Exteriors... 5 of the best right now!

 
Canterbury Road Residence, Toorak by BE Architecture

Canterbury Road Residence, Toorak by BE Architecture

Stone - It adds a modern edge and as we all know, texture is everything! Stone is the perfect way to incorporate another texture/material into your exterior and add some WOW!

Escobar Renovation by Chen+Suchart Studio

Escobar Renovation by Chen+Suchart Studio

Steel - Super durable and very low maintenance - so a big yes to that! Steel is a sleek and modern option and the perfect choice for the minimalists at heart. 

House in House by Steffen Welsch Architects

Timber Slats - I love vertical timber slats as cladding and the interest they create - the positive/negative space draws your eye in and the natural tones lend themselves perfectly to greenery and gardens.

Kerferd Project by Whiting Architects

Kerferd Project by Whiting Architects

Shadow Clad - is timber cladding with a 'shadow line' between each board and I happen to love the look of this, especially since we used it on our last renovation. It suits almost all architectural styles and is super low maintenance and easy to install for a professional.

Cobourg Residence by Trevor Horne Architects

Cobourg Residence by Trevor Horne Architects

Brick/Masonry - A classic but still widely used exterior product. Bricks come in many a shape/colour/texture/material nowadays so do your research and get creative.

 

The new Haymes Paint Collection is neutral and beautiful...

 
Wall painted in ‘Siesta,’ floor painted in ‘Shell Pink’ and sofa upholstered in the fabric equivalent of the Haymes Paint ‘Gem’

Wall painted in ‘Siesta,’ floor painted in ‘Shell Pink’ and sofa upholstered in the fabric equivalent of the Haymes Paint ‘Gem’

Oh I love me some beautiful soft neutral tones and Haymes Paint latest collection entitled ‘Blended Neutrals’ (Volume 9 in their colour library series) is right on trend.

The range is comprised washed pastels and incorporates 9 new colours that blur the lines between the more traditional neutrals of the past. Coloured neutrals inspire, influence and inform the shift to the use of more colour in our homes.

‘This palette with its nuances of colours and hints of something other than greyed out tones, is offering softer alternatives. A blend of flesh like tones, and hints of pink and blue hues, adds a more grounded and calming feel to interior spaces. A shift in the interpretations of what is commonly accepted as neutral offers a more playful, relaxed approach to these tones, injecting life and soul to interior spaces.’

Ok, so now just to decide what to paint in my house in one of these dreamy shades?!

Wall painted in ‘Siesta’ and floor painted in ‘Shell Pink’

Wall painted in ‘Siesta’ and floor painted in ‘Shell Pink’

Wall painted in ‘Siesta’ and floor painted in ‘Shell Pink’

Wall painted in ‘Siesta’ and floor painted in ‘Shell Pink’

Haymes Paint in ‘Sun Dew,’ a warm powder blue

Haymes Paint in ‘Sun Dew,’ a warm powder blue

Wall painted in ‘Sun Dew’ and chair on left upholstered in the fabric equivalent of the Haymes Paint ‘Gem’

Wall painted in ‘Sun Dew’ and chair on left upholstered in the fabric equivalent of the Haymes Paint ‘Gem’

 

Wheatland House, Neil Architecture...

 
Images Neil Architecture - Builder Hoodcon - Consultants Struct Plan, POMP, Eckersley Landscape - Photographer Hilary Bradford.

Images Neil Architecture - Builder Hoodcon - Consultants Struct Plan, POMP, Eckersley Landscape - Photographer Hilary Bradford.

We love a traditional heritage home with a super modern and contemporary extension and 'Wheatland House' by Neil Architecture is a winner in our books!

The Edwardian home, located in Malvern ticks all of the boxes and has been restored and renovated thoughtfully and meticulously.

"The double storey form, framed with contrasting timber and metal cladding, is punctuated by large windows set deep in to the façade providing solar protection whilst directing views into the backyard and parklands beyond."

 

The Dulux 2017 Colour Awards Winners...

