Displaying posts from August, 2017

Bachelor pad

Posted on Thu, 10 Aug 2017 by midcenturyjo

Not your ordinary bachelor pad in the Sydney suburb of Queenscliff by Jillian Dinkel Designs. Public areas in the renovated apartment are bright and light with a touch of retro cool while a more moody palette is just right for the bedroom. I’m loving the built-in seating in the small courtyard. Perfect for entertaining.

I’m stalking one of my most favourite Australian homes. Colourful contemporary living within a beautiful Victorian era house in the Melbourne suburb of South Yarra. You may recognise this design crush of mine. It’s by Technē and I featured it back here. While you drink in the pictures and the video I’ll be sitting here trying to figure out how to rob a bank or build a Ponzi scheme to raise cash for the auction. Link here while it lasts.

A winning combination of vintage furnishings and tons of plants were the reason I had to share this London terrace maisonette built in the 1800’s and recently remodelled. A mix of painted and natural wood floorboards, exposed wood beams, a kitchen I am dying over and storing in my inspiration file, and the most beautiful windows and doors help make this home sooooo special. Available as a location home through jj Locations.

A designer’s home

Posted on Wed, 9 Aug 2017 by midcenturyjo

What would you expect from American fashion and homewares designer James Perse when it comes to his own home? The king of the minimalist (and expensive) t-shirt has taken a rather average Malibu “farmhouse” and worked his magic to create a home where old-world charm meets modern sophistication in a carefully curated mix of antiques and pieces from his own furniture collections.

Land of the long white cloud

Posted on Wed, 9 Aug 2017 by midcenturyjo

New Zealand… a spectacularly beautiful land. Which raises the question, if you live in a stunning setting what do you do with your house design? Do you give up and live in a nondescript building because it is all too hard? Do you go at it all guns blazing hoping to beat those goddamn majestic mountains down to size, show ’em who is boss or do you do what architects Sumich Chaplin have achieved with this Central Otago home? Build a strong, sympathetic building that celebrates its surroundings yet sits solidly, and peacefully, on the site.