Imagine a collection of houses in the Victorian spa region, each as stylish and beautiful as the next. Imagine that you can rent them out for a fabulous getaway whether there are just two of you or 24. I’m in. Are you? Time for a virtual house party. Today I’m sharing two of my favourites from , a historic 12 bedroom, 5 and a half bathroom home in the Hepburn Springs area with a stunning family lounge and spacious dining room seating 24. Think eclectic design with fab paintings and a touch of quirkiness (you may be sleeping with Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol and Ned Kelly). Large, luxurious and fun.
Is it a pop-up shop in a home or a home where you can stay and take home the sofa if you happen to love it? Why it’s both! Owner Tina Seidenfaden Busck reimagines each year, presenting a carefully curated and continually changing collection of art and design objects from the 20th century as well as pieces by renowned contemporary designers. This year you can even book a stay. It’s my dream of living in a shop come to life. I love the evolution of The Apartment over the years and particularly this summer’s celebration of colour, pattern and different cultures.
I’m real estate
strolling scrolling in the inner Melbourne suburb of Richmond and what did I find? Why a contemporary four storey townhouse, slick and white with stylish furnishings and a fabulous art collection. Aging KISS portrais anyone? Link while it lasts.
There are a couple of my dream scenarios intersecting in this Chelsea loft by . Yes it’s a loft. It’s in New York. Light is flooding in and it’s predominantly white. Sigh. I don’t live in a loft or in New York. I do have the light but with a dog and a husband who doesn’t realise he’s made a mess at times (he’s blind) white sofas are definitely out of the question. Lucky I’m happy with what I’ve got but a girl can dream of an oh so lovely, far away, light, bright loft.
A timeless palette of black and white complimented by a neutral materials scheme of stone, wood and tile. Bright and serene, moody yet calm the interiors of this Bridgehampton family home by is so classic, so sophisticated and yet so casual and inclusive. A home of two halves? No it’s a resolution of the chic and the relaxed.