Displaying posts from April, 2016

More from Kate Hume

Posted on Thu, 28 Apr 2016 by midcenturyjo

I have always loved this French manor house by Dutch designer Kate Hume. I had seen glimpses of it but never the whole house. On a recent revisit to the website, much to my delight, I discovered that there were more photos and, well, I certainly wasn’t disappointed. It’s stunning. The dialogue between old and new, the casual luxury. Kim first featured a room or two back in 2008 and I love how good design stands the test of time and the foibles of fads.

Inside the pages of Inside Out

Posted on Thu, 28 Apr 2016 by midcenturyjo

April has flown by so fast. It seems like only yesterday that the last email from Matilda Duffecy, Social and Senior Editor at Inside Out popped into my inbox. The rapid passage of time is not something I enjoy (OMG am I really 54 years old!) but I’m always hungry for all the goodies inside the pages of my favourite magazine. Here’s what’s in this month’s issue.

May madness has begun! Almost at the halfway point of 2016! This month, we have a brilliant issue packed with renovation inspiration, expert advice and wishlist buys. In fact, this issue is a bathroom special, featuring 5 fresh makeovers. They really are beautiful spaces. Our cover home is a true labour of love. The family who lives here have been working on the home for over nine years! It’s the perfect representation of how you can weave your own stories throughout a renovation. And that plunge pool looks like a lot of fun! The home was styled by Jane Frosh and photographed by Derek Swalwell.

The kid’s room this month packs serious WHAM! and POW! It’s made for a young hero who deserves a headquarters worthy of Batman. It was styled by Vanessa Colyer Tayand photographed by Sam McAdam-Cooper .

Via our best buys features, we’ve pulled together all the olfactory paraphernalia with pieces that offer the perfect scents. Marble and brass and glass, delightful! Our other best buys feature takes a look at the dark side and the light side…in equal parts. The collection of graphic towels are very striking. Both features were styled by Joseph Gardner and photographed by Sam McAdam-Cooper.

In keeping with the movie theme, our food feature offers up recipes perfect for optimal binge watching. These tasty recipes are just the thing for a quiet night curled up on the couch starring three types of popcorn, ice-cream sandwiches and more! Food styling by Kristen Wilson, photography by Sam McAdam-Cooper, merchandising by Alicia Sciberras, production by Mia Daminato.

The May issue hits stands today but don’t fret if you aren’t in Australia. You can read along on  ZinioGoogle Play, the Apple Newsstand and Nook.

A subtly colourful home by Generation

Posted on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 by KiM

Laid-back, Scandi-modern, jolts of colour, funky photography art, clean lines. This home is all kinds of fun and I just want to hang out forever. By Johannesburg, South Africa design firm and store Generation.

Dining under the trees

Posted on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 by midcenturyjo

Verandah Restaurant by GamFratesi or The Ugly Duckling by Hecker Guthrie? Why choose? I’ll take both.

Words cannot describe

Posted on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 by midcenturyjo

The real estate adage goes “location, location, location” and I don’t think you can get a more spectacular location than Ben Buckler Point in Sydney, overlooking iconic Bondi Beach. Here houses spill down to the high water line bravely facing the unremitting waves. How do you design a house that is up to the challenge of sea and scene? How to embrace the view and the site restraints? Ask architects Tobias Partners or better still drink in the restrained beauty of their design, Deepwater House.