Vancouver based interior design firm Hazel + Brown is new-to-me and certainly one I will be keeping my eye on. Melanie and Ben Finkleman have taken a white modern box and given it a simple, relaxed yet chic makeover with some really cool artwork, bits of bright colour accents and some mid-century modern classic furnishings. The result is really youthful and energizing.
Lauren Geremia of Geremia Design continues to impress me with her stunning designs. With this latest project in San Francisco we focused our early efforts on combining traditional craftsmanship with modern detailing to preserve the building’s 20th century San Francisco charm. Incorporating streamlined furniture, highly curated art, and expressive bespoke furnishings, the selective palette was highlighted and the architectural details preserved. That kitchen tho’!
I had to share these 2 beauties as well by Brian Paquette. You can’t go wrong with brown leather Panton S chairs (*GASP*) and I want to curl up in that second photo with a book and some tea and maybe have a granny nap.
It is no secret we are huge fans of interior designer Brian Paquette‘s spaces (as seen here). This home in the Magnolia neighbourhood of Seattle is an absolute gem. In his typical somewhat minimal but always classy style, this home rocks my world. Between the Saarinen Womb chair, the blue (velvet?) sofa in the living room and everything in the dining room, I am smitten.
I don’t know which of these two houses by South Melbourne-based Wellard Architects I like better. But that’s a moot point. There’s no reason why I can’t be inspired by both of them. Contemporary Australian design, beautifully crafted with an emphasis on cabinet work and a rich palette of textures and finishes.
Photography by Derek Swalwell