It’s the juxapostition of old and new, traditional and contemporary, the obvious and the unexpected that is the basis of the creative work of Melissa Jenkinson of interior design and architectural firm . As she says “Old interiors capture my soul, contemporary interiors capture at my heart.” The marriage of old and new in this Kentish Town townhouse captures mine as well. Swoon.
I never thought I’d really, really would need a bright orange kitchen in my life. Visions of dubious retro kitchens spring to mind. That is until I saw this bright and zesty bespoke number by . Now I’m trying to figure out if I need to fit one into my house renovations.
What could be more perfect? takes this warehouse conversion with its original crittall windows, hefty beams, old tile and exposed brick to the next level with a contemporary, bespoke kitchen from their Linear Edge range. A European luxury look that sits sleekly within the open space. Love the handleless clean lines and the waterfall edge to the stone counters. If beautiful, handmade kitchens make you weak at the knees like me there is a lot more inspiration on their website.
A century old house thoughtfully transformed by Melbourne-based . With its effortless style, attention to detail, the light filled open-plan home is perfect for young family who live here. I do believe I have a serious case of kitchen envy. Do you?
photos/ Ben Hosking
“A sunbeam streams through a window, changing the colors of every surface in the room and casting a lace of shadows across the floor. There is an emotional charge to every object and furnishing you see; a function, a provenance, a humanity. You feel not just sheltered, but anchored, and when you’re not here, you feel the pull to return again and again. This is the highest expression of ‘place’, to be fully supported in your purpose and potential.”
That’s what Tatum Kendrick and believe. It may sound a little high falutin but you know it’s not. It’s what we all aspire to, the sense of place, our place. It’s why we surround ourselves with what we love, how we want to live. Studio Hus took a developer spec white box in Manhattan and amped it up. The result is moody, modern and inviting, a place I would be happy to call my own.