Displaying posts labeled "Traditional"

Park House

Posted on Tue, 24 Jul 2012 by midcenturyjo

Shortlisted in the 2012 Residential Decoration category of the Australian Interior Design Awards this elegant yet relaxed family home by Denai Kulcsar Interiors. A fluid style marrying classic with contemporary. There is glamour and sophistication but also a sense of family and comfort. The house is serene and grounded, practical and beautiful with a touch of drama to mix things up… just a little. Welcome to Park House.

Max Kim-Bee encore

Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2012 by KiM

It’s been a little while since Jo featured some interior eye candy from the portfolio of photographer Max Kim-Bee, so I thought I’d re-introduce you all to some of his beautiful photos. I adore the space above – a wonderful eclectic and ethnic vibe.

Justin Bishop

Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2012 by midcenturyjo

Timeless, classic and traditional, layers of history and collections, life’s experiences held tight. At other times a spare asethetic, the sense of less is natural. It’s a look that harks back to an age before the mass produced, a time of the artisan and the simple. A look that is even more relevant in these times of mass consumption. History and the time worn, vintage and the long discarded but newly rediscovered. It’s a bower bird approach to beauty. Australian stylist and interior designer Justin Bishop.


The natural (brown) collection

Posted on Wed, 11 Jul 2012 by midcenturyjo

I’m having a design crisis. I’m finding myself drawn to brown. Not just brown but neutrals, no… naturals, maybe wood… and stone… maybe brick. Grass and feathers and gnarly old branches next to turned bowls of eggs and seed pods. It’s clutter and collections and brown…. brown… natural… oh and copper and brass and antiques and hemp and sisal and hand made furniture and back to brown. It’s driving me crazy but I can’t help it. I found this home in the countryside just outside Berrima in New South Wales on my regular real estate stalking and I should be running screaming shouting “no”, “no”, “no” but… I’m kind of hooked. It bothers me but perhaps it shouldn’t. Link here while it lasts.


Posted on Fri, 29 Jun 2012 by KiM

SL:ID STUDIO is the California design firm of Samantha Lyman. She begins with a foundation of classical principles and integrates modern elements to create a fresh aesthetic. Although relaxed modernism is the signature of SL:ID STUDIO, Samantha is fluent in several styles and periods. Surfaces and finishes are both tactile and beautiful. The warmth of a timeless antique may soften a spare, modern space. Layered lighting anticipates the arrival of a treasured painting and comfortable furnishings. Finally, an element of humor and the unexpected lends levity to a tastefully arranged space. I love the classy but liveable spaces and the warm, neutral colour palette that seems to have so much depth.