interior design

A Modern Country Life

Building a country barn could be fraught with gimmickry danger… I’m thinking gingham and deer heads (the horror!). What a lovely surprise it is then to see this wonderfully fresh and modern take on a country barn. The team at Hutker Architects designed this sympathetic approach to the barn for an active family so ensured that the house was...

Basta – Basta

Exposed brickwork, bevelled white tiles with dark grout, industrial pendants and oak timber tables….whilst these finishes sound very familiar these days, it was the striking individually painted parquet floorboards within this interior that caught our eye. Pasta-Basta is an Italian restaurant located in Chernihv, Ukraine.  The space is divided into two main areas, the main seating area and the servery area which joins an open kitchen. We love the...

Bronte Beach dreaming

For our readers going into winter like we are in Australia I thought I would bring back some sunshine and summer warmth with this stunning Bronte Beach house. Alexandra Donohoe is a Sydney based interior designer who is doing some truly stunning work. This family home located  high on the cliffs of Bronte celebrates light, form and a bold...

Eureka Melbourne penthouse

Quite often glamour can be perceived as opulent or high decoration. However the furniture concept in this glamorous, unexpectedly modern Melbourne penthouse responds to the material palette that the occupants desired for a city pad designed for entertaining and escape. The apartment architecture and interior was designed by Melbourne practice, Fitt de Felice, and construction was underway when MOLECULE...

Modern Melbourne

If there’s one thing I’ve known since I started working in design is that I am mad for timber panelling. It was natural then that I was drawn to this project by Inglis Architects in Melbourne's lush suburb of Toorak. Apart from the panelling however, this house also shows the apt ability of the architects to make full use of...

sensitive Bondi Apartment

A much needed renovation of this penthouse apartment on Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach Australia. Located on the top floor of an interwar Art Deco walk up flat, the refurb looked to both open the apartment to a generous rear north facing courtyard and modernise the existing interiors. MCK architects based in Sydney, Australia have been incredibly sensitive to the...

Floating in mid-air

The Float House is a single story private residence located in the heart of Israel designed by Pitsou Kedem Architecture. The architectural concept was to create a structure with a continuous wide space divided by internal courtyards and movable partitions which appears to defy the laws of physics. Seamless transitions from external reflective pools to elaborate internal courtyards give...

personal treasures

I have a major design crush on Catherine Kwong, perhaps verging on obsession. Catherine specialises in high-end residential with an emphasis on modern architecture and custom detailing. She brings a fresh approach to elegant, tailored interiors, mixing modern with vintage, high art with personal treasures. Catherine started her career in New York, designing luxury interiors for Studio Sofield and...

Penfolds Magill Estate South Australia

It’s been a month of recognition for Melbourne based designer Pascale Gomes-McNabb, who picked up major gongs at two separate Australian interior design awards in Sydney Australia. On May 19, Gomes-McNabb won in the Hospitality category at the Australian Interior Design Awards for Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant , South Australia featured below and Yellow Bistro at the Belle Interior design awards. (more on Yellow later...