The smallest room

Posted on Mon, 19 Feb 2007 by midcenturyjo

The powder room, the wc, the cloakroom,the little boys/girls room, the 0.5 of the 2.5 bathrooms, the toilet. An oft neglected space just ripe for decorating. Thinking of something a little “risky” elsewhere in the house, try it out first in the smallest room.

Hotel des Arts Ken Hayden
Domino BNO
John Barman Robyn Karp
Jay Jeffers Domino

Pappas Miron

Posted on Fri, 16 Feb 2007 by midcenturyjo

Pappas Miron Design mixes antiques, vintage textiles, flea market finds and modern pieces to produce a relaxed and liveable modern interior. Tatyana and Alexandra aren’t married to one style and feel free to improvise, finding the potential in second hand pieces. See more on their website.

All images from Pappas Miron.

Marion Hall Best

Posted on Fri, 16 Feb 2007 by midcenturyjo

Regarded by many as the founder of Australian interior design, Marion Hall Best was the local arbiter of the latest style in the 60s. Her interiors showcased the best of what the world had to offer as well as providing a platform for promoting Australian design. In a post war world of “porridge” colours Marion is probably best known for her vivid glazed walls, colourful undercoats with contrasting translucent glazes; yellow over red,pink, black, blue or green producing intriguing tangerines, olives, aquamarines and chartreuses. Her Woollahra, Sydney shop became known internationally as an authoritative index of the latest modern trends in interior design. But perhaps her best work was in supporting promising young local talent including Gordon Andrews and Grant Featherston.

All images from “The Best Style. Marion Hall Best and Australian Interior Design 1935-1975” by Michaela Richards. These are original photos from the time and the quality is not the best but the design is first class.

I like Pink

Posted on Thu, 15 Feb 2007 by midcenturyjo

No this is not another post on pink rooms. This is a post for Pink, blogger extraordinaire of pink mohair and casapinka. She loves the g hotel, Galway Ireland, a Monogram Hotel designed by reknowned hat designer Philip Treacy, a native of Galway.

The Queen of Hollywood Regency 1

Posted on Mon, 12 Feb 2007 by midcenturyjo

Kelly Wearstler who else! I’ve been seduced by her finely curated take on contemporary luxury. With a nod to the legends of the past William Haines, Dorothy Draper, Billy Baldwin and Tony Duquette Kelly Wearstler is the West Coast’s “style guru”. She’s everywhere from the leading interior design publications to Top Design. To hell with the hype! I can’t get enough.

All images from KWID.