interiors

Notting Hill home

Behind a conventional terraced frontage sits a new build house in Notting Hill by Seth Stein Architects. The terrace extends 26m in depth with accommodation arranged around an internal courtyard and terraces. The house utilizes solar heating, photovoltaics and rainwater harvesting in order to achieving the highest British energy rating. Designed in the signature minimalist style of Seth Stein Architects the materials are honest and...

the boat house

Completed in 2011 by Sprenger Von Der Lippe this contemporary house boat sits quietly at it's mooring amongst the trees on the picturesque Eilbeck canal Germany.  The design challenge was to create a boat house that purposely refrained from making the mobile boat house look mobile. Large scale windows not only provide a great vantage point from within but also reflect the surrounding vegetation once...

Greg Natale inspired by “The Case Study Houses”

Royal Pine Resort by Greg Natale & Sunland was inspired by The Case Study Houses."The Case Study Houses" were experiments in American residential architecture sponsored by Arts & Architecture magazine, from 1945 until 1966. It commissioned major architects of the day, including Richard Neutra, Raphael Soriano, Craig Ellwood, Charles and Ray Eames, Pierre Koenig and Eero Saarinen, to design and build inexpensive and efficient model...

With a cherry on top

Pretty Please located in vibrant St Kilda is a unique and distinctive destination designed by Travis Walton, where high-caliber design and attention to detail abounds. Combinations of rich textures and modern elements create a harmoniously paired aesthetic. Resplendent palettes of colors complement the club’s intricate details, creating a luxurious yet originally quirky vibe.... cute and sophisticated. [caption id="attachment_3918" align="aligncenter" width="496"] No Comments Read more

Shearer’s Quarters Tasmania

Set on a working sheep farm on the site of an old shearing shed destroyed by fire in the 1980s, the new house overlooks the coast and sits next to an existing historic cottage constructed by the original landowner. The land now owned and worked by the Wardle family. I love the agricultural context of the materials selection, corrugated galvanised iron cladding and timber  for...

loosing my religion

It's rare that you see a Chapel conversion that works and works well. This old Catholic church was transformed into a residence, the character of the small church is maintained and bought back to life. The colours of the characteristic lead-light glass pop against the white interior which makes you question why all churches don't embrace white walls and ceilings.  The balcony defines...

Nate Berkus……

We all love Nate Berkus, the handsome interior designer that has wowed audiences around the globe since 1995. Nate's viewpoint is that a well designed home should be thoughtful of the occupants, layered and assembled over time. He also believes and demonstrates that the home should have objects old and new with history and relevance woven through the home. What I really love about Nate (apart from...

the glamorous life

Sydney based interior designer Melissa Collison embraces the glamorous life with an innate sense for mixing objects of different styles and eras whilst injecting her signature use of bold colour and textures into each project.  Her residential projects are glamorous, uncluttered, simple, warm and clearly luxurious teamed with unexpected pops of colour and patterns which have been skillfully executed..... heaven ! [caption id="attachment_3805" align="aligncenter" width="500"] No Comments Read more

Singapore … Thai and a Melbourne design team?

Located at the uber-hip Martin No..38 in Singapore’s old godown district, KHA adds spice to this residential enclave popular for its Bohemian vibe. Stunning interiors by Hecker Guthrie reflect the feel of a traditional Thai house, cleverly featuring Thai elements updated with a modern perspective. A unique joinery wall displays found objects and ceramics and provides a comfortable living room atmosphere while its dark sensuous palette...

house in São Paulo by Isay Weinfeld

Located on a corner block in a quiet residential street in São Paulo, Brazil hidden behind high pebble rendered walls you are greeted by a quirky yellow entry point. Move beyond to find design studio Isay Weinfeld latest residential home with their signature modernist design, this ample project is set on rolling lawns and manicured lush gardens that set the tone for this substantial entertaining...