It’s all about drama and bold personalities in this concrete addition to a Melbourne weatherboard home. Modern clean lines, a swathe of stone running through the kitchen and carefully chosen statement pieces bring a feeling of sculptural brutalism softened by fabrics and texture. Toorak House by Melbourne-based architectural firm Kennon.
Laid back, stylish and at one with its natural surrounds. An easy-going family home at Andernos-les-Bains in southwestern France perfect for entertaining friends (when we can do that again). Formerly a fisherman’s hut it’s now the perfect spot for indoor/outdoor living. Green Villa by Paris-based Maison Particulière.
It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if you work somewhere stylish. By The Namesake Studio by Toronto-based Ali Budd Interiors.
I’m not really feeling blue. I’m feeling the blues. Bright white rooms are the perfect foil for the rich accent blues. And what goes with blue? Why brown of course and that brown mid century console with the rich earthy tones of the large abstract artwork is the perfect balance. Another great house by New York-based interior designer Crystal Sinclair.
A Spanish villa located in a pine forest in Valakampiai a district in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius. Not quite what you are expecting? Interior designers Gabija Pažarskytė and Karolina Juodeškaitė of Dizaino Virtuvė have been inspired by the Mediterranean for this four storey house nestled amongst the trees. A materials palette of concrete, rattan, stone and ceramics recalls Spain while for me the standout features are the cast iron tiles and statement blue spiral staircase rising from the foyer to the first floor. Handcrafted timber beams, a thatch roof, stylish sauna area and the very first squat toilet we have featured on the blog complete the highlights.
Photography by Kernius Pauliukonis