Let’s start the week by running away from the everyday drudge. We’re off to Lisbon to a 6 bedroom hotel in an 18th century house with interiors that pay homage to the 21st century. Minimalist and chic with the bright Portuguese light filtering in through sheer drapes onto the old limestone walls.
“All of our houses started as our family’s homes, and they’re now open to whoever wants to experience them. They are part of our story and echo the importance of feeling at home. Along the way, we realized that we are not alone in the search for happiness and fulfillment, and thus it felt right to share our values and visions with everyone else – one house at a time. We named this search & sharing process Silent Living.”
Santa Clara 1728 from Silent Living.
It’s like I say time and time again. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it sure helps if it’s somewhere super stylish. Melbourne-based interior design studio The Stella Collective‘s own offices within the glamorous walls of a hundred-year-old former department store would be more about not wanting to go home than grumbling about turning up for work.
Today’s second offering is a designer’s own family home at the foot of Montmarte in Paris. A daring home where vintage references, personal creations and neoclassical French sculptures coexist. An elegant home but with a twist, a sense of drama, of cool. Pigalle by French superstar interior designer Tristan Auer.
Her work is sophisticated and chic, eclectic, at times dramatic and always imbued with quality and beauty. There is not a single thing I would change in this Sydney home … except the owner. That should be me. Edgecliff Rd by Tamsin Johnson.
P.S. If I can’t have the home can I have the Ultrafragola Mirror by Ettore Sottsass?
A restrained colour palette, carefully curated furnishings, layers of texture and a view of Bondi Beach. What more could you want? This stylish North Bondi house (with interiors by Tamsin Johnson) is part of Contemporary Hotels‘ stable of luxury accommodation which means one thing. You can indulge yourself and book a stay.