Is the weekend really over? Time for a little Monday virtual getaway. We’re off to the inner Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst, the perfect base for shopping, coffee sipping and people watching. Where are we staying? The Naked Fox, the latest offering from boutique luxury holiday accommodation purveyor Contemporary Hotels. It’s a stylish art deco apartment perfect for dropping your bags and heading out or bringing back old friends and new for a drink. Fabulous art, dark wood furniture with immaculate white covers and a clever mirrored wall.
If this isn’t the coolest hangout/games space/playroom I don’t know what is! When your client hands you a 12-car garage from the 1980’s it is time to get creative. Four bays became a play room complete with four Pullman-style queen bunk beds, a shop became a dining hall and party room, and three bays became an indoor sport court. Working with durable finishes, eclectic furnishings, and outdoor fabrics a bulletproof retreat was created for children of all ages. By Hoedemaker Pfeiffer.
Photos: Andrew Giammarco
I couldn’t leave you with just one glimpse into interior and home goods designer Rachel Blindauer‘s portfolio. From lilac loveliness to stylish kitchen dreams I have chosen some of my favourites. Let’s jump right in and enjoy.
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.