London designer Clare Gaskin used unexpected colours and really maximized space with great storage solutions in this terrace home. We designed this Victorian terrace in two phases. Firstly we tackled the dated floorplan and dingy look with renovation work which stripped the property back to its shell. More recently, we made the property work as a family home, finding ways to reflect the personalities of this young family whilst providing much needed storage, so often requested for projects of this type. The client wanted a contemporary, light, modern and airy space. During the first phase we opened the ground floor up. Positioning the kitchen at the louder (street) end of the property and with the dining area in the middle. At the rear of the property, benefitting from a side extension, the lounge is situated. We made the lounge feel more spacious by digging down to increase the ceiling height and feel lighter with a large skylight and glazed french doors opening onto the garden. The brief was for a lot of colour, as well as a flow and continuity through the property to ground it and make sense of the pockets of colour and pattern. This project was filled with fun specifications of finishes as well as a lot of time spent on how to create storage wherever we could.
An 1860’s home in Dublin is rebuilt after a fire (owned by artist Eva Donovan), with hints of art deco, mid-century and some Parisian vibes. Designer Suzie Mc Adam went for a bolder interpretation than before the fire, but when given the opportunity to start fresh, how could you not take some risks?
Photos: Ruth Maria
Modern family living and a historic home. Can you have both? Will it look like an unholy mish mash? The Old Schoolhouse on the outskirts of Milton on the NSW South Coast by Christina Prescott Design (in collaboration with VIEW//THRU building design and Seed Garden Design) saw the addition of a new wing containing a large open plan living, kitchen and dining room. A sympathetic and stunning heart of the home.
It’s like I say time and time again. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. Thérapie Clinic by Kingston Lafferty Design.
(P.S. Our thoughts are with those who cannot go to work at any time because of the corona virus emergency. Stay safe and sound and may we all be able to swap “war” stories after the crisis has passed.)
My jaw dropped to the floor when I spotted this apartment on real estate site Lagerlings. An apartment in Sweden that isn’t slathered in white paint! The dark grey and pink is stunning and is perfection together. Also, massive pink sectional sofa for the win!