Climbing the walls

Posted on Mon, 19 Jul 2021 by midcenturyjo

“Nestled off the busy streets of Melbourne, you will find this strikingly stunning building that is encapsulated by a garden that compliments the historical values of the home. With Boston Ivy climbing its way up the back of the building, to the pergola that stretches from the ground floor to the second level, creating a masterpiece of cascading vines.”

A riot of verdant vines. What could be better? Imagine the reds and oranges in autumn! East Melbourne oasis by Eckersley Garden Architecture.

Photography b y Tim Allen

Round the back of the shops

Posted on Mon, 19 Jul 2021 by midcenturyjo

“This award-winning house was designed by architect Hugh Strange in 2010. It is cleverly tucked behind a line of Victorian buildings on Evelyn Street in Deptford; it unfolds over the ground floor of the original period terrace, opening onto a private courtyard garden and the new single-storey house beyond. A contemporary palette of materials including concrete, glass, cross-laminated timber and hurricane-felled Nicaraguan hardwood has been used to dramatic effect throughout.”

A zen haven opens off a common foyer of a Victorian era terrace. Bespoke joinery, windows opening to courtyards allowing light to flood in, wood lined walls and ceilings all define this ground floor flat in London’s Deptford. This simple oasis was for sale through The Modern House but saddly it’s under contract. Doesn’t stop us from popping these ideas away in our inspiration files.

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 17 Jul 2021 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. Faraday Street Studio home of Fearon Hay Architects.

The drama of black and white

Posted on Thu, 15 Jul 2021 by midcenturyjo

“We value people and design, passion and innovation, quality and integrity, collaboration and relationships, working hard and having fun.”

Luxe living with drama and style. A black and white colour palette warmed by cognac accents provides the stage for statement furniture and art. Berwick Residence by Melbourne-based Martin J Scott Design.

Photography by Tess Kelly

An inner calm

Posted on Thu, 15 Jul 2021 by midcenturyjo

I can imagine standing in the dining room of this Melbourne house breathing in the serenity. A clock in another room chimes, soft music plays in the kitchen. I’m sure I can hear the electric kettle rumble and click off. What a beautiful tranquil sanctuary to visit even better to own. An oasis in this time of turmoil. Park St, St Kilda West by Empire Interiors.