Displaying posts from January, 2017

A loft in Bilbao

Posted on Wed, 25 Jan 2017 by KiM

Swoon. When am I moving in? By Mikel Larrinaga.

Are you old enough to remember blonde brick? I am. Just the thought of it has me cringing. Many crimes against design sensibility were committed in the 70s in the name of the insipid blocks. Fortunately the 80s saw the popularity of blonde bricks wane, replaced by their chocolate counterparts. (Urgh! Dark brown bricks with tumbled edges… that’s a horror story for another time.) Back to blonde bricks or should that be that blonde bricks are back. Loving this contemporary home with a retro vibe at Sorrento on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. A series of pavilions make this holiday house just perfect for a getaway by yourself or with a crowd, this blonde beauty is by Melbourne-based residential design and construct company InForm.

Photography: Derek Swalwell

A blend of modern and classic by Kate Marker

Posted on Tue, 24 Jan 2017 by KiM

Last month I featured a home designed by Illinois-based Kate Marker and I had to share some more of her work because it’s so fresh, bright and timeless and is the perfect blend of modern and classic styles that appeals to just about anyone’s taste. I am not a big fan of all white kitchens but she won me over with this one. WOW!

Modern extension by Heartly

Posted on Tue, 24 Jan 2017 by KiM

Heartly designed and monitored the transformation of this dilapidated cottage into a much loved and admired family home. Careful consideration of flow and use of space was paramount to the success of this project on a small inner suburban Melbourne block.

It’s what Australian architects and interior designers do so well. Take a small, older home with confused layout. Design a modern extension to create the much sort after open-plan, family living yet, importantly, retain the presence of the original home within the streetscape. And may I just say “Hello bike room!”

Photography: Derek Swalwell

Modern farmhouse

Posted on Tue, 24 Jan 2017 by midcenturyjo

Canny Architecture‘s renovation of this house in the country meets sea town of Flinders, Victoria is dark and moody, chic and sophisticated, a contemporary take on a traditional farm house. Love the dark interiors, not only stylish but perfect for hiding from the blazing Australian sun.