I’m real estate
strolling scrolling in the inner Melbourne suburb of Collingwood and have found a 2 storey apartment with roof top terrace that the agent describes as a penthouse. Yes it is at the top of the building so I guess it is a penthouse but that word to me conjures up images of opulent rooms, extravagant space, luxurious living. Don’t get me wrong. There are many things I like about this contemporary inner city pad. Being at the top means there is a handy roof terrace with great views. The building has interesting brass accents and the kitchen is a definite favourite with its sleek black lines. Simple yet very stylish. Your idea of a penthouse? Or should we just agree that it’s fab inner city pad? Link while it lasts.
Is it a pop-up shop in a home or a home where you can stay and take home the sofa if you happen to love it? Why it’s both! Owner Tina Seidenfaden Busck reimagines each year, presenting a carefully curated and continually changing collection of art and design objects from the 20th century as well as pieces by renowned contemporary designers. This year you can even book a stay. It’s my dream of living in a shop come to life. I love the evolution of The Apartment over the years and particularly this summer’s celebration of colour, pattern and different cultures.
White walls are the canvas on which Barcelona-based designers layer texture and colour to create a stunning interpretation of Mediterranean living. Think rustic yet sophisticated, bold yet calming, washed with light and cultural references.
Photography by Pablo Zamora
Designers and partners Luke Edward Hall and Duncan Campbell live in an apartment in North London that occupies the second floor of a mid-nineteenth century townhouse. They love of vintage and mixing periods is evident in their home, as well as their love of colour and experimenting with paint. The first group of photos are from Luke’s when the apartment was a study in green, and the second group are from Duncan’s when pink and yellow were doing their thing.
There are a couple of my dream scenarios intersecting in this Chelsea loft by . Yes it’s a loft. It’s in New York. Light is flooding in and it’s predominantly white. Sigh. I don’t live in a loft or in New York. I do have the light but with a dog and a husband who doesn’t realise he’s made a mess at times (he’s blind) white sofas are definitely out of the question. Lucky I’m happy with what I’ve got but a girl can dream of an oh so lovely, far away, light, bright loft.