interiors

“Californian Dreaming…”

With mélange of different people from all parts of the world, Los Angeles sets the standard for cultural cross-pollination. From this comes Commune Design, formed in 2004, the design practice approaches each project in a holistic way and brings to the table the varied and proficient skills from their in-house architects, interior and graphic designers. Their style, as a result, is a reflection of the...

The tree house by Susi Leeton

Tree House by Susi Leeton is a celebration of all things natural richly textured timber surfaces line much of the house's internal spaces, contrasting beautifully with the contemporary furniture whist an old peppercorn tree that sits on the properties edge is framed by glass sliding doors. A highly practical approach to storage and joinery, including places to hide objects of life to reduce the necessary...

Minimal Envy in Brooklyn

As a self-confessed failed minimalist, I find myself torn between envy and admiration for those who can successfully create a minimal space, and moreover, do it well. In this Park Slope townhouse, Brooklyn-based firm, Berheimer Architecture have achieved a serene blend between the original Brooklyn Brownstone and modern design through the use of a simple colour palate; cool greys, warm timbers and white, white, white....

re-established Art Deco

Denai Kulcsar Interiors are defined by a love for luxury and comfort creating spaces that are beautiful and functional. Combining textures, patterns, the shinny and the new with objects of the past. This art deco home has re-established it's art deco elegance with DKI perfectly blurring the lines between the alterations and the original building. A fusion of Hollywood galmour and Parisian chic the home...

“Kate Hume… How to tame Russians”

Every so often in this industry, I come across a designer that reignites my passion for design and sets a personal standard for what I believe is near perfect design, or at the very least, design in which I would happily live or work. Kate Hume is one such designer. Her interiors are everything I believe good design should be these days. That is, they...

Double Bay elegance

The approach to the Thornton residence by Arnoldlane was ‘diagnostic’ involving assessing the ills of the previous renovation to an early 1900’s dwelling situated in Double Bay NSW. The client wanted a contemporary space to live in whilst respecting the era of the original home. Arnoldlane opened the space from front to back to address the lack of light and the compartmentalisation of the existing...

Killara 1930’s renovation

The renovation of a 1930’s freestanding home in Killara NSW was for the old and new to sit in harmony with each other rather than create a dramatic contrast. The existing formal areas of the home were tweaked whist still retaining the classic feel and proportions of the original home which I just love. The open plan area was separated into meals, circulation, lounging and...

Australian backyard reno

Iredale Pedersen Hook is a progressive, young architecture practice with studios in Perth and Melbourne and a rapidly expanding diverse body of work throughout Australia.  This residential project is play on the Australian backyard reno. Extended from a 1930’s brick bungalow redesigning the original traditional architectural language adapting the old style to way people live today. The roof form mimics the Bullnose used to cover the...

Martin Raffone … All The Right Elements

With an exceptional eye for detail and the keen ability of execution, Martin Raffone of New York has built a portfolio of handsome and intelligent designs. Placing a strong emphasis on form and texture, Raffone creates spaces that embrace the needs of his clients and express the verdant nature of his aesthetic. Adeptly applying his skill at combining custom and store bought pieces with discerningly...

sunny side up…. fresh, relaxed and contemporary

The "Sunny Side Up" house located on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula designed by iconic Melbourne studio Nexus Designs was inspired by the clients childhood summers at this Bellarine Peninsula spot. Her brief was to design a quintessentially Nexus house with room for everyone. It was to be a welcoming barefoot beach house, a distinct change from her inner city house. Nexus kept the exterior of the...