Atlanta-based interior designer Amy Morris philosophy is “simplifying adds a level of elegance”. Hers designs are transitional – sophisticated and traditional with a fresh twist. Touches of glam, luxurious furnishings with a level of comfort that keeps a casual vibe flowing. I am head over heels in love with that chandelier above. XOXO
“Purposefully lo-fi, The Retreat embraces a low-tech aesthetic towards the operation of the building itself, fully embodying the idea of retreat and slowing down. Celebrating craftsmanship and integrity of materiality instead of technology, every wall of the building have been designed to contain components that manually fold, open and close to manipulate the space and transform the program of the building.”
More and more these days I don’t need large and ostentatious. I don’t need transplanted and often inappropriate design styles. I do need quality and craftsmanship, beauty and a sense of purpose and place. I do need a slow building for slow living. I would love this multi-use private retreat/studio, not as a stylish folly but as my home. (I’d just need a storage shed conveniently out of sight or the willpower to divest myself of the treasure and junk I have accumulated over the years.) The Retreat in Balnarring, Victoria by Branch Studio Architects.
Photography by Peter Clarke
To go bold with colour or not to go bold with colour? This is often a difficult decision but as you can see here in these spaces by Géraldine Prieur of Rouge Absolu, she would tell you to shut up already and just do it!
Every inch of this rather large home in Houston, Texas is just gorgeous. Once again proving to myself that I am appreciating more traditional decor these days, this home designed by Fern Santini is English country done with casual elegance. The decor is superb, but the architectural details of the room below has completely blown me away. I will go out on a limb and say that is the BEST. ROOM. EVER. (Architect: Paul Lamb)
Brisbane-based design firm Maytree Studios say they’re humans first and architects second. Their emphasis on affordability, reuse and how people live and thrive within their designs is at the forefront of their Glasshouse Residence. Simple yet stylish, open-plan with an industrial vibe, warm and human-scale.
Photography by Toby Scott