Displaying posts labeled "Tile"

Bluff house

Posted on Thu, 29 May 2014 by KiM

Check out this quirky home build by Australian architects Auhaus. Quirky on the outside anyway, with its layout of pod-like structures. The interior on the other hand is SWEET! The kitchen and bathroom are gorgeous and that tile – WOW! Nothing like a little graphic pattern to keep things interesting. (Jo featured Auhaus before – here and here).


Posted on Wed, 7 May 2014 by midcenturyjo

A modern take on tradition. Antonio Martins‘ master bedroom for the 2014 San Francisco Decorator Showcase pays homage to his Portuguese heritage but this is no dusty old museum piece. Hand painted, oversized blue and white tiles jumble across the walls while the show stopper is an 18th century rosewood bed. Showcase rooms are always over the top. They push the limit, shock or overwhelm. They are part art installation, part interior design on steroids but they are also great sources of inspiration. The crisp blue and white, the play of oversize images cut and pasted. Did you notice the old letters in the acrylic boxes? The play of the jungle of green against the blue?

The lightest of grey

Posted on Thu, 6 Mar 2014 by midcenturyjo

A soft, muted beauty, cozy like a favourite old sweater, stylishly simple and simply stylish. If I loved Paul Massey‘s Cornwall home then it’s obvious that I’m head over heels for his Primrose Hill, London flat. An amazing photographer with a wonderful eye who could easily put down the camera and take up design.

Holiday chaos

Posted on Sun, 22 Dec 2013 by KiM

As usual, I waited until the last minute to get myself organized for the holidays. I blame it on having 2 jobs and too many cats. 🙂 And OMG this is the worst time of year when you’ve got nosy cats and no place to store wrapped presents out of reach. I spent about 4 hours yesterday wrapping presents and then we created a mountain of them by the front door so I can take the lot to my parents’ house tomorrow to stash until the big day. I caught 2 cats on the pile within 5 minutes. AAAGGGHHHH!!!!! Needless to say I am so freaking busy so I whipped up this post really quick. I love this home. It is located in Piacenza, Italy, and is a fabulously modern without being too cold. There is some bold colour here and there to keep it from being too stark, some REALLY amazing tiles in the kitchen for a serious jolt of pattern, some walls clad in the same hardwood as the floor to warm the space, and some to-die-for lighting (I have always wanted one of those Flos Parentesi suspension lamps!). I’m not a fan of the bedroom or grey bathroom though but the rest makes up for these. Via Le case di Elixìr.

Tiles are your friend

Posted on Wed, 11 Sep 2013 by KiM

I fell in love with this adorable apartment when I stumbled across it while doing some creative googling. It is located on one floor of a renovated home built in 1870 in Savona, Italy. It was designed by architecture firm Grooppo and while there is not much to it, they were geniuses to add some interest (whilst it seems to be lacking elsewhere) via a different tile floor in every room. How fun!!!