Tag Archives: black and white

Darling Point understated elegance.

Located in Darling Point, a leafy, harbour side suburb of Sydney, Australia, this Victorian cottage has been recently renovated by Alexander & CO. for a family of five. Drawing on the building’s architectural heritage, the light-filled house, which despite its compact size comfortably caters to the family’s requirements, artfully combines nostalgic grandeur with a contemporary aesthetic of understated elegance. Faced with...

Melbourne revival

The revival of an Elsternwick residence has allowed one of my favorite award-winning  practices Mim Design to create a stunning internal transformation of an historic Edwardian home. The owners of DRF Residence, a young family of four, wanted to turn their home, which was dark with cramped unusable spaces, into a modern sanctuary that paid homage to the era’s...

Monochrome Simplicity

It seems monochrome is taking over yet once again, with a multitude of black and white rooms demanding attention. From the living room to the bathroom you can work this trend into any part of your home. Black and white never dates and to me it adds boldness and depth to any space. When working with a monochrome room you can have fun layering different...

Balmain Apartment

Inspired by the interiors of mid-century modernist residential design, the Balmain apartment designed by Durbach Block Jaggers celebrates the intimacy and immediacy of the everyday. Functions overlap in this tiny renovated space, 7m x 9m in plan and only 2.4m high. The lower part of the walls are painted out to match the floors introduced at 900mm above...

white out

Taiwan studio Tai & Architectural Design kept this apartment in Taipei as minimal as possible so it can be easily reverted to its original state. The apartment is being rented by a couple working in the city centre, whom asked Tai & Architectural Design to create an interior that can be reverted once their lease is up.This property...

crisp white walls and lush green lawns

Located in Casa Salto in the countryside of Sao Paulo Brazil sits a contemporary country house designed by AMZ Arquitetos. Every common room in the single-story home continues uninterrupted, aside from the kitchen, which features a sliding wall connecting it to the dining room. Each of the four bedrooms is fitted with louvered doors, which slide open right...

an open relationship

In January 2014 DENOLDERVLEUGELS finished the renovation of an exclusive 300 sqm apartment in the ‘Amsterdam-Zuid’ area for a dutch family which occupies the top 3 levels of a building complex built in 1925. Entering the apartment the glazed void provides natural light and vistas through to all levels. The openness and grandeur of the spaces show the great...

The Vault house California

It’s a safe bet that if I were walking along this beach in California I would stop in my tracks to look at this house.  Designed by Johnston Marklee, the house has been created around two main elements: the first is the need to capture the spectacular ocean view. The second is the restriction on building size in this location. Their solution to both elements...

White Out. A modernist reincarnation

Renovating an existing home can be challenging at the best of times. Add to the mix facade design limitations and design approval from the neighbours and council, these were some of the challenges faced on this modernist renovation. Located on the outskirts of Brussels, is Wemmel, which is well known for its green areas with their luxury villas and not for crisp white modern buildings. dmvA was...

Beauty and Design

With approximately one thousand square meters of white Carrara marble flooring it's no wonder that the new Aldo Coppola salon is spectacular! Located in the design epicentre of Milan Italy, this new wellness and beauty space for woman takes an outing to the salon to the next level. Custom printed mosaic tiles by Trend Group have been designed to bring...