Displaying posts from July, 2021

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 31 Jul 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. Australian homewares brand Cultiver’s HQ by YSG.

Casa Mina

Posted on Fri, 30 Jul 2021 by KiM

I had to share another magical project by the talented team of Quintana Partners – Casa Mina in Mahón, Menorca. Their attention to detail and the methods they introduce in their designs that pay homage to the history and patina of the original structure and architectural details is really incredible and I have much respect for their philosophy.

Rustic beach house

Posted on Thu, 29 Jul 2021 by midcenturyjo

I remember seeing this house many many years ago. It’s a beach cabin in East Sussex by Bartlett Coote. It was the standard bearer for the pale and interesting vintage movement. Granny chic meets shabby chic meets reuse and recycle. Flashy and trashy were an anathema. It was all about slow living and a down to earth aesthetic. Fast forward a decade if not a bit more and it’s as interesting and inspiring today as it was back then AND it seems it’s more than survived the test of time. Australians LOVE a beach shack and it seems the Brits do too. This one is rich with the promise of easy summer days filled with family and friends. For sale here via The Modern House.

An artful family home

Posted on Thu, 29 Jul 2021 by midcenturyjo

“An elegant yet robust home for a young family with a passion for design and travel, Church Street residence takes its cues from archetypal Roman forms. Art and furnishings add zest, warmth and richness. Arches were introduced strategically throughout the floor plan to contain elegant spatial volumes and create vistas, as well as ordering the ‘flow’ within the dwelling. The arches express mass with the use of deep wall reveals, linking spaces and framing rooms with elegant steel framed glazed doors for privacy.”

Contemporary luxe to withstand the day to day rough and tumble of family life. Church Street Residence Toorak by Maria Danos Architecture.

Colour vs white and grey

Posted on Wed, 28 Jul 2021 by KiM

Back in 2017 Jo shared some spaces that were done in rich yet muted colours by Belgian designer Natalie Haegeman. I was perusing her portfolio and was mesmerized by both her colourful and neutral spaces and wanted to share some more of her work here. So moody with lots of antiques and textures and patinas. Brilliant.

Photography: Claude Smekens, Guy Obijn & Bieke Claessens