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.
A 19th century sandstone farmhouse a few hours outside Sydney undergoes a renovation but it’s not a cheesy, chintzy Victorian time capsule that emerges from the builder’s dust. No. It’s a modern farmhouse, honest, sympathetic, a calm respite from the city rat race. Sophisticated in its simplicity yet true to its roots. Capertee Valley Cottage by Studio Esteta.
A beautiful 1900’s sandstone villa in Adelaide has been given a new lease on life by Melbourne-based interior designers Heartly. The new kitchen sits simply within the extension. Practical and family friendly does not preclude the luxury of stone and American oak. A nod to the age of the house is found in the streamlined shaker cabinets and the newly exposed stone. A mudroom and new bathroom complete the renovation.
Photography and styling by Mikayla Rose
French designer Mathieu Lehanneur is a magician. Who else can conjure up liquid marble, ripples in stone? At least that is how it seems. It’s art. It’s design. Concept versus reality, poetry versus science. No limits. Just let your imagination run away to his marble bedroom in the Hotel de la Monnaie for AD Intérieurs 2017.