Paola Navone

This white and bright warehouse home was styled by renowned Italian designer Paola Navone. Beautifully minimalistic she has let the space speak for itself by washing the walls and ceilings white, while leaving enough detail to see and feel all of the gaps, crevices and imperfections. I love these details, to me it allows the texture and the materials to speak, I always want to run my hand over these surfaces and feel their story for myself. 

The choice of colour that remains natural grounds the space, with the exception of the hanging bell fireplace all colour choices are connected to or are the floor grounding the space and separating the two levels. By leaving the height white it allows for the rooms to feel light and airy and although it actually created the illusion of more space in an already large space it seems to also create an intimacy where all spaces are blended into one so while you're in the space you cannot clearly differentiate where each room starts and ends. The glow off of the walls and ceiling essentially confuses the senses so that it isn't clear how close the ceiling actually is. It is a very clever use of the space, beware though not all spaces can create this illusion in quite this way, the amount of natural light combined with the space itself here is the key. HERx

white linen sofa with industrial coffee table with oversized wheels, white wash walls and ceilings.
worn timber flooring with merged checkerboard grey tiling, raw timber table and open rooms with industrial details
White wash walls and ceilings  with hanging bell fireplace and dark lounge chairs. Jagged edges timber walkway a midst white, timber and designer.
checkerboard tiling and timber connection, white "balloon" fabric chandiliers above a raw timber table and miss-matched chairs. Timber walkway above..
metal canopy bed with white sheer fabric surrounded by white walls, flowing curtains and contrasting worn timber floors. Worn timber washstand with asymmetrical industrial pendant and grey Moroccan floor tiles.
Grey morroccan floor tiles with antique grey and white free standing bath with sheer curtain. Morroccan grey floor tiles with complimenting grey concrete tiled shower recess.

Joseph Dirand

Joseph Dirands work is subtly beautiful. What could feel quite masculine and strong instead has been softened by combining neutral colours, soft fabrics and natural materials within these sharp angular lines. I really enjoy the detail of the natural materials, the parquetry, marble and the way he harnesses the natural light, it compliments the strong lines beautifully and is simply stunning. Some of the furniture however is not to my taste, a bit too sharp and angular, but it does compliment the spaces and his style well. I would love to live in these spaces, albeit with a few of my own personal touches. HERx

Layered grey's within a bedroom with tall open windows 
Ornate and decorative curved balustrade. Mottled grey hallway with bright light and perfect parquetry. 
White and grey dinning room with contrasting sharp and dark dinning able and gold pendants
Long slim kitchen with zigzag parquetry, dark timber cupboards and marble bench top splash back and shelf.
Stunning double glass doors overlooking an ornate marble kitchen island bench and copper pendant.
View down a hall way through a maze of doors. light sitting room and dark timbers.
Long stunning drapes pooling on the parquetry floor with bold angular furniture.
Light room with ornate grey staircase and a warm timber desk. Bright living room with floor to ceiling doors, contrasting pendant light and stunning copper coffee table.
Solid marble kitchen with breakfast bench.
White bedroom with floor to ceiling doors with subtle contrasting furniture and art.

Strawberry Dreams

I have recently discovered the styling of Sofia from Strawberry Dreams. Her monochromatic home has such lovely little unique gems found in each corner of each room. Her selections are beautiful made up of a perfect composition of clean strong design pieces, and of rustic and creative pieces, giving each room strong personality without being overpowering and cliche. HERx

Bright monochrome dining with cosy furs
Bright monochrome living with abstract prints
Magazine stacks with a caged industrial pendant
Bright white study with rustic stool, fur and wire details.
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Carr Design

I adore the strength and subtle beauty in this space designed by the Carr Design Studio. The use and the method that they have used to delicately scatter the stark colour contrasts around this space add a simplicity that in itself speaks volumes; beauty, softness, vulnerability albeit hidden amongst bold lines. 

The clean design is what enhances this interior allowing the styling selections to create interest and intrigue. HERx

Carr design - strong lines
Carr design - contrast living
Carr Design - stark staircase
Carr Design - white bold bathroom

Sanders + King

This home in St. Kilda, Melbourne has such a beautiful feeling of openness, light and playfulness. Designed by Taimi Sanders and Elissa King of Sanders & King, they have brought a subtle touch of joy to each room without the cliche clutter and gaudiness. The bold colour change of the kitchen is unique and creates a clear and defined room without the need for any divisions and is a great way to break up the otherwise muted tones of the home. Another beautiful subtle touch is the combination of textured finishes used throughout the house. The variety of materials feel endless and yet fit together so perfectly you don't notice until closer inspection. HER


Coblonal Architects

Designed by Coblonal Architects the details within this house are clean and purposeful. Although it is very minimal the focal pieces selected are dramatic but compliment their surroundings perfectly, not standing out and taking the emphasis off of the view and the tranquil feeling of the space.  The subtle pops of colour add such joy and fun to this space, I would love to spend a quiet week here. HERx


Modern Mashup

The way that Russian Architectural Firm INT2 has transformed this one bedroom apartment is simply genius. With the focus being to maximize the living space and to create functional and dedicated zones, my favourite being the transformation of the balcony into ply-wood dining room. The hidden study is very generous in size, not to mention how many people can fit a piano into a small one bedroom apartment!!

The interior choices are also great, they have combined the ever growing trend of the Scandinavian style combined with a 60's era of modern design and a touch of current industrial chic. Although there are areas are which don't do it for me (like the wall paper behind the television) the overall combinations really work well together. The focal print and pendants behind the kitchen really seals the deal for me on this apartment. HERx