Displaying posts from April, 2021

Neutral sophistication 2

Posted on Fri, 30 Apr 2021 by midcenturyjo

Elegant and beautifully curated this Elizabeth Bay, Sydney apartment by Handelsmann + Khaw like the previous London apartment relies on a restrained colour palette and natural materials to imbue a sense of peace and calm in a hectic city. Chic, sophisticated and refined. Devine.

Photography by Felix Forest

Neutral sophistication 1

Posted on Fri, 30 Apr 2021 by midcenturyjo

“It is about the fine balance between the simplicity of the forms, the carefully selected natural materials and textures, the respect of the context and unparalleled dedication to quality.”

A peaceful oasis with light-filled interiors on the top floor of a white stuccoed Victorian building not far from Kensington Palace. The neutral palette and attention to natural materials such as American oak, travertine and linen are sophisticated and chic. Kensington Apartment by London-based Onda Interiors.

Glam with a mix of dark and light

Posted on Thu, 29 Apr 2021 by KiM

I love how Alice Lane interior Design took glam to the next level with this exceptional combination of dark and light spaces, accented with brass and luxurious fabrics. Cute puppy for that little extra something.

A mostly vintage home

Posted on Thu, 29 Apr 2021 by KiM

I LOVE this Venice, California home which happens to belong to Anna Paquin and Steve Moyer. A sweet vintage, mid-century modern vibe, designed by Arabella McIntosh. Arabella completed the interior decoration and styling of this 7000 sqft home in just five months during 2019 while the family were overseas filming. The brief was to add warmth and character to the newly built home. With a group ethos on sustainability and using materials already in circulation they were able to create a new home with as little new materials as possible. Over 80% of Arabella’s budget was spent on vintage pieces and materials. Antiques were sourced from all over the US and from Europe. Custom pieces were created to suit the large family’s needs. The oversized dining table/ ping pong table in the downstairs area Arabella designed is made from maple floorboards salvaged from a bowling alley – and the iron base was once a kitchen island. The pendant that sits above it is a repurposed truck hubcap, and even the canopy is vintage, sourced to match the patina of the light. It doubles as a large seating area to entertain guests next to the wet bar. It also doubles as a ping pong table for Steve and his son with a removable custom leather net and paddles. (Architect: Studio of Environmental Architecture; Landscape Design: Big Red Sun; Photos: Jess Isaac)

OK. OK. I may have changed my mind. Not about the skill of London-based interior designers Forbes Rix but about what cottage of theirs I want. The conservatory/kitchen in this house is just what we all need in these times of social distancing. Who needs to go out?

Photography by Natalie Dinham