I am always drooling over Parisian apartments and how stylish they all seem to be, and this one is no different. Remodeled by architect Julie Nabucet (whom I featured here), this one has beautiful chevron hardwood, some sweet light fixtures and fun colours in the kitchen. Creating a banquette situation against the kitchen island was a really smart space-saver for a dining area.
October 21… too soon for Christmas! There seems to be an insidious spread of all things “ho-ho-ho” across the land. My response has been “la-la-la I can’t see/hear you” until an email from Inside Out magazine’s Managing Editor Lee Tran Lam popped into my inbox.
It’s a headspin to think that our November issue is nearly on our doorstep (out Thursday, actually!) and it’s an earlybird look at Christmas. I know, I know, it seems too soon, right? But the holiday season has a funny way of sneaking up when you least expect it, so maybe it’s better to be over-prepared than to be feeling crushed with stress as Christmas Eve speeds upon arrival?
As inspiration, I’m sending you the incredibly laidback home that features on our cover. It’s a Mornington Peninsula beach house – and it took the owners a year to find it. They picked up the keys on Anzac Day and resolved to be hosting Christmas guests by the year’s end. And incredibly their builder did the most surprising thing – he finished the project on the exact date that he promised he would, on December 1. (I know, crazy right?) You can see how it would be a great backdrop for holiday celebrations – it’s really lovely and open and family-friendly. No one is tripping over Christmas presents in this house! Styling by Heather Nette King. Photography by Armelle Habib.
Love the house and the whole relaxed, beachy Christmas vibe. So Aussie. Can’t wait to see more. Maybe when the November issue hits the stands on Thursday it won’t be “la-la-la” anymore but “tra-la-la-lala” instead. Don’t fret if you aren’t in Australia though. You can read along on Zinio, Google Play, the Apple Newsstand and Nook.
Yes, it is another church conversion here on DTI, one of our favourite types of transformations. I think what really gets me with church conversions these days is my new appreciation for stained glass windows, as my current home has several and they’re just such beautiful architectural elements. The windows of this home are really stunning – the yellow is so pretty. Chicago-based interior architect Linc Thelen has turned this church into a modern home with a sleek kitchen (I love how it is centered around the massive stained glass grouping) a massive 2-sided fireplace focal point and lots of white and blond wood. Everything is kept bright and fairly simple which keeps your attention where it should be – on those glorious windows.
Photos: Matthias Heiderich