White walls (and the odd grey one here and there) don’t mean bland and monochromatic. No they can be the jumping off point for a home full of colour. It’s all about what you put in your space. Large, bright art works, a yellow chandelier (hello!), pattern on pattern cushions and throws and a statement rug or two. What’s not to love about this family home in the Melbourne suburb of Armadale! By the dynamic design duo Studio Stamp.
A 19th century sandstone farmhouse a few hours outside Sydney undergoes a renovation but it’s not a cheesy, chintzy Victorian time capsule that emerges from the builder’s dust. No. It’s a modern farmhouse, honest, sympathetic, a calm respite from the city rat race. Sophisticated in its simplicity yet true to its roots. Capertee Valley Cottage by Studio Esteta.
Martin Brudnizki Design Studio has done wonders with this small apartment in London. Now I know this isn’t for everyone and many out there may think it’s too much crammed into such a small space but I think the result is really cozy, loved and lived in. I am especially smitten with the kitchen.
Since it has been about a decade since we featured some of the glorious spaces of iconic New York designer Markham Roberts, I thought it was time for a re-visit. A mix of traditional, contemporary and rustic yet always elegant and timeless.
Take an apartment with amazing bones such as soaring windows, ornate plaster cornices, herringbone floors and Swedish tile stoves. Fill it with the best of contemporary furniture (blonde wood obligatory of course). A monochromatic paint palette would be all that was needed to achieve the much coveted Scandi style home. But add a slice or two of citrus oomph and it takes it to a whole other level. Talk about zing!!! Renovation of a former white and bland office space into a warm modern home by Stockholm-based Note Design Studio.