strolling scrolling the streets of the Melbourne bay side suburb of St Kilda on my favourite real estate website when I was stopped in in my voyeuristic tracks. I think I’ve found my dream home. Ivy threatens to engulf the walls of this Arts and Crafts home with its otherwise clipped and manicured garden. Inside it’s all designer style with colour, art and the fun of family life. Even better because it’s been designed to be used as two separate dwellings over two floors I can live in one and you can have the other. Link here while it lasts.
A colour palette that mixes dark and moody black with rich pinks and blues, an industrial edge with exposed brick and pipes, old married with new. It’s the recipe for a bold apartment by Chicago-based interior designer Lauren Svenstrup of Studio Sven. She calls it Castle Black. I call it vintage glam.
Loving the glam vibe mixed with dark greys/blacks in this Hollywood Hills home by Deidre Doherty. This fashion industry power couple came to us with a home to remodel in Hollywood Hills and a desire to marry their tastes for bold and wild, yet sophisticated and fine. Together, we created a glam concoction that’s a standout—even by the standards of the rock stars in their neighborhood. A leather-wrapped master closet soothes your senses in the morning. A snakeskin-wrapped powder room coaxes your wild side before evenings out. And robust elements like a copper kitchen hood, Calacatta marble, and a custom concrete fireplace are brash enough to feel edgy and yet solid enough to make you feel held and at home.
Classic and timeless, warm and inviting. This is the essence of Toronto-based Kate + Amanda. Kate and Amanda believe in the relaxed home that is both family friendly and stylish. Their aesthetic, light and fresh and never too formal. After all homes are meant for living in and making memories. A well designed space should be the foundation of a happy home.
Back in May Jo featured an absolutely divine kitchen by Minnesota-based interior designer Bria Hammel. I came across her portfolio recently and fell in love with so many more spaces that I thought a second look at her work was in order. By designing fresh, refined, welcoming spaces, we make a beautiful home functional and a functional home beautiful. Yes. Yes you do!