Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Office and Showroom of Muuto

As I mentioned earlier this week, I have been working on an office fit-out and while I was researching I came across the lovely office-slash-showroom space for Scandinavian furniture company, Muuto. Last year, writer and artistic director Emilie Gupta had the opportunity to visit Muuto in Copenhagen and wrote of her experience for Décor8.
The showroom and offices let the pieces from the Muuto range to speak for themselves - how lovely it would be to work among these pieces. Read (and see) more here.

Photographs by Emilie Gupta via Décor8.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Trestle Tables

I am working on an office fit-out at present and I have been researching for useful furniture options. I found these great trestle tables from Auckland based, The Trestle Union  - as a possible option to create extra table surfaces.
During a trip to Mexico, Trestle Union were inspired by the market merchants who transported themselves from location to location while displaying their wares on simply made trestle tables.
I like the Union Ply which includes a pair of marine ply trestle legs (there's a choice of rope colour) along with a table top made of poplar plywood which is double sided with white high pressure laminate. They look smart and will be super handy.

Photographs via Trestle Union.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A Beautifully Restored Sydney Home

Recently featured in the latest Vogue Living magazine is this beautifully restored late-Victorian terrace home in Sydney. A collaborative effort between interior designers, Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke of Arent & Pyke and architect, Tom Ferguson of TFAD, who worked together to make the most of the wide frontage and high ceilings that this former boarding house had to offer.
The house has been beautifully composed with a mix of modern and vintage pieces used throughout, as well as a rich palette of colours and textures. This property has made the shortlist for the 2014 Australian Interior Design Awards for both the Residential Design and Residential Decoration sections.

Formal sitting room

Formal dining room

Kitchen and dining space

Home office

Main bedroom

Dressing room and ensuite


Updated steel windows and doors which open out to a courtyard

Photographs by Anson Smart via Vogue Living.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Living Well with Traditional and Modern

Claudio Luti and Maria Castelli

I have been working with a client who has a traditional home and at present we are adding new pieces of daring modern furnishings to create a more interesting and eclectic interior. I was glad to come across this Italian home of Claudio Luti and his wife, Maria Castelli as it is a great example of what we are trying to achieve. Luti is the chairman and owner of Italian furniture company, Kartell so naturally pieces from this innovative brand are scattered throughout the home. These interiors demonstrate how taking the bold step to mix influences can be so successful and stylish.

Violet velvet Pop chairs by Piero Lissoni sit in the library

Kartell T-tables by Patricia Urquiola and a Bourgie lamp by Ferrucio Laviani are part of the mix in this living area

A Mr Impossible chair, Cindy lamp and Combak chair sit well in this traditional setting.

This desk from late 17th century is paired with Combak chairs by Patricia Urquiola and Taj lamp by Ferruccio Laviani.

Masters chairs designed by Phillipe Starck with Eugeni Quitllet

EroS chair in front of a Max table and Mobil drawers

Masters chairs and La Boheme stools are scattered throughout the garden

Photographs by Giorgio Possenti via CasaVogue

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Animal Vegetables for Crane Brothers

Sterling silver garnet pin by Crane Brothers Jewellery

I was reading a fashion magazine over the weekend and came across a wonderful animal vegetable advertisement by Auckland artist Richard Orjis for the new Crane Brothers Jewellery range for men. Clever, simple and so effective.

Tie bar

Checkered silver cuff links

Silver sphere cuff links

Sterling silver and onyx cuff links

Photographs via Crane Brothers.