Displaying posts from January, 2024

A monochrome simplicity

Posted on Wed, 31 Jan 2024 by midcenturyjo

There is something about simplicity. The luxury of surrounding yourself with a heavily curated collection of the objects that you love. Neutral palette but warmed by the golden glow of timber anchored by the textures of found objects and earthy art. Brooklyn apartment (the home of sculptor/designer Simone Bodmer Turner) by Olivia Stutz Design.

Photography by William Jess Laird.

Living small with a big view

Posted on Wed, 31 Jan 2024 by midcenturyjo

On a dilapidated 30-acre avocado orchard near Lake McDonald in the Sunshine Coast’s hinterland, Anchor&Belle collaborated with Blackwood Architecture to design a modest accommodation blending into the hillside. The two pavilions optimize the north-facing orientation, privacy and valley views. The open-plan interior, with vaulted ceilings and natural timber palette, captures abundant natural light. Thoughtful material choices, including rustic timber cladding, connect the cabin to its locale, fostering harmony with the surrounding landscape and embracing the Queensland climate.

More and more my heart (and mind) is turning to small house living with big bold views. Make it off grid and add a veggie patch and animals and I’m in!

This is the South Kensington apartment of couture and interior designer Tomasz Starzewski. I am overwhelmingly smitten and could look at these photos for hours trying to soak in all of those incredible layers. Why put one small table next to your sofa when you could put three? That is not meant to be sarcastic at all as I’d need one for my magazine, one for my cup of tea and one for the incense or candle I’d be burning. This folks, is maximalism at its finest. Photos: Simon Upton.

This Park Slope brownstone is a fabulously eclectic mix of styles that is intriguing and in my opinion will last for many years before the next renovation is warranted, simply by swapping out some accessories and a light fixture here and there to keep things interesting for the homeowners. I am forever envious of brownstone owners. Interior design: Jesse Parris-Lamb. Architecture: Model Practice. Photos: Nicole Franzen. Styling: Katja Greeff.

Timeless 1744 home in Connecticut

Posted on Mon, 29 Jan 2024 by midcenturyjo

What can this man not do? Fashion designer, television host and interior designer Christian Siriano of Siriano Interiors has brought this 1744 Connecticut home to life with colour and vintage and antique pieces. Timeless, stylish and a standout.

Photography by Tim Lenz.