A lot of us are compelled to stay home in these dangerous times. Others have no choice but to go out into the big, bad world to help others or keep the wheels turning. I can’t use my usual spiel about being dragged into work on a weekend. It doesn’t feel right. So many of us have lost our jobs. I’ll just share this stylish workplace instead. The interior design studio of Yasmin Saleh Ghoniem of YSG (formerly Amber Road). Stay safe!
Athena Calderone of EyeSwoon can do no wrong. She can cook (and write a book about it), she can design interiors (and write a book about it), her taste in fashion is impeccable, and she recently got a puppy! She has a jaw-dropping townhouse in Brooklyn and a weekend beach house in Amangansett that she recently gave a refresh (not that it really needed it). It is neutral and earthy and I am in love. Photos by Nicole Franzen
Bring on the glamour! This magazine worthy home designed by Nina Maya brings together a unique art collection and sculptural furniture. And can we talk about that pink marble sink setup? LAWD HALF MURSEY!
I’m real estate
strolling scrolling in the Australian beach hot spot of Byron Bay and the house I have found typifies a style I have come to call Byron Bay boho coastal. Think of a neutral colour palette of sands and earth and white, mix in a natural materials palette, wood and stone, jute and linen and rattan. A little bit coastal, a little bit Scandi but then we add the boho layer. Hammocks and macrame, dried palm leaves and pampas. It’s hippy meets hip, eco warrior meets entrepreneur (with deep pockets because Byron Bay has overtaken Sydney for highest medium house price. This laid back beach home up in the hills has a guide price of $2 to $2.2 million. Oh you do get a little studio over the garage that you could list on Airbnb to help with the mortgage. Link here while it lasts.
Kim and I have always had a thing for converted churches and today I bring you one for sale in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Edithvale. The Church of St Columba has been standing since the 1920’s but its new incarnation is as a modern home. Look closely though and you can still see the archway entrance, soaring cathedral ceilings, exposed beams and original leadlight windows. It’s a great conversion of a suburban weatherboard church but a little sterile (most likely over zealously styled for sale). If I moved in I’d add a little more colour and a lot more art. Link here while it lasts.