I’ve had quite a break over Christmas and New Year but back now and kicking the year off with a project from one of my favourite designers… Mixing pattern, textures and materials are the key to Studio McGee’s designs, for example juxtaposing a leather sofa next to a linen sofa. A dark almost black buttoned […]
Another fabulous project from Studio Mcgee, contemporary meets traditional… What’s not to love about this space, a mix of contemporary pieces and traditional give it a modern look with a heritage nod. Textures are big with Studio McGee and if you look closely at the coffee table in image 5 you will see it has […]
Crib Creative If we want to make a personal good impression we will want to dress our best, this can also be said of the first impression one receives as they step inside our home… When someone visits our home for the first time, it gives them an impression of the person we are, it […]
Described as “Cape Cod meets West Indies”, another fabulous project by one of my favourite design companies. The exterior architecture of this new build leans towards Hamptons, however Black Band Design have also injected a tropical feel inspired by quote, the “vibrant waters of the Caribbean”. When planning a new build by oneself with no interior designer […]
1. Image via Mercer Interior The word, ‘boho’ may conjure up a riotous mix of colours and patterns, muddle these together in a messy but creative way and throw in some greenery and you may have the boho of the past. However, today boho can be far more chic, in fact…..’boho chic’. ‘Boho’ stems from the word […]
“Casual and sophisticated, modern and timeless, serene but colourful” is how the designer describes this relaxed, South Carolina home. The designers, Guest House Studio, have used varying shades of blue for this project, with paint, soft furnishing and artwork. Blue is ‘cool’ on the colour charts but can evoke a moody or calming affect when you […]
Peek inside a gorgeous cottage of blue and white with the addition of a few surprising colours. Designed by award winning interior designers and home builders, Cottage Company of Harbor Springs, this sweet home has the perfect balance of style for coast or country. Specialising in creating “beautiful, classic cottages where generations of families can […]
Breeze Giannasio is an interior designer to the stars and I literally have stars in my eyes when I see the transformations she makes to these Hollywood homes. I’ve been in love with the distinctive style of designer, Breeze Giannasio since I viewed a video of her transformation of Mila Kunis parents condo on Houzz. Breeze takes […]
Fall in Love with Mediterranean Style – Part One
If you love Mediterranean style, antiques and decorative paintwork, you are bound to fall in love with this beautiful home but what may surprise you is that it lies oceans away from the Mediterranean in the state of California.
In April 2015, I featured the former home of NZ Interior designer Irene Crean’s home. Irene’s love of the Mediterranean extended to her former, exquisite Auckland residence, beautifully designed and decorated around a French Provencal theme that had you believing you were living that dream. When I spotted another beautiful Mediterranean style home, whose owner clearly had similar tastes, I thought it would be great to share another designer’s take on this style.
This grand residence on Strand Beach, California at first glance could convince you it lays beside the Mediterranean ocean. Designed by O’Hara Davies-Gaetano some spaces are simple and pared back, yet other rooms are full of the rich textiles and antique furniture, clearing showing the owners love of this style. There is a mix of furniture and decorative pieces from throughout Europe, including some Gustavian style pieces such as the clock seen in image 8 below. There are some intriguing pieces in this home that has me looking over the photos many times so I don’t miss anything such as the decorative ceilings and lighting. I hope you enjoy it as much as I am and return for the remainder of the photos next week in part two.
Please use the link above to see the lovely images I shot myself of designer, Irene Crean’s former Provencal Auckland home. The link will take you to part one, there are four parts to the post on her home, the remaining links you will find at the end of the first post.
Hoping you are having a wonderful weekend, wherever you are in the world.