“Our clients wanted a home that felt like a boutique hotel with a lavish yet tranquil tonal and textural intensity that was rich in substance, not excess trimmings.”
Moody, earthy and sensuous this Sydney waterfront home by YSG features a lush material palette of glass bricks, stone, zellige tiles, tadelakt and woven raffia. Central to it all is the monolithic stone and mosaic tile kitchen island, the black diamond of the design.
Photography by Anson Smart.
Against a neutral background, earthy tones and subtle pops of colour allow a mix of vintage and contemporary pieces to shine. The home in the Mar Vista neighbourhood of Los Angeles has been brought to life by San Francisco-based Studio Montemayor. Think eclectic, playful and full of personality.
Photography by Sam Frost.
Ever imagine living in a greenhouse? Add in the challenging weather conditions found in Norway and you have this amazing greenhouse house. The project’s standout feature is its creation of an extra climatic zone bridging indoors and outdoors. This allows the owners to extend the growing season for their plantings as the colder months close in. Equally by capturing the spring sunlight they can start to enjoy the “outdoors” earlier than they would as the snow lingers. Amidst the forest, the greenhouse protects and nurtures, filling family life with light, colour and potential. Heating, materials, food and maintenance embrace sustainability, reshaping living in harmony with the surroundings. Hus i Drivhus by OA (Outline Arkitektur).
This serene urban home is embraced by its garden in the inner Sydney suburb of Glebe. The heritage house with its contemporary extension is organized around a tranquil central courtyard, merging indoor and outdoor spaces. This courtyard expands the living areas, while side courtyards offer contemplative and food-producing spaces. This functional family garden features a lawn, trampoline, basketball hoop, and a vegetable patch with a native bee hive. It serves as a peaceful hub connecting and concealing various home activities. Utilizing sandstone blocks from the house’s foundations, existing materials were repurposed for hardscape elements, reducing the need for new resources. Twin Set by Emily Simpson Landscape Architecture.
“We love to work with our clients to create spaces that are unexpected and timeless … The key to our design style is mastering juxtaposition: finding balance between masculinity and femininity, using vintage pieces with new ones, and combining unexpected materials. Emma Beryl strives to create beauty and interest in every space.”
Park Slope Brownstone by Brooklyn-based interior designer Emma Beryl.
Photography by Nick Glimenakis.