 

The 31st Dulux Colour Awards winners have been announced and they are all incredibly inspiring and beautiful projects. 

Dulux Colour Planning and Communication Manager, Andrea Lucena-Orr, said the 2017 finalists presented works that delivered an entirely unrestrained skew on colour use, in line with this year’s theme of ‘Bold, Forward, Tilted’:

The Dulux Colour Awards looks to uncover the most inventive use of colour in built environments across Australia, New Zealand and beyond. Each year we look for the submissions that take creativity to new heights and this year’s award winners broke free of all tradition to deliver concepts that truly represent the future of colour and design.

The 2017 Dulux Colour Awards winners are:

Single Residential Exterior Winner Project: Burleigh Street House by ME - Featured Dulux colours: Melon Baby, Ginger Crunch, Stella, Black Water, Duck Egg Blue, Night Life, Indian Summer, Mondrian Blue and White Watsonia Photo by Christopher Frederick Jones.

Single Residential Exterior Winner Project: Burleigh Street House by ME - Featured Dulux colours: Melon Baby, Ginger Crunch, Stella, Black Water, Duck Egg Blue, Night Life, Indian Summer, Mondrian Blue and White Watsonia

Photo by Christopher Frederick Jones.

Commercial Exterior Winner Project: North Bondi Amenities by Sam Crawford Architects with Lymesmith - Featured Dulux colours: Khaki, Straw, Teal, Opaline and Cootamundra Photo by Brett Boardman.

Commercial Exterior Winner Project: North Bondi Amenities by Sam Crawford Architects with Lymesmith - Featured Dulux colours: Khaki, Straw, Teal, Opaline and Cootamundra

Photo by Brett Boardman.

Single Residential Interior Winner Project: Footscray Apartment by BoardGrove Architects - Featured Dulux colours: Natural White, Black Caviar and Colorbond Dune Photo Haydn Cattach.

Single Residential Interior Winner Project: Footscray Apartment by BoardGrove Architects
- Featured Dulux colours: Natural White, Black Caviar and Colorbond Dune

Photo Haydn Cattach.

Multi-Residential Interior Winner Project: Coppin Street Apartments by MUSK Architecture Studio - Featured Dulux colours: Sulphur Photo by Ben Hosking.

Multi-Residential Interior Winner Project: Coppin Street Apartments by MUSK Architecture Studio - Featured Dulux colours: Sulphur

Photo by Ben Hosking.

Student Winner Project: Carrara Baths by Taylor Chan from University of Auckland -  Featured Dulux colours: Osso Bucco, Tranquil Retreat, Fresh Lemon, Still Yellow, Window Blue and Brilliant Red Render courtesy the student.

Student Winner Project: Carrara Baths by Taylor Chan from University of Auckland - 
Featured Dulux colours: Osso Bucco, Tranquil Retreat, Fresh Lemon, Still Yellow, Window Blue and Brilliant Red

Render courtesy the student.

Commercial Interior – Public Spaces & Hospitality Winner Project: The Pool by Aileen Sage Architects with Michelle Tabet - Dulux colours: Water Raceway, Orchid Orange, Claypot, French Blue, Admiralty, APO Grey and Storm – Metallic Grey Photo by Brett Boardman and Alexander Mayes.

Commercial Interior – Public Spaces & Hospitality Winner Project: The Pool by Aileen Sage Architects with Michelle Tabet - Dulux colours: Water Raceway, Orchid Orange, Claypot, French Blue, Admiralty, APO Grey and Storm – Metallic Grey

Photo by Brett Boardman and Alexander Mayes.

Commercial Interior – Workplace & Retail Winner Project: Financial Services by Futurespace - Featured Dulux colours: Silkwort, Natural White, Colorbond Shale Grey, Navy Gloss, Brume Half, Zeus Charcoal Satin and Gunmetal Kinetic Satin Photo by Sharyn Cairns.

Commercial Interior – Workplace & Retail Winner Project: Financial Services by Futurespace
- Featured Dulux colours: Silkwort, Natural White, Colorbond Shale Grey, Navy Gloss, Brume Half, Zeus Charcoal Satin and Gunmetal Kinetic Satin

Photo by Sharyn Cairns.

