Displaying posts from April, 2017

Another Victorian beauty in the U.K.

Posted on Sun, 30 Apr 2017 by KiM

I think I have a new item for my bucket list – move to the U.K. and live in one of these absolutely glorious Victorian homes I continue to die over. This one I especially love because would you look at the kitchen!!! It’s soooo pretty – and I am smitten with the brass details including the backsplash (I want to do this badly) and chandelier. I really REALLY love this. Located in Stamford, Lincolnshire and is available as a location home through Shoot Factory

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say week after week. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. The public areas are sophisticated and tailored but it’s the work areas with their lighter, brighter palette and walls of creepers that would have me coming in happily on my days off. PDG head office in Melbourne by Studio Tate.

Photography by Peter Clarke Photography

A French bistro style kitchen

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 by KiM

Dear gawd I adore this kitchen also by Qanuk Interiors Inc.! This is what I envision what my existing tiny kitchen has the potential to be. And you can never go wrong with a french bistro style. Subway tile (I love this longer, thinner version) with dark grout is always a winner. Add in some black steel & glass shelving for a not-so-typical open shelving option and dark lower cabinets and you have a winner! Industrial style lighting installed on the hood fan – why not if lacking space? I always love a good banquette and this one is VERY GOOD. Black leather + gorg brass light fixture = LOVE!!!

Photos: Valerie Wilcox

I am going to go out on a limb and state that this is one of the best designed townhouses I think I have ever come across. Sarah Keenleyside (who currently has a show on HGTV called Backyard Builds with Brian McCourt, and who coincidentally hails from Ottawa) and Lindsay Konior are principals of Toronto design firm Qanuk Interiors Inc. Every square inch is so well utilized and such attention to detail. From what looks to be a custom built-in sectional, to making use of under-stairs space to house a garden, to the most stunning double height bathroom I have ever seen, and then something as simple as a stackable washer/dryer behind a custom framed out floor-length mirror. Modern but with lots of wood and touches of wood make it really warm and inviting. And is that a sunk-in planter box I spot behind the kitchen sink?! This is all soooooo fabulous. 

Photos: Brandon Barré

Stalking Barbie’s Melbourne house

Posted on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 by midcenturyjo

OK so the house actually was renovated by fashion designer Alannah Hill but Barbie could move right in. Perfect pink, flowery, frou-frou fabulousness… and did I mention pink?  Link here while it lasts.