I love the idea of escaping for a few days to a 5 star hotel whether far afield or just in the next city. An escape from the everyday to somewhere special. What I love even better is a getaway to a beautifully crafted home like Durham House, a unique alternative to luxury hotel-style accommodation. Luckily this award-winning house by architects Owen and Vokes and Peters (now Vokes and Peters) is less than an hours drive from my own in the bohemian, inner-city Brisbane suburb of West End. The 1920s worker’s cottage has recently undergone an extensive but sympathetic renovation and is the perfect base for exploring all that Brisbane has to offer. There is only one problem though. I won’t want to leave at the end of my stay!
You know you’re good at your job when you help a client with the gut and renovation of their home so they could sell it, only for them to love it so much they decide to stay. Another winning design by Alisa and Lysandra. Love the subtle pink accents in the living room.
I love this stylish penthouse apartment in Melbourne, Australia designed by ‘design duo’ Alisa and Lysandra. What was once a new build complete with builder’s beige walls and not much else to speak of, this home is now contemporary, filled with life (the plants! it even has a massive plant wall!) and has an underlying earthy vibe that keeps it very casual and not so high-rise-y.
I am totally in love with this kitchen I found in a British location home via Shoot Factory. Built in 1864 this Victorian regency house has beautiful architectural details of that period but this modern and minimalist wood kitchen is breathtaking. The juxtaposition of old and new here blends really well together. This glorious kitchen is by Blakes London.
What’s up with those stools tho’?!?!?!
It’s like I say week after week. If you have to drag your sorry self into work on a Saturday then it certainly helps if it’s somewhere stylish and this architectural “shop front” is one cool workspace.
Tasmanian architectural studio Room11 moved from their “spacious rooftop studio in the middle of the city to a street interface, seeking greater engagement with the public. The petite space is left as is, sprayed black with a singular intervention, a hovering timber display and work box.”
Clever, clever, clever.