Displaying posts from February, 2020

Black and white elegance in Madrid

Posted on Thu, 6 Feb 2020 by midcenturyjo

Elegant and welcoming with a strict neutral palette. Design classics mixed with cultural references. Modern yet classic. Pinch me because I think I’m dreaming. Where are we? El Duque in Madrid’s Conde Orgaz area by interior design duo Espejo & Goyanes.

Photography by Montse Garriga

Trad with a twist

Posted on Thu, 6 Feb 2020 by midcenturyjo

“Our distinctive gardens focus on living sculptural features: the contrasting texture and foliage of varying plant combinations set within a structural footprint, to create a balance between architecture and nature.”

Just the way I like it. Trad with a twist. That place where the fantasy pushes the staid boundaries of tradition just a little, where classical meets quirky. Dive into the portfolio of Melbourne-based Jane Jones Landscapes and let your imagination wander.

Attention to detail

Posted on Wed, 5 Feb 2020 by KiM

Back in November Jo featured this kitchen by New York based design firm Studio Dearborn, and titled the post “Everything and the kitchen sink”. That title was spot-on because Sarah Robertson’s attention to detail, especially when it comes to kitchens, is EVERYTHING. There is a spot for every item you could possibly need, and more. So I thought I’d share a glimpse into another kitchen she designed, along with some other spaces that caught my eye.


Traditional + youthful

Posted on Wed, 5 Feb 2020 by KiM

The older I get the more I find myself appreciated classic furniture, whether it be mid-century, art deco or more traditional. This home (of actress Jordana Brewster) in Los Angeles was designed by Chiara de Rege and most of the shopping for the items was done in the home of Jordana’s parents (you can read more about that in this Architectural Digest feature). Who clearly have fabulous taste. I love how the traditional pieces in their surroundings give off a bit of an edgy, youthful vibe.

Photos: Douglas Friedman

Garden rooms

Posted on Tue, 4 Feb 2020 by midcenturyjo

A seamless connection between inside and outside rooms defines the Los Angeles home of landscape architect Scott Shrader. And what rooms! Oh yes the interiors are lovely but it is the lush green garden rooms and the strict neutral palette for the outdoor furnishings that have me gasping. Every picture is a treasure trove of inspiration. Love!