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Untouched since the 1980s and suffering from poor spatial planning, Glen Iris Residence saw interior design practice Chelsea Hing tasked with the large-scale renovation of a heritage Edwardian family home in Melbourne’s inner leafy suburbs. Respecting the home’s heritage features, it was important to unify the existing with the new, drawing both a sense of timelessness and vibrant personality.Initially the brief was confined to renovating the rear of the property, however it soon evolved into the redesign of the entire ground floor. Beginning at the front of the property with the master bedroom, study, formal lounge and dining, through to the downstairs bathrooms, laundry, kitchen and open plan living. Spatial planning was critical, with the reconfigured open-plan living area allowing for a new feature wall and a large marble kitchen island. Country-inspired elements of solid benches and barley twist legs nod to the classic, while a panelled brass door brings…

In 1886, Consul Killman had the stately villa built on Hamngatan 17 by Höganäs harbor. Since the villa was built, it has been used as a shipping company office, consulate (Danish and English), grocery store and bank office. The architecture in the Neo – Renaissance style has a striking beauty that adorns the harbor environment like a jewel. Inside, a beautiful home awaits, unlike anything else that has been decorated with a loving hand by the super stylist Marie Olsson Nylander, who is also the property’s current owner. Marie Olsson Nylander is a well-known name in the Swedish interior circles. She had her own program on Swedish television and she is an interior stylist with a distinctive style. Today this unique villa is on the market by Fastighetsbyrån Real Estate agency. You can find all info here !!!! See also :https://house-diaries.com/living-in-a-thatched-farmhouse/

Set on a beautiful leafy street, the Toorak residence, designed by Adele Bates Studio, balances heritage architecture and minimalist interiors with a playful and vibrant design approach. Curated to surprise and visually delight, the interior spaces are designed as both home and gallery. Wall art and furnishings have been given equal consideration in with regards to the aesthetic properties they introduce to each space. Many of the furniture pieces are sculptural in form yet practical in purpose, whilst also a visual source of wonderment, much like the wall art. Wall artworks are deliberately impactful; quirky and mesmerising, creating a variety of focal points within the home. The design and styling elements adapt throughout the spaces dependent on the function and purpose of each space. In designing and styling the home designers recognized that they wanted different experiential factors to play into the various living areas (Published with Bowerbird). Photography :…

The aspirations of this project by JBA Collective Studio, was to envision a one of a kind home, embracing minimalism and contemporary design culture, while respecting historic urban context and structure. Their design brief when commissioned for this project was simple in theory, complex in execution. The client requested a design thematic, “Soho meets Upper East Side” — which in New York City terms dictated a sleek minimal design and modern open living concept, while respecting the historic urban context, and providing warm residential atmosphere. So the design for this Upper East Side townhome did just that through a consistent interweaving of materiality, program, light and nature. The resulting home contains four bedrooms, five bathrooms, an art gallery, entertainment spaces, private living and dining spaces, interior and exterior gardens, gym, and library. The project was a true client / architect collaboration. The clients, an art dealer and creative director visionary,…

This exceptional small apartment occupies a wonderful position on the first floor of Connaught Works, a beautiful conversion of a Victorian paper warehouse on the southern border of Victoria Park. The apartment has been the subject of an ingenious renovation in recent years care of designers Farlam and Chandler. Subtle textural references run across the plan and surprisingly intricate details reveal themselves gradually, reflecting the meticulous precision that epitomises this renovation. Intricate plywood boards of varying widths run underfoot throughout, beginning in the entrance hall and leading through to the heart of the home, an open-plan kitchen, living and dining room. Photography : The modern house See also :https://house-diaries.com/architect-jamie-fobert-opens-the-door-to-the-victorian-warehouse-in-clerkenwell/

