A colourful historic farmhouse

Posted on Mon, 23 May 2022 by midcenturyjo

It’s the meeting of two halves. It’s traditional and contemporary, country and coastal, colour and pattern, farmhouse and now event and accommodation space. The whole is a country house chock full of personality and style, strong and bold. Greyleigh in Kiama north of Sydney by Duet.

Photography by Anson Smart

Reviving the 60s

Posted on Mon, 23 May 2022 by midcenturyjo

“This renovation increases the functionality and flexibility of the living spaces within an original-condition, two bedroom 60’s apartment in Brunswick, Melbourne (Naarm). We sought to celebrate the quality and atmosphere of the original home, while adapting to meet the current needs of the owner.

Colour, material and form are brought together as a new layer, to continue the story of the original apartment, and to bring joy to the daily life of the occupants.”

Removing a wall to connect the kitchen and living room may have been the start of this renovation but it’s the celebration of materials and shapes of the time that is the icing on the cake. Salvaged terrazzo floors were laid, the cabinets reference 60s profiles, the red marble and sage green 2pac finishes take their cue from highlights in the floor and original tapware was reused. Brunswick Apartment by Murray Barker.

Photography by Benjamin Hosking

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 21 May 2022 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. East Bay by Jen Langston Interiors.

“This project, designed for a creative couple and their two children, converted a non-descript backyard into an outdoor living space with a pool and new freestanding casita building for additional living and entertaining space.”

An amazing transformation of a nondescript backyard into a multilevel entertaining space with a pool, alfresco dining and a casita that provides extra accommodation. Garner Pool & Casita by Elizabeth Baird Architecture & Design.

Photography by Andrea Calo

It’s about colour and joy as well as storage and sightlines. This handsome, four-storey Edwardian home exudes comfort and conviviality without compromising on practicality. The ground floor plan was rationalised, storage prioritised with a home for everything and everything in its home as well as lots of opportunities to display the family’s “treasures”. Stamford Brook by London-based Sarah Brown Interiors.