Displaying posts from February, 2016

Villa Gemmayze

Posted on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 by KiM

Colour, modern furnishings and patterned tile makes this 500 m² home in Beirut, Lebanon designed by architect Annabel Karim Kassar pretty spectacular. The starting point for the interior of the color-rich home in Beirut was inspired from a palm tree standing in front of the house, its orange dates and its very green leaves. In the midst of Gemmayze, an old, traditional quarter of the city, full of Venetian style buildings, where bars and restaurants are all buzz at night, the heart of the house is vibrant and dramatic. Pink, orange, green and checkered, the walls are a statement that shouts color as they are transformed into “designer pieces” themselves. Furniture carefully designed and picked out, oversize lampshades and geometric patterned flooring all stand strong enough and hold their own against all that color, where anything quieter would have been drowned out.(Photos: Ray Main)


A penthouse in Utrecht

Posted on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 by midcenturyjo

I can’t make up my mind what I like better. The black stairs and the encaustic tiles that link the two floors? The artwork, especially the photography? The sleek, black kitchen as counterbalance to the white, bright apartment? The light flooding in from the windows? The view? Perhaps all of it! Whatever it is, it’s apparent that I love this penthouse in the Dutch city of Utrecht, home to interior designer Jeroen van Zwetselaar of ZW6.

Another dreamy home in France

Posted on Thu, 25 Feb 2016 by KiM

This home is another stunner by the team of Mis’en scène 40. Tours, France is the location, and every room has something unique to offer. I can’t help but notice that every fabulous French home MUST have a Serge Mouille light fixture.

A flamboyant home in Le Marais

Posted on Thu, 25 Feb 2016 by KiM

I pretty much fall in love with every home located in Paris. The ornate architecture, the random assortment of the most exquisite vintage furnishings, the general eclectic nature of the decor, the extravagance of it all….it always leaves me completely in awe. Like this dreamy home designed by the team of Mis’en scène 40. TO DIE FOR. 

Stalking a beach shack

Posted on Thu, 25 Feb 2016 by midcenturyjo

The beach shack, an unpretentious bolthole, a daydream stamped into the collective consciousness of Australians. Escape on a Friday night and head to the coast. Reluctantly drag the family home in the fading Sunday sun. A seachange wish, a rite of real estate passage. Save up. Get a toehold on a hillside overlooking the surf. Build the shack… or buy this one perched between the sea and the National Park at Seals Rocks on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. A compound of interconnected shacks designed by Bourne Blue Architecture and for sale via BresicWhitney. Surf, sand and snoozing on the daybed by the window.

(It may look like a laid back escape but the price will stun you.)

Photography and floorplan by BresicWhitney