Displaying posts from June, 2017

Distilled luxury in white

Posted on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 by midcenturyjo

Happy almost 150th birthday Canada! Preparations are well underway here in Ottawa for the biggest party of maybe the century and I will be one of the few federal government employees venturing to work today (we’ve been told to work from home given all of the road closures and general chaos). And on that note, I figured today was the perfect day to feature the work of a fellow Canadian. ‘ spaces have been showcased here before several times (like here, here, here, here and here) but we haven’t shared this beauty yet. He calls it “Distilled Luxury”. Elegance and simplicity in white. Simply gorgeous.  

A house by Hoyt

Posted on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 by midcenturyjo

From the exterior it is almost austere. Simple lines, almost like a child’s drawing of a house. Nothing extraneous. Inside, though, the simple clean lines of concrete, steel and glass are softened by layers of wood and textiles. What seems disciplined, almost spartan on the outside is a warm family home inside. House I in Amsterdam North by

Modern (circa 1725) Saltbox

Posted on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 by midcenturyjo

Modern living in a house that is almost 300 years old. Living simply, living well but not excessively, respecting the past, embracing the moment, finding the beauty not only in the unusual but also the mundane. Give me this type of luxury any day. Give me this lovely home by .

  

  

My previous home was built in the early 1900s and I thought that was old, although sadly it lacked any interesting architectural details (we did find a clump of horse air in the walls – does that count for something?). I would like to introduce you to . This VERY OLD 16th century former home now a hotel located in the town of Mikulov in the Czech Republic was reconstructed (it had partially burnt in a fire in 1926) and maintains much of its original details, which makes it incredibly special. Love the juxtaposition of some of the modern details that have been added. (Thank you Barbora for the link!)

Amanda Barnes Interiors

Posted on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 by midcenturyjo

Running, jumping, diving into ‘ portfolio. Refreshing. Inspiring. I couldn’t choose just one house so I cherry picked my favourites. Light and bright with subtle highlights of blush and faded indigo through to dark and dramatic dining. Stylish, casually elegant, family living.

Photography by Alyssa Rosenheck

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