International Winner Project: Antarctic Heritage Trust – Hillary’s Hut by Antarctic Heritage Trust - Featured Dulux colours: Pram point, Snow Cat, Ponder, Transmission, Heke, Dieskau, Underbrush, Rose Pink Villa, Sceptre Blue, Dusky, Fanlight, Murray Red and Vivid White Photo courtesy Antarctic Heritage Trust.

International Winner Project: Antarctic Heritage Trust – Hillary’s Hut by Antarctic Heritage Trust - Featured Dulux colours: Pram point, Snow Cat, Ponder, Transmission, Heke, Dieskau, Underbrush, Rose Pink Villa, Sceptre Blue, Dusky, Fanlight, Murray Red and Vivid White

Photo courtesy Antarctic Heritage Trust.

Multi-Residential Exterior Winner Project: RMIT Bundoora West Student Accommodation by Richard Middleton Architects - Featured Dulux colours: Electro Mid Bronze Photo by Dianna Snape.

Multi-Residential Exterior Winner Project: RMIT Bundoora West Student Accommodation by Richard Middleton Architects - Featured Dulux colours: Electro Mid Bronze

Photo by Dianna Snape.

 

Jason Grant's debut tile collection...

 
Photography by: Jacqui Turk

Photography by: Jacqui Turk

Interior designer, stylist and product designer, Mr Jason Grant has just released his own collection of handmade tiles and we think that they are heavenly!

Jason joined forces with tile company Di Lorenzo to design the encaustic tile collection that is inspired by his love for Bondi and Byron Bay which has been appropriately named 'New Paradise'

The range is available in four shapes - hexagon, mini brick, diamond and square - and comes in seven beautiful pastel hued tones. Perfect for your bathroom, kitchen, laundry or for your floors, New Paradise will add a touch of the beach life into your home. 

“In this new range you’ll find subtle, muted pretty shades and neutrals, perfect for any space,” says Grant.

 

Fibonacci Stone Glass House by Sarah Waller...

 

Architect Sarah Waller spent 20 years conceptualising her dream home and found the perfect location in Noosa for her light-filled, midcentury-inspired design. Its chic, monochromatic palette is enhanced by Fibonacci Stone terrazzo tiles, which extend beyond the interior to blur the lines between inside and out.

Melbourne-based Fibonacci Stone is renowned for the design and production of beautiful terrazzo tiles and their application in Sarah Waller’s Glass House adds even greater sophistication to her home. Manufactured to last, each tile is highly durable and individually made to size, which means they are thinner and more versatile than other tiles.

Sarah Waller leads the multi-award winning residential design studio, Sarah Waller Design, which is location in Noosa on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Nestled in the scenic Noosa Valley, the Glass House features the clean lines and minimalist details of a midcentury modernist home, such as a near flat roof and long expanses of full-height glazing, which help to create a wonderful sense of transparency. The monochromatic palette of the finishes includes black timber joinery and Arctic Ice terrazzo tiles from Fibonacci Stone, which extend from the interior floors to the floating patio to create a seamless connection between the two spaces.

Featuring a unique spectrum of pale greys and cool blue accents, Fibonacci Stone’s Arctic Ice terrazzo tiles provide a subtle and versatile finish suited to a wide range of interior colour schemes where a neutral, cool and textured finish is desired. Sarah Waller’s Glass House is an example of architectural simplicity at its very best. The addition of Fibonacci Stone’s Arctic Ice terrazzo tiles brings an extra layer of elegance to this midcentury inspired home.

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Fibonacci Stone Arctic Ice Terrazzo Tiles 02

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Fibonacci Stone Arctic Ice Terrazzo Tiles 01

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Fibonacci Stone Arctic Ice Terrazzo Tiles 03

 

Jackalope Hotel, Mornington Peninsula...

