Displaying posts from May, 2021

24 sqm of Parisian chic

Posted on Wed, 12 May 2021 by midcenturyjo

Small space big style. If you need a little pied-à-terre (or let’s face it with increasing housing costs in capital cities across the globe perhaps a permanent base) this little studio space in Paris may just be the stylish solution for you. Bastille by Intérieurs de Collection.

Photography by Laetitia Tomassi

Sophisticated seaside living

Posted on Wed, 12 May 2021 by midcenturyjo

“With incredible views towards the southern wild ocean and northern views to the enclosed and stunning pool lawn and flourishing vegetable garden, we wanted to create an ‘Australian’ villa in the landscape by the sea. Internally, we aspired to creating spaces rather than surface, creating atmosphere rather than rooms; creating both a generosity of spirit and serenity as a background for happy family life.”

As stunning as its rugged setting this sophisticated contemporary beach house is definitely no shack with its expansive views through large glass windows, open plan living and a sheltered oasis of a garden behind. Flinders House by Melbourne-based Susi Leeton.

Photography by Lisa Cohen & Sharyn Cairns

A Brian Paquette update

Posted on Tue, 11 May 2021 by KiM

Brian Paquette is a favourite designer of ours and we’ve featured his work on here many times in the past. I found out recently that he launched his first book last month which I’m excited to get my hands on. And with that, I am sharing some of his recent spaces because they are always classic, and so very easy on the eye.

A restored Seattle Craftsman

Posted on Tue, 11 May 2021 by KiM

Simple and elegant and timeless. A gorgeous restoration designed by Lisa Staton. Perched up on a hill in a bustling Seattle neighborhood, our clients came to us wanting to do a full gut remodel and restoration of their classic Craftsman house. The request was for us to restore the old bones of the house where years of various renovations had stripped it away (especially in the kitchen). They wanted a generous kitchen that flowed easily into the dining room for entertaining. Key to making the new space-plan work was moving the powder room to the opposite side of the house which also allowed us to create a butlers bar area. Windows on the main floor were re-configured to match the size and proportion of existing original wood windows. In the dining room inky gray walls and a crisp white ceiling marry well with the new kitchen. While the kitchen is all brand new, details like the new windows, open shelves in brass and marble and the vintage 1900s French cabinet keep it true to the old house. A simple mudroom sits off the kitchen. Upstairs the main bath was fully redone with a combo of black marble hexagon floor, putty pink cabinets and custom lights and mirrors. (Photos: Aaron Leitz)

Renovating a bathroom can be fun but is also a daunting task. There are too many options that you’ll find that will make you feel confused and overwhelmed. Picking the right materials for your bathroom will solely depend on what sort of bathroom you want to have. Whether it is an edgy one, or perhaps you are aiming for a traditional look, the key to a successful renovation is planning. Listed below are a few things that you need to consider when picking the right materials for your bathroom.


One of the most important things you need to consider when renovating your bathroom is choosing what type of flooring you will install. If you aim for safe flooring, you have to think about the durability of the tiles you pick. Moisture and slip resistance are also important factors when choosing what tiles to install. Your options can be vinyl, cork, natural stone, or ceramic tiles.


The tub is the highlight of every bathroom, and choosing the best one is an important decision to make. For a safe and easy-to-install tub, go for a walk in bath. This is ideal, especially if you have an elderly person at home. They are designed to prevent anyone from falling or slipping. But if you are not into getting this kind of tub, you can always go for a traditional one. Choose the one that will fit your desired look for your bathroom.


Cabinets play an important role in the bathroom. They keep the room clutter-free and organised. You can find cabinets in different styles, but you have to careful and do not let the looks deceive you. Always look for cabinets that are not only durable but will also withstand the test of time. Cabinets made of solid wood and plywood are good options.


No matter what type of vanity you wish to have, it’s important that you know your space. If you have a bigger space, then a built-in vanity might be your best option. However, if your bathroom space is limited, then a freestanding vanity will be good. Your vanity will define the look of your bathroom, so be sure to choose one that will suit your style. Also, consider picking a vanity that is easy to clean.

When choosing the products for your bathroom, always go for something that can withstand the condition of the room. Another factor that you have to consider when purchasing materials is your finances. You have to set a realistic budget that you can spend for the renovation. Check all your options first before making a decision. Once you finalise your budget, stay on track and do your best not to overspend. Whether you aim for a modern or a minimalist bathroom, keep in mind that it should always look clean and organised.

Choose the right materials that will not only make your bathroom look chic but also keep it organised at all times.