St Kilda House – a wild Georgian family home

Posted on Wed, 15 May 2024 by KiM

This home has been brought into the contemporary with unexpected saturations of colours, an extraordinary art collection and his exceptional eye for furniture. Throughout, floorboards have been stripped back and sanded to give a softer tonal cohesion. On the lower floor, white predominates for walls and ceilings in the front portion of the house. Effectively creating a backdrop to the art and furniture collection, the white additionally amplifies light and allows the Georgian features and leadlight detailing to sing. Each room throughout the house, while active with artwork and sculptural form is given energy by one dominant colour. A pair of purple chairs in one, for example, Tiffany blue walls in another. Circular motifs are a constant throughout the home with large spherical pendants, artworks, chandeliers and mirrors all exploring this form. Furniture and objects and mixed-and-matched with a divine sense of play throughout, such as the disco ball and hanging chairs in the indoor pool, or the floral mural descending from the turret room – this home is having fun. 
I loooove the creativity exuding from every inch of this St Kilda, VIC home designed by SJB (except maybe the kitchen? It seems very underwhelming and detached from the rest of the home) and that indoor pool room is killer! A party house if I ever saw one. Photos: Sharyn Cairns.

Layers of finishes breathe fresh life into this turn-of-the century Minneapolis Victorian. Folding in earth based elements like plaster, marble countertops and natural wood create a new beginning for the historical architecture. To accommodate a growing family, we relocated the kitchen and dining room to create spaces made for hosting.
This post is all about the details. In every photo. The carved wood detail of the newel post, the fireplace tile surround, the dining room paneling, the original stained glass windows, the placement and detail of the marble in the kitchen, the tiled arch in the bathroom…. Design: Yond Interiors; Builder: Tusk Builders; Cabinetry: Cabinetry Refined; Photos: Taylor Hall O’Brien.

Jerónimo’s House

Posted on Mon, 13 May 2024 by KiM

Casa Josephine – drenching rooms in colours that most people would shy away from, patterns that most people would think are too busy, creating statements (like with rugs hanging all over the walls) most people would never imagine. This is Jerónimo’s House. Photos: Pablo Zamora.

Traditional meets modern

Posted on Mon, 13 May 2024 by KiM

Shape, texture, and materiality converge within the walls of this warm and inviting home that places artistry and comfort on a pedestal. 
Designed by Heidi Woodman Interiors, this home is so perfect in so many ways and has so much to offer that I think it would be a hit for the masses. The architecture has both modern and traditional elements, the colour palette is neutral and earthy with just the right amount of black accents, the furnishings all look like you could just sink into them and have a nap, there’s just a bit of pattern that is on the traditional side which is a pretty contrast to some of the modern art, textures that look incredibly cozy….

A 16th-century home in Devon

Posted on Sun, 12 May 2024 by KiM

I’m back with another Inigo beauty, again no castle this week because I spent the entire day yesterday shopping for plants, planting the plants and panicking about all things I need to do for an upcoming photoshoot of my house for a blog that is older (and way more “big time”) than this one. Eeeeeekkkkkkk!!!!
This elegant, wisteria-covered mid-16th century house sits in the centre of the pretty town of Colyton, close to south Devon’s beautiful coastline. Unfolding over 4,000 sq ft and surrounded by walled gardens, the Grade II*-listed Elizabethan house has been restored and decorated by the current owners (interiors writer Ros Byam Shaw). Unique original features have been preserved, such as oak panelling dating to c.1600, leaded windows, and flagstone floors. Contemporary interventions are timeless, including Colefax and Fowler wallpaper, and various Farrow and Ball colours. Its garden is complete with a swimming pool, a summer house, a small orchard stocked with mulberry, cherries and apples, and raised vegetable patches. A quiet and private oasis, the garden has views across the town, over hills and mature trees, and feels remarkably rural given its central location.