Rustic and warm

Posted on Mon, 1 Aug 2022 by midcenturyjo

“A complete overhaul ensued with this Hartsdale home in Westchester County. Taking many of the rooms from deep purple walls, to a newly brightened atmosphere. To keep from sterility, we peeled back the ceilings to reveal the original, raw, joists. Utilizing a deep blackened-blue on the cabinetry, was elementary to highlighting the mix of materials throughout. The added rusticism made this close knit space one to enjoy throughout every season, and truly has served as the heart of this home.”

A rustic meets industrial take on a family kitchen that is approachable and warm. If the kitchen is the heart of the home then this one is beating strong. Westchester Cottage by Becca Interiors.


Posted on Mon, 1 Aug 2022 by midcenturyjo

“The penthouse interiors of the Isokon building drew inspiration from the bold geometric graphics of the Bauhaus Movement. The project pays tribute to the pioneering creatives of the era.”

A golden glow with references to the past and eyes on the future. Belsize Park, London by Alexy Kos and Che Huang of London-based design practice Child Studio.

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 30 Jul 2022 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend then it helps if it’s somewhere stylish like AP Design House‘s own studios in Paddington, Sydney.

Photography by Rory Gardiner

For making memories

Posted on Thu, 28 Jul 2022 by midcenturyjo

“Home should be a source of light, where a person can dwell well.”

A celebration of stylish family living with a marriage of practicality and polish, vintage and new, light and dark. A home for family and friends and making memories. Nebraska Lake House by interior design studio Light and Dwell.  Watch their video of the house here.

Photography by Amy Bartlam

Simple luxury

Posted on Thu, 28 Jul 2022 by midcenturyjo

Simple luxury, without fanfare, natural, tailored and highly personalized. Madrid-based Luis Puerta Estudio‘s work is refined, carefully curated with an emphasis on natural materials and unique pieces. What stands out most to me though is their appreciation of negative space, of the void, the “around”. Rooms and the furniture in them are allowed to breathe, to occupy their space without clutter, to stand alone yet together. What could easily progress to maximalism is instead a celebration of light and restraint.