If this isn’t the coolest hangout/games space/playroom I don’t know what is! When your client hands you a 12-car garage from the 1980’s it is time to get creative. Four bays became a play room complete with four Pullman-style queen bunk beds, a shop became a dining hall and party room, and three bays became an indoor sport court. Working with durable finishes, eclectic furnishings, and outdoor fabrics a bulletproof retreat was created for children of all ages. By Hoedemaker Pfeiffer.
Photos: Andrew Giammarco
I couldn’t leave you with just one glimpse into interior and home goods designer Rachel Blindauer‘s portfolio. From lilac loveliness to stylish kitchen dreams I have chosen some of my favourites. Let’s jump right in and enjoy.
A sophisticated colour palette and an inspired use of wallpaper and tile makes this Fitzroy house by Melbourne-based interior designer Kate Challis one of my all time favourites. It is brave and quirky, elegant and jewel like. It is in fact the designer’s own home, an ever evolving space, growing more and more beautiful with time. You can see an earlier version of this Melbourne house here.
Photography by Sharyn Cairns
I think in a parallel universe I’m rich and summer in the Hamptons but not in your usual Hamptons’ home. No I live in a house that is timeless yet contemporary, full of colour and killer art. The front door is purple, a big yellow canoe hangs in the entrance and my love for midcentury shines through. In a parallel universe Timothy Brown Studio designed this Amagansett home just for me.
Canadian House & Home magazine is a favourite of mine and has been for as long as I can remember, so I find their website is a wonderful source for fabulously designed Canadian homes. I thought I would share some that have caught my eye recently.
design: Christine Ralphs for Lloyd Ralphs Design; photo: Virginia Macdonald; feature: here
design: Julie Charbonneau; photo: Virginia Macdonald; feature: here
design: Montana Burnett; photo: Virginia Macdonald; feature: here
design: Whitney Keeley, Absolutely Inc.; photo: Robin Stubbert
design: Lisa Lev; photo: Alex Lukey; feature: here
design:Youssef Hasbani; photo:Virginia Macdonald; feature: here
design: Judith Gougeon; photo: Maxime Desbiens or Angus McRitchie; feature: here
photo:Kim Jeffery; feature: here