Displaying posts from October, 2021

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 9 Oct 2021 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it better be somewhere stylish . PersonasQue Offices by Madrid-based Ventura.

Photography by Meritxell Arjalaguer

While I’m bringing plants inside for the winter and praying for every last bit of warm weather we can get before winter hits us like a ton of bricks, I stumbled across the portfolio of Charlotte Rowe and her West London based landscape design and architecture firm. Give me all the gardens and plants and sunshine, especially this project… The new house is of a contemporary design built in an L-shape with a separate indoor swimming pool and garage and guest wing grouped around a large courtyard. The courtyard is a key element of the design of the house and garden. As the courtyard is set on a slope, our solution was to design the space using polished concrete flooring with three water basins divided by formal planting beds set at different levels interlinking a dining area and seating area. The walls of the garage were rendered in a dark grey to set off a row of espaliered pear trees and the whole area is softened by a number of trees including two multi-stemmed Amelanchier trees and three Cornus mas. The rest of the garden has been designed around the house encompassing an unusual gravel garden on the Southern side with views down the site. There are extensive mixed planting beds with shrubs, trees, perennials and grasses all around the house and a small vegetable and cutting garden. One hundred new trees, including many quite mature specimens, have been planted to act as companion trees to some magnificent old oaks on what was predominantly a virgin site. Much of the site is to remain as rough grass and wildflower meadow with mown paths, allowing the natural ‘borrowed’ landscape to take centre stage. (Photos: Marianne Majerus and Eva Nemeth)

Mieke ten Have

Posted on Fri, 8 Oct 2021 by KiM

Mieke ten Have is an interiors stylist, design writer, and creative consultant who has worked for many top magazines such as Vogue, Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, House & Garden and others. Her talent as a stylist is obvious given these exceptional spaces. What I would do to have her wander my home and work her magic.

Photos: Ricardo Labougle, Douglas Friedman, Stephen Kent Johnson, Sam Frost, Mikkel Vang, Simon Upton, Matthew Williams, William Abranowicz, Pernille Loof, William Waldron, Thomas Loof, Scott Frances, Ricardo Labougle, Noe de Witt

Neutral sophistication

Posted on Thu, 7 Oct 2021 by midcenturyjo

A restrained colour palette, refined aesthetic and attention to detail means the rooms in this Cheviot Hills by L.A.-based Studio Life/Style are not only beautifully curated they express a timeless luxury, both cosy and sophisticated.

Sand and surf and stone

Posted on Thu, 7 Oct 2021 by midcenturyjo

Our Beach House at Mermaid represents a refined beach house design with a bold expression of form and materials. From the west orientated urban streetscape the façade responds to privacy and solar concerns by way of sliding timber screens set within white vertical walls and horizontal concrete floor and roof elements in a two storey form. The two storey form boldly cantilevers towards the street over feature stone walls and glass entry. Dense landscaping softens the built form and provides a unique arrival experience. Externally and internally the material palette is a composition of natural materials and textures including stone, concrete and timber set against white surfaces. Internally high ceiling and voids capturing light creates a variety of unique spaces.”

A new coastal design language. Modern, monolithic and strong. Beach House by Gold Coast based BDA Architecture.

Photography by Andy Macpherson