What do you do when you want a pool but your backyard isn’t massive? When you don’t want the hard poolscape dominating your garden. Perhaps a little camouflage by the way of painting everything black to help it visually disappear especially as the greenery fills out? Blade like steel posts (pool regulations compliant) are almost sculptural and the retractable shade sail provides sun smart respite from dangerous UV rays. Blackline by Grieve Gillett Andersen.

Rustic minialism

Posted on Wed, 23 Sep 2020 by midcenturyjo

It’s what happens when minimalism meets material honesty, craftsmanship meets everyday life and austerity meets beauty. It’s rustic, restrained, one should say pared back but always a delight to the eye. Pina House by Barcelona-based Francesc Rifé Studio.

Sophisticated neutrals

Posted on Mon, 21 Sep 2020 by midcenturyjo

Sophisticated and worldly. Carefully curated and yet casual. Perfectly balanced but watch out for the surprise pops of colour. Contemporary luxury that is not at all pompous. On the contrary it’s all about stylish, modern, easy living. Laurel Canyon by West Hollywood based STUDIO/LIFESTYLE.

Pretty in pink

Posted on Mon, 21 Sep 2020 by midcenturyjo

Thoughts on millennial pink? Over the trend? Seen enough? I felt that way until I saw this cute as a button apartment by Washington D.C. based Zoë Feldman Design. So cheerful, so warm, so inviting. May I say so rosy? It puts a smile on my face.

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 19 Sep 2020 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say time and time again. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. The New York offices of architectural firm Ike Kligerman Barkley.

Photography by Darren Bradley