Palladiana Party

Posted on Fri, 1 Oct 2021 by midcenturyjo

“This home is a story of perfect couplings and the beautiful interplay of individual dynamics. A quietly relaxed husband and a vibrant, out-there wife. A grand 1930s bay-side abode and a contemporary renovation. Honouring the building’s heritage and writing a new chapter.”

From classic details to family fun, old house, new extension and pool house folly. From luxury materials to clean, contemporary lines. The stand out for me? Why those Palladiana Terrazzo Mosaic floors! By Melbourne-based Interior Atelier Sally Caroline.

Photography by Sharyn Cairms

Colour and daring

Posted on Wed, 29 Sep 2021 by midcenturyjo

Giancarlo Valle of the eponymous Studio Giancarlo Valle is arguably one of our favourite designers. A strong design aesthetic, an assured use of colour, a wonderful sense of light and shade, space and void. This Soho Townhouse has been taken from bland and boring new build to a home full of colour and character, style and daring.

Photography by Stephen Kent Johnson

A designer’s home in Barcelona

Posted on Wed, 29 Sep 2021 by midcenturyjo

A designer however creative feels the constraints of a client’s brief. Very few are given carte blanche. That is of course except for their own homes. Juan Moreno Lopéz-Calull is the founder and designer at John Brown Projects, a Barcelona-based interior design firm and art consultancy and this is his vibrant home. Statement chairs, pops of colour (check out the multi coloured cornice), an iron doorway and art, art and more art. Fun, fresh and fabulous.

Solid as stone

Posted on Mon, 27 Sep 2021 by midcenturyjo

“The original Stone House was built in 1780 and was updated with a second structure in 1877. The addition and multiple renovations left the house with layers of finishes and a memory of how the home accommodated people’s needs through time. Our sensitive approach recognized that we are one piece in the building’s long life. While there was a drastic reorganization of the interior spaces, we took care to respect the building’s thick stone structure.”

I love the thought of this renovation being just one piece of the building’s long life. To me a good renovation is all about respect. Retaining important features and reinstating the lost while carefully creating a home for modern living. This 19th century stone house outside Callicoon, New York is a triumph by Brooklyn-based General Assembly.

Photography by Matthew Williams

Bathing in blush

Posted on Mon, 27 Sep 2021 by midcenturyjo

“This old-world-meets-five-star-hotel bathroom renovation is perfect amounts soothing and stunning. Inspired by a stay in a floor to ceiling plaster covered Grecian villa, we took our client’s request for a blush bathroom and tweaked it to read more like a neutral terracotta as to not overwhelm the senses. We chose a floor pattern with a nod to old world Europe but with a modern geometric twist. With all the attention on the floors and walls, we kept it very simple for the vanity and added just a little pop of color to the vanity.”

Beautiful, beautiful blush in a bathroom engaging all the senses. A sanctuary from the day’s bluster and bother. Spa bath by Journey and Jacobs.

Photography by Lang Thomas Studios