I say it week after week. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish … or in this case very, very pretty. Sonia Boyajian Studio & Showroom by Studio Shamshiri.
Photography by Stephen Buksen
I can barely tear myself away from the first few photos of this Houston mid-century home. Combining 2 of my favourite things – mid-century architecture and a huge wrap-around porch. OH EM GEE. I must carry on. This absolutely delightful home was given the Jamie Bush organic modernism touch with art gallery vibes, but where you feel comfortable enough to kick your shoes off and jeans are welcome any day of the week.
Photos: Roger Davies
An 1860’s home in Dublin is rebuilt after a fire (owned by artist Eva Donovan), with hints of art deco, mid-century and some Parisian vibes. Designer Suzie Mc Adam went for a bolder interpretation than before the fire, but when given the opportunity to start fresh, how could you not take some risks?
Photos: Ruth Maria
“The original house was designed in 1988 by Geoffrey Summerhayes and it was an honour to renovate and give the build a second life. Our clients, a family of 4, with two grown up children loved the layout and feel of their home, but wanted to modernise the spaces, while respecting the original architecture. We aspired to achieve a sophisticated aesthetic with casual undertones. The original house had been repainted a deep ochre and had taken on a Tuscan feel. Our proposed palette sought to enhance the original architectural elements and reform the overall experience.”
From outdated faux Tuscan to fabulous monochromatic minimalism. The Villa Renovation in Peppermint Grove, Perth by LAHAUS.
“The Burrows has been a labour of love and is filled with an eclectic mix of treasures, bespoke finds and original artworks, some handed down through family and others sourced and collected by the couple from auctions, markets and salvage yards.”
This modest historic cottage with views over Freycinet and the Hazards is the perfect getaway on the rugged coastline on the east coast of Tasmania. As one reviewer put it “This is a place for lovers. Or couples, or old friends, or lovers of nature. But mostly for lovers.” And don’t we all need a little love these days.
Photography by Adam Gibson