Displaying posts from August, 2022

“In renovating multiple interiors of this family home, Workstead celebrated the enduring building and its surrounding landscape. Rooms’ colors and textures draw inspiration from the coastal environment, while ample open space keeps users’ attention focused on outdoor living and multigenerational gatherings. Select elements, such as kitchen cabinets and a bar niche, reference the whalers and plein air painters who once intermingled on Long Island’s South Fork. Antiques and next-generation collectibles meld the homeowner’s respect for the past with the desire for contemporary expression.”

Respect for the past and an understanding of contemporary living. It’s a heady experience when the designers get it just right. Atmospheric, inviting, intriguing yet comforting. Hook Pond Residence in East Hampton, NY by Workstead.

Photography by Matthew Williams. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

In a magical light

Posted on Wed, 31 Aug 2022 by midcenturyjo

Oh yes this Spanish apartment is filled with light but it’s designer Luis Puerta‘s magical touch that brings it to life. He has a taste for simple luxury with natural finishes and carefully curated pieces while negative space plays an important role. A neutral nirvana in Madrid.

Set discreetly on Queensdale Road, in a conservation area near Holland Park, is this generous four-bedroom Victorian home. At the back of the maisonette, a leafy garden, perfect for languorous afternoons soaking up the sun, extends 50 ft behind the house. In front, the living room overlooks a pretty terrace of pastel-coloured houses. The house has been decorated by its current owner, an actress, in a playful and eclectic style inspired by her time spent working at Graham & Green furniture store in Portobello. It is currently filled with a unique combination of antique pieces and colourful furnishings, which provide the perfect backdrop for her art and ceramics.
This home could not be more quaint, inviting and cozy. Give me a big mug of tea, a book and an afghan and plop me on a chair with a cat and leave me be 🙂 Currently for sale via Inigo.

Jardines de Alfabia

Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2022 by KiM

Jardines de Alfabia is a complex consisting of a house, gardens and an orchard located in Bunyola, Mallorca. The houses of a Gothic type, with a strong rural and fortified character were located around an enclosed courtyard, incorporating a tower of the sixteenth century. The eighteenth-century reform endowed Alfabia with its Baroque elements, the most defining of its current configuration. It’s available for tours, events and weddings. Such beautiful architecture and the gardens are absolutely stunning. It must be magical in person!


Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2022 by midcenturyjo

“Interior Design project of 1 bedroom residence in Bebek, Istanbul. Designed for a single professional, this Pied-á-terre is created by combining vibrant energetic colors and various forms of comfortable furniture and lighting. Almost all of the furniture, lighting and rugs are designed and custom made by Merve Kahraman design studio blending together with vintage founds and contemporary accessories. The concept was to create diversity by designing multiple spaces in this fresh and cozy apartment situated in the heart of Bosphorus.”

A revelry of colour and pattern with a distinct Memphis riff by New York/Istanbul-based interior and product designer Merve Kahraman. Joyous and cutting edge.