Displaying posts from July, 2017

Stalking a mural

Posted on Fri, 14 Jul 2017 by midcenturyjo

My second stalking today is in Newtown in Sydney. From the street a simple brick facade that sits comfortably beside its historic neighbours but take a look from the rear and it’s another story. A striking mural on the boundary wall faces a large public park. Inside it’s all comtemporay chic with a great entertaining area with pool in the backyard. Just slide back panels in the mural to take in the parkland beyond. Link here while it lasts.

Stalking a warehouse apartment

Posted on Fri, 14 Jul 2017 by midcenturyjo

I’m in my beloved Fitzroy in inner-city Melbourne and I’m stalking warehouse apartments. High ceilings, beams, large steel framed windows. What’s not to love? I’m already fantasising about my midlife crisis and the need to escape to hipster heaven. Speaking of middle age hipsters don’t miss the video. Link here while it lasts.

Locanda La Gelsomina – a hotel in Malta

Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017 by KiM

A huge thanks to Steven, who reached out to us recently about his beautiful boutique concept hotel in Malta called Locanda La Gelsomina. What I would do to get a plane trip to Malta to be able to visit in person! The restored structure was built in the early 1500’s and contains 4 suites decorated with antiques from places like Mongolia and Birma. It also houses a teahouse and a shop carrying exotic trinkets, home accessories and furnishings. Sounds and looks like heaven!

Casual elegance

Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017 by midcenturyjo

Timeless and well-edited, warm and functional with a beautiful muted colour palette, the standout feature of this house by Dana Wolter Interiors to me is the rich and tactile layering of the textiles. It’s stylish and elegant yet casual and comfortable like a fine cashmere sweater.

A minimalist retreat in Berlin

Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017 by KiM

A minimalist oasis of calm sits atop a heritage building in Berlin, the home of a globe trotting entrepreneur with a killer African art collection. German interior architecture firm Dreimeta (who also designed Tuesday’s La Granja in Ibiza) has created a home as retreat, an escape from high powered, fast paced lives, a place to be surrounded by authentic materials and treasures from travels, a beautiful space to collect and recollect.