Displaying posts labeled "Living Room"

Seattle home refreshed

Posted on Wed, 5 Sep 2018 by midcenturyjo

The client wanted a whole home refresh without doing a major remodel. The team at Heidi Caillier Design redesigned the house with new furnishings, wall coverings, carpet and paint. The mix of old and new, the play of pattern and colour, the layering of textures and materials all create a home that is comfortable and livable, beautiful and curated. I don’t know what I love more, the many discreet sitting areas or the richly layered bedrooms.

Have have many dear readers of the blog who have followed us for years and years. Shirley is one of them. I featured her B&B (Abadin in L’Orignal, about an hour drive east of Ottawa) back in 2012. Alot has happened since then as I learned in an email from Shirley the other day and it was so moving I had to share.

Lots has happened in the past years , I almost died last year because of a vicious immune system disease , and I was kind of told if the chemotherapy does not work for me , I might have 3 to 12 months left. Did not take that and went to do my own research and found out to fast again, meaning water fasting for days at the time, to give my body the chance to heal itself through Autophagy. To make a long story short , I did it instead of dying or staying ill on heavy meds for the rest of my life I am off all meds and healthier then ever before.

My story is here just in case you know somebody who wants to help themselves: Shirley’s Personal Health StoryOf fasting and healing – The tale of Shirley Lindemann’s recovery

But why I am telling you all of this is , I had an art exhibition coming last year when I was at my worst, but the pieces I created were some of the best work I have done in my 45 year career as an artist. All black and grey. Now I needed the perfect back ground to display them in a way that satisfies my message. So I decided to flip our B&B living room from all white with chrome accents to all black with copper and gold accents.
Her artwork is breathtaking and really quite moving, and the redecorated space works so well to show it off. Congrats on beating this horrible disease Shirley, for creating such wonderful pieces of art, and for sharing with us.

Elstenwick Residence

Posted on Fri, 24 Aug 2018 by midcenturyjo

Please forgive me. I have internet connection issues and I’m typing this with chubby iPhone fingers. For now let me just say I love the drama, the contrast and the modern luxury of this Melbourne house by Bayley Ward Architects with styling and furniture selection by Larritt-Evans. I promise to come back and write more when I have a keyboard bigger than a few square centimetres.

 

 

 

Stalking tribal in a terrace house

Posted on Thu, 16 Aug 2018 by midcenturyjo

I’m stalking in Sydney’s inner suburb of Surry Hills, walking through its historic streets indulging my love of 19th century terrace houses. Behind this grey facade is a house with a flipped floor plan, living on the top, bedrooms on the bottom. It’s not the floor plan change that drew me in. It’s the bright, white interiors punctuated with tribal carpets and pillows, the artwork and a lovely, simple dining room. Link here while it lasts.

 

 

 

Beachside balance

Posted on Wed, 8 Aug 2018 by midcenturyjo

L.A. based interiors firm Alexander Design create spaces that are personal, luxurious and livable. Their work is a mix of contemporary, custom and vintage pieces, richly layered and carefully curated. It’s all about relaxed family living that is stylish yet functional, chic yet authentic, effortlessly elegant. A neutral colour palette is the jumping off point for this beachside home but it’s the layer upon layer of texture that is the star.