The Rocks

Posted on Wed, 23 Oct 2019 by midcenturyjo

Dear Fairy Godmother I don’t need three wishes. Just two. To live here forever and for all of you to come visit. The Rocks, part of the Mandala portfolio of houses.

“This mindblowing 5,000 square foot ocean-front luxury villa sits in one of Bali’s most spectacular settings on the rocks of Uluwatu directly facing one of the Island’s iconic waves, Impossibles. With its turquoise shutters, panoramic view and chic understated yet meticulously detailed design, Mandala. The Rocks. is truly the ultimate beach house.”

It may be a marriage of old and new, historic facade and modern metal entrance screen on the outside but inside it’s all about modern living in this terrace house for sale in Sydney’s Surry Hills. The rear garden may be bijou but it’s perfectly formed. A lush green courtyard drawing the heart and eye outside. Link here while it lasts.

Small Courtyard, High Detail

Posted on Mon, 21 Oct 2019 by midcenturyjo

What it lacks in size is more than made up in style and the attention to detail. Love the repeating circle motif, the lush planting of succulents and the promise of toasty evenings entertaining by the outdoor fireplace. So many ideas going into my inspiration file. Cottesloe garden by West Australian landscape architect Tristan Peirce (@tristan_peirce).


Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 19 Oct 2019 by midcenturyjo

I say it time and time again. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it is somewhere incredibly stylish.  Case in point, these refined corporate headquarters by Atlanta-based Susan Ferrier Interiors.

Contemporary meets Art Deco in this subtly luxurious kitchen by Horton & Co. Design. Sensuous curves, tray ceiling with sexy lighting, parquetry floor, marble, gold and an enveloping custom wall mural. In the wrong hands it could be a touch tacky but not here. Here it’s evocative of the luxury of a bygone era but refreshingly up to date.