Far, far away on the magical island of Tasmania is a secluded fishing hamlet. Not so much a hamlet, more a collection of historic shacks on the water’s edge. It’s beautiful beyond belief. That’s why it’s a world heritage area. It’s just where I crave to be right now. I want to ignore that it’s Monday. I want to escape to a simple shack, curl up before the fire with a book and wonder what sort of fish you’re going to catch for dinner. Yes there’s room for one more. You can fish can’t you? The name of this magical getaway? Captains Rest.
I am experiencing some serious heart palpitations over this renovated Victorian carriage house, especially the absolutely gorgeous kitchen. This property was converted into a home in the 1950s but had fallen into disrepair until the new owners purchased it in February 2016 and began a complete renovation, and the result is all kinds of awesome. The middle section of the home houses the open concept kitchen/dining room/living room (16 metres in long, 6 wide, and 4 high). In the remaining parts of the house are two more sitting rooms, six bedrooms, a large utility room and a huge, modern office space that is in the former garage/carriage storage area. O M G this is massive and stunning inside and out. Available as a location home via Shoot Factory, designed by Laura Butler-Madden.
As I say week after week, if you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. It doesn’t get more stylish than La Porte Space‘s latest creative complex La Porte Deux with its event space, photographic studio, boutique short-term and long-term offices and a retail space in Sydney’s Rosebery. Exquisite.
To easy you into the weekend how about some traditional vibes with beautiful textiles in blue and white stripes and florals by Los Angeles interior designer Mark D. Sikes.
White and bright and modern in this newly built home in Brentwood, Los Angeles designed by Sharon Taftian. Fabulous touches of brass throughout, and every new house needs black framed windows. They make such a graphic impact. Makes me want to paint all of wood framed leaded interior windows out. Added it to the to-do list!