Displaying posts from October, 2020

Industrial ideal

Posted on Fri, 9 Oct 2020 by midcenturyjo

I really should stop real estate stalking. More to the point I really should stop lurking on The Modern House‘s website. Then I wouldn’t be blown away by this industrial repurposing. The amazing space was a once a brewery cooperage in Clerkenwell. Be still my beating heart. It’s my industrial ideal. But it’s not only the closed borders thanks to corona virus that are stopping me from buying this amazing home. It’s the price tag of £7,250,000. Sigh!

I love the drama and moodiness of a home that is steeped in history like this beautiful, almost gothic style former painting studio in Cape Cod. Keeping the old wooden beams in their natural state was a smart move here. The dark wood enhances the beautiful shapes and makes this home so cozy and inviting. I could not love this more. Designed by David Cafiero, photos by Stephen Kent Johnson. (Jo featured a barn that I believe is on the property here).

Colour carousel

Posted on Thu, 8 Oct 2020 by KiM

Copenhagen interior designer Nadia Olive Schnack is not one to shy away from colour. Or pattern. This project of hers, called Colour Carousel is indeed that. Fun and whimsical and not for the neutral minimalist. I really admire her brave approach to interiors. (Photos by Asger Mortense, styling by Nathalie Schwer)

Potts Point pied-à-terre

Posted on Wed, 7 Oct 2020 by midcenturyjo

A little jewel box of an apartment in Sydney’s Potts Point. Rich colours, an eclectic mix of furniture, surrounded by life’s treasures and mementos, of course a wall of books and to top it off an iconic view. Contemporary living in an Art Deco building done right. I want to move in. By Weir Phillips Architects.

Twin Peaks

Posted on Wed, 7 Oct 2020 by midcenturyjo

“Twin Peaks House is an alteration to a historic villa in central Auckland, which takes inspiration from the original architecture in creating a contemporary space for a young family.”

The original old house may have had a small footprint but it had lofty ceilings. The soaring heights and the sun that poured in through large windows informed this new addition by Pac Studio. Grand proportions in a simple house.