natale’s redesign of this historic Geelong house, situated on an equine estate, sees him weave his magic with dark, moody colours, geometric riffs and a repeating horse motif. But it’s not the grand rooms I’m concentrating on in this post. It’s his bathrooms and kitchen that have my mind spinning with ideas. I’m smitten by the powder room. Love. Don’t miss the rest of the house over on his website and if you love his work as much as we have here on Desire to Inspire over the years you simply can’t miss his book The Tailored Interior.