 
All Photography Sharyn Cairns

All Photography Sharyn Cairns

The Mornington Peninsula has a new luxury hotel - Jackalope. Situated in Merricks North, on an 11-hectare winery planted in 1989, Jackalope has redefined boutique accommodation. 

46 designer rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, some with private terraces overlooking the vineyards. Each and every room has a rain shower which is complimented by custom-made bath products by Hunter Lab, with larger rooms also containing deep-soak luxury Japanese baths.

The exceptional rooms and architecture were created by Carr Design Group, who worked in collaboration with Fabio Ongarato Design on the branding and graphics. One of our favourite Melbourne furniture designers Zuster created the elegant handcrafted furniture housed in the rooms and public spaces.

And for an added wow, the hotel entrance welcomes guests with a seven-metre-tall Jackalope sculpture by Melbourne artist Emily Floyd - see above image. 

Outside there is a super serene 30-metre infinity pool that offers views out to the vineyard and surrounding gardens - landscaped by Taylor Cullity Lethlean. See below image.

There are two restaurants – a fine dining room, Doot Doot Doot and a more casual restaurant and cellar door, Rare Hare; with interiors designed by Projects of Imagination. The Edwardian homestead 'McCormich House' situated on the property houses the hotel’s bar, Flaggerdoot.

For those unfamiliar with the name, a jackalope is a mythical rabbit-like creature with antlers.

"If luxury is defined by rarity, what is more luxurious than a creature so rare that it exists only in legend,” 

The eyebrow-raising names are all in keeping with the central theme: a Flaggerdoot being the collective noun for a group of jackalopes, with the Doot Doot Doot being the leader of a Flaggerdoot.

 

Style Source Book...

 

I love sharing new and exciting interior concepts with you and today’s is one of the best yet…  Style Sourcebook is a new Australian product sourcing and styling destination that has been developed to help you renovate, decorate and create different moods via the mood board functionality tool. 

It features more than 700 brands and 30,000 products so you really do have the interior design world at your fingertips and you can let your mind run wild with creativity. The site allows you to search for finishes, fittings, furniture and homewares all on the same platform, and then digitally style them via a mood board tool. How good is that?! 

Personally I know I can find it hard when I have a new project on the go and I have thousands of ideas and concepts to consider–  colours, fabrics, walls, floor, furniture, lighting and accessories; and with Style Sourcebook I can collect all my thoughts in one space and build on it coherently by adding inspirational images and notes alongside each of my designs. 

Style Sourcebook’s sophisticated drag and drop interface allows you to mix and match cross- category products to produce a collage of swatches and products that will visually help you define your style. You can then share your style on the site and across your social media channels.

I have created two mood boards for upcoming projects I am working on so you can see how simple yet amazingly effective this online tool is – I have a feeling you will all be thanking me for introducing you to this new gem very soon!

If you are in need inspiration to get your next project up and running, the site also enables you to view product styling ideas and expert advice from interior designers then contact them directly if you would like to discuss a similar project. 

Style Sourcebook was founded by Lisa Cousens who, after renovating her Edwardian home spent hours searching separate websites and driving around to collect samples and swatches from individual retailers. Lisa wanted to create an online destination that helped simplify this process to make it more time efficient and enjoyable. The objective is to bring all the products, tools and inspiration together across different retailers to help you create your perfect space.
 

 

JBC Residence by Mim Design Studio...

 
Collaboration: Nixon Tulloch Fortey Architecture Photography: Shannon McGrath

Collaboration: Nixon Tulloch Fortey Architecture
Photography: Shannon McGrath

We have the biggest interior crush on Mim Design and love love love everything that they do and create.. their attention to detail, material selection and all round amazingness blows us away each and every project they do. 

Our current fave is their JBC residence in Brighton, Victoria which saw the complete rebuild of an Edwardian 1930’s home. It was a collaboration between Mim Design and architecture firm, Nixon Tulloch Fortley.

'The interior reflects the clients requirement for a light, bright and easy living home. Contrasts through texture, form and material were essential in melding original details with new additions.'

 

Living Edge launches Les Basics...

