The luxury of simple things

Posted on Fri, 27 Jul 2018 by midcenturyjo

It is utterly simple, humble almost, but this scullery in British kitchen designer deVOL‘s Millhouse showroom is the epitome of everyday luxury to me. The luxury of good design, of having the space dedicated to elevation of the domestic humdrum of cleaning up. We may all dream of a butler’s pantry to prep and preen and store but perhaps I wouldn’t hate the dishwashing so much if I had a little scullery of my own (except I’d have a door on every entrance to hide the mess if I didn’t quite get round to the pots and pans).

Ibiza Villa

Posted on Wed, 25 Jul 2018 by midcenturyjo

The definition of Ibiza perfection? Why this sprawling villa and estate in Es Cubells, Ibiza at 13000 sq ft, 7 bedrooms, staff quarters, gymnasium, health suite and spa of course. Light filled and art filled, modern yet rustic and all about the luxury for being at ease.  An Ibiza idyll by London-based Hollie Bowden.

 

Living in the pub

Posted on Wed, 25 Jul 2018 by midcenturyjo

I’ll often walk into a homewares or furniture store and start daydreaming about moving in and making it home. Today I want to move into this Sydney bar and restaurant. No not because I like a drink or two … or three. I love the retro highway motel vibe with a touch of Scandi and some cool modern art. I could also hold the best parties every night. Plausible idea? I thought so 😉  Park House by Alexander and Co.

Casa Alamillo

Posted on Mon, 23 Jul 2018 by midcenturyjo

In case you haven’t realised I’m enamoured by the work of Madrid-based design studio Casa Josephine. Contained within the walls of an 18th century convent Casa Alamillo is a quirky yet oh so stylish mix of classicism and 80s Italian design. Traditional with a twist … it’s my favourite design style.

Photography by Helenio Barbetta

Stylish in Greenwich Village

Posted on Mon, 23 Jul 2018 by midcenturyjo

Rooms that are incredibly stylish and profoundly functional, that’s the style mantra of New York based interior designer Amie Weitzman. This Greenwich Village home is clean lined and classic, modern and beautifully edited. A color palette of greys is accented with pale woods and rich cognac leather while layered textures increase the sense of warmth. A key to the success of the rooms are the statement art pieces adding life to the spaces.