Displaying posts labeled "Elegant"

The Naked Fox

Posted on Mon, 11 Mar 2019 by midcenturyjo

Is the weekend really over? Time for a little Monday virtual getaway. We’re off to the inner Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst, the perfect base for shopping, coffee sipping and people watching. Where are we staying? The Naked Fox, the latest offering from boutique luxury holiday accommodation purveyor Contemporary Hotels. It’s a stylish art deco apartment perfect for dropping your bags and heading out or bringing back old friends and new for a drink. Fabulous art, dark wood furniture with immaculate white covers and a clever mirrored wall.

A masterclass in colour and pattern

Posted on Fri, 1 Mar 2019 by midcenturyjo

A sophisticated colour palette and an inspired use of wallpaper and tile makes this Fitzroy house by Melbourne-based interior designer Kate Challis one of my all time favourites. It is brave and quirky, elegant and jewel like. It is in fact the designer’s own home, an ever evolving space, growing more and more beautiful with time. You can see an earlier version of this Melbourne house here.

Photography by Sharyn Cairns

Decadence

Posted on Tue, 12 Feb 2019 by KiM

Refined luxury. Decadence. Sophistication. Meticulous attention to detail. Enjoy some jaw-dropping eye candy from London-based design firm Janine Stone & Co.

 

Chic with neutrals

Posted on Fri, 8 Feb 2019 by KiM

Madrid-based designer Virginia Nieto takes neutrals to another level with this project where the vibe is a bit Hollywood Regency and a wallpapered ceiling is a beautiful thing.

(Check out my previous feature on Virginia’s home here)

A dreamy New York townhouse

Posted on Wed, 19 Dec 2018 by KiM

Oh, to have 5 stories and 7000 sq ft of space to play with. This townhouse designed by Rafael de Cárdenas of Architecture at Large has a casual elegance I adore. This expansive Lower Manhattan residence, located in The Greenwich Lane, is imbued with RDC/AAL’s characteristically rich atmospheric nuance. The five-story home has been designed entirely around the principle of a vertical chromatic temperature gradient. The earthen reds and warm peach hues of the garden and parlor levels give way to the subdued grays of the master suite, the playful greens of the children’s level, and the cool blues of the penthouse. The spaces are notably augmented by a series of artworks drawn from the collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody.