Timothy Whealon

Posted on Wed, 9 Jan 2008 by midcenturyjo


Modern yet timeless. Clean sophisticated and rooted in the classic style. Timothy Whealon has a fine art background and it shows in his eye for art and antiques as well as his detailed custom work. So elegant!

Images from Timothy Whealon

Haynes-Roberts

Posted on Tue, 8 Jan 2008 by midcenturyjo


Timothy Haynes and Kevin Roberts are the talent behind New York based interior design firm Haynes-Roberts. “Careful editing, connoisseurship, and comfort…. result in a “modern distillation of classic design that is spare, elegant, and inviting.” I agree. Definitely high end but full of inspiration.

Moorish

Posted on Mon, 7 Jan 2008 by midcenturyjo


Scott Weston shared with us images of his Moroccan interpretation for Vogue Australia editor Kirstie Clement here. Now he has sent us images of this Moorish beauty filled with all its treasures. The Sydney house is featured in this month’s Vogue Living Australia and we have a sneek peak too of Scott and designer Gregory Phillip’s minimalist Moroccan marvel. Photos by Nicolas Watt. Thanks Scott!

Christine Rudolph

Posted on Mon, 7 Jan 2008 by midcenturyjo


I fell in love with stylist Christine Rudolph’s work when I first saw pictures in Vogue Living Australia. Beautiful and thoughtful collections of found, new and vintage objects holding pride of place in faded fabulous rooms. Here are some of my favourites. You absolutely must go to her rep Judith Miller’s site. Gorgeous portfolio!

Images from Judith Miller Inc

Jo’s place

Posted on Sun, 6 Jan 2008 by midcenturyjo


What a week! Never again will I take on the job of painting my 2 bedroom apartment. I wanted to call this post “Paint, prints and problems”. 1) I had forgotten how physically hard painting is. 2) It took three coats to cover the walls to my exacting (fussy) standard. 3) It is so humid here after a week of heavy rains that the removable adhesive hooks I bought won’t stay on the wall. The wall plugs and hooks to hang the heavy artwork and frames won’t grip the drywall properly (thanks Mr Hardware man for the recommendation) and I’m left with a lot of artwork still to hang. 4) I still have to put all the furniture back and clean up! At least I managed to paint up some new prints for my etsy store! Thank god I’m back to work tomorrow.

So what colour did I paint those walls? White. That’s a close up in the centre (although looking at it you’d think it was grey bad photographer that I am). Renting in Australia is fraught with design dilemmas. Landlords must give you permission to paint and then it’s a 99.99999999% chance that they will say only white. I wonder if they’ll change the ugly carpet for me? Better get back to figuring out where all the paintings are going to go. Those colourful ones above are in the entrance hallway. One up several dozen to go. Wish me luck.