With a design concept informed by its distinctive facade this Melbourne house seamlessly combines the old and the new. Walls of steel and glass allow the light to flood into the extension’s interior. Dark and moody is dramatic, not drab. The Dutch Gable House by Melbourne-based Austin Design Associates.
Dipping into the portfolio of interior designer Julia Barnard. Fabulous fabrics, comfy upholstered chairs, roll-top baths, overblown flowers and the smell of beeswax on brown furniture. I can hear the whack of cricket ball on bat, smell the scones in the Aga, know the kids are home from pony club soon and all is well in the English countryside.
Elegant and beautifully curated this Elizabeth Bay, Sydney apartment by Handelsmann + Khaw like the previous London apartment relies on a restrained colour palette and natural materials to imbue a sense of peace and calm in a hectic city. Chic, sophisticated and refined. Devine.
Photography by Felix Forest
“We are passionate about creating unique, individual, timeless homes where warmth and functionality are paramount. We love colour combined with texture and natural materials, creating stylish, eclectic, comfortable homes where treasured possessions still have their place alongside the contemporary.”
If cottagecore is all the rage for 2021 then I’d like this cottage by Forbes Rix. A fabulous celebration of colour. Contemporary and light-filled. Traditional and eclectic.
Photography by Natalie Dinham
“The Collector House feels wonderfully relaxed. Sunlight streams in from the central skylight and fills the rooms. The view of the harbour, framed by jacaranda and eucalypts, and the ferries passing by all contribute to the overall sense of calm. It’s a barefoot house – warm and grounded, with space for loved ones to gather.”
There are touches of humour and art, honest materials and a sense of the Aussie vernacular. There are private spaces and places to come together. And then there’s the view. Collector House by Sydney-based interior designers Arent & Pyke.
Photography by Anson Smart