 

Les Basic is a new and exciting brand of modular furniture by Australian designer Alexander Lotersztain which was launched at New York Design Week on May 1 and is set to be released in Australia in June 2017.

Les Basic is designed for the Australian lifestyle and responds to the needs of living and working today. The functional collection includes modular furniture, lighting and accessories that can be configured and customised to create comfortable and creative environments for the home or office.

A range of seating systems have table attachments and power outlets; chairs are suitable for indoor and outdoor environments; stools and tables provide portable options; shelving units are modular and scalable; and accessories such as wall and door hooks, lighting, clocks and vessels are modern and versatile.

Les Basics is available exclusively at Living Edge. 

Understated and elegant with subtle and playful design cues, Les Basic offers high-quality affordable design. It is also socially responsible with textile offcuts from upholstered products used to create the Les Basic wombat, which serves to reduce waste and provides a percentage of every sale to the RSPCA.

“Locally designed by an Australian company for the Australian lifestyle, Les Basic can be adapted and customised for commercial and residential settings as well as being perfect for the new apartment developments in our major cities,” says Jo Mawhinney, Head of Retail at Living Edge, the exclusive distributor of Les Basic.

 

Freedom's Autumn Kitchen Collection...

 

Freedom's new Autumn Kitchen Collection has launches and it's turning heads - it's packed with creative ideas to transform your kitchen and make it a place you want to spend time in. They offer endless inspiration through a range of displays, styles and colour choice and they have something for everyone's taste, style and budget!

Check out just a couple of their stunning designs below and view the entire catalogue for the full collection... 

New Nordic -  This fresh, Scandi kitchen boasts a fresh palette of whites, greys and timber tones, this space is an entertainers dream! The island bench provides plenty of storage, seating space and a wine rack which faces out into the dining room space-perfect for a chic and fun dinner party! The blonde timber-look top cupboards add a pop of warmth and add to the scandi look, perfectly complementing the white gloss cabinetry and the feature marble herringbone tiles

New Nordic - 

This fresh, Scandi kitchen boasts a fresh palette of whites, greys and timber tones, this space is an entertainers dream! The island bench provides plenty of storage, seating space and a wine rack which faces out into the dining room space-perfect for a chic and fun dinner party! The blonde timber-look top cupboards add a pop of warmth and add to the scandi look, perfectly complementing the white gloss cabinetry and the feature marble herringbone tiles

Bold & Beautiful Carleen and Dan from The Block have created a bold and luxurious kitchen that pays homage to the beautiful Art Deco building that it is part of. Cherry Riftwood cabinetry has been used on the back run of the kitchen and continued all the way through to the butler’s pantry adding ‘wow’ with its warmth and texture. Cabinetry in Iceland White Satin on the island bench adds contrast with the timber tones and further drama is added with the inclusion of the Caesarstone® benchtops in White Attica, a new marble-look design featuring a clean white base with dense, dark grey interwoven veins

Bold & Beautiful

Carleen and Dan from The Block have created a bold and luxurious kitchen that pays homage to the beautiful Art Deco building that it is part of. Cherry Riftwood cabinetry has been used on the back run of the kitchen and continued all the way through to the butler’s pantry adding ‘wow’ with its warmth and texture. Cabinetry in Iceland White Satin on the island bench adds contrast with the timber tones and further drama is added with the inclusion of the Caesarstone® benchtops in White Attica, a new marble-look design featuring a clean white base with dense, dark grey interwoven veins

Contempo Twist -  Andy & Ben from The Block have created a modern kitchen with an Art Deco twist fitting the heritage of the building. Colour and texture have been used in interesting and refreshing ways to celebrate Art Deco whilst keeping clean contemporary lines. Top cabinets in Black Riven have been offset to create interest and play on the Deco style and have been paired with Newbury Baye and Bayleaf creating a fresh colour palette. An entertainer’s dream, the design features ample storage throughout both the kitchen and sizable butler’s pantry, chic NEFF appliances and stunning Caesarstone ® Fresh Concrete benchtops.

