Displaying posts labeled "Stone"

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 23 Sep 2023 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. KODA QVB Hair Salon by Arent & Pyke.

Photography by Prue Rusco.


Posted on Wed, 13 Sep 2023 by midcenturyjo

Simple clean lines, painted floors, unpretentious furniture (except for the iconic 60s Joe Colombo “Tube” chair in the dark broody den) all spell out relaxed beach chic in Montauk. Studio Robert McKinley has done it again with another fabulous bungalow in their portfolio. If you dream of a relaxed beach getaway it’s for rent here.

Ben Pentreath’s Scottish cottage hideaway

Posted on Fri, 8 Sep 2023 by KiM

This is Ben and Charlie’s own house, tucked away on an estuary in the far west coast of Scotland. Ben and Charlie found the tiny pair of buildings – a Victorian two-roomed cottage and a much early stone bothy – in derelict and unloved condition – in 2018, after a long search for something untouched and unspoiled. The Victorian cottage had intact match boarding to the interiors, and we took the decision to keep this completely intact – re-wiring the two rooms with simple galvanised surface mounted conduit in order not to damage the historic interior.  The stone bothy was stripped back to rough stone walls. Both buildings have been furnished with a different atmosphere to suit their age and character. The bothy forms a simple, basic kitchen, and the cottage contains a tiny sitting room and bedroom. There is as yet no running water or heating, but in 2023 Ben and Charlie are building a third new bothy to the west of the two original houses to provide a little more creature comfort.
This is so beautiful I could cry. Ben Pentreath must feel privileged to be the proprietor of such a magical space.

Designer’s own

Posted on Thu, 7 Sep 2023 by midcenturyjo

I love a glimpse into a designer’s own home especially when they take the chance to think outside the box. Tali Roth‘s exuberant and eclectic style shines through in her Melbourne home. Colour, design classics and her own pieces create a fabulous and fun family home. “Textural, layered & useful spaces full of bold forms and patinas you can literally lean in and touch.”

Photography by Lillie Thompson.

Luxe modern by the beach

Posted on Tue, 5 Sep 2023 by midcenturyjo

“Paying homage to the design eras of the past, Fletcher House sees the revival of classic pieces in a contemporary manner, evoking a feeling of nostalgia in the home setting. Funky forms in unexpected moments add a layer of playfulness to this Tamarama residence and creates a juxtaposition between the earthy, textural qualities inspired by the beach and the urban sophistication of an inner city dwelling. Designed for memories to be made and relaxation to be met.”

Classic with a modern twist mixing beachy vibes with city chic. Think stylish living with a party vibe. Fletcher House by Sydney-based architecture and interior designer collective SE DÉA.

Photography by Dave Wheeler.