Recently I had the pleasure of attending the 2015 Modernism Week in Palm Springs (more on that later). It was so great to see so much great design and appreciate the achievements of the designers and architects that helped form the modernism movement. California played a large role during that time and the “California” lifestyle continues to have a strong influence today. A great example of this can be seen in this home in Sydney, that is featured in the February 2015 issue of Inside Out Magazine.
The owners had spontaneously bought an old dilapidated home right before they were about to depart on an extended stay to California. Renovation on the home continued while they were away, however, they brought a lot of design cues that they saw in California to their new home. Here are some of my favorite moments:
First, how bright and inviting is this living room?! Keeping the walls and floors in neutral whites and light gray tones allows for playful combinations of color. You kind of can’t go wrong, because just about anything will go. They also wisely chose a rug that already had a lot of colors in the design, which ties everything together. Finally I love that they put wood paneling on the ceiling as opposed to the floor. It warms up the space and keeps everything cozy.
In the kitchen, they continued the wood and white tones, but custom painted the thonet chairs a striking indigo. Such a nice alternative to black!
Speaking of black, I love when outdoor spaces include black. It’s a refreshing color choice for the outdoors and gives everything a graphic modernity. I could also spend hours… days… in that open cabana. How relaxing does that look?
Finally, I’m obsessed with this turquoise fish-scale tiled wall for the bathroom. Obsessed.
Kudos to Anson Smart for photography and Maria Dyoniziak for styling. Check out the entire story and more shots in the February 2015 issue of Inside Out Magazine, available on newstands now, as well as on Zinio.