“Ratifying Newton’s law of opposites attracting, high chroma finishes mingle with raw instinct and dollops of warm spice tones with nurturing potency. Olive green, turmeric and peach are the binary shades that link the spaces, in turn maximising the modest 55 SQM floorplan – from joinery to bed linen and antique kilims.”
Think colour, texture and finesse. From modest to fun and fabulous by Sydney-based YSG.
Photography by Prue Ruscoe
Alteration and change of use to this heritage listed commercial space has resulted in two levels of luxury loft like living. Think old posts and beams meet marble, linen fluttering at old windows looking out onto the city, beautiful new details in an old colonial structure. Oak House by Alexander & Co.
“This award-winning house was designed by architect Hugh Strange in 2010. It is cleverly tucked behind a line of Victorian buildings on Evelyn Street in Deptford; it unfolds over the ground floor of the original period terrace, opening onto a private courtyard garden and the new single-storey house beyond. A contemporary palette of materials including concrete, glass, cross-laminated timber and hurricane-felled Nicaraguan hardwood has been used to dramatic effect throughout.”
A zen haven opens off a common foyer of a Victorian era terrace. Bespoke joinery, windows opening to courtyards allowing light to flood in, wood lined walls and ceilings all define this ground floor flat in London’s Deptford. This simple oasis was for sale through The Modern House but saddly it’s under contract. Doesn’t stop us from popping these ideas away in our inspiration files.
I had to share one more project from Paris-based RMGB, a colourful and oh so chic apartment in Versailles. Notice though the colour comes from art and furniture. The shell is whitest of white helping those colours pop.
Photography by Matthieu Salvaing
I had to share another inspiring project by the talented ladies of Journey + Jacobs. The second floor remodel of this historic downtown Louisville building was inspired by an old world, Parisian apartment. We designed it to have low-key elegance and glamour while feeling comfortable, useful, textured and touchable. We created contrast between the bright and clean whitewalls in the main living space to bolder tones in the smaller spaces like the office, painted in a bold green. The primary bedroom was created to be calming, warm and layered with grey linen lush bedding, heavy chocolate velvet curtains and tall built-in wardrobes. The adjoining wet room was plastered in a blush tone with a modern tub, black framed shower glass and bold colorful marble tile on the floor. The kitchen was made for entertaining with a 5x8ft marble island and an accordion door on the far wall allowing for seamless indoor/outdoor living. We turned the tiny second bedroom into a meditation space with a custom upholstered mustard velvet bench for resting and built-in shelves to house health books, nicknacks from travel and extra storage. (Photos: Lang Thomas Studios)