An elegant simplicity. A carefully restrained palette. The joy of a treasured object whether a pencil sketch, a fragment of fabric, a book. New married with ancient, sumptuous with well worn. A selection of interiors by Michael Del Piero. The mix has never been so beautiful.
A beautiful modern home in the middle of a forest + black and white + sleek furnishings + dashes of colour + hollywood regency vibe = this glamourous residence by designer Patrick Mele.
Has half the year flown by already? Is June just a day or two away? It must be because I found an email in my inbox from Inside Out magazine’s Managing Editor Lee Tran Lam with a sneak peek at the June issue. June! The blow of somehow having frittered away six months of the year was soothed by the pictures of the amazing home she shared.
So it’s that time again and given the drop in temperature, I’ve got a home from the new June issue of Inside Out (out Thursday) that I think you might warm to. It belongs to photographer Harold David and it shows that the waiting game can really pay off. He first spotted this Blue Mountains home back in 2005 – it was not too far away from his weekender – and fell quite dramatically for it. He would look into the windows and say, “I want this house”. Then – years later, in 2013 – he happened to be stumbling across real estate sites and saw that it was up for sale. And even though he had no plans at all to move at that point (in fact, he had settled into a Sydney home that he’d extensively renovated only two years prior), this Blue Mountains cabin just had such a hold on him that he couldn’t resist. And now it’s his. (Ceri David’s story about this in the mag is great – she asks Harold David why he was looking at houses online if he had no intention to relocating, and he replies: “I just love property porn! I bawl my eyes out when I watch Grand Designs.”)
Wow! What a house! The styling in the story is by Lara Hutton, photography by Harold David. Can’t wait to see more when the June issue of Inside Out hits the stands tomorrow. Don’t fret if you aren’t in Australia though. You don’t have to miss out. You can read along on Zinio, Google Play, the Apple Newsstand and Nook.
The perfect family nest by Nest Architects. Let me clarify. Perfect is for the modern extension to this older home. Don’t really care if the family is perfect or not 😉
A soft palette of sand and stone, washed out pastels and white, beautiful white. Clean lines and bespoke cabinetry. Whitewashed brick, blonde timbers, ethnic touches and a relaxed elegance. Beach side living at its stylish best. Avoca Beach house by one of my favourite interior designers Karen Akers. Pinch me. It’s a dream.
P.S. So you think this place couldn’t be more perfect? Well it can. You can rent it for holidays! You can email for more information here.