Tag: white on white interiors

2019 Australian Interior Design Awards

  • 2 April 2019

In the constant search for new trends and products I come across a lot of average and a lot of predictable cookie cutter design. 9 times out of 10 projects that make me eagerly lean forward and peer at my screen are from Australian designers. Our life styles and climates are so similar that the design signature transfers easily to New Zealand.

The Australian Interior Design awards short list has been published and not surprisingly features many of my favorites, Templeton Architecture, MIM Design, Robson Rak Architects to name a few.

A new discovery for me  is Heartly Their entry Fairfield House is so simple yet packed with detail …. which is my definition of good design.

Hours of planning, detailing and a team of skilled craftsmen is required to deliver  simple refined design. Often when you are standing in the space you don’t initially see it but you certainly feel something different.

It’s almost about what is missing …. in these images it is the absence of skirting and architraves (negative detailing), square stopped ceilings, full height window joinery, asymmetric rangehood verses lighting feature in a clean functional kitchen.

Take a browse through Heartly portfolio and each time you will see whats missing

Images by Jack Lovel

Scandinavian styling perfection

  • 26 June 2016

This super cute apartment typifies Scandinavian styling – simplistic and timeless.

We take for granted the luxury of  space here in New Zealand it’s fascinating to see tiny European apartments that are super compact and still managing to ooze style – testament to Less is More!

Steel window joinery is something I wish we had easy access to here I really like the fine profile it offers… clever internal use here results in an abundance of natural light.

Love the Soft Grey kitchen cabinets and Brass fittings

Dusky Pink, and Grey seems to be trending in Europe I have to say I like it!  Can you remember the  Pink and Grey era of the 80’s eek! Thank goodness it looking much more sophisticated this time round!

First seen on Coco Lepine Design a blogger worth bookmarking if your a Scandi style lover!

The Apartment is also for sale Husman Hagberg ………… just saying.

Clean Aesthetic

  • 29 April 2015

These beautiful clean interiors are the work of Sydney based award winning designers Ardent & Pyke.   The images speak for themselves, while each project is quite different the Ardent & Pyke’s clean aesthetic is clearly visible in both homes. No surprise to read that The Pavilion was short listed for the Australian Interior Design Awards 2014 among other accolades – it is certainly a beautifully balanced home. The finely crafted stone splash back is incredible, as is the carefully considered detail of the raised stone supporting the timber bar cap. The clean airy aesthetic is repeated in the bathroom with beautiful mosaic tiles.

The Avenue offers a different feel altogether. This project was awarded The Best Residential Interior Decorations accolade  at the Australian Interior Design Awards 2014. The scale of this home is magnificent I love the fabric selection – especially the couch and the Moody Blue walls

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

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