Displaying posts labeled "Neutral"

A sea view to die for

Posted on Wed, 2 Dec 2020 by midcenturyjo

When the view is so spectacular you don’t need to upstage it. On the contrary good design celebrates it. Beach style done right. Bronte residence by Lane & Grove.

Bright white and pale neutrals

Posted on Tue, 1 Dec 2020 by KiM

It has been a few years since I featured the work of Vancouver based design firm Hazel and Brown. It seems their modis operandi continues to be white and white and more white with some pale neutrals mixed in. It’s contemporary, inviting and timeless. (Photos: Ema Peters)

A 19th century Victorian villa in France

Posted on Sun, 29 Nov 2020 by KiM

I am completely smitten with this home I spotted over on The Socialite Family. It is a 19th century Arcachon-style (France’s version of victorian) villa in Saint-Augustin that is owned by Karine Pelloquin and Frédéric Aguiard of Coutume {Studio}. We find Belgium particularly inspiring. We like the way they work minimalism into interior design and are also somewhat influenced by the wabi-sabi philosophy, which advocates a return to simplicity, understatement and the beauty of imperfect and modest things. The spaces have been opened up and redesigned keeping the rooms airy with the primary desire being to preserve – with the greatest respect for its original features – the decorative elements. The intricate wooden bow-window has been restored, the ceilings in the building have been carefully carved to preserve the original historic rosettes, and the plaster mouldings with their designs including intertwined acanthus leaves (the emblem of the Villa) have been reproduced identically. After seven months of work, this beautiful and venerable building with contemporary accents has regained its former nobility! The architectural details are divine, and the neutral colour palette with black accents add a modern yet soothing vibe. I adore this. (Photos: Eve Campestrini)

A stylish neutral apartment

Posted on Thu, 26 Nov 2020 by midcenturyjo

Neutral doesn’t mean boring nor does it mean sitting on the fence when it comes to decorating choices. No. Neutral means calm sophistication, light, fresh, perhaps a little earthy. Neutral is a balance, an understanding. Notting Hill Apartments by Albion Nord, the London-based interior design studio founded in 2017 by Ben Johnson, Anthony Kooperman, Camilla Clarke & Ottalie Stride.

A designer’s home

Posted on Tue, 24 Nov 2020 by midcenturyjo

“This is my home and my sanctuary. It is full of art, sculpture, textiles and objects that I have collected and curated and spans design eras, continents and my evolving design appreciation … The term ikigai is a Japanese concept which means ‘a reason for being.’ The word ‘ikigai’ is usually used to indicate the source of value in one’s life or the things that make one’s life worthwhile. Aside from my loved ones, my ikigai is design. I am a curator, creator and forager.”

A fabulous home and a wonderful design philosophy by Melbourne based interior designer Katie Sargent.