Minimalist in Madrid

Posted on Thu, 21 Sep 2023 by midcenturyjo

Every element in this Madrid penthouse by Ventura is custom-designed for efficiency. Futuristic tech seamlessly manages lighting, climate, and curtains without disturbing the serene vibe. Living areas revolve around a discreet matte white core, camouflaging appliances and TVs with oak wood accents. An open kitchen stays hidden yet connected. A custom shelving system doubles as a sideboard and library, expanding the space while the terrace view is framed by floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors. The private zone revolves around an oak core, hiding a dressing room, toilet and stone wash basins cleverly placed for natural light. The shower boasts skyline views through an arched window. White plaster and raw linen curtains lend a soothing touch, while stone floors tie it all together.

Photography by Juan Baraja.

Designer’s own in Rome

Posted on Tue, 19 Sep 2023 by midcenturyjo

In the heart of Colle Oppio, within a historic 1900s building, Rome-based architecture and interior design studio Punto Zero worked its magic on a traditional 115 sqm apartment the home of its founder Giorgio Marchese. The original layout was a classic linear design with rooms all facing outward. However, the space was completely transformed with new volumes and unexpected additions all in the quest for light and the amazing views.

Photography by Serena Eller Vainicher.

Designer’s own in London

Posted on Tue, 19 Sep 2023 by midcenturyjo

“cúpla’ is Gaelic for ‘a couple’. It is the essence of parity which sits at the core of cúpla, the belief of one not existing (or attaining true potential) without the other, in this instance, architecture and interior design.”

I love a designer’s own home, full of inspiring ideas. After all, when you are your own client the boundaries can be pushed. Welcome to the fabulous and fun Acton apartment of Gemma McCloskey founder of cúpla studio.

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 16 Sep 2023 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. Wareco by Smith Hanes.

Photography by Tim Lenz.

Victorian Elegance Renewed

Posted on Fri, 15 Sep 2023 by midcenturyjo

Nestled in North Fitzroy, the owners of this Victorian house needed help to revitalize their tired extension. Within the existing L-shaped structure from the mid-2000s, the layout was reimagined to create a bespoke kitchen with seamless access to the garden and deck. A striking marble island now anchors the open living area. A simple, elegant palette with warm white cabinetry and oak accents unifies the space. Custom glass doors divide and frame new perspectives, while carefully selected lighting elevates the interior, fusing classic and contemporary elements into a light-filled home. Fitzroy North by Studio May.

Photography by Lillie Thompson.