Displaying posts labeled "Living Room"

Textural triumph

Posted on Tue, 7 Jul 2020 by midcenturyjo

“I prefer to work with modern styles, to mix them and to use details from different eras and cultures. I believe that the «fusion» principle is the most natural way to create really “live” interior that is individually and personally oriented. In my projects I use technical innovations, advanced engineering, new materials, as well as elements of traditional crafts, vintage objects and elements of contemporary art.”

A restricted neutral colour palette and clean contemporary lines with the design spotlight thrown onto textural layering. Don’t you just want to curl up on that sofa and make yourself at home? Duna, an apartment in Kiev by Olga Fradina.

Photography by Yevhenii Avramenko

Courtyard House

Posted on Tue, 7 Jul 2020 by midcenturyjo

“A village of black timber and white brick living spaces … The new dwellings are built around a courtyard of an almost chequerboard geometry, designed to take in an abundance of natural light from all sides. A place of utter privacy and retreat, cool in summer with the shade of vine leaves; sheltered in winter to catch and store warmth.”

Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE the interiors but you’ll find me in that courtyard full stop. Courtyard House by Melbourne-based Powell & Glenn.

Photography by Sean Fennessy

An elegant Parisian apartment

Posted on Fri, 3 Jul 2020 by midcenturyjo

Kim introduced us to the oh so chic portfolio of interior designer Fabrizio Casiraghi here but when I stumbled on his reworking of this apartment in the 9th arrondissement it was love at first sight. The neutral palette warmed by terracottas and red, the clever mix of classic and modern, the soft light filtered through floating drapes. Petite but perfect.


A weekend retreat in a calming colour palette of silvery greys and off whites, an inviting combination of custom and vintage furniture pieces and an emphasis on patina and polish. It all adds up to a delightful country house in Connecticut in a style that the interior designers Dumais call “airy rustic glamour”. I call it simply lovely.

Photography by Joshua McHugh

Robert Carslaw

Posted on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 by midcenturyjo

From a 17th century English manor house to a 21st century concrete and glass structure, from country house to townhouse let’s dive into the portfolio of one of the UK’s leading interior designers Robert Carslaw. The firm may be small but its influence is substantial. Calm, curated, traditional yet timeless.