Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 18 Sep 2021 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. Clifford Chance by Colombe.

Perfectly imperfect outdoors

Posted on Fri, 17 Sep 2021 by midcenturyjo

More from Perspective this time a wonderful series of outdoor spaces surrounding a country house in Rute in the north of Sweden’s Gotland. Once again Scandinavian design meets elements of Eastern philosophy, wabi-sabi, the perfectly imperfect. I love it all, the pool, the al fresco dining, fireplaces and old greenhouse but most of all the conservatory. I never realised I needed a conservatory … until now.

Photography Andy Liffner

A moody Swedish apartment

Posted on Fri, 17 Sep 2021 by midcenturyjo

Think Scandinavian meets wabi-sabi. Natural, pared-back, well-considered, neutral, minimalist without being stark, earthy yet luxurious, dramatic yet grounded. A marriage of opposites that together are timeless. Kaptensgatan I, an apartment in Stockholm by interior design studio Perspective.

Photography Andy Liffner

Joie de vivre

Posted on Wed, 15 Sep 2021 by midcenturyjo

She defines her style as “chic mix and match”. It’s fresh and fabulous, bright and colourful and in the case of this Normandy home elegant yet quirky, at times formal but always fun. Mainneville residence by Paris-based architectural designer Laura Gonzalez.

Modern in Madrid

Posted on Wed, 15 Sep 2021 by midcenturyjo

The bones may be old but the look is modern. This reworking of a Madrid apartment (with impressive roof terrace reached by the sculptural sweep of a spiral staircase) by interior architect Inés Benavides preserves all the best features of old apartment while ringing in the new. Walls are removed, a modern kitchen is open plan to the living and dining while bright colour and pattern packs a punch.