Northcote warehouse27. August 2014
I absolutely love this big open Northcote warehouse, which has been converted into a home. It’s filled with wonderful art, colour and amazingness.
These images comes off one of my most favourite interior blogs – The Design Files
Jersey Ice Cream Company18. July 2014
Came across this site called Jersey Ice Cream Company, who do the complete opposite of what their name suggests (already I like them). Now at first glance you would think that I was going to show you drool-worthy pictures of creamy, creamy ice-cream, but instead I’m going to show you the cool transformations that the 2 ladies who run this interior design studio have come up with. Yip, they take boring looking rooms and make them into something special and pretty damn awesome, according to me. Below are before and after shots of some of the spaces they have worked on. Love all the reclaimed wood and the idea of keeping some of the original textures in the room, like the exposed wallpaper, flooring, concrete walls and ceiling beams. Also love the black and white kitchen, if you’re looking for design inspiration for a non-traditional revamp, you’re going to like this post, but if beige tiles, off-white walls and anything tinged Tuscan is your thing, then rather give it a skip-a-roo.
- We are Tara Mangini and Percy Bright, a full-service interior design duo who love to travel wherever there’s a space begging for a transformation. Every space holds its own unique opportunities. Old houses are filled with secrets, little clues that lie hidden for years. The only thing better than rescuing them from layers of wallpaper, paint, and carpet is weaving those stories together with fresh ideas, creating spaces that feel new but instantly familiar. Though empty white boxes lack similar stories, they carry with them a certain sense of freedom. When a history doesn’t already exist, it’s ours to create.”
Portland loft23. June 2014
This amazing loft is at the top of a one-story, nondescript industrial building located in Southeast, Portland. It’s an energy-efficient space and even though it’s very modern and clean, which is nothing like our home that we live in, I would move into this space in a heartbeat. It occupies the top floor, so it has a wraparound rooftop garden and windows for days. Sigh. So beautiful.
Here is yet another amazing amazing space that used to be a church, but is now someone’s awesome home. This weatherboard church in Lower Portland, NSW belongs to Elise Pioch Balzac and her husband Pablo Chappell and it’s been done up so simply, but it’s still so homely and inviting.
It’s mine and Shane’s dream to stumble across a piece of property like this and transform it into a an amazing space to live, think we may have to move to Australia to do it because whenever I come across places like this, they are never anywhere near us, ever!
-The church dates back to 1880, and was operational until 10 years ago. ‘It has seen many floods and bush fires, and we hope it will brave Australia’s hazards for a few more centuries’ says Elise.
D.I.Y. Guest room/ study11. June 2014
Now that we have a little one on her way, Shane and I needed to transform our study into the babies room and our spare room into the study, but we still wanted to have the option of using the study as a guest bedroom. So I went looking for some reference on how we could do exactly that in a compact and clever way.
My very clever husband then had a look at all the reference I gave him, adapted one of the ideas and then drew up the plans for the device below. He then set out to build it by himself, which I was a bit apprehensive about, but now that it’s complete and flipping awesome, I will never ever question his ability to wield a hammer and saw again.
So without further a due, here is our 3rd bedroom, which we have made into a spare room/study. If anyone is interested in Shane’s step by step guide on how he did this, you can just click here. He did a post explaining the whole process bit by bit. Next project, is the babies crib, which he is also making himself, building commences on Friday and I’ll be sure to show you guys the end result.