Displaying posts from February, 2023

Earthy modern minimalist

Posted on Wed, 8 Feb 2023 by KiM

This Orange County family home is full of warmth and a really grounded energy. Design firm Soko Dai added alot of natural stone, wood and textural fabrics to bring an earthy, modern, minimalist vibe. Also, I’ve never seen so many gorgeous bathrooms in one home! WOW!!! (Photos: Tramp Studio)

The beauty of minimalism

Posted on Tue, 7 Feb 2023 by midcenturyjo

“Hidden behind the brick façade of Richmond’s historic AKM building, this apartment had endured poorly planned refurbishments in the past. When invited to work on this project we aimed to honour the building’s history whilst offering a new approach to inner-city family living. Working within the existing 80m2 footprint, we replanned the two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment to include an additional study & ensuite.”

From its double height ceiling and steel framed windows to the restrained palette of oak, grey limestone, soft whites and neutral furnishings this Melbourne apartment by Melanie Beynon is an exercise in the beauty of minimalism.

Photography by Tom Blachford


Posted on Tue, 7 Feb 2023 by midcenturyjo

“His spaces are the mise-en-scene for life’s story, a backdrop for your personal journey, a journey that is told through desire, by means of the senses.”

Visual and atmospheric, colourful and dramatic. It’s all about immersive living, surrounding yourself with style. Let’s dive into the portfolio of New York-based Darren Jett of the eponymous design studio Jett.

The Provence home of Italian interior designer and antiques dealer Enrica Stabile of Solamente Giovedi is exactly what I envision when I think of a home in the south of France countryside. It is filled with an incredible collection of antiques and vintage, and arranged picture perfectly in each room. That kitchen makes me want to cry it’s so beautiful.

The project is located in Marvila, one of the oldest industrial and working class areas in Lisbon. The project aimed to transform an attic apartment without any living conditions into a bright and open space with a breathtaking view for the Tagus River, creating an idea of a “lighthouse”, a shelter at the top of the building, which opens for the distant views of the surrounding built environment, framed by the sky and the sea, disconnected from the disturbance of the city life. Due to the dysfunctionality of the previous configuration of the apartment and the very poor condition of its structure, it became necessary to replace the entire roof and remake all of its interiors. The main objective of this project was to create a space as open and bright as possible. To achieve this goal, we decided to contain the private areas – bedroom and bathroom – in a separate volume, disconnected from the roof, leaving the remaining open space around it as the space of a living room. Both storage and kitchenette were contained in another volume created along the living room, an element integrated in the gable wall. As a result of this intervention, we were able to create a functional, bright and open space, a space that lets you breathe and, despite its modern character, revives the spirit of the area in which it was created.
Despite this 60 m2 apartment being quite minimal and modern, in opposition to most of what we post these days, I could not help myself when this popped into our inbox as I am always mesmerized by how architects can make use of every square inch of a small and awkward space. This apartment with everything hidden away is brilliant. I’d add a couple antique chairs and centuries-old portraits and this would make for the perfect Portugal pied-à-terre. Architect: KEMA studio. Photos: Alexander Bogorodskiy and Eliza Borkowska.