Displaying posts from October, 2015

Stalking bright and white

Posted on Mon, 5 Oct 2015 by midcenturyjo

I’m in Paddington Sydney and I’m stalking a warehouse conversion. Bright, white, what a delight! Indoor outdoor living with a relaxed, urban cool vibe. Colour, tick. Mid-mod industrial, tick. City skyline views, tick. Party house, tick. Perfect. Just need the $2.4 million. Oh well. A girl can dream. Link here while it lasts.



Last Thursday was an exciting day. Iconic home furnishings brands Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and West Elm opened under one enormous roof in Brisbane. “Ho-hum” yawn those of you who have lived with the Williams-Sonoma group for many years. But not for me. The new kids on the block were bringing their heady mix of unique design, exceptional customer service and their renowned in-store experiences to Bris-Vegas and I wasn’t going to miss out on the media preview.

You know what? I was surprised. Not by the quality or the price point or that sales assistants are called associates but by the fact that even though I call myself Midcenturyjo it wasn’t just West Elm’s mid-mod urban vibe that appealed. No I was seduced by Pottery Barn too! I could move right in!

These are a few of the photos I snapped on the day including the handmade tile installation on the West Elm counter by local ceramist Kylie Johnson of Paperboat Press.

I’ll let you into a secret. I’m scheming on a way to move into the new stores permanently. I could so easily live in all of them.

This post was bought to you in collaboration with Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and West Elm.

Maximalism on a Sunday

Posted on Sun, 4 Oct 2015 by KiM

Maximalism inside and out on a Sunday, British style in this Georgian townhouse in London via location agency SHOOTFACTORY. And featuring a couple of cats. 🙂 

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 by midcenturyjo

Except I’m not. I’m tucked up in bed with a bad cold. I even had a special post planned for today but that will have to wait a few more days. I do know that if I did have to drag my sick and sorry self into work today I’d love it to be somewhere as stylin’ as this workplace, Metrix Consulting by Melbourne-based interior design studio We are Huntley. What is bringing a smile to my face? A knot of cables as “art” on a vintage set of lockers. A tongue-in-cheek celebration of the problem we all have and try to ignore.

Photography: Tom Blachford. Styling: Marsha Golemac.

Södermalm Heights

Posted on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 by KiM

I have much love for the eccentricity of London design agency Minale + Mann. This project is another favourite of mine. M+M was commissioned to refurbish this dilapidated 18th century apartment in the centre of Stockholm’s Sodermalm district. The apartment was restored to its former glory, with tiled Swedish fireplaces and stunning original oil painted ceilings. Furniture was custom fitted, and the kitchen and bathrooms were finished in Swedish sand ash to enhance our eclectic mix of antiques and artwork. A 70s jukebox was even converted into a whisky bar! (Previous M+M features here and here)