Dark, sensuous, sophisticated this Sydney apartment by Craig Spencer speaks of big city living, world travel and the finer things in life. A night time space it cocoons you in its luxury and provides the perfect counterpoint to that view. More of Craig’s inspiring work in the post below.

Craig Spencer

Posted on Tue, 29 May 2007 by midcenturyjo

Originally from New Zealand Craig Spencer calls cosmopolitan Sydney home now. His masterful designs are best summed up in his own words. “Design relationships are integral to the journey of creating relaxing and enjoyable places for living and working. Together, our shared ideas evolve to form the foundation of a successful solution. As Buddha says ‘an idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea’. The quality of design is about the quality of materials, a question of proportion and the fine attention to detail that truly enhances each solution.” Beautiful sophisticated interiors.

Amie Weitzman

Posted on Fri, 25 May 2007 by midcenturyjo

New York based interior designer Amie Weitzman blends elements of classical design with a modern approach. A previous incarnation as a fashion and fabric designer for the likes of Ralph Lauren Home has honed her eye for the elegant use of colour.

Pattern repeat

Posted on Fri, 25 May 2007 by midcenturyjo

New photos from Greg Natale. Thanks Greg! These are of his first project after forming Greg Natale Interior Design. The repeating pattern is Florence Broadhurst’s Step pattern seen here on wallpaper and fabric for the bedspread and blinds. The rooms garnered rave reviews and awards when unveiled in 2001 and featured in international publications. Very fashion forward at the time the apartment is still fresh and confronting in it’s pattern use today. All this in a 70s red brick apartment. Fabulous!

Actress, designer and hotelier Anouska Hempel is a doyen of design. As an actress her most memorable role was as Blond (Lust) in the questionably tasteful The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins in the 1971. As designer and owner of the renowned hotels The Hempel and Blakes her style is epitomised by intimate luxury, fine detail and theatre. When asked back in 1998 about future trends her answer was that there will be a reaction to technology and a trend away from minimalism and back towards more opulence. There will be more comfort zoning in people’s surroundings. How right she was.