Nic Owen Architects is a Melbourne based Architectural firm who says that they create "architecture that is a joy to inhabit through the treatment of space, form materials and light" I couldn't have said it better myself. Their work is light airy and brings the feeling of calm openness to what, in some cases, have begun as small and dark spaces. I love their use of lines, they draw your eye through the space and into otherwise overlooked areas of each room. HER
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H + M Residence by Shareen Joel has such striking contrast displayed within the one home. I find such beauty if black or dark charcoal walls. It allows for stunning contrasts and purposeful features. To tie this bold room in with the rest of the house, which is so bright with noticeable pops of colour and whimsy, she has brought through bold and obvious lines of black and charcoal. It creates a strong and fluid collection of colours and creates and unity within the contrasts. HER
Although titled "Nothing" these works created by Fernando Mastrangelo using sand, salt and concrete create more than nothing when viewing. HER
I adore the warmth created within this minimal home designed by Anna Pipkorn and Jane Kilpatrick of Melbourne based design firm, Pipkorn & Kilpatrick. The choice of timber and highlights of felt design touches add this warmth within the otherwise stark white home. I'm always in awe of how these simple choices can add such a homely and personal feeling within our homes, eliminating the need for over the top or obvious additions, allowing for more of "us" to be addedd . The design lines that have been created are so simple yet calming, practical and timeless. HERx
PHOTOGRAPHER: Christine Francis
I was recently approached by the lovely Martine Harte from Engaging Women to feature my home on her inspirational site. To say I was flattered was an understatement, to be featured beside these women is a great highlight for me personally.
We had a fun time, often laughing at my overly dramatic and glamorous cat, while Martine made me aware of all of the unique and special pieces I have been lucky enough to collect in my home.
Please follow the link here to see all of the photos and the full interview. HER
Clean, conscious and concise this home designed by Shareen Joel is beautiful. I adore this restrained palette and perfectly selected pieces. I know I talk a lot about peace and calm but to me a home in this day should be designed like the J Residence combating the crazy of the outside world, I know I can find it hard to maintain this peace at the best of times. To surround yourself with a peaceful home creates the perfect sanctuary and saves a great deal of money in the long run trying to re-create, purchase and escape through day spas, holidays and a like. Once you've achieved this level of design don't stop from then adding you, your family and what makes you who you are. But when these are added consciously to the peaceful base design you can't go wrong. HER
If you've been following my blog for a while now, you'd know that I simply adore the work of Hedi Slimane. To me his shots are timeless, edgy, breathtaking and emotive. Here he's captured one of my favourite shoots of Karlie Kloss for Vogue Japan, December 2011. HER