Displaying posts labeled "Mid-century"

Midcentury in Castlecrag

Posted on Thu, 23 Aug 2012 by midcenturyjo

Midcentury meets contemporary. What happens when an interior designer buys a house from an architect’s house, a house designed and built in 1966? She respects its past and creates an inviting and stylish modern home for her family. The architect is Ervin Mahrer and the interior designer is Tina de Salis of Tina & Louise Interiors (sorry couldn’t find a website for either). Now it is for sale here. Sometimes real estate stalking induces serious, serious house envy. I’d love this Castlecrag home. It sits in a harbourside suburb of Sydney originally planned by Walter Burley Griffin surrounded by other midcentury gems. I thought I would include a picture from the original listing in 2009 (as well as a link) when Tina de Salis purchased the house just to show you the changes that have occurred. Amazing!


Midcentury and modern

Posted on Fri, 3 Aug 2012 by midcenturyjo

An original 1950’s post & beam house and a newly designed addition. Midcentury aesthetic married with honesty of materials. A beautiful transition between inside and out. A design that respects the site and the natural vegetation (yes that is a tree wending its way through the room). Privacy and a sense of voyeurism. Steel and wood and glass. It’s love on my part. The Runyon Canyon house by Mike Jacobs Architecture.

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. )

Down on the ranch

Posted on Tue, 10 Jul 2012 by midcenturyjo

Caterpillar House, a modern interpretation of the ranch style house with a serious mid-century riff. It’s low slung and open planned, sitting comfortably in its surrounds. A rammed earth home rising from fields of waving grass. Environmentally sustainable and good looking. Caterpillar House by Feldman Architecture.

Martin Tessler (again)

Posted on Thu, 28 Jun 2012 by KiM

Yes, I have a weakness for really well executed interior photography, especially when executed by a Canadian. Vancouverite Martin Tessler has it going on. I love his portfolio, and I am totally intrigued by the walls of trinkets in the first two photos. (Previous post here and some of his photos here)