Back in 2015 I featured the home of the very talented interiors photographer Debi Treloar, that was available for photo shoots via jj Locations. While perusing their site the other day I noticed it is still listed, but seems to have had a bit of a makeover since my last post. The flooring in the kitchen/living room area is now polished concrete which I LOVE, and the kitchen has a darker, moodier colour palette which I prefer to the previous version. Debi has such a knack for working with vintage finds and maintaining original details. Such a gorgeous home.
“The brief for an extension to a 1920’s house backing on to the Hobart rivulet and Fitzroy gardens called for increased visual and physical access to its garden setting. This was in stark contrast to the flood overlay planning requirements for the floor level to be raised above the site it sought to connect with. The resulting addition sets up a series of decks and landings at height intervals not requiring balustrades and gradually spills into the immediate garden drawing in the neighbouring park through large glazing and openings.”
A connection between in and out, light and shadow play, expansive view and glimpses through fins, new and old. Floodlight House by Crump Architects.
Photography by Matt Sansom
A bit understated, a bit modern, a bit glamorous yet warm and family friendly. This Madison Square Park apartment is home to fashion influencer (anyone else hate that word?) Arielle Charnas and her family and was designed by interior designer Hilary Matt. Here’s a tip: instead of going with a gallery wall, invest in one statement piece that will catch your eye immediately. Such drama!
“It’s not one piece of furniture or color palette that makes a room come alive; it’s the vibration between the pieces along with textures and layers that tells its story.”
Colour and wicker and vintage and a casual ease. The perfect recipe for beachside living. Sullivan’s Island (South Carolina) by Kevin Isbell Interiors.
Photography by Julia Lynn
Oh how I would love to enjoy a dinner out on the town again, and to transport myself to Vancouver and this fabulously designed tapas bar & restaurant. Como Taperia is a nod to the classic, centuries-old, standing-room-only tapas bars in Barcelona’s Poble Sec or Madrid’s La Latina quarters. These spaces are tight, acoustics are loud and you may or may not be offered a place to sit, favouring conversation and community over intimacy and comfort. Our access point to the materiality and colour strategy came from one particular reference, Jardins de les 3 Xemeneies, and its three brick chimneys that backdrop the bustling Poble Sec–the only remains of an early 20th century power station built by the Barcelona Traction, Power and Light Company ( a Canadian utility company that operated light and power utilities in Catalonia, Spain) locally known as La Canadiense for the old company’s Canadian electricity production. Opening a tapas bar in Canada, this history acted as a leeway into exploring the vernacular of this neighbourhood, allowing Como to become a contemporary materialization–an homage to all we love about Spain. The rest was an exercise in keeping things simple and fun and letting a few other cool points of inspiration stand out against this backdrop like the punches of cobalt blue reminiscent of Miro and the art program taking Jean Arp’s work as a point of departure. Designed by Ste. Marie.
Photography by Conrad Brown
Styling by Kate Richard