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We brought a 1970s lakeside cottage back to life with a complete gut remodel, restoring the vintage cabin feel and layering with vintage and luxury finishes to create a boutique short term rental experience for guests to enjoy. We were going for a laid-back luxury vibe bringing in lots of our favorite vintage pieces collected over time. We used handmade tile, natural stone, and textiles in rich, earthy colors and organic textures. We let the outside in with new patio doors and windows throughout. While the main room was painted with a warm white, we dialed up the mood in the bedrooms and bathrooms with deep, earthy tones. 
If I stumbled upon this cool cottage on Airbnb I’d be booking it on the spot. Not your typical cottage vibes and definitely amping up the sophistication. Designed by Meet West Studio.

Two cottages in Norfolk become one

Posted on Thu, 9 May 2024 by KiM

Historically the two cottages were separate entities however they were usually occupied together. The accommodation in each was compromised; bedrooms accessed through bedrooms, cramped kitchens and no space where the occupants could gather. The scheme joined the cottages with an extension which freed up the floorplan and consolidated the spaces and created a large convivial dine in kitchen. The form of the extension was designed to reference the original pitched roofs of the cottages whilst the materials chosen were to contrast those of the existing cottages. The intention was that new and old elements were easily and proudly distinguishable. Elsewhere particular attention was made to preserve the integrity and character of the original cottages making interventions when only necessary. The emphasis for the interior decoration was that it should feel layered and lived in.
I am always a fan of a mix of modern and traditional so this renovation is a win for me, particularly if it means getting a large, functional kitchen in the end. Designed by Anna Haines; Architect: Kathryn Manning of Adaptation Architecture; Photos: Rachael Smith.

“Picture a young family of globetrotters who recently settled in the land of bikes and canals, seeking a home that’s both timeless and fun. This nomadic family of four wanted to revel in vibrant colours and playful spaces that spark joy and curiosity. From kicking back in the music room – records playing – to entertaining their tribe, this was the perfect place to lay down some memories. As usual, we gathered from a global black-book of both new and vintage gems, including unique finds from local Dutch artisans, to create an atmosphere that’s truly one of a kind.”

From layers of neutral textures, pops of colour and carefully collated furniture details emerges a fun, fresh family home in Amsterdam. Dutch Quarter by Melbourne-based Sally Caroline.

Photography by Kasia Gatkowska.

Designer’s own

Posted on Mon, 6 May 2024 by midcenturyjo

Studio Johnston Head of Interiors and Project Director, Stefania Reynolds, ingeniously revamped this city-fringe apartment using a Mediterranean color scheme and clever spatial changes. Removing a kitchen column expanded the area and created a seamless overlapping layout. Two key adjustments maximized functionality: closing one end of the galley kitchen to create a separate home office and adding a storage unit with sliding doors. The dining area features custom-designed furniture and softening geometric lines with curved joinery and plush seating, all adorned in rich, earthy tones.

Photography by Anson Smart & Brett Boardman.

Located in historical Kyiv’s centre, this apartment was designed by Yevheniia Dubrovska for her client a young female graphic designer. The owner wanted distinct spaces within the regular layout: a bedroom, a separate wardrobe and an active zone. The 4-meter-high ceilings allowed for tall doors and classic transoms. The vintage-themed interior includes a refurbished dining table and furniture sourced from across Europe, while newer pieces were crafted from the designer’s sketches. Colour accents, like pink tiles and a blue ceiling in the bathroom, add character, aiming for a cozy, historical ambience.

Photography by Yevhenii Avramenko.