Displaying posts from June, 2021

Elegance with colour and pattern

Posted on Mon, 14 Jun 2021 by KiM

Designer Josh Greene knocked this project out of the park! This was a complete renovation of a full-floor apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. It is loaded with elegance and class which in my humble opinion is hard to pull off when using lots of colours and patterns. I especially love the lacquered cobalt blue walls of the library with the wallpapered ceiling. So dramatic! And must give props to the acid green silk rug in the dining room – what a statement! (Photos: Eric Piasecki)


Posted on Sun, 13 Jun 2021 by KiM

I follow people on Instagram for several reasons. Two of the main reasons are to find inspiration for this here blog and to find really cool and unique vintage items since scoring anything like that here in Ottawa is rare. Alain of Morceau is one of the latter. He has a little shop in Montreal but mostly sells his scores of mid-century finds via Instagram (perhaps that might change once life returns to normal and shopping becomes easier). Alot of what he posts sells quick so you have to on the lookout and act fast! Still kicking myself for not getting the Grifo lamp by G.H. Tew for Artemide in the 3rd last photo. (I’ll blame it on the pandemic and my inability to cross the Quebec border). And WHOA that Wassily chair in tan leather is HOT! So if you’re into MCM give Alain a follow!

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 12 Jun 2021 by midcenturyjo

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. Lifehood by Romanel Design Studio.

Seeing red

Posted on Fri, 11 Jun 2021 by midcenturyjo

Not the first colour that comes to mind when you’re designing your kitchen but I’m loving the cabinetry in this kitchen and scullery by Plain English.  The colour is Plain English’s ‘Rusty Nail’, the perfect foil for the textured walls, copper sink and all that lovely linen.

Contemporary class in Texas

Posted on Fri, 11 Jun 2021 by midcenturyjo

Clean, contemporary lines in a light-filled open plan layout. Think modern living with a touch of luxury. Natural textiles mixed with metals and wood provide the materials palette while restrained colour choices add to the sense of space and draw the eye to lovely views through huge windows. Leander Luxe by Kristin Marino of KozyKasa, a full-service interior design studio located in Austin, Texas.

Styling by Lindsay Hinkle