Old meets new in this modern makeover of a classic Spanish Mission bungalow by Melbourne-based design firm Kennon.Studio. The arch motif, repeated throughout the house, references the house’s history but in a way that is modern and fresh. A tight colour palette of black and white allows graphic art works to pop. Decoration is stripped back, lines are clean and contemporary, but modern minimalism no way detracts from the house’s past. A perfect marriage.
Don’t get me wrong. I love this house. I love the cool white rooms with their doors thrown open to the outside. I love the Spanish tiles on the floor, the mix of old and new furniture, the painted Asian pieces. What I really love, though, is the garden. Oh my! A series of courtyards intimately connected to the interiors, the gurgle of water features including a small rill, white and yellow frangapanis. What low maintenance loveliness. I’m stalking in the Sydney suburb of Paddington just a stone’s throw from Oxford S. You’ll find the link here while it lasts.
The client, a real estate firm, wanted an atypical office where their agents could work and entertain. The space is definitely not your standard office cubicle. In fact it could easily be the kitchen/family room in one of their properties. The future of your local real estate high street presence? PS Platinum Del Mar Plaza by Intimate Living Interiors who are based in Solana Beach, California.
The drama of a black and white colour scheme always wins points with me. This 200 sq m Milan home has an art deco vibe and only subtle touches of colour like a couple of leopard print benches and velvet pillows. So classic. By Droulers Architecture.
What is it about the mix of rustic simplicity and elegant living that is so appealing? Think stone, white washed walls and old wooden beams as the stage for an enviable collection of art and furniture, objet d’art and curiosities. Pops of bright colour energise the scheme and though everything is beautiful nothing is “precious”. Casa Mallorca by Spanish interior designer Ramón García Jurado.