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If you follow us on Instagram you will have no doubt seen us posting images of this stunning brand… just quietly, we are a little bit obsessed!
Nichba Design is a Scandinavian interior design concept from Aalborg in northern Denmark created by Nichlas B. Andersen. The young label combines the Scandinavian design tradition with today’s requirements for modern living. Space-saving living ideas with sophisticated details and modern designs - that is the philosophy of the Danish label.
The label is known for simple and minimalist products. Powder-coated iron and an innovative use of magnets are the main features of these unique designs by Nichba.
"Nuanced, unique and of its place, 9 Young Street is defined by luxury of material and detailing, where every apartment offers a bespoke environment of comfort and style." says SJB Projects
Beautifully realised as highly crafted interiors of timber and stone, the boutique apartments echo the rich, velvety materials of the building’s elegant facade. Each apartment takes advantage of glorious views across the city and harbour with expansive balconies and over sized windows. A granite and spotted gum kitchen delivers a beautiful and tactile experience - with the granite lined bathrooms continuing the level of elegance and luxury.
Comprising eight levels of apartments perched high in the city skyline with landscaped rooftops and framed views of Sydney landmarks, 9 Young Street offers one, two and three bedroom apartments as well as penthouse options. Part of the AMP Master Plan for Young and Loftus Precinct, 9 Young Street is due for completion in 2020.
REMODERN - CERAMICS MADE BY BENTU
The hottest trend of the season is Terazzo - terazzo flooring, bathroom tiles, tables, furniture and now it's lighting - and we are super excited about it!
Remodern supports and promotes progressive international design, searching out brands that push modernity, innovate and create original, timeless and highly crafted design. They provide architects, interior designers and industry clients with an emphasis on efficient product specification services, timely delivery and achieving project specific requirements.
Due to the inherent nature of concrete, each pendant has natural variances in texture and colour - qualities that are to be embraced and treasured!
TomMarkHenry delivers their authentic design approach to Rooty Hill RSL
Made by the Hill is a new social destination at Rooty Hill RSL that’s bringing the Scandinavian style of boutique bars and city cafés to Western Sydney. Designed by TomMarkHenry in collaboration with Altis Architecture, the revitalised space is relaxed and comfortable with a soft, natural and durable aesthetic to cater for a broad range of demographics and functions.
Facilitating this variety of functions, and accommodating large numbers of people and wide-ranging demographics required careful spatial planning. Circulating around the new island bar, the open-plan floor space has been divided into a series of zones to offer a more human scale and provide different levels of comfort and atmosphere. Banquette areas and long tables are for larger groups; and intimate pockets, booths and counter-height bars are for smaller groups and couples.
The gentle palette of dusty pinks, pale yellows and soft greys complement the soft curves of the seating, booths and bars, which are drenched in natural light from the floor-to-ceiling window façade. Greenery throughout Made by the Hill adds contrasting colour and life.
The Scandinavian-style furnishings, which offer durability and longevity in both practical and aesthetic terms, have rounded forms, organic lines and wooden frames. This includes classic pieces such as Thonet’s spindle-back Arka armchair; the cane-woven Benko chair; the Ironica beechwood dining chair as an updated version of the iconic Windsor; and Studioilse’s two-seater De La Espada with its high stick back. These are matched with contemporary upholstered chairs with enveloping forms that still reference Danish design. Natural materials continue throughout Made by the Hill with oak and walnut tabletops, Blackbutt timber, stone and marble, and leather, canvas and wool.
TomMarkHenry thrives on the creative and collaborative development of unique and exceptional spaces such as Made by the Hill, and its authentic and adaptable approach ensures the dynamic studio continues to push the boundaries of design and expectation.
We love a home tour, a little sneak peak into the beautiful homes of amazing people, and today's tour is one you will want to add to your Pinterest inspo board for sure!
Green Gables House in Mt Martha is a heritage Tudor-style beach house which has been completely renovated and restored by Studio Tate. One of the main goals of the renovation was to stay true and respectful to the original heritage architecture and to add a sense of casual luxury, something which was suitable to the beach side location.
Overall it oozes coastal vibes, with plenty of texture, nude and grey tones, soft furnishings to die for and the use of robust durable materials to keep it balanced - and we just love the luxe beach side house vibe they have created - can we move in for summer please?!
We love seeing home renovations and we love this modern, fresh, minimalist and super divine home designed by Joy Design Co.
Situated in Caufield North, this 1980’s home renovation was dedicated to elevating it’s gallery-like living spaces with the new kitchen and bathrooms sitting quietly and elegantly alongside.
