It’s all about balance. A balance between crisp and modern and rustic and weathered. Rough versus smooth. A hint of scandi with a dose of Aussie. Light versus dark. Formally structured and sensuous and tactile. A fine balancing act indeed. Hunters Hill House by Handelsmann + Khaw.
Photography by Felix Forest
Today I’m sharing another prime example of how incredible original details can look whilst modernizing through furnishings and art etc. Designer Claire Larritt-Evans turned this 1880s former dance school in Melbourne into a drop-dead gorgeous family home. Elegant yet chic and current, it may be a bit minimal but it is brought to another level with the beautiful stained glass windows, fireplace and tile floor. (Aside from, well, everything here I’m head over heels for the ball/chain detail in the kitchen and the bedding)
Photos: Eve Wilson
I’m real estate
strolling scrolling in the Australian beach hot spot of Byron Bay and the house I have found typifies a style I have come to call Byron Bay boho coastal. Think of a neutral colour palette of sands and earth and white, mix in a natural materials palette, wood and stone, jute and linen and rattan. A little bit coastal, a little bit Scandi but then we add the boho layer. Hammocks and macrame, dried palm leaves and pampas. It’s hippy meets hip, eco warrior meets entrepreneur (with deep pockets because Byron Bay has overtaken Sydney for highest medium house price. This laid back beach home up in the hills has a guide price of $2 to $2.2 million. Oh you do get a little studio over the garage that you could list on Airbnb to help with the mortgage. Link here while it lasts.
Connecting with nature out in the country, with nothing but fields and trees and wildlife as far as the eye can see is just what I could use right about now while stuck at home. How peaceful living here must be, especially at a time like this. This is the home of interior stylist Adeline Maillet and her family, in Lyon, France design by architects Stéphanie and Damien Gallet. Via The Socialite Family.
Photos: Eve Campestrini