Steven Miller

Posted on Fri, 8 Jun 2007 by midcenturyjo

Steven Miller’s style is sophisticated and stylish with a sense of fun and whimsy. “We all know intuitively that life is better when we live, work, or play in a beautiful space,” says Miller. “Designers get to make that happen. It’s a privilege and a challenge—and for me, a joy.” His interiors are eclectic – traditional, modern, elegant, or OTT. AND he’s not afraid to use Ikea.

Nick’s place

Posted on Tue, 5 Jun 2007 by midcenturyjo

I eagerly await each new month at Domino. No not the magazine but the website. I can’t find the magazine here in Australia so the monthly online update is my eagerly awaited fix. And this month’s held a pleasant surprise, more photos of Nick Olsen’s home. I know it has been featured in the magazine (and we’ve posted the first 2 pictures before) but I, along with most of our overseas readers, haven’t seen it. Nick has a great sense of style. It’s witty, classic yet eclectic with lashings of Hollywood Regency thrown in and embraces colour in all its glory. I loved it when I saw the first few pictures now the room is more complete for me.

All images from Domino

P.S. I’ve just noticed that Anna has posted her favourites from this months Domino on Absolutely Beautiful Things. If you haven’t been to her website you’re in for a treat!

Gemma Comas

Posted on Mon, 4 Jun 2007 by midcenturyjo

I have the utmost respect for photographers. These artists can capture the essence of a room and bring it alive for us on the pages of magazines and catalogues. Gemma Comas is responsible for one of my favourite Domino photos. So I followed the trail and found Gemma’s website. Beautiful. This talented photographer stops time and makes you gasp at the beauty of the simple and the serene. These are just a few photos from her interior portfolio. Don’t miss her website for more stunning images from her portfolio.

Welcome to Greg’s home!

Posted on Fri, 1 Jun 2007 by midcenturyjo

Hi Jo,
This is my own apartment where I live. I wanted to show you this because it shows our versatility as designers. We are known for doing spaces with print and colour so this space shows another look, its dark, moody and sexy. With my own space I wanted to express a very personal response which makes this space original as only I own these experiences. I hope you know what I mean. I drew on my Italian/Australian background, basically I was pushing “wog chic”! The baroque chair is from the family home and the chandelier and bed head are pieces that I saw in my uncles houses in the 80s. At the time I thought they where the height of utter revoltingness but now appreciate their beauty and kitschness. I love the irony of turning something that I thought was ugly into some beautiful. This adds another dimension to a room. I wanted this space to be a place where I came home at the end of the day and feel fantastic and when I go to bed to FEEL LIKE Joan Collins snuggling up in my fur bedspread. We all work hard and we deserve to feel extraordinary. Anyway I hope you like this project, there is more to come!

Images from Greg Natale

Thanks Greg! Anytime you need a house sitter you know who to email.

Nexus Designs

Posted on Thu, 31 May 2007 by midcenturyjo

Nexus Designs is one of Australia’s leading design consultancies. Founded in 1967 Nexus creates inspiring residential and commercial spaces. Their design solutions are innovative yet timeless. Award winning and extensively featured in design publications Nexus is an Australian design star that has reigned for 40 years. I’ll be featuring one of their inspiring spaces in more detail soon.