Displaying posts from July, 2022

Stalking maximalism in London

Posted on Fri, 8 Jul 2022 by midcenturyjo

Don’t let its staid Georgian facade fool you. Inside the Grade II-listed townhouse in Camberwell is a maximalist’s dream. Five floors of colour and art, antiques and mid century classics. Everywhere you look is inspiration and we haven’t even ventured into the garden yet. Unfortunately for us, it is sold but I found it through  Inigo an estate agency for Britain’s most marvellous historic homes, from the team behind The Modern House.

Books and art and books and art!!!! I adore this Upper Est Side apartment belonging to architect Carlos Garciavelez and interior designer David Lawrence of design firm Carlos David. Aside from the books and art they created lots of graphic, impactful elements that I adore in what is a simple layout. Brilliant!

Old world charm in California

Posted on Thu, 7 Jul 2022 by KiM

Amber Sokolowski and Linette Dai of Soko Dai Design Studio took a 1950s home in Torrance, California that was a 90’s remodel gone bad, and created a magical home with old world charm. It’s classic and elegant and timeless. (Photography: Sara Tramp)

Our intervention aims to be respectful of pre-existing and timeless in nature. We wanted to recover all the existing elements in good condition to give them a second life and generate the least possible waste. We have rescued the hydraulic tiles of the original building in the bathrooms, walls and floors. The new materials have been chosen with the aim of revaluing local trades and crafts.”

Clay and stone, oak and lime. Natural materials chosen to meld seamlessly with the old building. Modern minimalism blending seamlessly with the past in this Mediterranean home in Palma, Mallorca by Isabel Lopez Vilalta+Asociados.

Photography by Salva López


Posted on Wed, 6 Jul 2022 by midcenturyjo

“Warmth and charm were infused into this 1790’s farm by clearly defining the personality of every room – yet having small moments of connection to make the home feel complete. We worked with the home’s existing floor plan to maintain the historical character and updated all the finishes, paint colors and furnishings so it’s liveable but not too precious.”

A celebration of pattern and colour, bespoke and antique, this home is packed with personality and history. It’s about welcoming family and friends and overstuffed comfort for all, about cottage living mixed with modern conveniences. Historic Farm by Cameron Ruppert.

Photography by Stacy Zarin Goldberg