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
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.
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.
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
Inspiration on Design Folio website (www.designfolio.co.nz) once again.
This stunning Italian interior is by Palomba Serafini Associati, the award-winning couple Ludovica and Roberto Palomba.
Beautiful simplicity of white on white.