Legends

I love Chrissy Teigen and John Legend! I follow Chrissy on Instagram and she posts honest and often hilarious insights into their blessed life. I definitely recommend following her if you aren’t already. Here is a sneak peak into their New York apartment. It was designed by Don Stewart to be a private retreat and the couple love the dark, moody atmosphere of the interior of their one-bedroom loft style residence. item1.rendition.slideshowVertical.john-legend-chrissy-teigen-don-stewart-designed-manhattan-apartment-02-wm How cool is that steel wall in the dining area? A perfect backdrop to make the mixed media art work by Mike Weber pop. item2.rendition.slideshowHorizontal.john-legend-chrissy-teigen-don-stewart-designed-manhattan-apartment-03-wm I love the combination of the dusky blues and the metallic furniture pieces. Really contributes to a sense of cosy comfort. item3.rendition.slideshowHorizontal.john-legend-chrissy-teigen-don-stewart-designed-manhattan-apartment-04-wm The design of the house is a great lesson in how using a cohesive styling and colour palette throughout your home pulls everything together in unison. The kitchen continues the same blue tones and metallic features and what about that custom made splash back  – devine! item4.rendition.slideshowHorizontal.john-legend-chrissy-teigen-don-stewart-designed-manhattan-apartment-05-wm Of course the home wouldn’t be complete without an area for music. I’m loving the contrast between the hard materials like the brick wall and the reclaimed wood wall, with the bright modern splash of colour from the Lynne Mapp Drexler painting.

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A 19th-century gilded-leather screen adorns one wall in the master bedroom. Such a gorgeous space and very New York! Have a wonderful weekend everyone x

all images via Architectural Digest

Sneak Peak

The home of Chicago based designer Gabriel Fontes really speaks to me; the monochrome colour palette, the Gray Malin gallery wall expertly laid out, and the slick furniture and styling choices. LOVE it all, well almost all as I didn’t rate the kitchen so have skipped over that so as not to ruin my house stalking day dream! For more pictures head over to Homepolish.

images: Dustin Halleck for Homepolish

Renovation Masterpiece

This Herne Bay home featured in Urbis Magazine demonstrates how to bring the love back to an older home that others may have torched!

The owners saw the potential in the bones of the 1970’s home and employed architects Tim Dorrington and Sam Atcheson of Dorrington Atcheson Architects to complete the renovation. They have managed to highlight the original features while seamlessly integrating the modern addition and allowing indoor / outdoor living to work harmoniously.

A pretty impressive transformation if you ask me.

Follow this link to check out the whole feature.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone x

Photos by Emma-Jane Hetherington

Apartment Shopping

The Apartment by The Line showcases beautiful products to purchase as they may look curated in a home. A beautiful New York apartment home. Ummm Yes Please!

What a fabulous way to shop – just visiting The Apartment would be phenomenal; the fact that everything in it is for sale is just super cool.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone x

 

Beach House Tour

Some beautiful images of a gorgeous LA beach house for your Friday perusal. I love the pared back colour palette and use of natural materials and textures – I can just imagine how the sea views would be allowed to be the hero of the home. Oh, and skateboard decks as entrance way art – yes!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone x

 

images via Homepolish

Hard to Beat

I’m a fan of the Block NZ and am particularly enjoying the stylish interiors we have seen so far this year. Creative power couple Alex and Corban are definitely the ones to beat; they have bucket loads of style, a master plan for the house, and are winning challenges left, right and centre which equals more money in the bank for their build.

Their ability to create something incredibly stylish, that looks like it has walked off the pages of a home decor magazine, means I wasn’t overly surprised to learn that this isn’t their first building project. And when you see what they created out of some run-down shipping containers you’d be hard pressed to think that they haven’t got their names on the winners cheque already. Corban (who has an engineering background) designed the house with his surfing buddy (an architecture graduate).

Here it is folks, Alex and Corban’s first foray into home building, pretty ah-MAZING right?! And eco-friendly to boot.

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Photos by Simon Wilson for Green Modern (Penguin)

 

 

Black is Best

If we were to build a house at this exact point in time I would luuurrrrvvveee to use black steel windows. I am currently a little obsessed with the look and particularly like the way it brings an urban loft feel to a modern space. Not sure how practical they would be during the middle of winter here in Christchurch but surely the statement ‘beauty is pain’ also applies to architecture (and the cost of home heating?!)

Here are some images that are inspiring me lately….

All images via my Pinterest boards