I can’t get enough of ‘s spaces. And although we have featured some of these projects of her already, I thought they were worthy of another look, with some others added in that I can’t get out of my head. *swooning!*
Light reacting with the surfaces of this house just like light bouncing onto clouds, that was the concept behind this house in Sydney’s Bondi Beach. Openings facing east allow sunshine to pour in, while a courtyard at the centre of the two sections of the building increases the flow even more. With the downstairs dedicated to public spaces, including a double height living area, the upper level’s bedrooms, timber batterned for privacy, are accessed by a staircase and walkway beneath a glass skylight. There’s that word again … “light”. It’s what this fabulous contemporary home is all about. Cloud House, again by .
We have featured several projects of London-based architecture and design firm (here, here, here and here) and they recently sent over photos of one of their recent refurbishment projects. With before and after photos! It is a 3 story Victorian townhouse in Highgate and here are some details: Our clients wanted to create a warm, comfortable home with modern touches. Although the house was in reasonable condition, the joinery and fittings throughout the house were dated, had been well used and looked tired. Many of the period features had been stripped out and those that remained had not been maximised. The house lacked character and personality although it benefited from ‘good bones’, nicely proportioned rooms, a delightful garden and a handsome exterior. The brief was to create a warm, comfortable and welcoming home referencing and emphasising the house’s Victorian past as well as adding more contemporary elements to the scheme. I looooove the result. The attention to detail while maintaining the original character of the home is everything.
Beautifully tailored with some stunning material choices and clever storage, this monochromatic Auckland apartment is rich in details. The stone kitchen counter top is so stunning I just want to run my hands all over it and the brass Art Deco inspired brass screen … swoon. The surprise is the rich terracotta tones of the master bedroom. Hereford Apartment by New Zealand interior design studio .
Please forgive me. I have internet connection issues and I’m typing this with chubby iPhone fingers. For now let me just say I love the drama, the contrast and the modern luxury of this Melbourne house by Bayley Ward Architects with styling and furniture selection by . I promise to come back and write more when I have a keyboard bigger than a few square centimetres.