Displaying posts from May, 2019

Malene Birger’s Italian villa

Posted on Sun, 26 May 2019 by KiM

Danish fashion designer Malene Birger should have really started her career as an interior designer. Her 1905 Italian stone house on a hillside with views of Lake Como is decorated with the most incredible maximalist, eclectic style that is blowing my mind. Black, white, brown and the most glorious ochre/mustard/spicey yellow I have ever seen, and a divinely random mix of vintage finds from flea markets and auctions around the world. Via Skönahem, photos by Birgitta Wolfgang.

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 25 May 2019 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say week after week and you know it’s true. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere super stylish. I would never go home if I worked in the offices of Maxim Rymar Archistudios.

I’m still real estate scrolling  and I’m still near the water but this time I’m in Jan Juc down on Victoria’s Surf Coast. OK this stylish bungalow isn’t so much a surf shack as it is a wonderful family home but it’s just down the road from the famous Bells Beach and that warrants a surf board or two on hand in the garage. Love the colourful Scandi vibe, the herringbone oak floors, the linen curtains, the wonderful pattern overload in the bedrooms. Fun, fresh and definitely all about the family. Link here while it lasts.

I’m real estate scrolling in the Melbourne bayside suburb of St Kilda and I think I’ve found the perfect pied-à-terre but it’s more than just somewhere to drop your bags and head out into cosmopolitan city. Small in size but definitely big in style. No wonder because this bijou gem is the work of interior stylist Lynda Gardener.  It’s going to auction next month. Seriously tempted. Link here while it lasts.

Haute eclectic in Saint-Germain-des-Près

Posted on Thu, 23 May 2019 by KiM

Haute eclectic in its finest form in a jaw-dropping apartment in Saint-Germain-des-Près designed by Stéphane Olivier. The mix of Italian and Scandinavian mid-century furnishings is stunning with the architectural features. I could certainly do without the rhino head though 🙁 (Photos: Gilles Trillard)