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
High up in the rafters in the centre of Madrid is a penthouse full of light and space, pattern and colour and most of all exhuberance. It’s about modern living within a historic shell, keeping the past but surrounding yourself with contemporary luxury. Fabulous Spanish interiors by design duo Melián Randolph.
I hate Facebook for the most part, but was reminded recently why I still have an account. Because without it I would not have noticed this incredible renovation project by Emily Arbour. Emily has a gorgeous home in Almonte, a small town outside of Ottawa, and her home was in desperate need of an update. What I saw on Facebook sure captured my attention, and when I went to check out the full story on her blog, I was blown away. The transformation of her kitchen, sunroom, foyer, family room and powder room is fantastic!!! Congrats Emily! I bet you and your family are loving every bit of it. (She has tons of details and sources in her blog post).