The restoration of this New York Brownstone saw floors replaced, windows reinstalled, doors rebuilt and all the boring but very important services updated. It had been a wreck but in the hands of Brent Allen Buck of Brooklyn-based Buck Projects the late 19th century building became a home again, its Italianate features restored to their former glory while a new focus was placed on modern open plan living. Think mod cons with a mid century collection of furniture and all the while the beautiful old bones grounding it all. “Approached with sensitivity, today can rise to be the equal of yesterday.”
It’s that time again. Time for a sneak peek into the pages of the latest issue of Inside Out magazine out tomorrow. Social and Senior Editor Matilda Duffecy has again generously sent along some pics to whet our appetite.
Look at that cover! Not only does it showcase some serious style, courtesy of fashion stylist Anthea O’Connor’s incredible home but, as a big dog-lover, I can’t go past that beautiful labrador. Anthea’s home is full of sleek design ideas, indoors and out. Case in point is another shot I’ve included from this feature, showcasing the lovely indoor/outdoor flow that so many hope to have in their homes. The feature was produced by Carli Philips. Styling by Rachel Vigor and photography be Derek Swalwell.
I always love seeing the big, luxurious features on bedding we do every so often. The allure of those cosy sets are almost irresistible. I’ve included one of the snaps from our eight-page feature that is luxe all the way. And as it’s starting to turn a little chilly here, you can’t go past all the soft textures. It was styled by Heather Nette King and photographed by Mike Baker.
Looking to the tween world, Vanessa Colyer Tay has styled a space that offers a place to dream and relax with friends. I love the way that Vanessa has worked in personality that sits in a nice middle ground for girls outgrowing childhood. It was shot by Sam McAdam-Cooper.
With more books than I know what to do with, I just love our best buys bookends page. The trend towards marble is clearly still strong, and I wouldn’t mind that marble sculpture. Styling by Alicia Sciberras and photography by Craig Wall.
This month’s food feature makes me very excited for my Italian holiday! Celebrated chef, Giovanni Pilu, shares some of his Sardinian classics. They all look so delicious! I have included the shot of the Minestra di borlotti, cavolo nero e fregola (Borlotti bean, Tuscan cabbage & fregola soup). But it was hard to choose one, as dessert is Giovanni’s take on Italian doughnuts! Recipes by Giovanni Pilu, styling by Kristen Wilson and photography Brett Stevens.
Doesn’t that soup look great but what I really want to devour is the pillow shot. That peachy pink wall colour? Yum! The June issue hits stands today but don’t fret if you aren’t in Australia. You can read along on Zinio, Google Play, the Apple Newsstand and Nook.
I spotted this home on the website of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle magazine and had to share because cottage season has begun and this cottage (while not your average “cottage”) is about as gorgeous as they come. This 1930’s, 3,000 sq ft Nantucket style home is the cutest thing on the outside and full of contrasting goodness on the inside. Shiplap siding in white is fresh and lends to the Americana feel and looks incredible with the contrasting dark stained hardwood floors. The dining room I swear was plucked from one of my dreams I have had for the past 20 years. (Interior design: homeowner Meg Harrington of Huff Harrington Home. Architect: Linda MacArthur Architect. Photos: Erica George Dines)
I just wanted to pen a short note to let you know how much I love your work on this old house. Sympathetic, stylish, simple and soft. Love the colour palette, the whitewashed floors, the kitchen and the restored, sinuous stairs rising to that dark and moody studio office. Love how your client has filled it gently and thoughtfully with their possessions and how you knew it would be just so. Love it all.