Displaying posts from July, 2019

A stylish sauna

Posted on Thu, 25 Jul 2019 by midcenturyjo

Can you see the sauna down the end of the garden?
– What? Where?
By the pool. Those lovely tiles.
– Oh! I was looking for an ugly orange pine box.

A very stylish sauna by Melbourne-based Taylor Pressly Architects.

A light and spacious rear conversion

Posted on Thu, 25 Jul 2019 by midcenturyjo

“The Studio May aesthetic is anchored in a refinement of palette and texture to create a sophisticated, yet warm and inviting environment that is time resilient.”

The brief for this inner Melbourne house was to increase space and volume within a small footprint and with a limited budget. The solution was to open up the back of the Victorian era cottage, creating a clean lined contemporary open plan space, minimalist with an emphasis on quality. Love the light that floods in as well as the vaulted ceiling and exposed beams.

Pattern overload – in a good way!

Posted on Wed, 24 Jul 2019 by KiM

I am loving the overabundance of pattern in this Los Angeles home that brings in some global and contemporary vibes and makes it so fresh and homey. Moroccan encaustic tiles and textiles from India, Indonesia and Mexico come together in harmony here and add so much life. By Vidal Design Collaborative.

Primary colours could not be cooler

Posted on Wed, 24 Jul 2019 by KiM

I never in a million years would have that I could fall this much in love with a home where the accent colours are red, blue and yellow. And this kitchen is now added to my top 5 favourites (don’t ask me what the other 4 are LOL). I am head over heels for this 5,200 sq ft penthouse apartment, formerly a hospital, located in the heart of West Village. Designed by Studio Shamshiri, photos by Shade Degges.

Chasing the dream – the 80’s icon

Posted on Tue, 23 Jul 2019 by midcenturyjo

Dear Mr Bank Manager,

That Sydney terrace house I asked you to let me buy in the last post? I might have changed my mind. As much as I love Victorian architecture I’m a sucker for the 80s and this iconic Ken Woolley designed suburban tower also in Paddington has my name written all over it. I even have the furniture to fit. Please lend me the money. Pretty please?



Link here while it lasts.