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Impeccable Provenance – Melbourne

History is something that fascinates me greatly and historical references attached to a home or place instantly adds an intangible and magic value. In the case of this townhouse, located in East Melbourne Australia, the short roll call of owners reads like the provenance of a great painting. The first owner was Eugene von Guerard, the famed landscape painter responsible for producing some of the...

A Church to Call Home – New Zealand

The concept for this home, located on Waiheke Island, New Zealand and designed by local firm Vaughan McQuarrie, started from the idea that the centre of the house would be a meeting place in the same way a church acts as a focal point in a small village. The church in this design is a soaring double-height room with full-height windows and a...

A Luxe Bachelor’s Pad

After spending his days making the world's most famous faces beautiful, it makes sense that the owner of this New York apartment would want the same for his home. Make-up artist to the stars, Mario Dedivanovic, enlisted young design super-star Ryan Korban (famed for designing the interiors for Balenciaga, Alexander Wang and more) to completely renovated his penthouse on Manhattan's Upper East...

Bachelor Party

Hernandez Greene are the duo responsible for the transformation of this Greenwich Village apartment from basic white box to ultra-glam bachelor pad. The brief for this project was simple – create a home that did double time as a space to display art and to entertain on a lush scale. Katrina Hernandez and Joshua Greene of Hernandez Greene devised a...

The “New” Hamptons

For better or worse, the Hamptons “look” is one of the most copied around the world. Swathes of creams, whites and nautical stripes usually defines the theme and attempts to infuse a home with a relaxed beachy vibe. Bearing that in mind, this home by designer Tamara Magel is pure Hamptons love for me. While it is unmistakably Hamptons (the...

Seeing Red – Arizona / A-I-R Architects

I grew up and have lived close to the water my whole life, so admittedly desert architecture has always seemed somewhat foreign to me. The idea of designing a home to sit in such an inhospitable place appears daunting and growing up my only real reference for desert architecture were the pleasure homes of Palm Springs. In recent years, I have always kept a keen...

Blue With Envy

Perched above her flagship gallery and located in New York’s Chelsea distract, the apartment of Marianne Boesky has been completely redesigned by Deborah Berke, the architect responsible for the building’s design ten years prior. With her gallery known for its representation of emerging as well as established artists, it was only natural that Boesky’s home would become a repository...

Suburban Sex Appeal

Having lived in their Illinois home for seven years already, when time came to update the interiors the family decided they needed to be fresh, edgy and have sex appeal in spades and in hiring Chicago-based firm PROjECT Interiors they have achieved just that and then some. Set deep within American suburbia, the architectural language of the house was traditional, which was retained...

The Art of Living

I remember walking around art galleries when I was young (and even still today!) thinking how amazing it would be to live in one – the scale, the space, the art! This house, located north of Tel Aviv, Israel and completed by Israeli firm Studio de Lange, comes close to my residential art gallery dream. As with many contemporary art spaces, the materials...

Mood and Magic in Seattle

I love it when I come across a project that isn’t presented in a bright, shiny, sunny setting. The images for this project, located in suburban Seattle and completed by mw|works architecture + design are moody, have atmosphere and characterise the type of weather the Pacific North West of America is known for. The brief for this project centred around client who had...

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