This home designed by Fiona Parke of Johnston Parke Interiors is an absolute gem. The colour palette is so earthy and warm and the blues (helloooo velvet chesterfield!) are just gorgeous. I don’t even mind that the entire living room area is carpeted – I almost didn’t notice and I ALWAYS notice right away (maybe because I’m imagining what a nightmare it would be in my house of 8 cats who consistently barf on any carpet but rarely hardwood). Beautifully photographed as well – always a bonus.
Take a 4-story Romanesque Revival multi-residence brownstone in Park Slope built in 1899. Completely gut it, and add CWB Architects and Pilaster Contracting for 2 years of renovations. Restore part of the parlour floor, add a floor-to-ceiling windowed addition combined with some decor magic from Tamara Eaton and you have a pretty spectacular “new” home. Then put it on the market for $7.5 M.
Dual colour palettes of inky, moody blues contrasting with browns and creams and bright white with soft pastels define the private and public, the formal and the casual areas of this beachside house by Sydney-based interior designers Arent & Pyke. A mix of modern with mid century classics, tribal and texture, light and shade, the look is an easy elegance.
Nikki Tibbles is a famous British florist whose home I have featured a couple of times over the past several years here when it was for sale (and didn’t sell) and then here when it was up for rent. Now Nikki’s 1890 5 story absolutely incredible residence is available as a location property. I would have to put this stunner in one of the top 5 I have featured in the 8 years of this blog’s existence. It has so much life and energy, and quirkiness and boldness, and endless personality. Someone needs to shoot a movie here.
With a stunning ocean view that could easily overwhelm any interior, Sydney design studio Decus have created a modern home with a luxury beach-meets-city sophistication that more than holds its own. Tamarama House is about drama and retreat, light and dark, private and public, casual and classy… and seriously sexy bathrooms.
Architecture Porebski Architects. Photography Justin Alexander.