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



House Envy

I stumbled across images from this amazing home on my internet travels this week. It was featured in Urbis Magazine last year but it is too much up my alley not to do a post on!

Ben and Jade Hurst are two super stylish people judging by their home in Ponsonby, Auckland. A flat-fronted villa that has been transformed to include a modern, barn-like extension that is all kinds of glass walled goodness!

Custom made interior pieces that showcase the couples extensive trinkets and treasures really add to the space, along with the neutral colour palette and touches of brass. I love how the modern extension continues easily from the original character home.

I am incredibly green with envy over this beauty!

all images by Simon Devit for Urbis Magazine

Have an amazing weekend everyone x

L.A Love

When I think of L.A this is exactly the kind of architecture I dream of! Perched on the Hollywood Hills, minimalistic, u.f.o styled fire place, glass glass and more glass, then throw in a picture perfect infinity pool AND an outdoor cinema….


images via desiretoinspire

Interior designer crush…

Amanda Hamilton Design’s homepage states: Heyyyyy! We are Interior Design renegades, blazing the streets, in hot pursuit of our next fabulous residential or commercial project. If it isn’t obvious yet, we love what we do. Perhaps a little too much…

I’m hooked!

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If I lived in Calgary and was looking for an interior designer I would totally hire the team – wowed by their portfolio of classically modern (can I say that?!), elegant, yet cool, interiors.

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A nice bit of eye candy for Friday x

Large Scale Photographs

While browsing through the latest copy of Your Home and Garden I spotted a fantastic photograph wall feature. It was used to further encourage a New York loft feel to the owners renovated warehouse.


Here are a few more inspirational images of large scale photographs used to add drama to modern interiors.

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