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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