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
I have always loved that first image. I posted it way back here. It’s Tregoning House at Avalon Beach, Sydney by architect Daniel Raymond. The sad thing is that for ages it was the only glimpse of the large barn like extension that I could find. Somehow I just knew that I would love the rest of the house. Raymond is now a director, along with Thomas Martin, of and it’s there my wish was granted. More photos!!
Photography by Toby Peet.
“A contemporary design yet sympathetic to the Victorian era of the existing house. A new pavilion structure with a dramatic roof form creates a strong connection to the outdoors & maximises natural light. Tranquility was a key concept that we followed through with keeping the finishes and textures in a soft tone with fine black detailing through the fireplace design, curtain rails, steel windows & door framing. Light filled, elegant and robust to handle family life.”
It’s what Australian architects do so well, a modern addition to a historic building without loss of integrity or style. Canning Street House by .
Photography by Tom Blachford.
The real estate agent calls it “understated opulence” and “unparalleled sophistication and luxury”, I call it a trophy home …. but sometimes we want it big and bold and worth a squillion. I
strolling scrolling in Melbourne’s prestigious suburb of Toorak. Expansive city views and expansive floors and walls of marble. Add the obligatory movie theatre, gym, wine cellar, roof top entertainment area along withan underground carpark as big as many people’s homes and it’s contemporary, clean lined luxury all the way. Link while it lasts.