It’s like I saw time and time again. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere amazing. How about an office in a stand of eucalyptus trees with red wine and a fire pit? The Rolling Stone Landscapes HQ & Design Studio.
I love the mix of old and new, of antique with mid century classic, heavy Victorian mahogany furniture with Scandinavian influences, all wrapped up in a neutral colour palette with metallic accents. This bedroom, by Melbourne-based Sisällä, was part of Como By Design, a show house in a heritage listed South Yarra mansion (hence all changes had to be non invasive and reversible). My friends will tell you I have been going on and on for a couple of years now about “bringing back the brown”, of embracing the heavy dark wooden antique pieces we have been shunning for years. They laughed at me years ago when I told them the next big thing would be the 80s and they’re not laughing now. With Sisällä showing the way perhaps they’ll all be clamouring for a big old brown wardrobe soon.
Photography by Tess Kelly
Why is it that once the weather starts to warm up my mind automatically turns to gardening? Yes I’m addicted to all things interior design but I can’t help loving a house’s exterior and it’s immediate surrounds just as much. Lush and green, stimulating, relaxing and cocooning, alive and inspiring. Give me a gorgeous house but make sure it has a lovely garden. Oh and if it has a space for entertaining family and friends as well as a killer fireplace even better. Northcote garden by Melbourne-based landscape designers Peachy Green (cool name).
Photography by Tom Blachford
It’s like I say week after week. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it certainly helps if it’s somewhere super stylish. Huckletree co-working space by Sella.
It’s rustic yet sophisticated. It’s steeped in history yet modern. It’s an island house in a farmhouse. A modern extension to an early 1900s house on Shelter Island provided the space and level of luxury the owners desired while preserving the heart and soul of the old home. Think living room barn and bedroom in a shed, connecting glass walkways and a fabulous outdoor entertaining area. Shelter Island Farmhouse by SchappacherWhite Architects DPC.