The ancient and the contemporary sit harmoniously in this amazing 17th century home in the Italian city of Mantova. Wall frescoes are lovingly preserved in the minimalist rooms, heavy ceiling beams retained as well as the old oak floors, stripped and lightened. All are balanced by smooth plastered walls, translucent blinds against windows, a modern white staircase rising to the next floor and skylights splicing into dark bathrooms. By Studio Davide Cerini.
Over a year ago I shared with you an amazing garden makeover by West Australian based Ascher Smith Exterior Styling & Landscaping . (Click here to see the transformation.) Well Ascher and her team have been working their magic again. Sad, forlorn and downright ugly before, after it’s an all white delight. Everyone with small suburban backyards should be so lucky to have the perfect alfresco family space.
A striking white farmhouse set against a backdrop of low misty clouds. Interiors that are timeless and understated, full of texture and natural textiles. Inside outside living with my new design crush, brick floors. I love the wide verandah with its stone fireplace but I’m scheming how I can achieve a garden room at my own home. It’s just perfect. Countryside chic by Cape Town based interior designer Gregory Mellor.
Amidst a forest in Brussels lies a home built of brick and glass. Modern in design, simple in architecture and decor. The surrounding landscape is the jewel of this home. Created by Studio Daskal Laperre.
“A house composed of a field of rooms that open and close in dialogue with the landscape.”
An elegant description for this award winning residence by Melbourne-based architectural firm WALTER&WALTER.
Photography Ben Hosking