Take a narrow inner city Sydney terrace house. Strip it to its stone walls and carefully construct a minimalist dream home. A limited colour palette of black and white tempered by sandstone walls and blonde timbers provides the perfect stage for statement furniture pieces and lighting. What could be stark instead is full of beautiful vignettes. Darlinghurst Terrace by Tom Mark Henry.
Bucolic bliss with just the slightest touch of boho in Bedford, NY by Virginia Tupker Interiors. Tupkert, who has worked for House & Garden, Vogue and Vogue Living has a passion for textiles which she uses deftly as a counterfoil to the rustic stone and old boards in this old carriage house. It’s rough yet refined, cosy yet chic. The perfect country getaway without the country kitsch.
Photography by Mikkel Vang
What is it about the mix of rustic simplicity and elegant living that is so appealing? Think stone, white washed walls and old wooden beams as the stage for an enviable collection of art and furniture, objet d’art and curiosities. Pops of bright colour energise the scheme and though everything is beautiful nothing is “precious”. Casa Mallorca by Spanish interior designer Ramón García Jurado.
This beautiful stone home perched above Austin was remodelled by local firm Mark Ashby Design working with clients who “were inspired by a European mid-century modern aesthetic, while still acknowledging their love for old world New England style”. The result is not only beautiful and functional but the attention to detail and fine finishes were paramount.
Perched high on the hill above the harbour in Gaeta in the Lazio region of Italy is a neutral nirvana. A monochromatic palette with the attention on textural contrast and natural finishes is cool and chic. Smooth sophistication by Rome-based architect and designer Stefano Dorata.