Over a year ago I shared with you an amazing garden makeover by West Australian based Ascher Smith Exterior Styling & Landscaping . (Click here to see the transformation.) Well Ascher and her team have been working their magic again. Sad, forlorn and downright ugly before, after it’s an all white delight. Everyone with small suburban backyards should be so lucky to have the perfect alfresco family space.
When someone clearly understands the importance of “flow”. Our Baxter project was a careful modernization of a 1904 classic California bungalow. Ceramics, matte finishes, natural materials and uncovering of expansive views drove the design. A central artery of millwork allowed us to create generous storage where it had previously been lacking. A custom bookshelf climbs two stories to house an extensive literature collection. The kitchen and closets were designed for ease of use and hiding of clutter. The light fixtures were hand made by local ceramic artist Heather Levine. A fabulous project by Emily Farnham Architecture. (Built by Bronstruction, photographed by Trevor Smith)
Why am I drawn to neutral colour palettes at the moment? I used to be such a colour junkie. Love the restrained use of colour in this project by Los Angeles based JDP Interiors. The home is an effortless mix of old and new, timeless and bold. The secret to this fabulous neutral scheme is the use of texture and lots of natural light. Think earthy, simple but well crafted pieces.
A striking white farmhouse set against a backdrop of low misty clouds. Interiors that are timeless and understated, full of texture and natural textiles. Inside outside living with my new design crush, brick floors. I love the wide verandah with its stone fireplace but I’m scheming how I can achieve a garden room at my own home. It’s just perfect. Countryside chic by Cape Town based interior designer Gregory Mellor.
Stunning! The view and the apartment. But as much as I’m blown away by the history outside the windows it’s the interior that has me swooning. Think classicism meets contemporary values, new and old balanced just so but with a slight misalignment for the brivido, the frisson, the thrill. The beautiful old bones, the stark beauty of the white walls, the bespoke furniture, the light all create this urban classic by Rome-based architect and designer Stefano Dorata.