18.08.2019

Spaces


I maybe probably totally did just pick this image for the lamp (Half Dome by Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa for Kettal)

Adore this extra-narrow shower by Australian architects Roth. Clever use of space!

Blogger Almost Makes Perfect makes perfect in her new bathroom. Love the wall sconces, love a place to sit down in a shower, love the rug (we’re not doing enough rugs in bathrooms, guys). I don’t normally show floor close-ups but how good are the floor tiles?

Photography by Felix Forest

Inner City Victorian Townhouse, by the incredible Georgina Jeffries. You have to go see the rest of this home, over at Est.

Things I learned today: this tap style is called Bibcock. Specifically, these are aged brass, bench-mounted bibcock taps with crosshead tops. And now when someone asks me what my favourite tap style is, I’ll have an answer. Here’s another question for you: why aren’t more of us doing marble belfast/butler sinks? They even do doubles, and fluted ones. And can we also start using dark timber as a benchtop material more? So very gorgeous.

And good morning to you, concrete in-built bench.

Love this fresh kitchen aesthetic , especially the unique wall panelling and the blue neolith stone worktop.
See much more over at Husk (a UK brand who design cabinet fronts, handles and other accessories to fit IKEA kitchens).

I think you’ll really like this extensive before-and-afterno

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11.08.2019

Spaces


Fawning over Fawn. This rendered-look beige wall brings a very grounding, organic feel. Add new neutral linen and a chair as a bedside and you have a look that’s relaxed, but elevated.

More buff beauty, this time a Peige. Or a Beink?
Or… how about we don’t try and shoe-horn a clever word, Alana, and just call it a biscuity pink. I love it.

Reeded glass on the bottom two-thirds of the window brings texture, a little extra glamour, and privacy.

This is shaping up to be verrrrrry pretty indeed. Australian architects Telha Clarke and developers Kincrest have enlisted legendary Swedish designer Lotta Agaton (one of my personal faves) to craft the interiors of their new South Yarra project, Stanhope.

Jen Alkema is a master of minimalism.

I’ve seen a lot of dried palm fronds in interiors this year, but I’ve not seen one used as a wall hanging. Nice!
These images are just a few scenes from boutique Airbnb Grounds of Cabarita (at Cabarita Beach – North of Byron Bay and South of the Gold Coast – looks amazing and I want to book a holiday).
Imagery by new fave of mine, photographer Keira Mason. See much more of this Airbnb over at Keira’s blog.

Those armchairs! Those timber stool/side tables!

This couch! That partial glass-block wall! (I think we’re going to start seeing a lot more glass blocks being used in interiors – they allow for privacy, without sacrificing light.)

This phenomenal place is Kinship Studio, a co-working space in Bali, also photographed by Keira Mason

 

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04.08.2019

Spaces


Photography Derek Swalwell

Here’s some peeks at a new project by one of The New’s most faves, Kennedy NolanSandy Point House (perched on the dunes in a beachside township 3 hour’s drive from Melbourne) has a pinwheel design, with four totally separate zones that ‘spin off’ around a central courtyard. Love the arched ceilings, circular windows, and that eucalyptus green they’ve used throughout.
See much more here.

Adore the detail on this cabinetry. Do we have a name for this style yet? (where there is a thin linear frame around the edges of the doors? New-gen Shaker?) If you’re renovating a small kitchen, steal this idea: using light materials that almost disappear (here, marble, white paint, a white extractor fan that I barely even clocked) – especially at eye level and above – gives the sense that the space is larger and more open than it actually is.

Photography Tom Blachford

Designed by Folk Architects – see all the rest of this home (well worth the click!) over here.

Love how they’ve used different materials on the two walls of this small kitchen – the warm oak cabinetry on the left, with soft grey on the right. The sliding tall cabinet above the sink (looks like you can slide it open from either side) isn’t something I’ve seen in a kitchen before before… do we like this? Also, I spy a reeded glass partial wall, which separates this small apartment’s kitchen and dining from its lounge – an great idea for defining zones without closing in the space.

(Side note: Really like the glassware storage on the wall here – it’s not something you see often, and it brings a Restaurant/Bar feel, having your best stemware on display, ready to fix your guests a drink. This would be a super affordable little update you could make to elevate a kitchen. You can pick these up for around $20, and they also make brass ones.)

Photography Annie Hyrefeldt

Painting the walls a different colour to the ceiling really emphasises the height and shape of this ceiling.
I’m constantly checking Scandinavian real estate site Alvhelm for interiors to share with you – it’s one of region’s best-curated. Well the kitchen and dining area above are part of the home of Alvhelm’s founder, Sandra Guerrero. See the rest of Sandra’s home – along with some yummy lifestyle images – over here. You might also like to follow Sandra’s personal Instagram here.

Just really loved this simple little desk set-up, belonging to Instagram Influencer Maddie Broderick.

Another Spaces, another sweet Stockholm City apartment. I especially loved the unique way they’ve hung their art here, and the very soft, lived-in, layered look they’ve achieved by using muted colours, the crinkled couch cover, the soft floor-puddling curtains hung extra-high, etc. I also like that nothing really ‘matches’ or looks over-styled or forced.

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28.07.2019

Spaces


Photography by Dylan James

A young Melbourne couple move out to the coast to give their kids a slower childhood. The husband is a carpenter, and builds a modern, minimalist timber cabin in under 6 months. The wife is a gooood designer (a freelancer with Nectaar). They start their own timber furniture brand, Leÿer). Then they live happily ever after. I love the muted tones, abundance of light timber, and  the beeeeautiful tiling choices throughout (hello raw terracotta brick splashback in the kitchen).  See the rest of this home over at The Local Project – including a VERY PRETTY (yes I’m yelling) outdoor shower.

Photography Ben Hosking

The most handsome of hallways. By Templeton Architecture, whose hallmark is timeless restraint.
Also, I would spend 80-85% of my leisure time styling and re-styling those shelves.

The bathroom of one of my all-time lady crushes, Garance Doré. I mean, COME ON!
Love the tiling, love the sculptural marble side-table, am getting palpitations looking at the bath, love the super-thick travertine countertop, appreciate the champagne bronze-finish tapware…

Herz & Blut coming with the goodness as per.

Beautiful bathroom by Artem Babayants Architects.

Feels like it’s been a while since we’ve had a Scandinavian apartment in Spaces. And It’s been a while since we’ve played the What Would you Change? game. You’re only allowed two switch-outs.
I’d put a different piece of art above the bed, and change the light blue duvet to an olive green.

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