Displaying posts labeled "Fireplace"

Wabi sabi inspiration

Posted on Thu, 16 Jun 2022 by midcenturyjo

Show houses or exhibition rooms may not always be practical. They take an idea and explore it often pushing boundaries or in this case peeling back walls. Topografías del Placer by Lorna de Santos for Casa Decor.


Posted on Tue, 14 Jun 2022 by midcenturyjo

Chicago-based interior designer Jen Talbot sees herself as a curator of modern spaces merging art and design, modern and vintage, form and function with an edge. This Upper East Side apartment is the perfect example of her exploration of the beautiful and the unexpected.

In the Nièvre, on the edge of the Morvan, viewed from above, the castle appears to be an island of white towers set in an abundance of greenery and foliage. It is located within a 2 hour drive of Paris. The estate was first mentioned in the archives in 1173. Its origins probably date back to the 11th century and is located on 14 hectares. The 14th and 15th century castle consists of a quadrangular enclosure flanked by towers topped with pepper pot roofs. The gunports and the thickness of the walls on the south side recall its defensive function. The castle has 7 bedrooms and is 300 m2. The outbuildings consist of boiler room, a woodshed, a sheep barn and various sheds. The landscape has fountains, ponds and moats, wooded areas, wetlands and a swimming pool. For sale via Patrice Besse for 2 400 000 €. This might be my favourite castle I have featured to date. The simplicity of the exterior is what really does it for me.

A House in Mayfair

Posted on Fri, 10 Jun 2022 by midcenturyjo

Always sophisticated, always stylish. Always beautifully curated with a restrained touch. Always elegant and always covetable. Dipping into the portfolio of a French design powerhouse. A House in Mayfair by Gilles et Boissier.

Rosewood House

Posted on Wed, 8 Jun 2022 by midcenturyjo

“The texturised timber screen of Rosewood House sits as the crown jewel amongst a bold composition of strong forms. Referencing the clients’ Japanese and Scandinavian heritage, timber was used as the principal design material. The family home is linked over three levels by a dramatic staircase. Light and views become part of the interior world by situating living areas on the upper floor.”

Nurturing, sculptural, sustainable. A modern family home that embraces the inhabitants with cocooning privacy while celebrating the impressive views beyond. Rosewood House by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects.

Photography by Dave Wheeler