In a funky house in the middle of Linnaeus, we find this well-planned apartment, only 59 sqm, with airy ceiling height and wonderful light from large windows. The floor plan invites to socializing and the apartment’s large living room has plenty of space for both a sofa group and a dining table. The room boasts a beautiful fireplace that is not in use but which with a few candles in the fireplace still becomes a cozy factor when the autumn and winter darkness falls outside the windows.  Photography : Janne Olander See also :https://house-diaries.com/a-very-well-preserved-1920s-apartment-with-large-light/

As if by magic, the Hawthorn House by ADDARC Studio, morphs an inner suburban site into an urban oasis, mirroring both external conditions and internal programmatic requirements simultaneously. The mirrored façade reflects the heritage characteristics and landscaped quality of both the streetscape and internalised courtyards. The use of a restrained, yet sophisticated palette of materials ensures the heritage facades of the neighbouring properties remain prominent whilst also providing an identifiable modern addition in the streetscape. The resultant plan form internalises the living areas and creates a secluded north facing courtyard. The internal spaces, deliberately muted in tone, and rectilinear in form are juxtaposed against a vibrant artwall and soft landscape. These elements together with the use of reflective materials connect inside to out, blurring the distinction between art and architecture (Published with Bowerbird). Photography : Peter Clarke See also :https://house-diaries.com/blue-ivy-house-design-with-personality/

Architect Jamie Fobert is perhaps best-known for his work on blue-chip cultural venues, which have included extensions and refurbs to Tate St Ives, Kettle’s Yard and Charleston House, as well as the yet-to-be-unveiled redevelopment of the National Portrait Gallery. His residential roster is equally accomplished, ranging from the much-lauded Levring House in Bloomsbury to a comprehensive overhaul to a townhouse on King Henry’s Road in Primrose Hill. Jamie’s own house, which he shares with his partner Dominique Gagnon, is located on the top floors of a Victorian warehouse building the couple developed in the early 2000s. Finding beauty in the building’s curved façade, tall ceilings and original features, Jamie set upon a light-handed refurbishment that installed contemporary living spaces into the existing structure. Photography : The modern house See also :https://house-diaries.com/step-house-with-a-view-to-a-walled-garden/

Daring gamble with the decoration of this Swedish flat located under the roof, painted almost entirely in a dark gray, a decorative bias that would not please everyone. Even if it gives a certain atypical personality, we can fear that on a gray day, we can get depressed quickly.  However, it should be noted that this choice particularly highlights the rare white elements such as some moldings, or the earthenware stove. I wonder if someone would take the plunge and choose such a radical interior!!! As far as I’m concerned, it’s a bit “too much”, but I admire the risk-taking, the result, and the unique impression that emanates from this place. See also :https://house-diaries.com/modern-apartment-in-black-tones/

Welcome to a home that immediately makes your heart beat a little faster. A real dream apartment from the turn of the last century full of beautiful details and with two nice and working tiled stoves. Here you live with over three meters in ceiling height, soft wooden floors, barred windows and mirrored doors. Add to that an incredibly smart and well-arranged floor plan with a large living room plus kitchen and many beds. The apartment is today available with a larger master bedroom and two cozy children’s rooms with loft beds and an adjoining room to use as a playroom or office, where there is also a loft / hut. Photography : EMILSSON , Styling : LINDHOLM See also :https://house-diaries.com/a-very-well-preserved-1920s-apartment-with-large-light/

Loft Chartier is a small well-located apartment. It is designed by Studiocolnaghi to host a young couple during weekends, so its main purpose is to be as practical as beautiful. The apartment itself has some qualities, like a corner window and a concrete slab. So, those were important tools to compose the interior design. In order to contrast to the brutalist aspect of the apartment, we design a wood ceiling in the main entrance. So, this element also appears as a wall panel which hides a door. The wood floor is a tool to create the impression of a bigger space, as we have the same material on the wall and part of the ceiling. At the entrance, there is an art piece. It is place on a blue wall to contrast to the Flavio Scholles’ yellow painting. The furniture plays an important role in this project. Among the choices,…