Displaying posts from August, 2020

A unique way to modernize a century old home

Posted on Wed, 5 Aug 2020 by KiM

I am in complete awe of this project in the Côte-des-Neiges neighbourhood of Montréal. I have decided when I win the lottery I will hire la SHED architecture firm to design my dream house. The massive renovation they designed of this 1916 home and how they maintained and restored some of the original features (the huge window at the end of the dining room and how it is cut right into an opening in the moldings…WHOA!) is mind-blowingly awesome. In addition to a restoration of the front and side facades, the original character has been skilfully preserved with several old details highlighted in a contemporary intervention bringing openness, light and contrasts to a formerly very dark and partitioned space. Great care has been taken to restore and enhance the original features, in contrast with the contemporary and minimalist aspect of the interventions. The old staircase, once partitioned, is now unveiled and spectacularly highlighted, juxtaposed with wooden lath landings that let light filter through to the basement. The imposing staircase was completely dismantled and reassembled to integrate an internal structure making it self-supporting. The rear of the house has been completely reconfigured in order to optimize the sunshine in the courtyard as well as to allow as much natural light to enter on the three levels. The glass extension from the kitchen to the courtyard, surmounted by a typical volume with clean lines, houses the master bedroom. This extension is harmonized in the neighborhood by reinterpreting a traditional typology well present in the alleys of the sector: the covered terrace surmounted by an appendix or a solarium. The basement living spaces, a previously uninviting floor, now benefit from the layout of an English courtyard and a water basin reflecting the light through the full-height glass walls with recessed frames.

Photos: Maxime Brouillet


Posted on Tue, 4 Aug 2020 by midcenturyjo

“… this home shows how one simple curve can not only inspire the architects, but, as importantly, set them on a new path of discovery.”

Two self-contained apartments were re-imagined as one three-level home with the sinuous curve of a staircase climbing a monumental void. Arc Side by Melbourne-based design studio Jolson.

Photography Lucas Allen

Open and honest

Posted on Tue, 4 Aug 2020 by midcenturyjo

“A humble, single level living pavilion on the street side draws on the simplicity of surrounding beach houses, many of which were owner built over the years. Connection to the garden and landscape was imperative to the design. Kangaroos literally inhabit the house. The structural system is exposed and honest. Operable screens allow for the control of privacy and when the whole house is opened up it almost disappears, evoking the social mood of camping.”

Open, honest and laid back. Bendalong Beach House by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects.

Photography by Robert Walsh

Cove house

Posted on Mon, 3 Aug 2020 by KiM

I wanted to share another project by Shelter Collective, who was responsible for the interior design (with architecture by Maryann Thompson Architects) of this fabulous Martha’s Vineyard getaway. It has serious Scandinavian + modern + clean lines + cabin vibes and is perfectly casual and relaxing.

Monday’s pets on furniture

Posted on Mon, 3 Aug 2020 by KiM

Hi folks. I’d like to thank everyone who has sent in entries (via email or on Instagram) over the past 11 years or so. It’s crazy to think how many pets I’ve featured on the blog over all those years. It seems interest is winding down so unfortunately this will be the last Monday’s pets on furniture post. It’s been a great run and I’ve had a blast sharing with you all. The #dtipetsonfurniture tag lives on via Instagram if you need to get your weekly fill (and want to continue tagging your photos) and you will always find me sharing photos of my heard on my Instagram account @kim_dti (especially in my stories) and on my cats’ account @cattttastrophic. Thanks you soooo much! XOXO

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Spot the dog … or is this a baby shark🤣⁣ Happy mid week guys ! We are sporting sunshine and blue skyes ⁣ My DIY plans for the garden this year involve just surviving as fining wood is tricky,so i kind of made a basic table & not the one i was planning too make to replace one pictured here as it is falling apart -like my soul when i saw empty shelves in b&q the table i made will be temporary cos it doesn’t look good and hubby renamed it “pandemic table” photos to come 😂🤣⁣ ⁣ Ps – marking it as ad as i still have the @beliani_uk 10% code on all do i am going to mention it in case – code is PATI ⁣ ⁣ 🇵🇱 Hej, kochani lato wróciło ! Nawet pies się cieszy 😂 Wczoraj pojechałam po raz pierwszy do Angielskiej Castoramy – po drzewo żeby zrobić stolik aztecki – jeśli oglądaliście moje story to już wiecie, że półki puste.! Udało mi się kupić 2 deski nie to co chciałam więc stolik będzie prowizorką totalną i za rok zrobię takiego Azteka jakiego chciałam, będzie połowicznie bazowany na tym, co robiłam w zeszłym roku, a tymczasowy “ stolik pandemiczny” zastąpi ten który tu widać, bo mi się rozpada, tak więc “nie chcem, ale muszem zrobić nowy “ jak Mac giver będę ukręcać bat z ( wiecie czego).😅⁣ ⁣ ——————————⁣ #myhyggehome #myhyggegarden #tinygarden #citygarden #outdoorspace #gardenvibes #bohovibes #bohodecor #boholiving #apartmenttherapy #summervibes #bringtheinsideout #realhomes #homeandgarden #instagardeners #gardensofinstagram #howihome #houseandhome #decodwelling #eclecticallymade #eclecticdecor #eclecticallycool #bohotribex⁣ #thiscreativehome #bohemianhome #boholove #myeverydaymagic #myhousebeautiful #mybeliani #virtualgardenparty

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My cat Charlie relaxing on the bed, Berlin, Germany
– Lisa

And some from me. Felix and Mimin chillin’ in the greenhouse with me, Felix relaxing on my bamboo lounge chair I found on Marketplace for $50, Frankie and Bernie enjoying their fav late afternoon spots in the living room while enjoying the air conditioning, and Felix napping in the greenhouse while I work.