Displaying posts from October, 2015

Archaic minimalism

Posted on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 by midcenturyjo

The building in the old quarter of the port city of Jaffa, Israel is hundreds of years old but the living spaces are modern and minimalist. Much of the character had been removed by previous owners so architect Pitsou Kedem striped the walls and ceilings back to the beautiful, ancient stone before combining old with new. All with the spartan aesthetic common to the simple stone dwelling and the now minimalist modern interiors.

Photography: Amit Geron

A bit more kitchen inspiration

Posted on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 by KiM

In case you didn’t get enough kitchen inspiration with the last post, these 2 kitchens caught my eye on my recent internet travels so I thought I would share them too.

Modern meets French meets glam. Architectural Digest Russia

Modern meets industrial meets minimal. The first time I will admit to liking a really thin countertop. Elizabeth Roberts.

KitchenLab Design

Posted on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 by KiM

In need of a little kitchen inspiration? Then you have come to the right place. This post is ALL ABOUT KITCHENS, from Chicago based company KitchenLab Design that specializes in kitchens of course (and baths too). Co-founders Rebekah Zaveloff and John Nichols both have restaurant experience so designing fabulous kitchens seems to come easily to them. Classic, functional and bright, these spaces are bound to be the hubs of each of the homes they are part of. 

Barn conversion

Posted on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 by midcenturyjo

Another historic building renovation from the portfolio of Chelsea-based architectural firm McLaren.Excell. Pocket Corner Barn celebrates the original materials and soaring spaces of this 18th century brick and flint cattle barn. There’s an almost Scandinavian feel. Check out the moveable steel staircase.

Georgian minimalism

Posted on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 by midcenturyjo

An almost derelict Grade II listed Georgian town house in Marylebone, London has been brought back to life by McLaren.Excell. With many originally features concealed or ripped out, the architects revealed, restored or replaced like for like. Where they could, contemporary inserts were placed within the fabric of the building clearly contrasting with the old but using materials sensitive to the existing house.