I have always loved that first image. I posted it way back here. It’s Tregoning House at Avalon Beach, Sydney by architect Daniel Raymond. The sad thing is that for ages it was the only glimpse of the large barn like extension that I could find. Somehow I just knew that I would love the rest of the house. Raymond is now a director, along with Thomas Martin, of Rama Architects and it’s there my wish was granted. More photos!!
Photography by Toby Peet.
It’s my favourite time of the year here in my subtropical home … or should that be garden? Autumn is neither too hot or too cold here. We may not have much in the way of spectacular autumn colour but instead the garden continues to grow and thrive. With daytime maximums in the mid 20s (Celsius) and nights only dipping to low teens dare I say it’s almost like a European summer. Living in such a paradise it’s easy to see why my mind is full of garden inspiration. My latest plans are heavily influenced by these two fabulous (and very petite) outdoor spaces by Sydney-based landscape design firm Garden Society. Time to get working in the garden again this weekend.
When drama and glamourous details are on the menu for a doctor’s second residence. Designed by Chicago’s PROjECT. This west loop pied-à-terre had to fit the profile: a spunky black-and-white escape with hard candy hits of amethyst throughout. Even 1,800 square feet can’t confine space hell bent on having a good time. The custom wall mural in the dining area holds a few subliminal personal references, but to the naked eye it’s all street grit and ka-pow. The game zone has the electric glow of a purple fluorescent light installation, making Friday night pizza taste better. A space for the kids to bunk, an ethereal master retreat, and Jennifer’s rad geometric marble flooring in the bathroom…
I love decor that is dynamic and engaging and full of energy. This home in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina designed by Jenny Keenan is all of that and more. There is so much to look at around every corner. Impeccable attention to detail. (See more of Jenny’s work here).
Let’s tick off our ultimate apartment check list. Large rooms with exposed timber beams and steel framed windows. Killer art collection. Pierre Jeanneret chairs. Expansive terrazzo floors and for added impact a monolithic terrazzo kitchen island. Have we forgotten anything? Oh yes! A Paris address. Rue Galilée by Bernard Dubois Architects
Photography by Romain Laprade and François Halar.