Displaying posts labeled "Brick"

Red Brick Farm

Posted on Wed, 23 Nov 2011 by midcenturyjo

Dear Santa,

Thought I would get in early. Avoid the rush. I’ve been a good girl and for my christmas present I was wondering if you could shove this little country weekender into my christmas stocking? It’s Red Brick Farm in Chewton, Central Victoria. Just 90 minutes up the road from Melbourne. If you can’t get me the barn to keep forever then maybe just a flight to Melbourne and a long weekend getaway. Please?

With love,


Design Crew

Posted on Sat, 29 Oct 2011 by midcenturyjo

Got a problem? Need some help? Just standing there shaking your head? Don’t know what to do? You’re not alone. Send us a link to photos of your design quandary and let the Desire to Inspire design crew help you …. that’s you lot… the readers! Bridget emailed…

Okay, I have a styling question.  My hubby and I have an industrial loft (30 foot ceilings, brick top to bottom, polished concrete floors, the whole nine yards) in Buffalo, New York.  After searching and searching for the perfectly vintage, perfectly chic work tables for both of us, we ended up purchasing these new industrial packing tables.  Our workspaces are out in the open, and we each wanted about 10 feet of workspace, so we realized that getting enough vintage worktop to look cohesive would be nearly impossible.. and finding 4 mismatched antique tables could get really hodge-podgy, really quick.

We bought these new:

Basically, we’ll each have 10 feet of workspace (1 6-foot and 1 4-foot table each), with brick behind.  The hope is that they’ll be a good, blank, cohesive, industrial canvas for us..  Do you have any ideas for how we could “chic” them up and make them feel more vintage industrial.  His stuff consists of a computer and then bike gear (tools, wrenches, etc.) and mine is 2 desktop iMacs and craft/paper supplies.

Any tips would be much appreciated!

Stalking in brick

Posted on Mon, 14 Feb 2011 by midcenturyjo

Here’s what the agent says…. “This superlative warehouse conversion in “Leicester House” an historic 1880’s building provides privacy and vast spaces. It features soaring warehouse ceilings, huge original arched timber windows, exposed red brick walls, imposing brick archways of 65 cm depth and high gloss timber floors. By day it is imposing and by night dramatic.” Expressions of interest… means big bucks. What do you think? Great space but would you do it differently? Link here while it lasts. (Thanks Maddie!)

I want to live here ….

Posted on Tue, 1 Dec 2009 by midcenturyjo

I thought after Kim’s last post on a loft conversion that I just had to share this unique building for sale in Melbourne. I want to live here! I’m already moving out the current occupant’s furniture (not quite my cup of tea) and imagining where all my things would go. As it is so large there would be a home for ALL the “junk” I own. Maybe I’d need to buy more. The Distillery Tower, circa 1862, is six levels plus a spectacular rooftop deck providing a 360º view of the city. Please, please I want to live here. I’d have to barrack for the Collingwood football team though …. hmmmm there has to be a down side to everything 😉