Why live in a plain white box when you can have colour and pattern and fun? This post war NY apartment by is sophisticated yet family (and dog) friendly. I love the palest whiff of sea foam green with that barely there pink in the dining room, over-topped by a theatre of the wall mounted light as well as the subtle mid century references. And what about that palm jungle of a bedroom? Me obsessed with all those white boxes of late? No. Never 😉

Let’s get naked

Posted on Tue, 22 Jan 2019 by midcenturyjo

There’s nothing naked about this fabulous kitchen by Brit bespoke kitchen designer/manufacturers except my naked lust for its stone island, the simple lines of the cabinets and its rustic meets industrial meets contemporary vibe. Not kitchen love more kitchen lust.

The Carriage House

Posted on Tue, 22 Jan 2019 by midcenturyjo

Bucolic bliss with just the slightest touch of boho in Bedford, NY by . Tupkert, who has worked for House & Garden, Vogue and Vogue Living has a passion for textiles which she uses deftly as a counterfoil to the rustic stone and old boards in this old carriage house. It’s rough yet refined, cosy yet chic. The perfect country getaway without the country kitsch.

Photography by Mikkel Vang



Gardening on a weekend

Posted on Sat, 19 Jan 2019 by midcenturyjo

I can’t think of anything I’d like to do than potter around my garden on a weekend and at the end of all my landscape labours to sit, drink in hand, surveying my little kingdom. Now if only I had an inner city oasis like this one. Morocco meets Sydney by .


Modern elegance in LA’s Brentwood

Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 by midcenturyjo

It’s all about a modern elegant style. Strong and confident, easy going but chic. Light pours in through large windows or doors that can be flung open to the outdoors. Exquisite finishes, attention to detail, clean lined yet devoted to comfort and easy living. A timeless sanctuary in Brentwood by .