Displaying posts from February, 2023

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 25 Feb 2023 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. Melis Goral, Istanbul by SANAYI313.

This prestigious double fronted Art Deco cream brick beacon of casual regality adorns a fancy suburban street in Moonee Ponds. WOWOWA’s role was akin to a surgeon – preforming open heart surgery, removing the scare tissue of the past renovation and creating a family home that celebrated the playful ornament of the original 1930’s era. The first decision was to mirror the cream & brown brick robustness of the front facade, around the back. A sense of inside outside was crucial to this project. Working around existing bones, the renovation addon reads like an L shaped nugget, but in reality, the living room sits on the base of an existing basement and is largely a reduction more than an alteration & addition.
I am DYING over this renovation. All of my favourite colours in one home (and all in one kitchen no less!). This home is so incredibly unique and vibrant, and that kitchen is one of my all-time favourites. (Photos: Martina Gemmola; Styling: Ruth Welsby)

When space is at a premium in places like Paris, I love seeing how designers and architects use their creativity to maximize space and create storage. This Paris apartment isn’t very small (124 m²) but the amount of storage in each room makes me very envious (having lived in old homes with either no closets or tiny ones for many years). Also love the all white backdrop for the fun pops of colour and the black corridor that adds some serious drama. Designed by l’Agence June. (Photos: BCDF studio)

Mediterranean luxury

Posted on Thu, 23 Feb 2023 by midcenturyjo

“The three-storey Mariposa apartment is set in an iconic, brutalist listed building. The architectural challenge of this major renovation project was to combine five different apartments into one 500 sqm harmonious space … A reduced palette of five materials (Périgord stone, oak, bronze, travertine, and walnut) is used throughout to define the spaces and create a feeling of continuity. Inspired by the brutalist architecture of the exteriors, the apartment seems to have been carved in stone and creates a living space reminiscent of an alcove, which is both authentic and sophisticated.”

Stunning apartment in a stunning part of the world Cannes with an emphasis on the luxury of Mediterranean living. Apartment Mariposa by Caprini & Pellerin.

Daunt’s Albatross

Posted on Thu, 23 Feb 2023 by midcenturyjo

It’s almost the weekend and I’m dreaming and scheming of a getaway. The recently refurbished Daunt’s Albatross in Montauk on the east end of the Long Island peninsula looks like just the spot for a group of us. Now in my daydream, it’s summer and we explore the beaches and hike the trails or if it’s cold like now then we snuggle by the fire and indulge in the restaurants. Either way, the stylish yet relaxed new look for this family-run hotel is by Brooklyn-based interior designers Home Studios.

Photography by Brian Ferry