Crisp, white and contemporary with light flowing in through high walls of glass. A seamless connection between inside and out. Warmth from just enough texture and wood. What more could you want in a modern home? You certainly don’t need more words from me. Just drink in the inspiration from the pictures. The White House by Melbourne-based architectural and interior design firm .
Photography by Shannon McGrath,
How do you design a home that not only stand its ground against a stunning view but enhances it? How do you create harmonious, life-enhancing interiors, unique and beautiful? How do you revamp a 1930s block of apartments into a stylish marriage of coastal and global styles? Why you let design it for you.
Because I can’t get Mexico out of my head, I thought I would share a bit of it with you today via this home designed by (Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados). Located in San Miguel de Allende, this weekend residence is minimal, filled with natural elements and is an absolute dream.
(Photos: Rafael Gamo)
strolling scrolling the streets of the Melbourne bay side suburb of St Kilda on my favourite real estate website when I was stopped in in my voyeuristic tracks. I think I’ve found my dream home. Ivy threatens to engulf the walls of this Arts and Crafts home with its otherwise clipped and manicured garden. Inside it’s all designer style with colour, art and the fun of family life. Even better because it’s been designed to be used as two separate dwellings over two floors I can live in one and you can have the other. Link while it lasts.
Now that the majority of the snow that dumped on us all winter has left, I have got landscaping on the brain. No landscaping has ever been done on the property of my 80 year old home and it is a total embarrassment. We plan to tackle as much of it as we can this spring and I’m soooooo clueless when it comes to this stuff. I plan on spending any time I have looking for inspiration (please let me know your favourite resources – must be harsh-Canadian-climate friendly) and here is one firm that I found that I am in awe of. is a NYC based eco-friendly and sustainably minded landscape design, build and maintenance company, and I love every project in their portfolio. Here is a sampling of my favourites.