“The Beldi is a converted loft space in the heart of Shoreditch, east London, overlooking St Leonard’s Church and its surrounding treetops. The light and open plan of the space reflects its history as a shoe factory, and the patterned use of handmade Beldi tiles is used to delineate the space within. Simplicity and craft come together in this verdant volume, forming an oasis from the urban jungle below.”
I believe I have found my dream home … by Chan and Eayrs.
A salty tang is in the air and the rhythmic crash of waves provide the sound track. Interiors are light and bright with blonde wood furniture, a washed out colour palette of whites and sands with accents of black. The look is relaxed but sophisticated with an emphasis on natural textures. It’s summer at the beach in Australia. It’s Noosa style by CLO Studios.
Why is it that once the weather starts to warm up my mind automatically turns to gardening? Yes I’m addicted to all things interior design but I can’t help loving a house’s exterior and it’s immediate surrounds just as much. Lush and green, stimulating, relaxing and cocooning, alive and inspiring. Give me a gorgeous house but make sure it has a lovely garden. Oh and if it has a space for entertaining family and friends as well as a killer fireplace even better. Northcote garden by Melbourne-based landscape designers Peachy Green (cool name).
Photography by Tom Blachford
I have two words that I would use to describe this old barn conversion. “Yes please.” I love the romance of the rustic, the collection of well loved furniture and of course the art. Converted Barn/Artist Studio: Provincetown, Massachusetts by Cafiero Select.
Photography by Don Freeman
This is pretty much my dream home right here. Funky vintage mash-ups on the interior with modern artwork and a black exterior with coloured stone and decking and A RIVER in your backyard AND multiple outbuildings to have your own personal space along with a space to shoo partner/children to keep them out of your hair. Sounds absolutely perfect to me. For sale via The Modern House.
Conjuring the American bayou with its black cladding and superb situation on the banks of the River Rother, Chandlers Reach occupies the longest private river frontage in Rye. Consisting of a main house and a series of converted outbuildings, accommodation extends to almost 4,000 sq ft, with parking for several cars, a garage, substantial 200 ft garden, and uninterrupted views across the diverse natural habitat of Romney Marshes, to the sea beyond. The main house is arranged over two levels, with five bedrooms in all. Painted-timber floors and internal cladding of timber and corrugated steel contribute to the wonderful tapestry of materials within, resulting in playful and uplifting aesthetic throughout. Spanning the considerable length of the property are three outbuildings. Two of these have been converted into self-contained studios, with one currently earning significant income through holiday rental (the house is also a popular choice for location shoots). The third is used as a creative studio and office but is plumbed for use as accommodation.