Bathroom texture

  • 12 November 2014

Stop searching I’ve found it!  This has to be THE perfect bathroom, – actually if you follow my blog you will know that I have made this claim before – sorry!

So often I see bathrooms that have be overlooked in the ‘looks’department and treated as purely functional I do get excited when I come across a bathroom of beauty.

Beatrix Rowe Interior Design of Melbourne have left no stone unturned here

There are soooo many things I admire in this room, the window is obviously exquisite and the clever placement of the full width mirror expands the detail. A great example of a monochrome room of texture – matte  timber, polished marble, the tiny mosaic floor tiles verses the over-sized proportion of the light fitting.

Simply lovely

Black and marble kitchen

  • 14 October 2014

More often than not projects that catch my eye are Australian, our architectural style has  a definite affinity with that of Australian homes, it makes sense our climates and lifestyles are alike, its easy to see to see the similarities  – touches of timber, an emphasis on relaxed outdoor living.  This gorgeous home by Richard Cole Architecture could sit very comfortably on this side of the ditch!

I love  the choice of products in the Middle Harbour House kitchen, Black and White is an absolutely timeless combination.

Simple black cabinetry, note the black handles, white ‘marble’ bench tops, mirror splash back, great attention to detail see’s the chopping board and oil bottles integrated into the bench top…brillaint

The simple  colour pallet of the kitchen extends into the living area seamlessly with the full height cabinetry creating a solid backdrop to the room. Again we see touches of timber, add natural fiber fabrics, full height drapes, subtle lighting and massive doors opening the entire width of the room. What more could you ask for?….nothing I think!

nifty cabinetry

  • 18 September 2014

I like little things … finely crafted bowls of glass, wood or colourful china are impossible to  pass by without touching, I also like little spaces I feel more comfortable in an intimate space than a large voluminous space.

Small things and spaces require much more thought and attention to detail to be successful I think that’s why they appeal to me.

Small thoughtful spaces require nifty cabinetry and I think this All-In-One-Bunk Bed by Studio Oink is amazing!! See how everything has multiple purposes, the black board is a door, raising the bed double storage space.

More importantly if your a kid it just plain cool

light filled bathrooms

  • 1 August 2014

More bathrooms that are too good not to share, this time it’s the sunbeams flooding these rooms that appeal… soft shimmering  wash of light what a perfect place to unwind in.

In comparison this bathroom is the polar opposite, dark and moody but still inviting right? Look carefully to see the detail that makes it work so well, full width and height mirror with wall mounted taps attached. Strip lighting and of course the wallpaper!!

Bathroom envy you are experiencing was created by  Lubelso, part of  The Canny Group a Melbourne based Design and Build company.

courtyard intrigue

  • 25 June 2014

Imagine living in this amazing home, I love the idea of this old grand daddy tree taking center stage as  a living part of the architecture. Standing firmly constantly watching over the family you couldn’t help but feel protected.

There are so many details that I admire in this home, once again Courtyard Living has me intrigued. The concept behind the design is just as interesting, Boston based Architects Sebastian Mariscal Studio viewed the trees as an essential part of the build, as many rooms of the home as possible were to have a direct link to the environment, the street front was to give no clue as to what lay hidden within.

Careful use of natural materials make the transition from in to out a seamless experience, magically  the exterior spaces appear to be interior spaces.

Greek Villa

  • 11 June 2014

I came Villa Kalos while ago via est magazine and  I have to confess I haven’t been able to resist revisiting these stunning images, I figure if I look at them often enough I will be magically transported there …. imagine how difficult it would be to leave!

Villa Kalos opened in 2011 after being lovingly restored by South African Photographers Gerda Genis and Robbert Koene, you can see their photographers eye for detail every where you look.

Situated in Ithaka Greece, Villa Kalos offers luxurious boutique accommodation for holiday makers looking for the ultimate  Greek Island getaway. Nestled in the country side surrounded by Almond trees and Olive groves, the vegetable garden area is to die for let alone the salt water swimming pool.

The interior is a fantastic combination of restored original building elements and modern comforts, oozing a charming warmth,  Villa Kalos is definitely going on  my bucket list!

Secret agent colour

  • 17 March 2014

I’m a bit of a magpie when it comes to spotting colourful interiors, I have to say they are hard to come by!

While I admire the current  Scandinavian look of white on white (I’m not so sure about the carefully stage monochrome accessories just quietly!) I do wonder how live-able these rooms are? They often don’t feel like Homes to me, and lets be honest …. where the heck are you supposed to hide the kids?

I love the idea of Colour working like a secret agent controlling us without our knowing, how easily our spirits are lifted in a space with the the right hue.  Colour is a dramatic backdrop to the things we surround ourselves with too, after all these treasures  all have a special story attached to them, a  gift from loved one, an extravagant treat for yourself, a precious drawing from your children or the reminded of a holiday, it’s not just catalog stuff it’s a collection of memories. Memories of a life well lived, a life bursting with colour.

These beautiful images are by Photographer Rachel Whiting Warning secret agents are at work these WILL make you feel good!