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A 19th century former corner store in Sydney

Posted on Wed, 22 Sep 2021 by KiM

What was once a Victorian Georgian corner store is now a modern, 2-story, 4 bedroom home with original and new details like sandstone walls, travertine floor pavers, mother of pearl mosaic tile, leathered quartzite, venetian plaster and stained glass floral reliefs. This is an honourable example of how to renovate a traditional space whilst transforming it for modern times. By YSG. (Photos: Prue Ruscoe)

A 15th century restored Irish castle

Posted on Sun, 19 Sep 2021 by KiM

This magical place is Kilcoe Castle, a 15th century castle located on Roaring Water Bay on the south western coast of Ireland. It was purchased by actor Jeremy Irons several years ago and took 6 years of painstaking renovations to get it to the state it is in today. It is absolutely beautiful, filled with art and treasures from the actor’s travels (carpets from Morocco, a Nepalese yoke, an old Roman-style threshing board, a fiddle he had made in Slovakia, a life-size antique wooden horse that he found in the Cotswolds…). Photos by Simon Upton for Vanity Fair.

Joie de vivre

Posted on Wed, 15 Sep 2021 by midcenturyjo

She defines her style as “chic mix and match”. It’s fresh and fabulous, bright and colourful and in the case of this Normandy home elegant yet quirky, at times formal but always fun. Mainneville residence by Paris-based architectural designer Laura Gonzalez.

Modern in Madrid

Posted on Wed, 15 Sep 2021 by midcenturyjo

The bones may be old but the look is modern. This reworking of a Madrid apartment (with impressive roof terrace reached by the sculptural sweep of a spiral staircase) by interior architect Inés Benavides preserves all the best features of old apartment while ringing in the new. Walls are removed, a modern kitchen is open plan to the living and dining while bright colour and pattern packs a punch.

A Bourgeois home in France

Posted on Tue, 14 Sep 2021 by KiM

This Bourgeois home in Montfort-L’Amaury (the Île-de-France region in north-central France) is 4 floors of gorgeous 20th century furnishings and lighting all with a European flair. Very unique, classic and chic. Designed by d.mesure, photos by Didier Delmas.