Contempo Twist - 

Andy & Ben from The Block have created a modern kitchen with an Art Deco twist fitting the heritage of the building. Colour and texture have been used in interesting and refreshing ways to celebrate Art Deco whilst keeping clean contemporary lines. Top cabinets in Black Riven have been offset to create interest and play on the Deco style and have been paired with Newbury Baye and Bayleaf creating a fresh colour palette. An entertainer’s dream, the design features ample storage throughout both the kitchen and sizable butler’s pantry, chic NEFF appliances and stunning Caesarstone ® Fresh Concrete benchtops.

New-Age Shaker Black is the new white in kitchens – it’s the perfect way to put a modern spin on a traditional Shaker-style design. The Sierra cabinets in Matt Black, Caesarstone ® benchtops in Pure White and gold highlights gives a luxe look and contemporary feel without adding a high-end price tag. Designed for a Melbourne family of four, this kitchen needed to be as functional as it is beautiful. The supersized island bench offers plenty of seating, storage, a place for appliances as well as a secret hiding zone for the two young boys of the house with the centre of the island! A butler’s pantry and laundry adds additional storage and workspace to this busy kitchen.

New-Age Shaker

Black is the new white in kitchens – it’s the perfect way to put a modern spin on a traditional Shaker-style design. The Sierra cabinets in Matt Black, Caesarstone ® benchtops in Pure White and gold highlights gives a luxe look and contemporary feel without adding a high-end price tag. Designed for a Melbourne family of four, this kitchen needed to be as functional as it is beautiful. The supersized island bench offers plenty of seating, storage, a place for appliances as well as a secret hiding zone for the two young boys of the house with the centre of the island! A butler’s pantry and laundry adds additional storage and workspace to this busy kitchen.

 

Makers Collective POP UP SHOP in Richmond...

 

Makers Collective is a new pop-up store brought to you by furniture brands Felix Furniture and Beeline Design. The concept is a curated space showcasing both of their collections alongside a distinctive range of other Melbourne-made homewares.

Felix Furniture and Beeline Design first met while exhibiting alongside one another at a trade show and knew that their furniture worked well together when people kept mistaking their individual stands for a joint one. “We found our styles were quite similar and that our pieces complimented one another really well.” Says Antonia Morrongiello from Felix Furniture. With the same appreciation for high quality, locally made furniture, the duos joined forces to create Makers Collective in Richmond.

The decision to open up on the once bustling precinct of Bridge Road was an easy one, whilst the strip has seen a number of closures in recent years; “We feel it is going through a regeneration, redefining its identity and we are excited to be a part of it.” Says Antonia.

“Our vision for Makers Collective was to create a welcoming space that showcases some of the best local talent that Melbourne has to offer. We wanted a space where we could not only display our respective ranges but also compliment them with great pieces from local brands we loved” says Lucy Grant from Beeline Design.

And compliment they do, with their use of blonde timbers, natural leather and pastel tones. The space takes on a gallery feel, with the walls exhibiting original prints from Love Your Space and artworks by Jessie Rigby, who created a collection especially to compliment the furniture ranges.

Makers Collective also has a mix of up-and-coming brands including Rachel Bainbridge resin wares, Hide & Co leather goods, Capra resin pots, Soktas lighting, alongside established names such as, 3Square cushions, Uimi knitwear, and Luum pots.

“There are so many incredible local small business’ in Melbourne, we really wanted to be able to give them a platform where they are not competing with imported goods and really shine a spotlight on the amount of talent we have at our fingertips.”  Says Antonia.

The Makers Collective Pop Up will be open at 134 Bridge Road Richmond until July. 

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4:30pm  Sunday 11am - 4pm. 

 

Porktown MFG Furniture...

 

We love local furniture and Porktown MFG is on our lust list! Melbourne based furniture designer and maker, Matt Ropiha started making furniture out of the desire to fit out his own home, with thoughtful, custom pieces. His furniture pares steel with reclaimed timbers salvaged locally or from sustainably managed sources to compliment each other. Porktown MFG is inspired by the simplicity of mid century design and the result is long lasting and timeless furniture pieces.

