It’s all about balance. A balance between crisp and modern and rustic and weathered. Rough versus smooth. A hint of scandi with a dose of Aussie. Light versus dark. Formally structured and sensuous and tactile. A fine balancing act indeed. Hunters Hill House by Handelsmann + Khaw.
Photography by Felix Forest
I wanted to share another very intriguing project by Studio Sven. In this case it’s quite a traditional style home that is given quite unexpected lashings of jewel-toned colours. At first I was a bit taken aback but the more I devoured these photos the more I like what I see (I’m still uncertain about that blue ceiling – not a fan of blue). It’s an inexpensive and very impactful way of modernizing a home.
It would be so easy to obliterate the past and slot a sleek contemporary kitchen and bathroom into this Art Deco apartment. It takes far more skill to bring all the necessities of modern living and still complement the original featues. Coogee apartment by Sydney-based interior design studio Decoroom.
It’s about bespoke details, high style and comfort. About layers of texture and materials and meaning. It’s about “the creation of spaces that nurture the family and provide a beautiful backdrop for life’s memories to unfold.” Nichols Hills by Oklahoma-based Sara Crooks Design.
A Victorian era terrace house in Sydney dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century? I don’t think so. No drama, no tears, no worries. Just a clever renovation of a tired old home into a sophisticated, monochromatic, modern home that maximises space and style. Think luxe and minimal, light and bright. By The Terrace Designer Jill Dinkel.