Joy Design Co's brief was to evoke calm and restraint in these rooms, to create a scheme that didn’t compete with the layered feel of the rest of the home. The kitchen and bathrooms were designed with a minimalist and timeless aesthetic with white joinery and quartz stone in subtle greys. They added small accents of black to anchor the look and compliment the artworks.
The lighting choices were chosen to honour the artwork throughout the home, hand-blown glass modernist pendants by Mark Douglass feature over the island bench in the kitchen and a single hand made porcelain pendant crafted by Porcelain Bear in the powder room.
California Nails, designed by Tom Mark Henry is what dreams are made of...
A far cry from the typical nail salon, California Nails is a new nail salon in Barangaroo, Sydney, designed by TomMarkHenry. It is a soft, feminine and dreamy space inspired by vintage Californian imagery.
Gently dusted in powder pink with hints of blue-green and burgundy to enhance a vintage inspired Golden State vibe, the salon’s curvaceous features, customised fittings and textured accents create a soft and feminine environment that breaks the mould to deliver a nail salon like no other.
“Our brief was to reinvent the California Nails brand by creating a soft and feminine environment, a far cry from the typical nail salon that tends to lack warmth and soul,” says Jade Nottage, Director of TomMarkHenry.
The design and construction of California Nails meets Barangaroo’s Green Star rating requirements, minimising the salon’s carbon footprint and contributing to the development’s target to become Australia’s first large-scale carbon neutral community. The TomMarkHenry design team also selected materials that balance the chemical component of the manicure process, using an environmentally friendly clay-based render that helps to clean the air and control humidity.
TomMarkHenry thrives on the creative and collaborative development of unique and exceptional spaces, and its authentic and adaptable approach ensures the dynamic studio continues to push the boundaries of design and expectation with spaces such as California Nails.
Now who wants to meet up for a Mani Pedi? I do!!
If you follow me on instagram (if you don't, you can here) you would have seen me gushing over the stunning bedroom of this home a few weeks ago... and since then I can't stop thinking about it!
This beautiful home was designed by Architect Madeline Blanchfield and is located in Sydney's Clovelly. It has sweeping ocean views, an incredible amount of windows which bathes the home in natural light, the most beautiful textures, materials, fittings and fixtures and just has an overall sense of softness that I have fallen in love with.
Scroll down to be inspired and to add some of these incredible design ideas to your wish list... I'll be adding the brass framed shower screen to my mood board!
The indoor garden creates an instant wow factor and a lovely relaxed garden feel - this paired with polished concrete, marble, brass and leather and timber detailing forms the perfect Melbourne cafe vibe!
We love everything Studio Tate do here at Dot + Pop, and their latest collaboration with their long term client PDG is incredibly beautiful. PDG wanted their headquarters to feel more like a home or hotel rather than an office space and that's what Studio Tate have delivered!
Studio Tate said: "Paying tribute to PDG’s emphasis on high-quality projects and lasting relationships, our concept teased out the subtle sophistication of the tailored suit – made to fit an individual’s exact proportions using the finest fabrics, with every last detail considered, from the hand-stitching to button selection."
The design is split into three main areas: the entry and reception, Managing Director’s office and the work space. The materials range from stone floors, to hexagonal floor plates, to walnut timbers, tan accents, brass detailing and stone cladding. LOVE!
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.
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.'
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...
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?!
We've just stumbled across another absolute beauty of a home on Est Living... keep scrolling for some super interior inspo!
This gorgeous beachside home is from Porebski Architects and it is sitting in prime position overlooking Tamarama Beach in Sydney.
"The design embraces bold proportions with the curving black and white exterior. The sweeping white render suggests a modernist sensibility, but counterbalanced by natural materials like stone and timber (not to mention the lush greenery around the home) it becomes something more unique, assured in its style. Helped by interior design from one of our favourite local talents Decus Interiors, this is the beach house we could easily spend all year at." via Est Living.
I'm always looking for new and beautiful tapware, and Avid by Kohler is a winner on many fronts as they have just secured themselves an international Red Dot Design Award.
Avid by Kohler delivers stunning simplicity and purity of form to everyday bathroom tapware with its design reminiscent of liquid metal. It's gentle, fluid form rises from the benchtop and stretches to a slender, tapered spout and the lever control is an extension of the tap’s body without harsh edges, sharp angles or unnecessary embellishment.
The Avid bathroom tapware collection includes Standard, Tall and Super Tall basin mixers as well as a three-piece widespread model, a wall mount basin mixer and shower mixers. The basin tapware has a 5 star WELS rating, using six litres of water a minute.