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Fox Island

Posted on Tue, 19 Jan 2021 by KiM

Heidi Callier continues to be one of my all-time favourite designers. I find myself scrolling through the photos of each of her projects to take in every inch of every space. Her impeccable attention to detail, her use of deep and warm colours (and lots of them), her use of many patterns and textures. Somehow she manages to nail all of this in each project and it is never overwhelming. Quite the opposite in fact. I want to dive right in!

Nicole Hollis defines her design tenet as a “holistic design philosophy for the home, which thoughtfully balances a modern spirit of innovation with a timeless reverence for great craftsmanship. She masterfully blends the simplicity of line with organic complexity to create warm, refined spaces.”

It’s about carefully curated, beautifully elegant, understated interiors.

Christmas spirit

Posted on Sun, 13 Dec 2020 by KiM

Everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit and since I don’t decorate for the holidays (I mostly blame the cats because they would play with and try and eat everything) I am living vicariously through others. I am always a fan of how Scandinavians decorate with typically alot of greenery so I tend to devour sites like sköna hem this time of year. This Norwegian home they featured is just how I like my Christmas decor – simple and fresh.

Photos: Mikkel Adsbol

Modern beach vibes

Posted on Thu, 10 Dec 2020 by midcenturyjo

As the summer holidays approach every self respecting Australian is daydreaming of the beach. If we’re lucky we pack our bags with sarongs and swimming suits, maybe a t-shirt or two, jump in the car and join the hoards heading to find sun, surf and sand. Think long, casual days with  houses overflowing with family and friends. If you’re really, really lucky it’s a stylish getaway just like this one in the Noosa region of Queensland by CLO Studios.

Photography by Anastasia Kariofyllidis

A 19th century Victorian villa in France

Posted on Sun, 29 Nov 2020 by KiM

I am completely smitten with this home I spotted over on The Socialite Family. It is a 19th century Arcachon-style (France’s version of victorian) villa in Saint-Augustin that is owned by Karine Pelloquin and Frédéric Aguiard of Coutume {Studio}. We find Belgium particularly inspiring. We like the way they work minimalism into interior design and are also somewhat influenced by the wabi-sabi philosophy, which advocates a return to simplicity, understatement and the beauty of imperfect and modest things. The spaces have been opened up and redesigned keeping the rooms airy with the primary desire being to preserve – with the greatest respect for its original features – the decorative elements. The intricate wooden bow-window has been restored, the ceilings in the building have been carefully carved to preserve the original historic rosettes, and the plaster mouldings with their designs including intertwined acanthus leaves (the emblem of the Villa) have been reproduced identically. After seven months of work, this beautiful and venerable building with contemporary accents has regained its former nobility! The architectural details are divine, and the neutral colour palette with black accents add a modern yet soothing vibe. I adore this. (Photos: Eve Campestrini)