Displaying posts from April, 2017

Still stalking

Posted on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 by KiM

Still stalking, still in Fitzroy. Hey I’d never leave if I had my choice. This time it’s a warehouse conversion with walls of glass to take in the internal courtyard views. Perhaps a little updating is needed but the overall package is fabulous. If I can’t have the bluestone worker’s terrace of my earlier post then I guess I’ll just have to make do with urban industrial chic. Once again the video sells this house. Link here while it lasts.

Stalking in the gritty city

Posted on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 by midcenturyjo

Urban cool just got smoking hot. I’m stalking in my favourite inner city Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy and there is so much to love. It’s a bijou brick worker’s terrace with exposed stone walls. The renovation was by one of Australia’s leading interior design firms Hecker Guthrie and it’s as stylishly gritty and hip as its location. Don’t miss the video. The soundtrack is on fleek like the whole sales campaign and it’s fun to spot the differences between what are obviously the designers’ styled portfolio shots and how the house actually looks. I’d move in in a heart beat. Link here while it lasts.

A converted Victorian school

Posted on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 by midcenturyjo

Every once in a while I feature a home that I completely lust over and spend hours redecorating it in my head, and this is one of those. St. Oswald’s Place is located in an 1861 converted Victorian school building that was designed by architect Tony Fretton. Approached through a gated arch and across a cobbled courtyard, the house is set back from the road in a secluded pocket backed by Vauxhall City Farm. Entry is through a glass-roofed extension, which connects the main space with a guest annexe/study positioned around a cobbled courtyard garden. The living room is a beautifully curated space with soaring double-height ceiling and towering original windows. A large internal window looks into the mezzanine level above, which has two bedrooms and a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. Behind the chimney stack, with its open fireplace, is the galley kitchen with windows that look over the front courtyard. A short corridor beneath the mezzanine leads to a second double-height space of similar proportions and exceptional levels of natural light. A glazed door leads to a verdant communal courtyard, shared by the six flats in the building. Currently for sale for £2.4 via The Modern House

Dan Davis Design encore

Posted on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 by midcenturyjo

It really can’t be almost ten years since Kim first featured the work of interior designer Dan Davis. When he emailed recently to remind us of how much time had passed (thanks Dan!) we couldn’t wait to see what he had been up to since then. We weren’t disappointed. His portfolio ranges from transitional to contemporary, mid century modern to eclectic all with his distinct creative touch. Here are just a few of my favourites from the new work he shared with us.

Showhouse dreams

Posted on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 by midcenturyjo

We all know that a showhouse is the platform to display an interior designer’s talents, to flaunt a fantasy, to revel in their design dream. I’m just going to spend some time today entertaining a few close friends in this gorgeous sitting room by Westbrook Interiors. In my dreams at least.

Photography by Emily Followill