Happy Spaces, kids! Hope you had a great weekend. Let’s begin, shall we?

Loving sand tones currently and possibly also forever. This baben beige kitchen is by Swedish kitchen brand Marbodal, with styling by all-time fave Lotta Agaton.

More beige beauty in this tone-on-tone turn of the century apartment. This is a great palette to use with a minimal space, because even with the simplest of elements, it never looks cold or austere.

Beige marries dark timber, gets a hyphenated surname and becomes sophisticated.

I started today’s Spaces with the intention of only sharing beige spaces, but this home in Verona is fulfilling all my idyllic Italian sabbatical fantasies. Once a derelict barn, the designers stripped back the plaster, to find the most beautiful walls made from river stones. Those insane window frames are made from traditional Biancone marble. The designers also restored a large archway at the front of the house, framing the new entranceway. Inside, it’s the exhale of simple layered plywood and timber – a clean, modern contrast to all the organic texture and tradition of the exterior.

To see the rest of this home, head to the Studio Wok website

How did I only just discover celebrated interior designer Tom Delavan and his elegant, timeless work?


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In Australia, doing well on The Block and then parlaying that into a career as a professional renovator/builder/interior designer is a totally legitimate move. It also doesn’t hurt if you’re both freakin’ HAWT, like Michael and Carlene Duffy. This is the bathroom in their most important reno project yet – their own home. And here’s another bathroom designed by the couple:

Definitely not just pretty faces.
(Click here to see more of these two homes and their other projects as Cedar & Suede)

If you came here today hoping for minimalist, layered white-on-white, Scandinavian realness, this is for you.
It’s the home of Instagram’s @whitelivingetc (< one to follow if you dig this aesthetic)

The small tree is totally in the way sitting there, you’re gunna need to move it to get past, but I love this bedroom.

I adore how this very white, bleached-out hallway contrasts with that beautiful bathroom, with its concrete floor and rendered walls. The weathered old timber stool is also the perfect touch.

Love how the cabinet has been painted the exact same shade as the wall.

They’re saying that the newest movement in interiors is a marriage of Scandinavian and Japanese styles. That’s cool and everything, but they’re calling it JAPANDI and I cannot. Anyway, this space is lovely, and I especially dig the utilitarian beauty of that open kitchen shelving on the right there.

More from the same home – which happens to belong to the very inspiring Swantje Hinrichsen, a graphic designer I’ve followed for years. The raw IKEA Malm drawers are forever iconic, and I love the gallery wall with the TV also used as a picture frame.

For a full home tour and interview with Swantje (Instagram @swantjeundfrieda), visit Femtastics

I especially love the shape of this and the exposed front, it feels like a nod to an apron-front sink, but in Italian stone. Let’s see a little more of this house, shall we?

The work of Belgian architects AM Design.

Just really loved this wall colour, and how it reads both olive and grey. A beautiful choice for a heritage home.

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Guys, this was HARD. It’s one of those weeks where I just can’t find any good new Spaces. I must have spent about 5 hours searching for these ones. This is not an efficient use of my time, okay.

 Boo! Loves a hidden laundry.

Yeah, yeah, another Scandinavian kitchen. Rolls eyes off head. But I’m not just posting this because it’s slim pickings today, it’s also because of that countertop. Concrete countertop! Is my enthusiasm real! You’ll never know!

I apologise for the quality of this pic – WordPress is doing something disgusting to my imagery lately. (I’m working on it.) Anyway, I couldn’t not include this, because the rendered wall, raw timber ceiling, black cabinetry and custom peg shelf together totals up to a great kitchen space.

No, it’s not just a ‘tap’. It’s a freaking beautiful freestanding bath spout.

Posting this image was way more of an internal battle than is reasonable. I deleted and re-inserted multiple times. On one hand, I really don’t like this photo, and I don’t necessarily adore the kitchen overall but… gah! That sink and splash-back! It’s like nothing I’ve seen before and I love it. (This one probably should have just gone straight to my Sink Appreciation Tumblr.)

Ferm Living continue to stunt on all these other bitches with their beautiful SS18 lookbook.
This room would be a dream workspace situ – future me is going to work from a lovely table, not a desk.

The sweetest space for a kidlet! And that paint colour… love. The perfect neutral with the teensiest hint of pink – this colour would work equally well in a living room or bedroom. Ok, guys, we got there in the end. Just took a whole day.


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Like sleeping in the clouds – the art, the white linen, the paper lanterns…

This beautiful new kitchen plays up its building’s history with the olive cabinetry,
dark timber bench-top, brass accents and apron-front sink.

If you thought there were any kinda rules for a gallery wall, you was wrong.

Material Girl – love the tiles, the sneak of sink, the reeded glass, the herringbone floors…

Re-doing a room this year? Well then, may I present – for your consideration (*curtsies*) – this palette: Greige walls, olive linen curtains, a little black for impact, and then layers of white and beige linen to soften and lighten the look.

You can stay here!

Steel factory-style casement windows getting a second life as shower doors.

Another nominee for our ongoing submission to the Itty Bitty Kitchen Committee.

Those stucco arches! 

(I spy one of my top 5 lights of all time – ceramic wall lights by Anchor Ceramics)

Photography Luc Redmond, Styling Alex Bennett

This amazing Byron Bay home belongs to designer and stylist Alex Bennett (< Insta follow recommendation), and was transformed from 80’s suburbia to soft modernist delight by Those Architects.  See even more here.

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