“The central hub of the home, with its monumental kitchen island, is brought together with the dining room, lounge and outdoor courtyard. This was designed in response to the client’s brief: to bring everyone together in conversation. A clear, yet cohesive distinction has defined these spaces through the artful balance of bespoke designs and richly layered materials, furniture and lighting, all of which are threaded seamlessly throughout each room.”
Soaring ceilings and sinuous lines, monumental marble and expanses of glass. Grounded yet open and rising through 3 levels. Definitely not your typical beachside cliché. Bronte Residence interiors by Sydney-based Studio George.
Photography by Dave Wheeler
I had to share another of Julie Hillman‘s projects because there were so many drool worthy spaces in her portfolio. This one is located in Bridgehampton, and though she embraced the typical beach theme for the area it’s really not that typical. Add in some very modern artwork, and some modern furnishings and lighting and you have another eclectic mix that she seems to ace.
Rising like a rocky outcrop on the sandy dunes this stylishly designed guesthouse at Yzerfontein, South Africa is an oasis of calm, a dark cave providing protection from the glare of the sunlight and howl of the wind while opening to the stunning sea views. Understated luxury perfect for a beach getaway. Olive Tree Villa by Gavin Maddock.
The home of landscape designer Will Dangar, architecture by Andrew Burges and interiors curated by David Harrison and Karen McCartney of Design daily, it’s a design dream and you can stay there. Bismark House, a four bedroom urban oasis minutes walk from Bondi Beach is the ultimate Sydney experience. Now we just have to wait for the borders to open.
I often say I need about 6 homes to get in all the styles I really gravitate towards. In the case of this lake house if you buy one big enough you can get in several styles in one go! That may be a bit of humour but I actually love how D2 Interieurs managed to pull this off and it still be cohesive. There’s a sort of minimal earthy elegance in the foyer and Miami chic in the formal living room and a beach vibe in the casual living room and retro in a sitting room and boho retro in the main bedroom…. it may seem like alot of competing styles but it has a wonderful flow and with a fairly neutral colour palette it is a success. (Photos: Jane Beiles)