Masia en el Empordà

Posted on Thu, 22 Jul 2021 by KiM

This home is a work of art. The juxtaposition of the ancient farmhouse structure with the modern, minimalist design of the interior is breathtaking. Designed by Barcelona-based design gallery and interior design advisory office Miquel Alzueta Projects.

Terra-cotta, mustard, green and blue

Posted on Tue, 20 Jul 2021 by KiM

Terra-cotta, mustard, green and blue – such a beautiful array of colours. Since painting my dining room terra-cotta it’s one of my favourite wall colours and to walk into a home and immediately be surrounded by it….*sigh*. This entire home I just want to eat it up – especially the yellow kitchen. Not a single white wall in sight. And I’m not at all mad at that. Another to die for home designed by Reath Design. (Photos: Laure Joliet)

Respecting history whilst modernizing

Posted on Tue, 20 Jul 2021 by KiM

The house was originally built by E.W. Godwin between 1878-1879 for Frank Miles, a society portraitist and friend of Oscar Wilde. The current homeowners wanted to acknowledge and respect its history – and they also wanted to create a home appropriate for a busy, modern family. This was not an academic historical re-creation. Using the wealth of archive material as a starting point, Rose peeled away the layers and additions, restoring the spaces purity, architectural integrity and authentic spirit whilst delivering a fresh timeless quality and new functionality. I have complete respect for designers who are after maintaining original details. Kudos to the inimitable Rose Uniacke for keeping it real with this home.

I spotted this home on Elle Decor Spain and knew it was a MUST share. Located in Vejer de la Frontera, a Spanish hilltop town and municipality in the province of Cádiz, Andalusia, it is the summer residence of designer Gaspar Sobrino, and is a maximalist’s dream. The beautiful tile floors, unique chandeliers, artwork and rooftop terrace make this home really special.

Villa Carlo by Daniel Boddam

Posted on Fri, 16 Jul 2021 by KiM

Last year Jo featured Sydney-based architect Daniel Boddam and spoke of his signature style: considered simplicity. I wanted to share another example of that approach with this beautiful modern home in Mosman, NSW. Considering architecture and interiors as one, Villa Carlo is a holistic, contemporary interpretation of the Californian bungalow – embodying my signature considered simplicity, drawing focus to artisanal craft and the clients’ coveted collection of art. Being a semi-detached dwelling, I sought to create a dialogue with its neighbouring counterpart; a white rendered brick home that was once more akin to a traditional bungalow. Key touchpoints create a considered spatial journey, starting from the custom brass pull to the entry door. A splice in the building envelope introduces a sliver of light where ascending meets descending; a refined and poetic gesture inviting a spirited interplay of shadow and light throughout the day. Villa Carlo is holistically designed with architectural and interior details forming a consistent and harmonious dialogue – the macro is in the micro. As patrons of the arts, the creative interest of our clients is reflected in the spirit of the house, which confidently interweaves art, living spaces, light and nature; an enduring and poetic outcome.