Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 29 Jun 2019 by midcenturyjo

Week in week out it’s always the same. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere super stylish and boy oh boy this is another case of wanting to move into the shop. I’ll just set up my bed in the corner thank you. IN BED retail store by Triibe.

Kitchen love

Posted on Thu, 27 Jun 2019 by midcenturyjo

Can we just discuss how elegantly simple or is that simply elegant this kitchen by Sacramento-based Blair Design is? Black, brass, subway and stone and as for that luscious caramel banquette … it all adds up to a definite case of kitchen love.

The perfect kitchen gets a makeover

Posted on Thu, 27 Jun 2019 by midcenturyjo

I first featured this kitchen back in 2014 and thought it was just about perfect. Kim dropped back in a couple of years later when there had been a slight change but now it’s undergone a stylish renovation, The blue has gone replaced by a sage green (Farrow & Ball’s Green Smoke), the tiles inside the upper cabinets are now a dusty pink herringbone and brass handles complete the look. The perfect kitchen is just a bit more perfect. 6ixteen by Blakes London.

I’m real estate strolling scrolling in the inner Melbourne suburb of Collingwood and have found a 2 storey apartment with roof top terrace that the agent describes as a penthouse. Yes it is at the top of the building so I guess it is a penthouse but that word to me conjures up images of opulent rooms, extravagant space, luxurious living. Don’t get me wrong. There are many things I like about this contemporary inner city pad. Being at the top means there is a handy roof terrace with great views. The building has interesting brass accents and the kitchen is a definite favourite with its sleek black lines. Simple yet very stylish. Your idea of a penthouse? Or should we just agree that it’s fab inner city pad? Link here while it lasts.

We have been quite the fans of Brooklyn-based architectural and design studio Elizabeth Roberts Architects for many years now (previous posts here). Roberts’ work is considered, authentic and simply stated, beautiful. Nowhere is that more obvious an in this 3 storey townhouse gut renovation and addition. The soaring double height kitchen with its almost spartan luxury, the aesthetically pleasing spiral of the staircase, the juxtaposition of the historic and the new. Love.