Displaying posts from March, 2016

When eclectic is hot

Posted on Sun, 13 Mar 2016 by KiM

This is a prime example of eclectic décor that is totally random yet perfectly executed to create chic, sexy rooms. This Madrid apartment was featured in the latest issue of Nuevo Estilo (AGH I could not find this mag while I was in Puerto Vallarta!) and was designed by Isabel López-Quesada. This talented lady does not follow rules and trends, and I admire her for that. The dining room above is my favourite space – SO HOT!!! (Check out Jo’s past features of Isabel’s work here, here and here)

Saturday night

Posted on Sat, 12 Mar 2016 by midcenturyjo

Saturday night. What to do, where to go. Grab your coat and your appetite and meet me at Transformer Fitzroy, Melbourne by Breathe Architecture. Love the inner city industrial meets greenhouse trellis vibe of this former electrical transformer warehouse now vegetarian restaurant. Exposed brick, board formed concrete and chainlink fencing softened by pools of light and tumbling vines.

Antique portraits in unexpected spaces

Posted on Fri, 11 Mar 2016 by KiM

The Village


One thing I have loved for as long as I can remember are very old antique portraits in gilded frames used in not-so-traditional spaces. Here are 2 random photos I came across recently where these portraits are hanging in very unexpected spaces, and they look fantastic in both.

Wesley Moon

Posted on Fri, 11 Mar 2016 by KiM

I am swooning over these spaces created by New York based interior designer Wesley Moon. I believe that a home should reflect the people who live there, with rooms that are fresh and tastefully put together as opposed to “decorated”. I propose the unexpected, obsess over paint colors, and adore couture-like detailing that may go unnoticed by anyone except the owner or the occasional visitor with a discerning eye. I am interested and well-versed in all periods of design and decoration, believing that a mix of styles is what makes a room classic, timeless, and chic. And with that, he is a man after my own heart. This first home is so European chic I adore it, and it is making me fall for yellow.

Boho, rock chick, Scandi granny

Posted on Fri, 11 Mar 2016 by midcenturyjo

It’s a bit like Cochella meets William Morris or Swedish exposed brick meets Bob Dylan. I’m going to call it boho, rock chick, Scandi granny. Think David Hamilton photographs come to life with an iPhone and a flat screen TV. A warmer and, may I say, more welcoming progression from the washed out, monochrome, Scandi had a holiday in Bali look we’ve been seeing for a couple of years now. Hats off to the home owner and the stylist  of this real estate listing. Yes I have a new Swedish estate agent crush… Entrance Fastighetsmäkleri. Unfortunately this townhouse has sold but there are plenty more lovelies on the website.