interiors

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...

Mt Macedon project by Inarc

There is a strong connection with the surrounding landscape from the moment you set eyes on the Mt Macedon project by Inarc Architects. Thanks to the well thought selection of finishes and materials the house looks and feels like it has been built from the stone and timber from the plot enabling the project to blend with its surrounds inside and out. Despite the sympathetic...

an abandoned stable in Spain

Located in Extremadura Spain, an abandoned stable has been transformed by award winning design practice and developer Abaton based in Madrid. The picturesque house situated in a remote off the grid location is fully self sufficient which is something that Abaton incorporate into all their projects where possible. The converted stables employ the use of solar panels which store energy onto batteries for the cooler...

Iconic Kaufmann Desert House by Richard Neutra -1947 is FOR SALE

Thirty years after completion, architectural historians David Gebhard and Robert Winter proclaimed Kaufmann Residence by Richard Neutra in Palm Springs, California, 'As impressive today as when built'. Now, thirty years later, their claim still stands strong. Recognized by the Whitney Museum of Art as one of the key residential structures of the 20th century, the Kaufmann Desert House sold earlier this year for sold for...

fearless Mary McDonald

Los Angeles-based designer Mary McDonald is one of LA's most sought after designers and is consistently ranked one of House Beautiful “Top 100 Designers”. It's McDonald’s style combines old-fashioned elegance with a modern American sensibility resulting in a fearless mix of patterns textures and colours. Mary's approach to patterns and bold colour that have established her signature style and made her a star on the...

Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects NZ

Although Kuaotunu house is not CCCA's latest project however it is one of my favorites from their impressive body of work.The intention was to renovate an existing holiday home for a family on a dramatic site in Kuaotunu. The home had served the family well for many years and was full of family memories. The holiday experience is reinforced by the separate pavilions being disconnected...