This bathroom by Prozora Design stopped me in my tracks.
(Pretty sure that’s a dishwashing brush there… but let’s pretend we didn’t see it.) 

 Design is balance, texture and detail, and this kitchen by Williams Burton Leopardi has all that in spades.
Those oak kitchen island legs, which tie in with the base cabinetry…

Warm white against aged steel, black steel cabinets and black steel footrest.

Bronze-legged bar stools

Aged bronze rangehood and veined stone splashback

(o hai,hooman)

Photography by Christopher Morrison

Double sink, double happy.  See the rest of this incredible Adelaide home over on Est Magazine. I actually feel like my work is done here today, after this space – but here’s a few more interiors that caught my beady eye this week…

Ex-The Block Australia winners (and now well-regarded interior designers in their own right) Alisa and Lysandra designed this bathroom as part of their fit-out of The Foodary, Derrimut. I especially love that tiling.

Loves an ultra-muted palette. (Just needs a less-sad plant, please).

Ferm Living continue to deliver looks that leap out at me.

Still plotting a workspace for myself that isn’t a desk, but a lovely big dining table.

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Go Your Own Way – Homestyle

Photography Larnie Nicolson

The postie delivered me a new copy of Homestyle magazine this morning. Seriously, do yourself a favour and subscribe ($51 for a full year) – it’s always such a lovely little surprise when he latest issue turns up, and life’s made up of those kind of moments. #betterlivingeveryone #leahpanapa

Above are some sneaks from one of the many New Zealand spaces in this issue – the home of Gretchen Houston, food stylist and recipe developer of My Weekend Table. Gretchen and her husband are renovating an old Grey Lynn villa as time and funds allow; and this issue of Homestyle takes you through what they’ve completed so far.  STUH. 👏🏼 NING.  👏🏼

Photography by Simon Wilson

Let there be light! This prefab-pretty home concept was developed by architect and interior design couple John and Nikki McNamara. It’s their real home, but also the first prototype of Modhouse, their new prefab homes venture. Sign me up.

Before you head off, I want to take a quick moment to congratulate the team at Homestyle for their wins at the Magazine Media Awards 2019. Alice Lines (follow her here on Insta) won Best Editor in the Home & Food category, Juliette Wanty (Insta here) won Best Designer (same category) for the third year running, and Homestyle’s parent company (a boutique business, not a big media conglomerate) won Best Small Publisher.





Yes to teeny dining areas, and yes to a small stack of books at grabbing distance.

via Stadshem
Yes to art arranged around a shelfie.

I wonder if the arch was here originally, or if they cut it into the small kitchen wall to open up the space and create a serving bar. Either way it’s the prettiest practical idea.

Over on The New York Times, there’s an interview with one of my all-time favourite art director/stylists, Lotta Agaton. There’s a peek into her office, and her new apartment home – both all light timber, a new neutral palette and layering with texture and form. Above is the meeting room in Lotta’s studio.

Photography by Erik Lefvander

For the interview, along with more images of Lotta’s home and work, go here.

Take Me Here: This Old Hudson

Taking homeware stores to a whole new level – the incredible Zoobibi concept store in Melbourne, designed by the award-winning Stella Collective.  See more of this space here.

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Same but different – the Atlas tabletop swivels to re-position

New from New Zealand designer Nathan Goldsworthy, the Atlas Table. Crafted from solid blocks of Oak (on the base), with a disc top shaped from New Zealand Rimu – love the use of two different timbers. The top swivels and moves so it can be positioned perfectly. I’ve also spied a taller, smaller sidetable Atlas on the Goldsworthy Studio Instagram, hoping Nathan releases that soon too.

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