Displaying posts from August, 2018

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 18 Aug 2018 by midcenturyjo

I’ll say it once.
I’ll say it twice.
Have to go to work on the weekend?
The office better be nice.

Like these offices in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris by Maison Sarah Lavoine.

A holiday home on Cap Ferret

Posted on Fri, 17 Aug 2018 by KiM

A holiday home in Cap Ferret, France with serious cabin-like undertones. Wood, and some more wood reign supreme with a masculine feel here. A very neutral colour scheme and lots of leather and copper seal the deal. (P.S. I am in love with the vintage gym mat platform lounge creation in the photo above). Design: Festen Architecture. Photos: Karel Balas.

See more of their work here, here and here

Chesterfield sofa shopping with Timothy Oulton

Posted on Fri, 17 Aug 2018 by KiM

Ask me what my favourite style of sofa is and the first thing that always pops into my head is CHESTERFIELD! I know I’ll never find a vintage one around these parts so buying new is the only way I have a chance of getting my hands on one, and now I have a great source for this classic sofa style. British furniture and interiors company Timothy Oulton is known for its creative collections including distinctive handcrafted leather furniture, unique lighting and home accessories. Exuding the perfect balance of tradition and modernity, each piece is pervaded by a passion for traditional handcraftsmanship and a fearless quest for innovation. They take what is typically thought of as traditional and make it relevant for today. “Be relevant or be dead” – Tim Oulton 🙂

Let me give you a little taste of what the Timothy Outlon brand has to offer in the realm of chesterfield sofas:

These give me heart palpitations. That tufting! The worn, vintage look of the leather. That curved arm. So hot!!!

DAMN it is so sexy in black! I should note they have an incredibly broad range of leathers and fabrics (for those who don’t do leather). I counted 7 black leathers! You’re bound to find your dream shade.

Not only do they have a huge range of materials, but sizes too. You can choose from a 1 seater, 2 seater, 2.5 seater, 3 seater, 4 seater and a footstool. That’s not all. The red leather chesterfield above is the Westminster Feather Sofa that has an added touch of luxury in the form of plump down feather filled cushions. WHOA. If you want something with a bit of femininity, there is the Serpentine Sofa that has a sweet curve at the front. Or if you want something less traditional and more modern, there is the Piccadily Sofa that has narrower arms and the absence of any studs or piping. Looking for something with a glamourous edge?  The Westminster Button Faded & Degraded Sofa comes in 4 vintage rug-like velvets – a modern take on faded grandeur. The variety of options are impressive.

Here are a few more photos of Timothy Oulton’s chesterfields in spaces he has designed and some that demonstrate his love of tufting.

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This post is in collaboration with Timothy Oulton. All opinions are my own.

“We create spaces that truly reflect and perfectly fit the people who use them; making comfortable and atmospheric spaces that speak from the heart, to the heart.”

From rabbit warren like student accommodation to comfortable family home all within a heritage listed five-storey Georgian townhouse with 4 metre ceilings.  A daunting but exciting design challenge for Harding and Read. How to create a warm inviting home yet restore or replace original features? Here’s how.

 

 

Stalking tribal in a terrace house

Posted on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 by midcenturyjo

I’m stalking in Sydney’s inner suburb of Surry Hills, walking through its historic streets indulging my love of 19th century terrace houses. Behind this grey facade is a house with a flipped floor plan, living on the top, bedrooms on the bottom. It’s not the floor plan change that drew me in. It’s the bright, white interiors punctuated with tribal carpets and pillows, the artwork and a lovely, simple dining room. Link here while it lasts.