Not fair! Throwing a tantrum! Not enough photos! I want to see more and I’m too far away to go to an actual open for inspection. My little boho heart likes what it sees … but I WANT TO SEE MORE! Calm done Jo. Breath. That’s better. I’m stalking a cute little cottage in Sydney’s Avalon Beach. Link here while it lasts.
A period home with a modern extension … it’s what Australian architects do so well. Oh and seamless indoor outdoor integration of course. I’m stalking a Queens Park, Sydney home with a cozy but funky front (the facade is a dead giveaway that something special lurks within) and a split-level extension featuring a spacious parents’ retreat and a huge open-plan kitchen/dining/living zone with sliding glass walls. The design is by Fox Johnston Architects. Link here while it lasts.
Do you love the modern industrial look? Exposed brick walls and loft like spaces make you weak at the knees? How about rust and steel, old wooden benches and Edison bulbs hanging in wire cages? You’re not alone. Modern industrial furniture is one of the biggest styles trending over the past few years and it’s definitely here to stay. It’s one thing to live in an untouched warehouse in a big city or to have the cash to splash on fabulous old pieces that dealers have pulled from the depths of a derelict factory but how do the rest of us get the look?
«Located in Daylesford, the Central Springs house was designed to create a sense of warmth and comfort, often needed in the cool climate setting. A refined palette of white washed timber boards, and polished fresco walls are used to produce a sophisticated take on the traditional country home.»
With its high contrast detail — a black and white palette and interesting play of texture, soft on hard texture, this Melbourne residence involved a renovation and extension to the double fronted Victorian on Winter Street in Malvern for two professionals and their growing family. The furniture includes a mix of designer furniture and lighting, eclectic collected vintage pieces and custom-made items designed by the designers B.E Architecture.
It’s like I say week after week … if you have to drag yourself inro work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. This week I’d have no problems doing overtime at these Liftopia offices by Katie Martinez Design.
I’m stalking masculine, minimal and a Murphy bed in inner-city Sydney. Thankfully the fold-up bed is only in the guest room. A two bedroom apartment in an Art Deco warehouse building with bespoke joinery and high-spec finishes all within easy walking distance of the centre of one of the world’s most vibrant cities? Just might be my definition of the perfect bachelor pad. Link here while it lasts.
Scandinavian and Belgian antiques sit comfortably with contemporary pieces. A muted colour palette is enhanced by texture and patina. Atmospheric, ephemeral, timeless, simply beautiful. Exquisite restraint and refined beauty define this elegant residence by Houston-based M Naeve.
The view may be of the Sydney skyline but this rooftop garden is all about a holiday passion. The owners had fallen in love with the unique architecture and energy of Marrakech on their travels and asked landscape architects Secret Gardens to create a little piece of their Morocco dream for them. A private retreat for family and friends filled with memories of a faraway land.
If you look closely this Tamarama Beach apartment is actually light, bright and very white but it’s the colourful pops of artwork and accessories that amp up that holiday feel. Oh and let’s not forget the view. Nothing says Aussie beach getaway more than an endless ocean view and a scurry across hot asphalt to get to the sand on a summer’s day. If you want to make today’s daydream a reality you can find out more at Contemporary Hotels.