With its decadent mix of contemporary and traditional, deep, dark, dramatic colours balanced by calming white and stunning Sydney Harbour views this over the top Darling Point apartment spans the top floor of a 1930’s grand home. One moment over the top, the next calming and restful. With a hectic work weekend ahead of me this is my virtual escape. I need to spoil myself. You can too. The Darling Point Pad is part of the Contemporary Hotels group.
Time to escape to a tropical island getaway on the Great Barrier Reef here in Australia. Bedarra Island Villa, a private beach house, a perfect slice of tranquility. Can you see a theme developing in my posts this week?
Awash with sunshine and colour, white walls and floors. A casually chic family home with stunning sea views. The perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city living yet still on the northern beaches of Sydney. Palm Beach Tower. It can be yours for a few days or a few weeks as a holiday let. Who wants to join me for a winter weekend getaway?
What a weekend retreat this would be! A tract house on a verdant cove on Lake Austin was nearly awash in bad seventies architecture and interior design. But the site was incomparable, with the lake fronting two sides of the property. The new owners loved the location and even wanted to save the house, which spoke to them about casual lakeside living. Furman+Keil Architects rendered a stunning renovation to the wood and glass building, turning it into an indoor-outdoor house that’s perfect for entertaining both formally and informally. Fern Santini played up the new architecture with elegantly relaxed furniture and an expertly curated array of contemporary art by local artists. Touches of absolute luxury—such as plaster walls in the master bedroom, all-out glamour in the gold-and-white tiled master bath, and a Kyle Bunting rug in the dining room—are reminders that being casual doesn’t preclude being very very stylish.
Similar to The Oyster Catcher that Jo had featured a few months back, The Herringbone is another holiday rental property of photographer Paul Massey in Mousehole, Cornwall, UK. After the week I have had I would love nothing more than to leave everything at home (cats, electronics, real estate agents, maybe even husband) and spend a few days here with nothing but good food and good books. *SIGH* (Via Unique Home Stays)