Over the holidays Patricia emailed us about sharing her new home, named Hallelujah, with our readers and I was all for it because beachy vibes is totally what I need right about now. Some details from Patricia: I am a retired designer from Columbus, Ohio. We purchased a new home in Grayton Beach, a laid back old Florida type beach town but with new houses too. I spent major part of year in a million stores both in FL and Ohio searching for the right piece and accessory for every room. House has five bedrooms and 5-1/2 baths, 3 decks and faces Western Lake, one of the coastal dune lakes along 30A. We are 300 yards to a huge beach which runs the length of the Panhandle in FL. Our house is in a small gated area (that used to be a petting zoo back in the 60’s) with just six homes that are alike in appearance from the front. Area is known for their coastal dune lakes that empty into the gulf when there has been a lot of rain and it is a very neat phenomenon. I love that Patricia went with more grey tones than typical blues and the earthy vibe is very casual and perfect for the setting. The views across the lake are gorgeous! An all around stunning home, beautifully styled. Thank you so much Patricia for sharing your pride and joy with us.
Imagine an Art Nouveau apartment in Stockholm. Now imagine a renovation with a moody colour palette, a mix of modern and mid century furniture pieces, soft light filtering in through large windows and a layering of natural textures. Actually you don’t have to. Swedish interior designer Joanna Lavén has done it for you. Welcome to the perfection that is Apartment O.
With 10 days to go to Christmas I thought I would try to add a bit more festive vibes to the blog (since neither Jo nor I partake in any Christmas decorating) with this beautiful 49 sq m apartment in Sweden dolled up for the holidays. Home of 20 year old decorator Simon Olsson, it’s a delicious melange of white, grey and black and is filled with vintage finds. So cozy and the sparse pine trees and lighting really make it special. Via sköna hem.
Photos: Carina Olander
WARNING: Get yourself some tissues before delving into this post. You’re going to need something to pop up the drool.
Lumière Lodge is brimming with colour, minimal and perfect. Watch the seasons whisper in through the homes antique windows, indulge in whiskey by the fire, or slip into the clawed foot bath and bathe under the light of the stained glass window. Launched in Winter of 2019 Lumière Lodge is the perfect location for creative content studio bookings. Lumière Lodge has been lovingly restored to its original beauty and is true to the Victorian Style.(Photos: Marnie Hawson)
Dark and dramatic, moody and marvellous this Woollahra cottage by interior architect Phoebe Nicol is like a stage set perfect for playing out your everyday life with panache. A wall of mirror increases the sense of space in the narrow house while a carefully curated collection of antique and contemporay furniture pices, artwork and objet plays against the dark walls. In contrast the bedroom is light yet soft, a personal oasis.