Bright, summery, energetic, refreshing and with enduring appeal. These spaces by Brisbane, Australia interior designer Claire Stevens are all of those things and so much more. I am dying over this first kitchen that was created as part of Claire’s firm’s studio. Gorgeous and light, and the addition of pink is fun and so easy to change out. (Photos: Toby Scott, Daniel Maddock)
If you’d rather start (or in my case continue) your Monday with a hit of caffeine in a dark, albeit stylish cave then perhaps Abbots & Kinney by Adelaide-based architects studio-gram will help you ease into the week. If I was drinking a cappuccino in the last cafe then it’s definitely short blacks here. The added bonus is that if good coffee and great surrounds aren’t enough to cure your Mondayitis I hear the pastry is to die for.
One sure fire cure for Mondayitis is a cup of coffee at your favourite, local cafe. And if my local coffee joint had as much pastel meets subtropical meets neon sign goodness then I might just stay for a second. Hang on…. I stay for a second cup anyway. It’s all bright light through shop windows, painterly touches, brass, man buns and La Marzocco at Mr Hoffman in Niddrie, Melbourne by designer Joanne Motee.
I found this 5 bedroom West London terrace home on Shoot Factory and was instantly intrigued. The house has recently been extended to include a super sleek concrete inspired kitchen and dining space. A truly unique space – the floor, kitchen island, dining table, and seating is all constructed from almost seamless concrete. Finished with grey elm joinery, the kitchen-come-living space is beautifully simplistic and light. The exterior of the extension is made up of large expanse of glass and clad in rusted corten steel. The front sitting room provides a more traditional feel with bay window, herringbone flooring, original cornicing and ceiling rose, and beautiful marble fireplace. I feel like the concrete in the kitchen is a bit overkill….maybe if it didn’t run partially up the walls too and the bench at the built-in table was made of wood instead. Regardless the cabinets are gorgeous and I love the subtle tile backsplash. I have also fallen head over heels for that grey subway tile in the bathroom and may try and find something similar for my bathroom reno (likely cheaper than the marble subway tile I was thinking of using).
I could have called this post “Working on a Saturday” or “Living in the shop”. I could mention feelings of cupidity, obsession and fascination. You see I have been held in thrall by Obsolete for a number of years now but unfortunately I live across the world and have never stepped inside its doors. This fine art gallery, antique furniture emporium and events venue in Culver City, California is a magical mystery tour of the obscure, the strange, the archaic and the beautiful. If you want to disappear down the rabbit hole this weekend then immerse yourself in their website.