I’m real estate stalking the home of interior designer Anna Spiro in Birkdale here in Queensland. Known for her exuberant use of textiles, patterns and colour the colonial house is a showcase of her eclectic style while still maintaining its historical features like VJ walls, sash windows, tin roof and wide verandas. Surrounded by lush gardens it’s a quintessential Queenslander home.? Link here while it lasts.
I can appreciate traditional and antique furnishings, but when typically pared with a pale/drab colour palette I am always left underwhelmed and dreamy of 80 year old grannies curled up on the sofa crocheting. Designer Nick Olsen took the rustic bones of this farmhouse, added some sassy in-your-face colours and patterns for a more youthful juxtaposition and WOW – this sure ain’t Granny Mae’s digs anymore!
Photos: Reid Rolls
I love when a designer embraces the traditional and adds some personality and drama to keep it current. Some delightful eye candy from the portfolio of?Edinburgh, Scotland designer Lisa Guest.
Kim introduced us to the oh so chic portfolio of interior designer Fabrizio Casiraghi here but when I stumbled on his reworking of this apartment in the 9th arrondissement it was love at first sight. The neutral palette warmed by terracottas and red, the clever mix of classic and modern, the soft light filtered through floating drapes. Petite but perfect.
From a 17th century English manor house to a 21st century concrete and glass structure, from country house to townhouse let’s dive into the portfolio of one of the UK’s leading interior designers Robert Carslaw. The firm may be small but its influence is substantial. Calm, curated, traditional yet timeless.