Beachside balance

Posted on Wed, 8 Aug 2018 by midcenturyjo

L.A. based interiors firm Alexander Design create spaces that are personal, luxurious and livable. Their work is a mix of contemporary, custom and vintage pieces, richly layered and carefully curated. It’s all about relaxed family living that is stylish yet functional, chic yet authentic, effortlessly elegant. A neutral colour palette is the jumping off point for this beachside home but it’s the layer upon layer of texture that is the star.


An apartment in Moscow

Posted on Mon, 6 Aug 2018 by midcenturyjo

Russian duo Nadya and Givi Ananiev of eponymous design firm Ananiev Interiors have created a colourful, elegant apartment with urban sophistication. A wall of windows may lead the eye out to the views but it’s the blue colour palette that makes it bright and breezy. A distinct mid century vibe as well as statement custom pieces  add the glamour and style.



Bellevue Hill Villa

Posted on Mon, 6 Aug 2018 by midcenturyjo

It’s all about easy living. Warm, relaxed, casually stylish. A hint of tropical, a touch of beach and loads of urban cool. This Sydney apartment by H Interior Design is perfect for its young owners. Standout design features for me? the marble and timber stairs and a sleek ensuite bathroom.


Photography by Francoise Baudet

Stalking an imaginary courtyard

Posted on Sat, 4 Aug 2018 by midcenturyjo


Today I’m stalking a rather grand but rather bland terrace house in Sydney’s salubrious Darling Point. I suspect the house is vacant and it has been styled tastefully but sparsely for sale. Good bones but nothing too special until you reach the enclosed courtyard. I’m staring at the pictures and daydreaming about what I would do with this space. Have you seen Rose Uniacke‘s Pimlico House courtyard? Or Sera of London‘s own home but the inside translated to the outside (here and here)? Nice time waster for the weekend. Link for the house here while it lasts.


A refined and relaxed family home

Posted on Thu, 2 Aug 2018 by midcenturyjo

Imagine a 3o’s era Tudor style home in Seattle and light and bright are not the first words that spring to mind. This Seattle home redesigned by Amanda Grace Interiors is a modern yet timeless family home, simple yet elegant, refined and relaxed. Oh and full of beautiful light.

Photos by Alex Hayden