I’m stalking in the Melbourne suburb of Armadale but it doesn’t feel like I’m really real estate stalking. I feel like I know this home so well. You see it belongs to stylist and writer Heather Nette King and I’ve lurked on her instagram account for years. (That doesn’t sound too creepy does it Heather?) It’s a beautiful family home full of character and colour, light and personality, just like I hope my own home will be when it finally emerges from its stalled renovations. Link here while it lasts.
San Francisco designer Alison Damante calls this “New York minimalism meet Berkeley funk”. Here’s the scoop on this inspiring project: Recent East Coast transplants wanted a sparse, white backdrop for their expansive art collection, as well as an authentic design response to their mid-century home, with its bay views, exposed wood beams and original 1960’s cast concrete fireplace. Vibrant colors, handcrafted fixtures and modern furniture take cues from each installation, unifying the space and meshing art with life. I really dig this house. Everything about it architecturally is awesome, and then Alison kept the basics all in bright white so you can really change things up easily by swapping out the art/cushions/accent chairs etc. (Architecture: YamaMar Photography: Bruce Damonte)
People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. They can, though, place beautiful slabs of it throughout its interior for us to “oooh” and “aaah” over. Dark and moody meets sophisticated and chic, tailored, polished and precise. The Glasshouse by Sydney-based Nina Maya Interiors.
Italian architect and interior designer Elisa Ossino has completely captured my heart with these spaces her team has created. Our work combines geometrical abstraction, monochromes, metaphysical and surrealist references, giving rise to a coherent and allusive relationship between space, light, and objects. The projects that we create are defined by lightness and intensity, two apparently opposite concepts; we pay attention to the composition and the weight of the objects in the space with few but very strong marks, in which the objects themselves become symbols developing meanings. These rooms I selected from her portfolio are somewhat mystical and every corner is a work of art in an of itself.
The Stockholm apartment of architect Daniel Heckscher of Note Design Studio demonstrates quite dramatically the power of paint. Formerly a white box in an ugly building from 1988, he brought in a lot of creativity, which included some help from his 2 young children who must absolutely love spending time here. It is such a vibrant and whimsical home, and quite amazing when you think of how it can be transformed into something completely different with just a couple more cans of paint!