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St Kilda House – a wild Georgian family home

Posted on Wed, 15 May 2024 by KiM

This home has been brought into the contemporary with unexpected saturations of colours, an extraordinary art collection and his exceptional eye for furniture. Throughout, floorboards have been stripped back and sanded to give a softer tonal cohesion. On the lower floor, white predominates for walls and ceilings in the front portion of the house. Effectively creating a backdrop to the art and furniture collection, the white additionally amplifies light and allows the Georgian features and leadlight detailing to sing. Each room throughout the house, while active with artwork and sculptural form is given energy by one dominant colour. A pair of purple chairs in one, for example, Tiffany blue walls in another. Circular motifs are a constant throughout the home with large spherical pendants, artworks, chandeliers and mirrors all exploring this form. Furniture and objects and mixed-and-matched with a divine sense of play throughout, such as the disco ball and hanging chairs in the indoor pool, or the floral mural descending from the turret room – this home is having fun. 
I loooove the creativity exuding from every inch of this St Kilda, VIC home designed by SJB (except maybe the kitchen? It seems very underwhelming and detached from the rest of the home) and that indoor pool room is killer! A party house if I ever saw one. Photos: Sharyn Cairns.

Nestled in inner-city Sydney’s scenic streets, Chapel House blends personal style with architectural heritage. Vibrant colours contrast with gothic archways salvaged from a 19th-century church. FURNISHD rejuvenated the living space with sage tones, anchoring the palette with a bespoke ‘pea chair’ and vintage sideboard. Entertainment spaces blend modern and vintage elements, creating a dynamic, personalized ambience that balances sophistication and playfulness.


Located in historical Kyiv’s centre, this apartment was designed by Yevheniia Dubrovska for her client a young female graphic designer. The owner wanted distinct spaces within the regular layout: a bedroom, a separate wardrobe and an active zone. The 4-meter-high ceilings allowed for tall doors and classic transoms. The vintage-themed interior includes a refurbished dining table and furniture sourced from across Europe, while newer pieces were crafted from the designer’s sketches. Colour accents, like pink tiles and a blue ceiling in the bathroom, add character, aiming for a cozy, historical ambience.

Photography by Yevhenii Avramenko.

Coast Road

Posted on Sun, 28 Apr 2024 by KiM

I typically share a castle on Sundays that I spend hours searching for something blog worthy, but the weather is nice today finally and I need to get my butt outside and start cleaning and prepping the greenhouse for use, and basic yard cleanup. So instead I took the “easy” way out and wanted to share this beautiful five-bedroom house in Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk that is for sale via Inigo. It is so full of character and whimsy and vintage goodness.
It has a series of sea-facing rooms with spectacular views of natural wetlands and beaches beyond. An extensive restoration in recent years has maintained the integrity of its 18th-century sensibilities. Set within a plot of just over half an acre, its expansive gardens have been designed to make the most of their elevated position, overlooking coastland and local landmarks like Cley Windmill. The house’s vernacular red-brick façade is notable for its Dutch gable detail and flint rag-stone detailing. The imposing frontage dates from the mid-18th century and sits on a small green track just off Coast Road. Entry to the house is via a gated courtyard between the main building and the coach house. Spanning some half an acre, the gardens are a veritable private oasis. The highest terrace is home to a brilliant wooden studio.

Pretty in pink

Posted on Tue, 16 Apr 2024 by midcenturyjo

Jillian Dinkel Interior Design revamped the interiors of a beautifully preserved Victorian Italianate terrace house for a professional couple and their children … and it’s all the clients’ love of pink. The designers prioritized preserving the interior architecture while integrating modern joinery and conveniences. The Woollahra terrace, built in 1891, offered a rare experience of stepping into a century-old home with well-preserved grand architectural elements. Named Tarella, its ornate cornices, stone fireplaces, and spacious front rooms provided a luxurious canvas for the design. The formal floor plan includes a sitting room, library and a generous primary suite with a walk-in wardrobe. A powder room with Memphis-inspired burgundy cabinetry was added on the entry level, mirroring the laundry and family bathroom design. Marble and bronze touches throughout create a sophisticated, textured look.