Displaying posts from October, 2019

At the end of the garden

Posted on Fri, 11 Oct 2019 by midcenturyjo

Perhaps I should have called this post “Up on the roof”. Either way I’m loving this small, urban courtyard garden with studio/pool house at the end, entertaining next to the house and a pool in between. The green roof not only improves the thermal qualities of the studio, it also makes the garden appear bigger while improving the view from the master bedroom. No more looking down on an ugly roof. Woollahra Garden by Sydney-based Landart.

Old and new

Posted on Fri, 11 Oct 2019 by midcenturyjo

I love the mix of old and new, of antique with mid century classic, heavy Victorian mahogany furniture with Scandinavian influences, all wrapped up in a neutral colour palette with metallic accents. This bedroom, by Melbourne-based Sisällä, was part of Como By Design, a show house in a heritage listed South Yarra mansion (hence all changes had to be non invasive and reversible). My friends will tell you I have been going on and on for a couple of years now about “bringing back the brown”, of embracing the heavy dark wooden antique pieces we have been shunning for years. They laughed at me years ago when I told them the next big thing would be the 80s and they’re not laughing now. With  Sisällä showing the way perhaps they’ll all be clamouring for a big old brown wardrobe soon.

Photography by Tess Kelly

Where art and architecture unite to make magic

Posted on Thu, 10 Oct 2019 by KiM

I really have no words for how absolutely breathtakingly beautiful this Paris apartment is. The decor and art is not quite to my taste but forget all that would you and CHECK OUT THE CEILING!!! AND THE FLOOR! AND THOSE ARCHED GLASS DOORS!!!! A total dream. Designed by Isabelle Stanislas.

A modern mountain home

Posted on Thu, 10 Oct 2019 by KiM

This is a modern take on a mountain retreat in Montana but if you look closely you’ll find cabin-esque touches like plaids in pillow and upholstery and artwork featuring landscapes and wildlife (LOVE the bear). Wonderfully executed by Kelly Hohla.

(Architect: Shay Zak Architecture, Contractor: Vineyard Custom Homes, Photographer: Matthew Millman)

Classic in Kensington Square

Posted on Wed, 9 Oct 2019 by midcenturyjo

Traditional with a twist. Good bones and history just right for a classical interior but with the addition of strong colour, Asian art, bleached walls and a rock and roll glam bathroom it’s not quite what you would expect. I want to see more please. Kensington Square by Studio Duggan.