A controversial garage

Posted on Fri, 5 Feb 2021 by midcenturyjo

Garaging for this historic house renovation on its steep, busy street in the Auckland suburb of Ponsonby was impossible. The decision to make the front bedroom a car stacker garage is ingenious if not a little controversial. What do you think? Be sure to check out the video below and you can see more of the extensive rear addition to this house by Matter Architects here.

Cottage life

Posted on Wed, 3 Feb 2021 by midcenturyjo

With cottagecore one of the hot trends for 2021 I thought I’d share this lovely home. Definitely not your fussy Granny cottage decor here but a light, bright family home all about comfort and conviviality. It’s all about vintage pieces, layering and nostalgia. Sausalito Cottage by Studio Gorman

The little details

Posted on Wed, 3 Feb 2021 by midcenturyjo

“In response to the brief from a client seeking a family home that would reflect their love of originality, quality finishes and comfort, Phoebe has delivered a living environment where textures, colour and form come together in an unique interplay. Classically timeless pieces are complemented by bespoke contemporary art anD artefacts, without sacrificing comfort, liveability or durability.”

Sometimes it’s about the elegance, sometimes the restrained palette . Sometimes it’s about the luxury of the materials and sometimes it’s a little detail like the double welt trim on the fabric covered bedroom walls. Woollahra House byPhoebe Nicol Interior Architecture.

Simple and sophisticated

Posted on Mon, 1 Feb 2021 by midcenturyjo

“A small, 1920s stone cottage on the lake in Wisconsin undergoes a major renovation. Rooms are reassigned and, most dramatically, the kitchen is re-oriented to capture the light and beautiful views. Vintage and custom-made furnishings live harmoniously, creating an atmosphere that is luxurious but not precious. Devoid of excess, the design is simple and sophisticated and filled with cottage-like charm.”

Another masterclass in pared-back elegance by interior designer Michael Del Piero.

Garden House

Posted on Mon, 1 Feb 2021 by midcenturyjo

“Natural materials, bright light-filled spaces and an openness to the great outdoors will always be a beloved signature of Australian interiors. When conceiving the interiors of the Garden House, we were drawn to the concepts of timelessness, tranquillity and escape. Garden House embodies the client’s combined passions for art, gardens, and colour.”

With the colours and textures of a beloved garden as the starting point interior designers, Arent & Pyke have created a luxurious yet almost monastic set of rooms in this extension that connects the existing house to the garden. Warm and rich yet calm.

Photography by Anson Smart