As if my first post today didn’t have you scheming and dreaming of a way to move into a wonderful old farmhouse on Shelter Island then this post will tempt you even further. The renovation of this former fisherman’s cottage is also by SchappacherWhite Architects DPC. In fact it was the architects’ own home until they sold it (lucky new owners). The 1904 house underwent a sympathetic transformation creating a year round home just right for family and friends. The interiors feature natural materials and a neutral colour palette of whites and sands contrasted with black provides a perfect backdrop for a mix of modern, antique and found pieces.
Photography by Laura Moss
Connecticut and NYC based interior designer Alison Kist believes that people don’t just live in their home, they form a relationship with it. Her style is eclectic, a casually elegant mix of old and new along with the quirky, the whimsical and pieces that tell a story. What she creates is a home that tells the owner’s story, the best sort of home.
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 Hare.
Sophisticated and colourful punctuated with statement pieces and graphic art this New York apartment by The New Design Project oozes Big Apple style. Tailored, bright with light and with just enough drama. Need more? Then check out Li’s previous posts here and here. Then head over to The New Design Project’s Pinterest page to find out more about the furniture sources.
Photography: Alan Gastelum
A modern take on a coastal decor by Melbourne interior design firm Austin Design Associates. Clean lined with crisp whites, pale woods, limed floors and a fabulous beachside blue kitchen (as well as very Australians dream, the outdoor BBQ kitchen). Stylish family living in Blairgowrie on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.