My husband’s birthday was last Sunday so we went out for dinner. It’s so strange how something we used to do at last once every week or two suddenly became the biggest treat. I spent $30 on 2 drinks and they were the BEST. DRINKS. EVER. Looking forward to the day it becomes normal again. Poodle Bar & Bistro in Fitzroy, Australia is a gorgeous spot to enjoy many drinks and take in the art-deco decor, designed by Bergman & Co.
Poodle Bar, a modern interpretation of chiaroscuro; placing the patron at the centre of their experience. The ground floor embedded in a romantic textural representation of the past whilst situating us delightfully in the present through the careful placement of contemporary art, wildflowers and greenery. The archways acting as a conduit to a different scene, likened to the experience of being in a gallery, eyes adjusting to the varying levels of light and shade as the rooms are traversed.
Photos: Derek Swalwell
It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. Thinkerbell (with offices in an old knitting mill hence the string art) by Cera Stribley.
I have no idea how I have gone this long not knowing about the exquisitely artful, collected, refined spaces of Houston/LA based designer Garrett Hunter. And for those that also didn’t know, NOW YOU KNOW.
I lose my marbles over every project that Hubert Zandberg gets his paws on. And this one which is a bit more traditional than most of his work is glorious, and perfect in a Tuscan setting. Villa Medane – An exclusive Tuscan villa and estate located in the dramatic hilly countryside outside Siena, a second home for one of our returning clients. The design concept was to create a comfortable retreat that references the centuries old rich history of the area and at the same time incorporates these with a curated mix of both vintage and contemporary elements and found pieces, for contemporary living.
“Our approach was to design each interior space with crisp, yet sparing architectural embellishments, punctuated by layers of unexpected surface materials and a museum-quality art collection … We wanted it to feel ornate, but also feel light and classical, with a hyper-modern edge.”
Designer Dylan Farrell named the project Georgian Modern. I call it a fabulous mix of different styles and eras with a museum-quality art collection.
Photography by Francois Dischinger