“Located in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, this interior and landscape project to a 1930s weatherboard and rock house offers a careful manipulation of dark and light to suit the particular needs of a writer with a predilection for darkness and exploit the site’s broad established garden outlook.”
Melbourne-based architecture and interior design practice Freadman White have taken a confused warren of rooms and created a home that moves seamlessly from cave like living room to light and bright open plan kitchen dining. Bedrooms with their ensuite bathrooms continue to play with the idea of light versus dark. The result is a modern remake of a dated farmhouse.
I put it out there on Instagram over the weekend that I hate the colour blue. And because of that I repainted the walls in my kitchen from blue to a deep brownish red. Also to note I did comment that I occasionally come across a blue cabinet kitchen that I think works really well. This home featuring a blue cabinet kitchen by Michigan-based designer Jean Stoffer Design are one of those “works really well” situations. In fact throughout the home are accents in various shades of blue and I quite like it.
A heritage frontage and a public lane to the side, the desire for modern living with privacy and light. Courtyards and high windows, concrete blocks and polished floors warmed by banks of rich timber storage. Sleek and stylish urban living. Highbury Grove by Ritz&Ghougassian.
Photography by Tom Blachford
An elegant mix of old and new is at the heart of this home by French-born Californian-based interior designer Florence Livingston of Florence Choux Livingston Interiors. It is a home with soul, a serene oasis for family and friends with its neutral palette of greys and taupes and those beautiful limed floorboards. What a wonderful home to come home to at the end of a hectic day.
All prim and proper, solid and traditional out the front, slick and modern out the back. I’m stalking a renovated home in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern and it’s my favourite type of renovation … a sensitively restored facade with a fun open plan family addition to the back. A small back yard isn’t so much of a drawback when stylish landscaping and easy sight lines in and out through expansive doors and cleverly placed windows blur boundaries. Link here while it lasts.