Displaying posts from May, 2018

A 1910 beach house in California

Posted on Thu, 3 May 2018 by KiM

Here is another example of why I am such a fan of Reath Design‘s style. Frances Merrill took another Craftsman (this time a 1910 beach house) and brought home the funk! More fun wallpaper, tile, patterned fabric and vintage finds make this home soooo much fun and a total eye candy. If you ever thought about painting your old kitchen cabinets yellow, this should sell you on the idea.

Photos: Laure Joliet

A home for sale in Arlington

Posted on Thu, 3 May 2018 by KiM

Here is another example of a home styled to sell. Photographer Marianne Blackham sent over these photos of a home for sale in Arlington, Virginia. At almost 6,000 sq ft with 5 bedrooms and a gorgeous yard, this home is a stunner. The coffered ceilings, flooring made from 150 year old reclaimed wood, custom kitchen cabinets, many french doors out to the yard and stained glass in the master bedroom make this place a dream. Read more about this home here.


The New Old

Posted on Wed, 2 May 2018 by midcenturyjo

Simone Haag “likes to think of a house as a blank page, an empty book – boundless, full of possibilities – a story wanting to be written, a tale waiting to be told.” In the case of this Melbourne house she has penned a best seller. It’s a collaboration between stylish fashion director client and designer, the end result being a sensationally chic and fashion forward house. That living room sends shivers up and down my spine and did you notice the gradation in the dining chairs? Sigh!

Photography by Mark Roper

Kitchen blues

Posted on Wed, 2 May 2018 by midcenturyjo

It was a dated 70s townhouse in inner city Melbourne but after its transformation by architect Lisa Breeze it’s a stylish home with great design chops. The bricks and rough sawn timber remain but with a contemporary look and as for that kitchen … it has my singing the blues in a good way. A fresh, fun take on modern retro.

Photographs by Caitlin Mills

A Craftsman with some edge by Reath Design

Posted on Tue, 1 May 2018 by KiM

I love Los Angeles-based interior design firm Reath Design‘s ability to maintain a lot of the history of a home whilst adding some funk and modernizing to keep things current. This Craftsman in Berkeley, California epitomizes this. Patterns and textures are abundant here with some beautiful wallpaper, fabrics and rugs. All of the beautiful moldings are left natural, and in this case I think they really should be. LOVE!

Photos: Laure Joliet