interiors

spectacular Chile

Not all architects get presented with opportunity to work on projects set on plots so awe inspiring and spectacular as Elton + Leniz . Based in Chile the classic modernist design studio is focused on quality design and innovation, creating works that are completely contemporary, yet maintaining the essence of the surrounding landscape with the use of minimalistic materials and quality of light employed. With...

The Wit of David Carter

Paisley gold mosaics, melting chandeliers, plumage, frescos, OH MY! As a self-confessed frustrated minimalist, it’s little wonder I am drawn to the interiors of David Carter, the London-based maestro responsible for some of the most interesting designs of the past decade. Carter works around a philosophy of creating spaces that produce emotions and speak to those who enter within its realm. With an enduring commitment...

French Fantasies, Yes Please!

When approaching an interior to write about, I ask myself firstly: do I think it’s interesting enough? And, secondly: would I actually like to spend time in the space? In the case of India Mahdavi, the answer is a resounding yes. Yes to her commercial projects, yes to her residential projects, yes to her exhibitions and yes to the private jet. Yes, yes, yes! And...

my island home

Timeless, practical, and incredibly luxurious is Christopher Elliott! The same can be said about the "Hamilton Island home" by Christopher Elliott Design. Channelling resort chic Melbourne based Elliot was involved from the onset, dealing direct with the client whom was also the builder. With full creative licence from structural plans to the relaxed luxe interiors Elliot's skillful materials selection and furnishings exemplifies well heeled coastal...

Aidlin Darling Design pure & simple

San Francisco based partners Joshua Aidlin and David Darling seek to uncover the inherent spirit of each place in every project. The individual character of each project emerges through the relationships with the landscape material richness, and exacting detail. This rural residence compete with stream, cattle and orchards is heavily connected to the stunning rural backdrop though a simple yet robust materials pallet. Concrete, steel,...

Portuguese Spirit

With his roots in fashion, Artur Miranda began Portuguese interior design firm Oiteomponto. And what a firm! Now joined by Frenchman, Jacques Bec, Oitoemponto shows us how a stellar interior is to be done. With one foot in the mid-century camp, and another firmly in the contemporary and wonderful, they embrace colour, exquisite art and lavish materials to create a style of living that is...

1940’s Point Piper

Alterations and additions to a 1940s harbour-front apartment refurbished by Co-Ap a multidisciplinary architectural design practice spearheaded by Will Fung and Tina Engelen in Sydney. The brief called for opening up the classic 19540's floor plan of rooms that were disconnected from the northerly views over Sydney Harbour. The client brief was to convert the existing three bedroom apartment into an open-plan, flexible one bedroom...

Colour Attack

There are two things you can be certain of when getting a Karim Rashid interior: originality and colour. And I mean lots of colour! Rashid is characterised by bold patterns, a penchant for curves and fluid forms, and a complete understanding of how to apply colour to an interior. Ranging from commercial and hospitality to residential, his interiors have won numerous awards for their ability...

calm & balanced… Kelly Hoppen

Internationally renowned British interior designer Kelly Hoppen has been building her career since her first restaurant commission at the tender age of 16. She has since gone on to win numerous design awards across the globe whist building a steady celebrity and prestigious body of work. Famous for her use of.... wait for it .... a neutral colour pallet of beige and taupe Hoppen's projects...

FRANK ROOP.. yes …… very cool!

The designs of Frank Roop could be described as luxurious, refined, calm perhaps even minimalist in their execution. Above all else, however, they are just plain cool. Built on a neutral palate, his interiors exude the personality of each client through the meticulously sourced pieces and the belief that everyone has their own style if given help to discover it. Starting his working life in...