A modern oasis in Hollywood
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by midcenturyjo
3h ago
Contemporary architecture blends with mid-century aesthetics in the Hollywood Hills home of Osklo co-founders Arya and Michael Martin. Japanese aesthetics inform the design with a materials palette of herringbone oak floors, creamy limestone and knotty wood panelling, emulating the Japanese Hinoki wood’s look on the exterior. A perfect blend of Eastern design and Western ambience ..read more
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A 12th century château in Le Blanc, France
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by KiM
1d ago
At the crossroads of the Indre and Vienne rivers, 300 km from Paris and Bordeaux, it is built on a rocky spur overlooking the river, with a view over the countryside. With approx. 470sqm of living space, the château comprises: Ground floor: large entrance hall, reception room, living room, bedroom with en-suite bathroom, wc, magnificent kitchen, study and dining room with stunning countryside views. First floor: master bedroom with en suite bathroom, dressing room, 5 bedrooms, three with en suite bathrooms. Second floor: convertible attic with existing bedroom. Basement: sauna, laundry room ..read more
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Working on a Saturday
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by midcenturyjo
2d ago
It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. Twenty Essex barrister chambers by Pernille Lind Studio ..read more
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Barn redesign and renovation in the Malvern Hills
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by KiM
3d ago
The barn they found is vast and it was a bit of an overwhelming prospect for the family. They loved the scale of the buildings but they wanted our team to make it cosy for the four of them as well as an epic entertaining space for bigger gatherings. Much of the beauty of the original beauty of the building had been lost behind modern insulation, poor glazing and stark flooring. Contemporary partition walls had broken up its natural flow and a mezzanine office blocked light and took away from the scale of the building. By removing metres of contemporary stainless steel walkways and staircases ..read more
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Watts Design House
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by KiM
3d ago
Stephenie and Chase Watts are a busy husband-wife team (Watts Design House). They focus on real estate, interior design, and have renovated and offer boutique stay locations, including House On The Hill in Salt Lake, House On The Cape in Cape Cod, and Casa Pantera in Mérida, Mexico. These are unique home destinations that capture the expressive nature of each place, encompass guests in soulful interiors and are formulated with the avant guard sophisticate in mind. Each stay offers a distinct experience- focusing on elements unique to that home and it’s geographical location. The home in Mérid ..read more
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Timeless fusion in Bel Air
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by midcenturyjo
4d ago
The client already owned an impressive collection of art and vintage furniture when Alana Marie Interiors started this project in Bel Air. “My role was to create and curate moments throughout the home that allowed these pieces a moment in the spotlight.” The result is a marvellous marriage of retro and bespoke, the 70s and now. Photography by Sam Frost ..read more
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Blending Danish Minimalism with Exotic Elegance in a Victorian Renovation
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by midcenturyjo
4d ago
The renovation of a Victorian weatherboard house with a vast new extension by Sydney-based YSG took into consideration the diverse tastes of the owners. One is Danish with an appreciation for clean finishes and pale timber. The other is Egyptian-Australian, passionate about pattern, tactility and colour. Vivid gem-toned panels encircle an apricot front door, setting the tone for a vibrant interior. A dark peach hallway, accented with matching tiles and a timber-framed sliding door, leads to a luminous living area. The house’s transformation includes coloured glass windows, hammam-inspired bat ..read more
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Tapawingo Lake Camp – part 1
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by KiM
5d ago
Tapawingo Lake Camp is a lakeside family retreat in Wisconsin that is so picturesque and rustic and cozy that I could totally see myself spending the rest of my days in a home like this (but maybe wayyyyy smaller). It’s the best of cabin/camp/cottage living. Complete with numerous outbuildings for various activities, log cabin architecture, massive stone fireplaces and lake views that can’t be beat. This post features the exterior, family cabin, and east and west house. The rest to come in the following post. Architect: Pearson Design Group; Builder: North Fork Builders; Designer: Emma Burns ..read more
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Pretty in pink
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by midcenturyjo
5d ago
Jillian Dinkel Interior Design revamped the interiors of a beautifully preserved Victorian Italianate terrace house for a professional couple and their children … and it’s all the clients’ love of pink. The designers prioritized preserving the interior architecture while integrating modern joinery and conveniences. The Woollahra terrace, built in 1891, offered a rare experience of stepping into a century-old home with well-preserved grand architectural elements. Named Tarella, its ornate cornices, stone fireplaces, and spacious front rooms provided a luxurious canvas for the design. The forma ..read more
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Jungle in the concrete
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by midcenturyjo
6d ago
“A sleek mod­ern home char­ac­terised by its con­crete, tim­ber, and steel struc­ture. This design called for a gar­den that echoed the same aes­thet­ic while soft­en­ing the edges and infus­ing move­ment and vital­i­ty into the built environment. Com­ple­men­tary dark stone step­pers and fab­ri­cat­ed steel wood stor­age sit along­side the stur­dy mate­r­i­al palette. Creep­ing vines, sway­ing palms, and tac­tile ground cov­ers soft­en the fin­ish, adding lush­ness to the home.” This entry courtyard by Wyer & Co. is a lush little jewel, a statement made with abundant greenery, a jungle i ..read more
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