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Imagine meeting a modelling legend, a woman who defined a style, an era. Imagine shooting her in her amazing home. Imagine having the talent to capture that larger than life personality in that larger than life home. Don’t imagine. This is what it looks like. Jonas Gustavsson takes us inside modelling superstar Peggy Moffitt’s Los Angeles digs. Just a sneak peek. You’ll have to wait until his photos hit the pages of the design magazines to see it all. Thanks Jonas!

Stalking OTT

Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2012 by midcenturyjo

Spring has sprung in Australia and what does that mean? Blossom and hay fever, spring cleaning and auctions. After a long barren winter with scant few properties to real estate stalk suddenly I am spoilt for choice as I trawl the listings. A double offering today. A rollicking overdose of kitsch and boulle and ormolu wrapped up in luxury and tempered (just slightly) with white. A confection of a house at the best of times, the owner has claimed it as their own and ramped up the volume. Blackamoors and Chinese dragons, marble, large art and coffered ceilings. The interiors make me smile. This is certainly the perfect party house. My favourite part, though, must be the gardens and the creeper clad exterior. Talk about kerb appeal. St Kilda West near the beach in Melbourne. Link here while it lasts.

I cannot take credit for finding today’s houses. Fellow stalker Andrea beat me to them. Happily she sends me links.

Mid century + pastel

Posted on Tue, 31 Jul 2012 by KiM

A mid century modern home designed mostly in white accented with of pastel pink, blue and green isn’t so typical. And I LOVE that. I found this Melbourne home by interior designers Hecker Guthrie to be so unique and intriguing. The palette is so soothing, the perfect place to come home to after a hard day at work. It’s pleasing to the eye and comfortable yet still very modern. How to do white right. And how to use pastels in small doses without becoming shabby chic. It’s Rachel Ashwell meets Dwell magazine. 🙂 (Via Urbis magazine. )

The style hunter’s studio

Posted on Wed, 20 Jan 2010 by midcenturyjo

Imagine creating in a studio space such as this. Everywhere you look there is something beautiful, something quirky. Architectural details to die for, high high ceilings, a herringbone floor and a clear light streaming in. It’s the stuff of dreams and it’s also where Lázaro Rosa-Violán and his team at Contemporain create dreams for their clients. Sigh!