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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Two Halves, Three Quarters

Turns out that internationally-regarded New Zealand photographer Thomas Seear-Budd is also an architectural graduate and designer (love a Renaissance man) and he’s recently joined forces with fellow young designer James Ross to create Wellington’s newest multi-disciplinary practice, Seear-Budd Ross.

These are two of the debut projects Thomas and James have designed as Seear-Budd Ross: above, a beautifully restrained outpost for Three Quarter Society‘s specialty coffee – all linear oak, aged brass and diffused light (sigh) – and below, the first of a furniture portfolio, Table 01 – which is the very definition of timeless, don’t you think?

Ones to watch.


The Gatherers

Photography by Shelley Horan

Designers Mildred and Duck sent me their recent brand work for New Plymouth-based floral designers The Gatherers…. and HOW. GOOD.  Super cute balance of feminine (but not too-much-so), modern and minimal.

That business card with the blind embossed logo is 10/10 gorgeous, and I love how they’ve pushed the ‘The‘ out of the wordmark – did you spot that? Go back and take another look…






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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