Category Archives: INTERIORS

A PERFECT FAMILY VACATION RENTAL IN BYRON BAY

The Magnolia House is quintessential Byron design: pure, relaxed and sophisticated. This vacation rental, which sleeps up to 8 guests, is situated on one of Byron’s tightly held laneways and hidden behind a vibrant ficus hedge, a pair of vintage salvaged doors open to reveal a magnificent home designed for family, for entertaining and for play. From the living room, imposing floor to ceiling steel doors retract fully to a north-facing covered veranda and outdoor eating area. The effect is to create a vast interior-exterior space. Outside a manicured lawn extends the living area to the swimming pool and spa. An antique brick wall encloses the property and defines the shape of its private world. Magnolia House is designed for family and friends and provides ample spaces for children and parents to join together or disappear into. Along with the living and dining area downstairs, there’s a media room, a study and two guest powder rooms. Upstairs has four bedrooms – three queens, a central bathroom and a spacious parent’s retreat with king bed, bath area, separate ensuite and lounge. You can find more information about rates & bookings .

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A FRENCH LOFT WITH STUNNING PARIS ROOFTOP VIEW

There is a lot to like about this spacious two bedroom loft but my two favorite things are the high windows and the stunning view over the rooftops of Paris. The interior has been designed by . The architectural point was to preserve the basic structure of the place by emphasizing the concrete in some places and playing on these darker shades of gray.

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A BEAUTIFUL NEW ENGLAND INSPIRED HOME IN MAINE, USA

This beautiful New England inspired house in Maine, USA, is the home of sculptor Anthony Esteves and his wife and son. The traditional technique shou sugi and a self-made Japanese-style fermented paint made out of soot has been used for the black exterior of the building. The place is small (55m2 / 600 square feet) and the interior is modest yet cosy. There is just something special about the simple aesthetic that is warm and soothing.

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A MIX OF TRADITION & MODERN AESTHETICS ON PAROS

This beautiful home is situated on Paros, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. The house has some striking features, the stunning sea and harbour view being the most obvious one. But there is also the natural color and material palette which is simple yet warm. Greek studio is responsible for the design. Their aim was to ensure the simplicity of the region’s architecture and respect the historical and environmental context of the building and its surroundings. Beige cement mortar has been used on the walls and floors which combines beautifully with the timber furnishings and doors. The result is a warm and calming atmosphere throughout the entire home.

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A MODERN SHAKER KITCHEN IN AN OLD UK CATTLE SHED

Today’s post features a kitchen made and designed by UK kitchen & furniture manufacturer . The kitchen is stunning but what about that beautiful building which used to be an old cattle shed in North Norlfolk, UK! deVOL about this kitchen: “This deVOL Shaker Kitchen is on a big scale, yet it still seems to feel comfortable and homely and has the clever ability to feel both industrial and a little bit country chic. The big extraction unit sits perfectly next to the very domesticated Smeg Victoria range cooker and the grand brass pot filler. It’s the mix of concrete floors, brick walls and soft tones in the wooden worktops and copper sink that make this kitchen such a clever combination. We absolutely love the original artworks that were propped up around the room, these huge landscapes really added to the feeling of being in the wilds near the sea.”

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: THE SOCKET TABLE LAMP BY MENU

When looking at these beautiful images from I immediately noticed that gorgeous table lamp. I love the simple yet stylish design. The lamp, designed by Menu, is a weighty, heavy lamp cast from brass and is designed to sit on a desk, shelf or a nook in the home that needs to be lit. As you can see it is also perfect to be used as a bed side lamp! The Socket Occasional Lamp represents part of a study exploring the boundaries between minimalist sculpture and practical everyday objects by Danish design duo Norm Architects. It is available .

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AN INDUSTRIAL IRON CAST SOHO LOFT IN NEW YORK CITY

Tucked away in Soho overlooking lower Manhattan’s skyline, a beautiful cast iron front is included with this landmark early 20th century building that predates steel’s rise to supremacy. With bones to prove its authenticity, this loft is equipped with the original elevator opening directly into the living space appointed with original timber beams and columns, pine lentils above each window and refurbished radiators. New York based firm managed the 2,800 square foot full floor renovation that required serious know-how on original architecture and how to refurbish elements they felt were critical to the authenticity of Soho’s design ethos. They salvaged all the brick and timber by carefully chipping away inches of stuko, sandblasted and repainted all of the radiators in a deep space black, introduced new floors, stripped and exposed the stairwell and elevator door to its true steel form, and opened the space to be an adaptable, open concept unit, down from 7 small rooms. Blackened steel compliments the warm natural materials throughout while all of the furnishings were layered in as the build unfolded, including some elements the client procured while traveling.

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