Office meets dressing room: love this configuration

Styling Pella HedebyPhotography Erik Lefvander

Incredibly restful and warm all-timber home by architects Lowen Widman.  I can see myself here writing a book (or just reading lots of them), looking out to the spruce and pine forest that surrounds this home. Fave detail: how they’ve used darker timber for all the window framing, did you spot that?

Love how the blue finger tiles here pick up the blue in the marble.

Master bathroom from the same home, designed by Eliza Blair Architecture

Photography Shannon McGrath

Love a reeded glass shower box.

This statuesque bathroom comes from the design minds at illustrious Australian studio Kennon+ architects.

You don’t see finger tiles laid on the long side too much, and I’m here for it.

Photography Derek Swalwell

This home is actually a historic Victorian in front, with a huge concrete extension out back. See the full tour here

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One of my all-time fave interior designers, Avenue Design Studio, have posted a deliciously detailed tour of their new offices. DREAM. A heritage building flooded with natural light, with oak parquet floors and huge sash windows (DREAM), a custom travertine table, a rotating collection of art and objects curated for in-progress projects, and all the tools and textures designer Holly Marder needs to dream up her next beautiful space. If moodboards and material palettes are your thing (did we just become best friends?) head here for loads more lovely imagery.

Speaking of Avenue Design Studio, this artful home is the latest project off Holly’s moodboard and into reality. See more here.

Loves a ledge.

I rate this pa-late: sage green walls, light timber, and pops of black.

Sweet Scandinavian apartments are my Love Language.

via Stadshem.

I love the combination of super-blonde floorboards with the beige cabinetry, and before the whole thing gets too sleek and minimal, they’ve added woven baskets, handmade ceramics and an extra-small farmhouse style dining table with very casual woven chairs (with cushions). Layer-upon-layer-upon-layer.

Photography Felix Forest

Incredible kitchen from Spanish Queen House by the masters, Robson Rak. Take a royal tour here.

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If you have a beachfront home, you have to have floor to ceiling windows, and low slung window seats. I don’t make the rules.

(You don’t really see partial walls this tall – I really dig this – normally they’re headboard height.
Love the choice of bedside lighting too, so fine and linear.)

Photography Derek Swalwell

This incredible home by Planned Architects (with interior design by Studio Tom) sits in the sand dunes along Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. See the full house tour (including oceanview pool) here and here.

Materiality masterpiece – love the wide oak floors, that tall timber-framed glass door, the low and deep window seat, and especially…

…this lime-washed, muted masonry wall running down one complete side of the space. The perfect balance of substance and serenity, by London-based Erbar Mattes.

And now, out to the country. Specifically the hills and dales of Berrilee, on the outskirts of Sydney. This modern country farmhouse (dubbed The Ridge, and available for location hire) belongs to Andrew and Vicki Saran – he’s a builder, she’s the founder of a lifestyle concept store Deer Willow. Dream team. (Why didn’t I marry a builder? Poor planning, past Alana)

I love a kitchen layout that doesn’t conform to the norm.

You can see more of The Ridge over at Australia’s Homes to Love

Love a low, trough-style bathroom sink

Really like this simple linen-look textural tile here, too.

Bedroom in the same apartment – this opens out onto the living room, thanks to those dreamy, white-steel-framed, glass accordion doors.

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Photography Felix Forest

How the other half live, right? These incredible bathrooms belong to various Sydney homes by design duo Tania Handelsmann and Gillian Khaw. As Handelsmann and Khaw (now that’s couple of surnames just made for eponymity) Tania and Gillian’s spaces share a signature grace and stature, but also have a sense of spontaneity and fun about them. You’ll see just what I mean if you go and explore their portfolio, here.

When it comes to sinks and faucets, I really dig the unexpected – like this kitchen situation, via architects Contekst

More unexpected sinks from Contekst – I adore this monolithic-looking kitchen island, the extra-thick concrete top, the style of those hobs, the unexpected positioning of the sink, all that concealed storage…

With the fridge and other appliances all hidden away on the left there, and that huge stone fireplace, this reads more like a dining room than a hard-working kitchen

And space down this end to sit

Details, friends. Details.
The master bathroom from this same house.

Told you I love an unexpected faucet (and in this case mixer) situation

Please don’t do your new bathroom in these tiles, because I’m reserving them for my next house.

Photography by Shannon McGrath

Bagsy. Beautiful bathrooms by Studio Griffiths. See the full home tour over at The Local Project


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