Green with envy

Posted on Tue, 19 Jun 2018 by midcenturyjo

Straight to the inspiration files. That’s what I thought when I saw this lovely farmhouse kitchen by Jaclyn Peters Design. The unusual grey green cabinets,  vertical shiplap walls, the warm wood accents especially at the end of the island, the wide white oak floorboards and black accents. A fabulous space to prepare meals and for family and friends to gather.

Hotel Sanders

Posted on Tue, 19 Jun 2018 by midcenturyjo

I know it’s only Tuesday. The week has just begun but I have a hankering to get away, to pack my suitcases and check into a luxury hotel awash with as much  nostalgia as design cred. Muted greens, browns and golden hues, mid century vibes, warm wood mixed with rattan (it’s even on the hallway ceiling) and a sense of good times, good living and simple elegance. I’m checking into Copenhagen’s Hotel Sanders by London-based design duo Lind + Almond. I’ll meet you in the bar.

Stalking on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 by midcenturyjo

I’m still stalking but I have climbed up into the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. I’ve always dreamed of an old wooden cottage as a weekend bolthole. Something just a little like this early 1900’s house with its modern barn like extension. Love the black exterior emerging from the verdant vines, the dark floors, the industrial meets colonial meets retro meets scandi vibe. It’s just a little rock and roll gypsy meets country town glamour. Link here while it lasts.

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Stalking a stylist’s home

Posted on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 by midcenturyjo

I’m stalking in the Melbourne suburb of Armadale but it doesn’t feel like I’m really real estate stalking. I feel like I know this home so well. You see it belongs to stylist and writer Heather Nette King and I’ve lurked on her instagram account for years. (That doesn’t sound too creepy does it Heather?) It’s a beautiful family home full of character and colour, light and personality, just like I hope my own home will be when it finally emerges from its stalled renovations. Link here while it lasts.

Ritz&Ghougassian

Posted on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 by midcenturyjo

A heritage frontage and a public lane to the side, the desire for modern living with privacy and light. Courtyards and high windows, concrete blocks and polished floors warmed by banks of rich timber storage. Sleek and stylish urban living. Highbury Grove by Ritz&Ghougassian.


Photography by Tom Blachford