Red, white and blue with a view

Posted on Fri, 27 May 2011 by midcenturyjo

I’m real estate stalking today in the Byron Bay hinterland. I think the township of Federal perched high above the New South Wales coastline is just a hop skip and jump away from heaven. How about this renovated Queenslander-style home? Modern touches opening it up to the great outdoors and a colour scheme that isn’t a patriotic cliché. Pool’s pretty cool too but you’ll find me on the verandah sipping a glass of white wine at the end of the day. Link here while it lasts.

Quickie 2

Posted on Thu, 26 May 2011 by midcenturyjo

Ever had the daydream of living in a showroom? I do and if I could I’d be moving into hunter gatherer and designer Jason Mowen’s. His Redfern shop-front looks just as cool in person. Sorry Jason I was the one who left the drool on your window a month or so ago.

Quickie 1

Posted on Thu, 26 May 2011 by midcenturyjo

First of 2 quickies today. Welcome to the home of Susan Sheller, owner of Sydney homewares shop Cotton Love (online too). Belgian influences, fresh bright white and a lovely family home.





Posted on Wed, 25 May 2011 by midcenturyjo

Take a stark white shell and have some fun. Exclamation marks of colour restrained by dark floors and blindingly white walls. Push it even further with purple psychedelia in the bedroom then blow the whole thing apart with a bathroom that is definitely a knockout. Interior designer Craig Spencer is known for his broodingly dark portfolio. His latest project in Pott’s Point takes his dark luxury and turns it inside out. Serious fun for the seriously brave. (You can see more of Craig’s work on Desire to Inspire here, here and here.)

Marco Meneguzzi

Posted on Tue, 24 May 2011 by midcenturyjo

Deeply dark and masculine. Elegantly neutral. Inside and out, light and shade. Always luxurious but equally liveable. It’s linen and marble, wicker and wood, found objects and vignettes, wool, cashmere or silk, as well as hammered iron, textured wallpaper and glass. Tactile and tailored, down filled stylishness , global influences and Australian living. It’s interior designer Marco Meneguzzi. I’m in love with the dark tailored room above. Throw in a tribal rug and I’d be in heaven.