Grey days are a drag. Misty rain, cold, nothing to do. I’m bored. Flicking through a favourite international magazine (Livingetc) I spy a familiar name. Hello! I haven’t dropped by Damian Russell‘s website for quite some time. I was not disappointed. I’ve called him a pied piper of photography. I have followed him through many a house through his lens. A weaver of dreams, a story teller and a great big tease. Tempt me with beautiful photos of beautiful rooms on this grey, grey day will you Mr Russell? Oh alright if you must!
Take me away this long, lonely Monday to the island of Föhr off the north coast of Germany. To a hay barn cleverly converted to a holiday home. Ancient brick and thatch enclose a modern renovation that references the island’s history of bed-boxes and the traditional blue green colours of Friesland. Wood and tile and 500m of blue polypropylene rope. By Swedish firm Karin Matz Arkitekt.
Hannotte Interiors – “uncommon design for common folk.” Hear hear! Stylish, inspiring and real is what Toronto based designer Jenn Hannotte does best. Part vintage, part modern, a little organic and always with a zest for life. It’s not so much about bags of money but using the right resources. Just my sort of design.
Open, light filled, clean lined and family friendly. Warm wooden floors with accents of yolk yellow, red and Aegean blue that flash across the streamlined white canvas. A modern Australian beach house by interior design leaders Nexus Designs.
It’s raining here. Raining, raining, raining. In biblical quantities. What better time to plonk myself in front of the computer and real estate stalk? I’m in Bondi, Sydney. A contemporary home by architect Uri Turgeman and interior designer Shellee Gordoun. A series of rooms in open plan stretching either side of a cental garden atrium and leading out to the garden. Casual elegance with interest brought in through finishes and texture. Light, bright, white and… blue. My imagination is running riot. How would this space look with red or green or black or yellow? A good example of how a neutral base lends itself to painterly strokes of colour to change things up. Link here while it lasts.