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This home could not be more fun!! LOVE IT!!! By 2LG StudioAn edwardian cottage in the charming setting of St Albans in need of modernisation. We re-designed the entire property, added a large kitchen extension, first floor extension and loft, doubling the size of the property to make a characterful family home. The clients passion for travel, the sea and surfing, is evident throughout with many items sourced from salvage yards and antique shops in Sri Lanka. The striking blue pillars are a great example. Throughout the property we specified bespoke encaustic tiling, patterned carpet, exposed plaster, floral wallpaper and vintage lighting to give a lived in, eclectic home that reflects the warmth of the family. In the kitchen, custom cement island in pale blue and grey swirls compliments the solid wood worktops and impressive range cooker. This happy home has a through-line of  bold colour that brings it life, something that is a signature of our design work.

A masterclass in colour and pattern

Posted on Fri, 1 Mar 2019 by midcenturyjo

A sophisticated colour palette and an inspired use of wallpaper and tile makes this Fitzroy house by Melbourne-based interior designer Kate Challis one of my all time favourites. It is brave and quirky, elegant and jewel like. It is in fact the designer’s own home, an ever evolving space, growing more and more beautiful with time. You can see an earlier version of this Melbourne house here.

Photography by Sharyn Cairns

Dreamy spaces in Canadian homes

Posted on Fri, 22 Feb 2019 by KiM

Canadian House & Home magazine is a favourite of mine and has been for as long as I can remember, so I find their website is a wonderful source for fabulously designed Canadian homes. I thought I would share some that have caught my eye recently.

design: Richard Ouellette, Les Ensembliers; photo: André Rider; feature: here

design: Elle Patille of Leydi Milagros Design; photo:Robin Stubbert; feature: here

design: Christine Ralphs for Lloyd Ralphs Design; photo: Virginia Macdonald; feature: here

design: Julie Charbonneau; photo: Virginia Macdonald; feature: here

design: Montana Burnett; photo: Virginia Macdonald; feature: here

design: Whitney Keeley, Absolutely Inc.; photo: Robin Stubbert

design: Lisa Lev; photo: Alex Lukey; feature: here

design:Youssef Hasbani; photo:Virginia Macdonald; feature: here

design: Judith Gougeon; photo: Maxime Desbiens or Angus McRitchie; feature: here

photo:Kim Jeffery; feature: here

Like a sea shell

Posted on Fri, 15 Feb 2019 by midcenturyjo

The designer says “Looking directly out to Bondi Beach, this residence captures the very essence of Sydney’s beachside living. Filled with natural light, a palette of muted tones draws in the ocean without competing with the view.

The spaces have a luxurious easiness to them. Materials were selected based on their tactile qualities; kitchen benches are a crackled ceramic, the timber joinery has a raw feel and soft-coloured concrete floors are cool underfoot. The interior spaces flow into one another but thresholds are expressed with deep timber architraves. The result is a residence that captures the colour and easy spirit of Bondi Beach.”

I say the curves and spirals along with the hints of blush pink remind me of a sea shell and as it overlooks Bondi Beach I’m sure if you put your ear up against a wall you will hear the sea. Beach House by Richard Stanisich.

Another classy townhouse in Philapelphia

Posted on Wed, 23 Jan 2019 by KiM

A couple of months ago I shared this townhouse in Philadelphia designed by Ashli Mizell, and I loved it so much I have another classy project by Ashli to share. Very similar in style with touches of elegance, some dramatic light fixtures and a dreamy kitchen. I am really digging her vibe.