My sister and I shared a bedroom for many years as children. There would have been far fewer fights if our parents had divided our room like this. Beds above, desks below and pull out dividing walls. Hang on. There better be another reading cubby on the other wall or it won’t end well 😉 Together Apart by Melbourne-based Architecture Architecture.
Photography by Tom Ross
I spotted this home on Architectural Digest Spain yesterday and had to share because I am looking for bolder colour ideas for my dining room and THIS IS IT!!! Designed by Maximiliano Crovato, this 60 m2 home in São Paulo uses pinks throughout and they are absolutely stunning shades of a sort of dusty coral pink and a brighter fuschia shade. Paired with purple and red accents, it’s bold and unexpected and super fabulous!
Whenever I’ve been asked what to do with ugly orange-stained knotty pine walls or ceilings I have always had one answer… paint them, paint it all! Sometimes you can’t. You could be renting, you might not have the money or the time to invest in such a big job. Then I came across this log cabin styled by Susan Burns and it was an epiphany. The knotty pine walls and ceilings are the perfect foil for the white furniture and soft furnishings. OK the brick fireplace and some of the floors have been painted but the often overpowering orange wood has definitely been softened by what I’m calling the “white within”. A pretty solution don’t you think?
“Sensitive Living Open Welcome”, core principles for Dutch-based design firm Studio Slow. This 60s bungalow is all about humble luxury, hassle free, laid back and lovely. No doors but still cosy and warm.
New Zealand… a spectacularly beautiful land. Which raises the question, if you live in a stunning setting what do you do with your house design? Do you give up and live in a nondescript building because it is all too hard? Do you go at it all guns blazing hoping to beat those goddamn majestic mountains down to size, show ’em who is boss or do you do what architects Sumich Chaplin have achieved with this Central Otago home? Build a strong, sympathetic building that celebrates its surroundings yet sits solidly, and peacefully, on the site.