Displaying posts from July, 2019

Zellige zeitgeist

Posted on Wed, 3 Jul 2019 by midcenturyjo

Sensuous and stylish or a lumpy, bumpy fad? Quite frankly I don’t care where you sit on the zellige tile spectrum because I’m firmly on the sensuous side when it comes to this shower room designed by Portland-based Kaemingk Design. The whole room is a neutral nirvana with its natural patina, imperfection and texture. You can see the designers’ own home here.

Caroline Andréoni

Posted on Tue, 2 Jul 2019 by KiM

Paris-based interior designer Caroline Andréoni is turning dreamy Paris apartments into bold and vivacious spaces with the addition of wallpaper, graphic tile, dark paint colours, modern lighting. Keeping my belief strong that Paris has some of the coolest apartments out there.

Backyard dreams by Daniel Shea

Posted on Tue, 2 Jul 2019 by KiM

My summer will be consumed with landscaping tasks which has me both excited and terrified (given my lack of experience in this area). The inspiration I have been finding online has been incredibly helpful, and one such source is Daniel Shea, an award-winning garden designer from Hertfordshire, England.  Mostly modern outdoor spaces but not at all minimalist and I love that his plantings are kept a bit wild. Bring on summer!

I’m still real estate strolling scrolling in the Sydney suburb of Randwick and I’ve found a stylish semi-detached home with an open plan, contemporary extension. The video will definitely help you fall in love with this inner city home just minutes from the beach. Love the light that flows into the living areas, the long horizontal window, the small but well formed courtyard garden. Link here while it lasts.

“The award-winning revival of one of Randwick’s finest Victorian Italianate homes unites classical grandeur with contemporary finesse in this landmark terrace to create an exceptional family home. This grand 7m-fronted terrace has been transformed by interior designers Arent & Pyke and architect Tom Ferguson with a collaborative design that injects a sense of life and vitality into the striking interiors.”

For once the house lives up to the real estate hyperoble. I always like comparing real estate listing photos and those on ther designers’ website. I’m stalking in the Sydney suburb of Randwick and let’s just say I have had a thing for Cole and Son’s Nuvole wallpaper in a bathroom since featuring this house back in 2015.