"Matt's furniture is durable, solidly crafted, functional and unique. Matt works up-close and personal with each of his clients, offering the opportunity to customise each piece according to a person’s individual needs and the needs of their living spaces." says Porktown MFG

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Lake Eildon Houseboat by Pipkorn Kilpatrick...

 
Photography by Christine Franics

Photography by Christine Franics

Anything designed by the amazing duo at Pipkorn Kilpatrick has me wanting to re do my whole house, however after seeing their incredible work on the 'Lake Eildon Houseboat' these talented ladies have me wanting to take to the seas!

Feast your eyes on the this stunningly designed interior project and let's all day dream about where we now want to spend our weekends...

 

"The stunning natural backdrop of Lake Eildon and its surrounds was our inspiration for this unique project. Natural, textured and sustainable materials were balanced with the reflective properties of the water to create calm and light-filled areas. All spaces were made to feel generous and flow-through achieved through clever space planning and through convincing the builder to raise ceiling heights beyond the usual and to eliminate claustrobia-inducing bulkheads by burying services between the ceiling joists. The ground floor was designed as a 'free flow of lounge, dining room, galley kitchen and helm', while the top floor was divided into living and a private zone (housing three bedrooms and a bathroom feeding off the corridor). We loved every minute of designing this space and the challenges it presented. " says Pipkorn Kilpatrick

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Modern landscaping inspo...

 
All images via Pinterest

All images via Pinterest

The exterior of your home is just as important as the interior when it comes to design. Whether you have a home with a huge garden or an apartment with a balcony, plant and garden design will bring your outdoor space to life.

I've scoured pinterest to find you some of my favourite modern garden designs to inspire and motivate you! Plant selection is super important, so be sure to speak to your local nursery about what species will suit your gardens needs.

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Fitzroy Loft by Architects EAT...

 

I have loved this stunning loft renovation by Architects EAT for so long, so it's time to share this inspiring space with you all. 

"This project is a conversion of a gritty 250m2 brick warehouse in the old industrial area of Fitroy, Melbourne into a family home. The former industrial building is a mixture of intimately scaled family spaces and vast entertaining voids. Two full height voids act as the lungs of the design bringing both light and sky views deep into the internal space. The private areas such as the study and bedroom are accommodated on the first floor by volumes of a more intimate scale." says Architects EAT.

 

Links Courtyard House by Inarc Architects...

 

I've been crushing on the Links Courtyard House by Inarc Architects hard, so it's time to share this absolute beauty with you! 

'The building sits on the edge of a links style coastal golf course, tucked in behind a stand of Cypress trees. The house benefits greatly from the golf course outlook, but in its own way, it also contributes to the landscape experience from the golf course side as well.

The house is a single storey holiday home of efficient proportions which favours simplicity over size. A single living/dining/kitchen space, 2 bedrooms, a sitting room and a double garage make up the main areas. The tight planning carries on into the disciplined detailing of the spatial sequence. Restraint is evident in the neutral palette of materials: silver stained blackbutt timber, grey cement render, dark grey steel, oak floor boards and ceiling finishes are used throughout.' says Inarc.

Now hands up if you need a holiday house like this one?!

 

Courtyard House by Robson Rak Architects...

 
PHOTOGRAPHY: Shannon McGrath

PHOTOGRAPHY: Shannon McGrath

Courtyard House by Robson Rak Architects is our Tuesday house love... Light filled with clean lines and the most beautiful materials and textures. 

Keep scrolling for some serious house inspo! 

 

The Cool Modern Collection by Bang & Olufsen...

 

The Cool Modern Collection by Bang & Olufsen introduces an entirely different style choice to the brand. The brass tone is inspired by contemporary interior design and the Art Deco period.

This permanent collection fuses technology and decorative art in a celebration of colourful living. The Cool Modern Collection will be available exclusively at Bang & Olufsen stores nationally and products will cost the same as their standard counterparts.

Whether you are a technology geek or not, this range is oh so divine!