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
Interior decorators Carlos Rocha and Vítor Duarte of White and Kaki must have reached into my imagination and made my dream of a Portuguese getaway come true. Neutral tones, texture on texture, an earthy sophistication. Throw the doors open to coastal breezes or escape indoors to the cool of stone and plaster. The perfect marriage of its Mediterranean roots, tribal influences and industrial touches. You’ll find me slumped on a white sofa or soaking in the bedroom tub.
Photography by Luis Ferraz
Some eclectic, mid-century and style-packed vibes going on in this 3 story home in Barcelona I stumbled upon via Nuevo Estilo. This home was formerly uninhabited, and needed many walls knocked down in order to make it open and bright. Interior designer Bruno Reymond added some drama with a mostly black and white colour palette with some sculptural furniture and bold artwork. Sweet rooftop views are a welcome bonus.
I don’t know about your part of the world but here in Australia “Hamptons” can be a dirty word. There is a group of people who will paint any piece of old furniture white, toss in a mix of coastal influences and load the look down with disparate blue and white china and throw cushions. Rugs will be striped, pineapples and parrots may or may not appear (an Australian touch perhaps?) and the only deviation from the universal blue and white palette is the occasional soft grey (usually painted over old kitchen cupboards). Then there are those who despise this faux Hamptonization of the local vernacular architecture. They believe the Hamptons look looks best in, well, the Hamptons … where meanwhile there is a change afoot. This modern barn home (yes actually on Long Island) by Michael Del Piero breaks the stereotypes. No clichéd blue and white, no beachy-keen tchotchkes or striped cotton rugs. Instead there is a wonderfully airy and bright home, richly textured, approachable and sophisticated, simple yet beautiful and as for the outside space … the perfect spot to spend your summer. A new Hamptons look I wouldn’t mind being adopted in other parts.
I spotted this Copenhagen apartment on Skönahem and had to share because it features some of my favourite things, like bold graphic artwork and an eclectic mix of antique and mid-century furnishings. And that bedroom is so sooooooooo pretty.