Jessica Helgerson and her family used to live in a tiny house on their land outside Portland, Oregon. Now they have spread out just a little. Their new home is a classic American farmhouse, a collaboration between Jessica and her architect husband Yianni Doulis. Simple, practical and beautiful, new with an old soul.
Photography by Aaron Leitz
A little jewel box of an apartment in Sydney’s Potts Point. Rich colours, an eclectic mix of furniture, surrounded by life’s treasures and mementos, of course a wall of books and to top it off an iconic view. Contemporary living in an Art Deco building done right. I want to move in. By Weir Phillips Architects.
Bringing my loft dreams to life in this dreamy industrial space created by Studio Bakker. In organic succession, Studio Bakker renovated, redesigned and styled this former archive attic in a historic Amsterdam canal house, transforming it into a loft style home consisting of five connected floors under two roofs. An enchanting route leads to an oasis of peace and quiet, decorated with earthy materials and corresponding color palette with natural light pouring in from various sides. A Wabi-sabi aesthetic provides the lens through which modern and vintage design pieces mix with a host of honest materials – including old and new woods, loam and granite, steel and aluminum, leather and linen. The styling subtly references the wealth of cultures housed beneath these roofs.
Photography: Kasia Gatkowska, Marina Denisova
“Space Exploration seeks to create spaces that resonate with subtle harmony. The firm’s projects are driven by a love of simplicity, nuance, craftsmanship and the integrity of beautiful materials expressed through construction.”
Elegant and urbane, beautifully balanced through careful curation. What else would you expect from this New York based architectural and interior design practice? Prospect Park Apartment by Space Exploration.
Still chasing the real estate dream but this time I’m in the inner Sydney suburb of Woollahra eying off a small but stylish Victorian cottage full of charm, light and art work. Historical details and modern creature comforts make it a perfect city pad. Link here while it lasts.