Displaying posts labeled "Green"

Deisgner Liz MacPhail embraced history and cherished family heirlooms in this redesign of a 1920s home in Austin. With the addition of some elements of colour and lots of pretty patterns, this home is welcoming, timeless and an absolute delight to the eye. Architect: Rick + Cindy Black; Photos: Stephen Karlisch and Leonid Furmansky

Originally built in the 1950’s as a two room gentleman’s hunting cabin, this house had been added to over the decades. Our clients decided they wanted to renovate and more significantly expand its footprint to suit their young family’s needs. Self-professed home bodies who love to cook and entertain, they wanted the house to have many cozy nooks where they and their daughters could curl up with a book. Fearless in their pursuit of a colorful, layered home, their love of pattern and saturated hues drove the whimsical story from room to room.
This 8000 sq ft, 22 room home filled with no less than 77 patterns could not be more family-friendly and cozy to the max. There is at least 18 spots where I too would want to curl up with a book, a cat and a coffee. Designed by McGrath II. (Photos: Joshua McHugh)

I never want it to feel as if everything was purchased at once. I’d rather it look more like an evolution. The blues, watery greens, and pale purples of the garden felt fresh, especially with all the browns of the wood in the house. It was nice to create a family-friendly piece of work that’s elegant but not too precious.
Always and forever a fan of Frances Merrill of Reath Design and her impeccable way of using colour and pattern and vintage together in ways no one else does. Photos: Laure Joliet.

Kitchen love

Posted on Wed, 18 Jan 2023 by midcenturyjo

“This kitchen was designed to fit in a new build home that was lacking a practical approach to family space. Our clients wanted a kitchen with interesting curves and texture and one that they could ‘live in’. We reconfigured the layout – tucked away the sink, concealed all the appliances, and added a casual banquette dining area. The grand arched oak unit was designed to feel like a freestanding piece of furniture, whilst cleverly disguising the fridge and freezer. Together with the captivating island, it adds character and warmth to the space.”

How did I not know that I needed a minty green kitchen with curves and oodles of storage? Definitely a case of kitchen love. Pangbourne Ave by Kate Feather.

A family apartment in Poland

Posted on Mon, 9 Jan 2023 by KiM

I love the homey vibes of this family apartment in Poland designed by Colombe. I will forever be smitten black and white floors, and the kitchen is a beauty and has me considering green if I ever get around to renovating my kitchen.