I am completely mesmerized by the photo above. Enjoy it and many other spaces by British designer Gavin Houghton – known for his bold combinations of both the modern and what is a quintessentially English layered style. Creating for clients’ practical houses that are clever and individual, yet soft, romantic with real charm.
“This renovation increases the functionality and flexibility of the living spaces within an original-condition, two bedroom 60’s apartment in Brunswick, Melbourne (Naarm). We sought to celebrate the quality and atmosphere of the original home, while adapting to meet the current needs of the owner.
Colour, material and form are brought together as a new layer, to continue the story of the original apartment, and to bring joy to the daily life of the occupants.”
Removing a wall to connect the kitchen and living room may have been the start of this renovation but it’s the celebration of materials and shapes of the time that is the icing on the cake. Salvaged terrazzo floors were laid, the cabinets reference 60s profiles, the red marble and sage green 2pac finishes take their cue from highlights in the floor and original tapware was reused. Brunswick Apartment by Murray Barker.
Photography by Benjamin Hosking
With an emphasis on deep colors and antiques, Cameron Ruppert Interiors was entrusted with transforming this space into an energetic yet timeless work of art. Adding in architectural components like paneling in the entryway and millwork throughout, CRI added warmth and complexity to every corner. These colours and patterns, whether on the pale/pastel side or bold and saturated, give me LIFE. Photos: Stazy Zarin Goldberg
Warmth and charm were infused into this 1790’s farm by clearly defining the personality of every room – yet having small moments of connection to make the home feel complete. We worked with the home’s existing floor plan to maintain the historical character and updated all the finishes, paint colors and furnishings so it’s liveable but not too precious.
This is how you pay homage to the history of a home. With charm and comfort oozing from every corner. Another project designed by Washington based Cameron Ruppert. Photographer: Stacy Zarin Goldberg. (Link here in case you missed my feature last week of a much bolder but equally charming home)
“Ledgewood, a compact California modernist home nestled in the Hollywood Hills, was designed in 1961 by Robert Kennard, a pioneering Black architect who fought to open the profession to minorities and women. As with any renovation of a historic property, our challenge was to preserve the form and spirit of the original structure while gently ushering it into the 21st century. We believe the most meaningful way to respect great architecture is to demonstrate its adaptability to the rhythms and rituals of contemporary life.”
Breathing new life into this mid-century gem Studio Shamshiri used colour and natural materials to increase the connection between inside and out. Think verdant greens and earthy browns while leather, wood and handmade tiles add texture and interest.