A couple of weeks back, I shared Georgia Ezra’s incredible kitchen (go see that here) which is easily my favourite kitchen of 2019. Now – lucky things – she’s showing us more of her home…

See much more here

Hello brick and linear timber cladding combo

Love how that timber screen slides to reveals the home – just a little – to the quiet street its located in.

Curved skylight!
Love the cleanness of this tile against the white brick, and the curved edge on the island

The rice paper lanterns are from the Formakami collection by Jaime Hayon.

That internal brick staircase!mortar washed walls juxtaposed with ice-creamy dreamy textiles.

Photography Prue Ruscoe

Um, wowzers in my architectural-appreciation trousers. This incredible home stopped me mid-scroll when I saw my friend Natalie share it on Insta this week. Located on the Southern headland of Sydney’s Bondi Beach, it’s the work of Andrew Burges Architects (ABA) and interior designers David Harrison and Karen McCartney of Design Daily Interiors. There’s much, much more to see of this home: head over here to Yellowtrace.

Mark Lewis was a career set and costume designer for decades until he left it behind to embark on a new career as interior designer. Please let this be a sign that you can completely reinvent your career at any time, and do your BEST. WORK. EVER. This is Mark’s own family home, a Victorian Row House in North London.  Talk about Soul.
Everything has the most gorgeous old, lived-in feel. Love the lime plaster walls, those extra wide and not-perfect oak floorboards, the floating concrete shelves, and those waxed olive green cabinets topped with thick Carrara marble.

Mark removed the room above the kitchen to create this double-height space,
flooded with lights from Triptych windows.

The ensuite above (with working fireplace!) once was a bedroom. Head to Remodelista to see much more of Mark’s Highgate home, and to read the inspiring long-game tale of the remodel.

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Photography Derek Swalwell

I have the hugest lady crush on Simone Haag – Australian interior designer, curator, stylist and writer. Her instinct for aesthetics is incredible. Like the editor of Vogue Living Australia put it: “Simone can intuit the future before it shapes.” Amen and Hallelujah. 

This (above) is Simone’s own Mid Century Modernist home in Melbourne. You’ll have seen this place before – it was literally everywhere on the Internet after its first renovation – but recently, it’s had a second glow-up… Simone and hubby Rhys collaborated with Kennedy Nolan on modifications to accomodate their growing family, and the project allowed Simone an opportunity to re-establish the design aesthetic she surrounds herself with.

One of Simone’s specialities is Furniture, Art & Object Selection (hey, dream job) – here’s a recent project she completed for a building company’s marquee showhome (more here)

Not your regular Display Suite… In this project, Simone created a full interior design language for the Inkerman & Nelson townhouses in Melbourne’s inner South East. Much more here.

Photography Derek Swalwell

Simone took care of Furniture & Object Selection and Styling for this dark, moody and textural take on a coastal home
(Tidal Arc House – architecture by Woods Bagot, interiors by Hecker Guthrie. Please go see the rest here)

Another inspiring Simone Haag project: Art Direction of this not-your-typical-showroom for Scandinavian furniture and homeware dealers Fred International (see more here). Though it’s located in an iconic, historic old Melbourne warehouse, the space has been put together as you would a home. One of everything please. And a container back to NZ.

See more of Simone Haag’s portfolio here  /  Follow Simone on Instagram


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New from leading NZ designer Simon James, the Fragment collection, which draws its inspiration from modernist architecture. I love Simon’s balance of simplicity and strength – the lines are so heavy, yet the final form is clean, and warm thanks to that solid oak. Also love how the tabletops appear to cantilever from certain angles…

The Fragment collection is also available in Smoked Oak and Black Oak. 

One day, one day, I’ll have this table as my studio desk. *makes a wish*
Also in the Fragment family, the Fragment Coffee Table

There’s that yummy cantilever again…


Arc de Triomphe


New from Citta and 100% on my wishlist, the Arc Bed. The beauty about this beauty is that you can purchase the entire bed, or just one of the two separate components – the Arc BedHead, designed to fit onto your existing bed, or the Arc Bed Base.  I mean, look at the base… HELLO leg detail:



Also, don’t think I didn’t see you, bedside lights. Love the simple dome shape of the Moon Table Lamps (there’s also a Moon Floor Lamp version, and both come in almond pink, white, charcoal or mint.)




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