A modern batcave is what local Ottawa designer Henrietta Southam has dubbed this project of hers. I LOVE when a theme is carried throughout a home, and in this case it’s dark, dark, DARK! (Oh and brass accents baby!) The drama is real folks. Also to note is that all the ceilings are painted out dark as well. Because if you’re going to do it, do it right! P.S. The kitchen tumbling block patterned tile is what I almost used for my foyer/kitchen floor before settled on black/white hex.
Beautifully tailored with some stunning material choices and clever storage, this monochromatic Auckland apartment is rich in details. The stone kitchen counter top is so stunning I just want to run my hands all over it and the brass Art Deco inspired brass screen … swoon. The surprise is the rich terracotta tones of the master bedroom. Hereford Apartment by New Zealand interior design studio Hare.
I nearly fell out of my chair when I stumbled upon this new location home available via Shoot Factory. The homeowners clearly have a thing for mid-century Italian style (think Gio Ponti, Carlo Scarpa). Built in 1890 this 6 story Victorian has been refurbished with the most wonderful finishings like onyx, marble, leather and lots and lots of brass. There is even a screening room and spa/plunge pool and gym with a leather clad ballet bar and mirrored wall in the basement. Absolutely breathtaking!
Timeless restraint and refinement are at the heart of Templeton Architecture‘s work. Little Parndon was built 1862 but many renovations through the years and a heritage listing necessitated a careful, considered hand to include the needs of modern day living while protecting the buildings rich history. The result is elegant and sophisticated, light filled and simply beautiful.
Photography by Sharyn Cairns
It’s the juxapostition of old and new, traditional and contemporary, the obvious and the unexpected that is the basis of the creative work of Melissa Jenkinson of interior design and architectural firm Heirloom Studio. As she says “Old interiors capture my soul, contemporary interiors capture at my heart.” The marriage of old and new in this Kentish Town townhouse captures mine as well. Swoon.