Modern farmhouse

Posted on Tue, 23 Jan 2024 by midcenturyjo

Bucolic setting meets monumental meets modern farmhouse. With its midcentury sensibility the interiors of this Mandeville Canyon house by Jamie Bush explore natural materials and textures, the artisanal and the bespoke, volume and mass, inside and out.

Photography by Shade Degges.

What makes an interior special? The personal touches, the soul of the occupants shining through. Yes layout, functionality, materiality, colour palette are all important but it’s the way people choose to live in a space that should be reflected in a designer’s interiors. Bethune Street Residence by New York-based studio Champalimaud Design.

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 20 Jan 2024 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. The Office Group Black and White Building by Daytrip.

Woollahra Terrace by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects blends original character with contemporary family living. Transforming the original dark residence, the vibrant and fresh design emphasises existing period details within a modern context. Arched doors connect the new living space, echoing the original brick doorway motif. A sunlit kitchen, framed by steel windows, centres the layout. Monochrome interiors are offset by greenery-framed views while the austere concrete and white exteriors contrast with a lush, intentionally flowerless garden.

Photography by Prue Ruscoe.

Rancho Mirage

Posted on Fri, 19 Jan 2024 by midcenturyjo

This modernist home by Josh Greene Design plays with 70s nostalgia and desert colours of ochre, pinks and browns. Custom furniture mixes with mid-century classics while monumental stone anchors it all. An oasis in an inhospitable terrain all about functionality, warmth, refinement, and comfort.

Photography by Yoshihiro Makino