Displaying posts labeled "Colour"

A designer’s own

Posted on Mon, 15 Jan 2024 by midcenturyjo

“Located in London’s iconic brutalist Barbican building, this apartment is both complimentary of the original architecture while also exuding a warm contemporary character.

With two bedrooms and two bathrooms set over 1300 square feet, every inch of space was carefully considered. Exquisite details include Venetian plaster walls and custom door handles. Beautiful woods are used throughout, from exquisite burl wood panelling in the entrance hall and sumptuous television room to the hand-lathed end grain timber flooring inspired by the cobblestones of Paris from the 19th century and pippy oak wood joinery with Arni Fantastico marble details in the open plan kitchen. A jewel box bathroom is entirely clad in dramatic Cipollino marble. 

A colour palette of soft pastels extends from hand-tufted rugs to a custom-designed blush velvet curvilinear sofa and a lovingly curated art collection. Much of the furniture was custom designed for the apartment.”

Contemporary, liveable interiors with an elegant and eclectic European point of view. That’s the trademark of London and New York based Bryan O’Sullivan Studio and no more evident than in his own home. Think glamour with a touch that is fresh and fun.

Photography by James McDonald.

Briony Delves and Graham Paull from Society of Wanderers and Sunday Sailor created rental accommodations from this 1980s home in Torquay, Victoria and played up the 80s vibe with help from interior designer Amelda Wilde. Amber glazing, tiled countertops, cork wall, graphic wallpaper, colourfully tiled bathrooms and cozy furniture make for a pretty sweet place to stay. Photos: Cricket Studio.

The appearance of gold

Posted on Thu, 11 Jan 2024 by midcenturyjo

“Yellow-coloured objects appear to be gold” – Aristotle. It’s a quote used by Geremia Design to describe their reworking of a Julia Morgan house. (Morgan’s most famous building is Hearst Castle.) It’s about bold, saturated colour and the juxtaposition of old and new, novel and familiar, subtle and dramatic. It’s about alchemy … and gold.

Photography by Laure Joliet.


Frances Merrill of Reath Design created magic in another jaw-dropping home and I could not love this more. It is full of colour and whimsy, an eclectic mix of styles (super feminine, diner-chic, granny vintage and some 50s retro) and patterns and textures that are drool-worthy. It’s our first week posting for 2024 and I’m already wondering what I can find this year that would top this. Photos: Laure Joliet

A designer’s Victorian terraced home in Bath

Posted on Wed, 10 Jan 2024 by KiM

Sean Symington‘s personal residence is a sophisticated and intricately designed house, serving as a direct embodiment of his unique design sensibilities and personal aesthetic. With dedicated effort, Sean and his team painstakingly revitalised this Victorian Terraced house in the heart of Bath, fashioning it into a distinctive and personality-infused property that stands as a genuine testament to the design firm’s proficiency in restoration and interior architecture. Once we obtained the property, Sean and his team embarked on the challenging task of transforming this former student rental house into a distinct and inviting family home, which would also serve as a showcase for our firm’s capabilities. We adorned each room with exquisite fabrics and wallpapers, crafting eclectic and refined interior designs.
This is about as quaint and quintessentially English as it gets. And includes one of the prettiest kitchens I’ve seen.