Displaying posts from October, 2015

More from William Howard

Posted on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 by KiM

I am so smitten with William Howard‘s work I had to include some random images of other projects – especially the one above. OMG who knew green, blue and orange could look so damn cute together! I want to totally eat that house up. I also want to build flower bed rock walls like below in my front yard next year. I LOVE THAT!

A mid-century remodel

Posted on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 by KiM

Mid-century style homes have intrigued me for as long as I can remember. They are few and far between here in Ottawa. I used to have a landlord who lived in a gorgeous one (my husband told me he recently saw it listed for $1.2M) and I loved stopping by his house, even if it was to bring him rent cheques ;). This home in Eagle Rock, California was remodeled by architect William Howard and the result is mid-century marvelousness! We remodeled the interior and exterior of this 3 bedroom/2 bathroom house using mid-century modern colors and materials. We removed several walls at the top floor to create an open floor plan. When the project was spaced planned, we have five seating areas in the upper main space, each with its own connection to the spaces. We used a dark walnut for the flooring and cabinetry and we contrasted it with bright white for walls, counters and wall cabinets. We vaulted the ceiling through the entire main space and restored the existing fireplace. The gable glass below the roof beam allows for the exterior garden and light to illuminate the interior of the house.

Darlinghurst Terrace

Posted on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 by midcenturyjo

Sydney terrace house renovation given the luxury touch with bespoke cabinetry, chevron oak floors and marble, Rich purple velvet plays against caramel leather and gold metallic highlights. Darlinghurst Terrace by Tonka Andjelkovic Design.


Posted on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 by midcenturyjo

The owners of this Cottesloe, Western Australia house wanted colonial plantation style. Part Raffles in Cambodia, part safari lodge in Africa mixed with the Queenslander vernacular and a touch of Hamptons. Architectural and building firm Humphrey Homes created this bespoke home with emphasis on relaxed family living without sacrificing style. Wide verandahs and French doors are perfect for the Australian climate.

Green Light District

Posted on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 by KiM

Last weekend while the husband and I were in Toronto participating in the Fall Antique & Vintage Market we FINALLY got to visit Green Light District. Deborah and David started this shop here in Ottawa but a few years ago packed up and moved themselves and the store to Toronto. This was my first time in Toronto since the move so I was stoked to check out their new digs in the really fun neighbourhood of Roncesvalles (a short jaunt from downtown). We met them at the shop where I toured around drooling over all their wares and snapped photos, then we all went for dinner a 2 minute walk down the street at Hopgood Foodliner (amazing drinks and food – try the Newfie Fried Rice!). I really can’t wait to go back to GLD and check out more of that ‘hood. Thank you so much Deborah and David! Missed you guys!

Just beyond the Subway is The Chocolateria – OMG! Need to definitively stop in there on the next visit. 

Their sign from the Ottawa shop looking right at home against a beautifully restored brick wall. 

That petal table is so freaking cute. And such incredible craftsmanship.

They have REAL butterfly chairs complete with leather covers and steel bases. I have always wanted one of those. 

(Mom – you need this lamp!)

Included in the photo above are the most beautiful dishes I have ever seen – Wonkiware, made by an artist in South Africa. I have a set (blogged here) and they give me butterflies every time I use them – I kid you not I love them that much.  

I bought that mostly black vase for my mom a few years ago for Christmas, and on this trip I decided I needed one too. 🙂 (I also have a fat one similar to the one in the middle – seen in this post along with most of my Wonkiware)

Those paisley patterned plates are on my wish list. 

That dark brown leather chair on the right is also on my wish list. 

If I had not of found my tulip dining chairs I would be ordering a set of these leather saddle dining chairs. *swoon* 

I have the chair above (blogged here) – I chose black cord and black leather but the combo above is maybe even more gorgeous.

The shop has the coolest little courtyard in back. Featuring the Acapulco chair and footstool.