We love our indoor outdoor living in Australia. Flinging windows and doors wide open to let the air in and our spirits out. This small courtyard in Essendon by Melbourne-based landscape design studio Mud Office is a perfect example. Green, cool, inviting and petite. Dappled shade, branches swaying in the breeze, lush yet low maintenance and above all or should I say above it fun and games!
It has been a little while since we shared a project by Polish design firm Loft Kolasiński. Bauhaus Villa 1936 is a 250m2 home located in the town of Konstancin-Jeziorna. The firm, who was responsible for interior design, parts of furniture, stairs, fireplace, interior woodwork, renovation of vintage furniture and accessories, turned this home into a modern, book lover’s dream with such incredible attention to detail as I have come to expect from them. I love the repetition of circles throughout the home – so fun! (Photos: Joel Hauck, furniture made by Woodmaker, Woodeffect)
I am head over heels in love with this home designed by Barcelona & Menorca based design firm Quintana Partners. If I ever had the opportunity to move to a city with such beautiful, centuries-old architecture I would want to experience it just like this. Jumanji’s main reference is the Bauhaus school, which dates back to Germany in 1919 and was very famous during the 20’s, for its modernity and rational ideology. What we wanted with this residence is that the client feels like in the family house inherited from his grandparents, keeping the original furniture of that time. It is a tribute to the owner of the house, who is German, and with this renovation we wanted to move his roots to Menorca with the Quintana’s merger.
“The interior design direction is informed by the laid-back Australian lifestyle layered with the depth of European tone. The interiors are designed to complement the architecture in geometry, materiality, and finish. The journey of the home is a sequence of shifting palettes that transition between spaces to provide a sense subtle separation within open plan spaces. The interior base palette is tonally consistent, composed of; polished concrete, walnut timber, rattan, and bronze, enriched with variations of colour and texture using marble and sandstone. The palette shifts to both complement the daily rituals of the family and also the connection with the landscape and bay. “
Contemporary interior design informed by location and lifestyle, enriched by bespoke luxury. Gunnamatta House by Akin Atelier.