Displaying posts from July, 2020

Courtyard House

Posted on Tue, 7 Jul 2020 by midcenturyjo

“A village of black timber and white brick living spaces … The new dwellings are built around a courtyard of an almost chequerboard geometry, designed to take in an abundance of natural light from all sides. A place of utter privacy and retreat, cool in summer with the shade of vine leaves; sheltered in winter to catch and store warmth.”

Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE the interiors but you’ll find me in that courtyard full stop. Courtyard House by Melbourne-based Powell & Glenn.

Photography by Sean Fennessy

Bringing the country to the city

Posted on Mon, 6 Jul 2020 by KiM

I would have never in a million years guessed this was a townhouse in Notting Hill, London. But it makes total sense once learning this home was designed by the gurus of the reclaimed, the salvaged, the well-worn. Retrouvius, you’ve created magic converting this city home into a piece of history. Lime-washed walls, a marble sink from Turkey, silk fabric from Fez, pine planks from a cheese factory, a 15th century fireplace, onyx from a bankrupt chimney shop and many other treasures make this home truly unique.

Photos: Retrouvius and Kim Lightbody for Architectural Digest France

Refined rustic in a new-build cottage

Posted on Mon, 6 Jul 2020 by KiM

Lots of warm whites with punches of black make this new-build cottage in Innisfil, Ontario very bright and inviting. It’s a refined take on country cottage style with a relaxed vibe and a simple approach to the decor. Lidia Van Zyl created a really beautiful getaway for the homeowners to enjoy.

Photos: Robin Stubbert

Sunday at a restaurant – Pallet

Posted on Sun, 5 Jul 2020 by KiM

I sometimes feel the industrial interior trend has been completely overdone. But every once in a while a project catches my eye and I realize I still appreciate the moodiness and reusability of this style. Such as Pallet restaurant in Salt Lake City designed a few years ago by the consistently awesome cityhomeCOLLECTIVE. I’d LOVE to enjoy an evening here (post-pandemic of course).

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 4 Jul 2020 by midcenturyjo

I said it before and I’ll say it again. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend then it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. OBO by ciguë.

Photography by Maris Mezulis