Displaying posts from February, 2016

Westbourne Gardens

Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 by KiM

Slightly more attainable (but not really) at £2,495,000, and with a feminine vibe, this 3 bedroom maisonette is located close to Notting Hill’s smartest shopping street. The decor is quite eclectic, likely due to the fact that the owners have their own online shop selling quirky and interesting home accessories and furniture…..and it’s called Different Like a Zoo. LOL! Also for sale by Domus Nova

Rede Place – a modern mews home

Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 by KiM

Anyone out there with £7 million to blow on a really cool home? This might be the place for you! This 3 bedroom home includes a concrete and glass central core staircase, top floor media area, cellar/tasting room, double garage and rooftop garden. Located in Bayswater, London it was recently refinished with a masculine vibe by Maddux Creative and originally designed by Guy Stansfeld Architects. And I think it’s HOT! Sadly, I do not have £7 million. For sale via Domus Nova.

I can’t believe a whole month has flown by already but I knew it had when I saw an email from Matilda Duffercy, Senior and Social Editor of Inside Out magazine, in my inbox.

Here is a sneaky peek at our March issue, which hits newsagents and digital outlets on Thursday! Biased though we may be, we really love it and think everyone else will, too. In this issue, there’s a big focus on mastering the kitchen space. We’ve sussed out some secrets from celeb cooks about their kitchens and how they make entertaining a breeze. There’s also just so much visual inspiration and hardworking tips that will help those planning their dream cooking zone.

Still in the world of food, I’ve included our best buys: placemats. Our market editor Joseph Gardner pulled together a lovely selection of pieces that sit right in the middle of pretty and practical. Craig Wall photographed it.

All the homes in this month’s issue are en pointe, but I’ve just included a preview of one of them. Lovers of modern industrial style will be drawn to this space that belongs to veterans of the film and television industry Lesley Crawford and Dennis Smith. The couple’s flair for design and upcycling is clear – check out that “chandelier”. Dennis put it together after no luck in the shops. This home was styled by Jane Frosh and photographed by Harold David.

Our kid’s room feature this month is made for little ones who loved to build things up and then knock it all down again – hard hat may be required. Stylist Vanessa Colyer Tay created a fantastic play zone. Sam McAdam-Cooper captured it beautifully.

The food feature is being sent to you at the perfect time, as it covers off great ideas for afternoon tea – with a bit of a fresh twist. Delish chicken sandwiches (crusts off of course), sweet cakes and some scones are looking very good as I type this email at 3:30pm. Styling by Danielle Selig, food styling by Bernadette Smithies, photography by Jeremy Simons.


Then to the cover. Oh to live like an interior designer. Homeowner Fiona Bateman has lovingly renovated this Edwardian home and it’s a beauty – perfect for her family of six. It was styled by Megan Morton with photography by Annabelle Hickson.

Can’t wait to see more in this month’s issue out tomorrow. Don’t fret if you aren’t in Australia though. You can read along on  ZinioGoogle Play,  the Apple Newsstand and Nook.

School Loft

Posted on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 by midcenturyjo

Imagine having old gym equipment in you living room. Would you be tempted to swing on the rings or lounge on the sofa? You could if you lived in an old school. I think I’d be hanging out in the kitchen of this loft conversion by Amsterdam-based Bricks Studio.Love it all.

Matt Garcia Design – Llano Exit Strategy

Posted on Tue, 23 Feb 2016 by KiM

As part of the “Tiny House Movement”, the Llano Exit Strategy was created. As the story in a nutshell goes, Matt Garcia and some friends wanted to figure out how to acquire themselves a getaway within 90 minutes of Austin, TX. It would need to have a hangout for all of them plus separate sleeping quarters with private bathrooms. When they purchased some land in 2011, Mat Garcia came up with 400 sq ft eco-friendly cabins and a 1500 sq ft commons building (housing Bosch appliances, Wolf stove, and a huge wooden table from Restoration Hardware). What a sweet idea! And you can even rent it from them on Airbnb. (Photos: Bill Sallans)