An Australian interpretation of Scandinavian Modern uses a palette of greys with metallic accents and dark timbers. The apartment, on the bay in Melbourne, is clean lined and contemporary with an emphasis on simple luxury. Albert Park Apartment by Griffiths Design Studio.
Photography by Sharyn Cairns
A glorious grand old dame in Brisbane, Australia has had a facelift with contemporary furniture and finishes. Definitely not mutton done up as lamb though. Not at all. The beautiful heritage home now has a bold personality and a fashionable flair. It’s all about luxury and lifestyle. “Creating interiors that take your breath away” – Louise Walsh Interior Design and Decoration.
People all over Instagram are talking about the arrival of spring, something we here in godforsaken Ottawa cannot even begin to think about at least until the end of March. While wanting to curl up under a duvet and die, I stumbled upon the portfolio of Julian Pattison and Alison Magill who make up Considered Design Inc., a landscape architecture firm located in Vancouver (which happens to have WAY milder weather than Ottawa…JERKS!). I like my landscaping modern and simple, with repetition and a casual vibe. And that is exactly what these guys do. I would give anything to turn my bland-and-never-been-landscaped-in-80-years backyard into this first outdoor oasis. Stashing this away for future reference. *LOVE*
It’s what Australian architects seem to do best… the modern extension to an older home. Open plan, family friendly, perfect for entertaining and that blurring of the boundary between inside and out. Just like this fabulous black and white design from Sydney-based Hancock Architects.
Some garden inspiration today. Contemporary landscape design by Melbourne-based Eugene Gilligan. I’ve chosen a few of my favourite outdoor spaces. With the temperature tipped to reach 41 degrees Celcius (106 Fahrenheit) I’m dreaming of luscious green shade and bubbling fountains… and definitely a dip in a pool.