London-based studio DOS Architects converted in 2008 the top two floors of the Westbourne Grove Church, a 1853 Baptist chapel located in London’s Notting Hill. I don’t know if I could live in church conversion but what I love about it, it’s a loft-like residence with an open floor plan and high ceilings that offers both comfort and privacy for its owners.
This new place embellished by the craftsmanship of the architects, mixes old with new, reuniting state of the art technology, fine finishes and architectural details. Even though the modern concept dominates some of the traditional elements have been kept, such as the arched windows and the gothic elements.
The latest issue for the Australian based Adore Home magazine is not to be missed! The April/May issue features the stylish Melbourne home of Megan Hess, a fashion illustrator and author. Check out her chic fashion closet that I am envying at the moment. Check out her home which we blogged about here in yesterday’s post.
Megan Hass Melbourne’s fashion illustrator shares her home with her husband, architect Craig Yelland and their two children. Their penthouse is located on the roof of an 18th century church. The renovation saw the exterior preserved with the interior gutted, allowing Megan and Craig to start from skratch. I love how she kept the base neutral which means you can completly change the mood with art and furnishings. Stay tuned as we peek inside her wardrobe, which she says is her favorite room in the house ‘It’s my happy place’. Check out her illustrations we blogged about in our yesterday’s post here.
Megan Hess is an amazing Australian fashion illustrator. I adore her style. Think Tiffany & Co, Audrey Hepburn, vintage Hollywood glamour and New York Art Deco rolled into one. So dreamy…. I think I would like to live in one of her illustrations. Hess has created art for many renown brands to feature in their campaigns including Vogue, Tiffany & Co, Sex in the City’s author Candace Bushnell has featured her illustrations on her book covers, Bloomingdale’s, Italian Vogue, Marc Jacobs, Christian Dior, Rolex, Bergdorf Goodman to name just a few.
You can purchase your very own Hess illustration. You can visit www.meganhess.com to find out her stockists. For now I’ll leave you to admire these….Stay tuned as we check out her beautiful home this week.
I am absolutely delighted to share with you the work of my favorite fashion artist Dallas Shaw. This ultra talented artist is the go to illustrator for the fashion world’s most style savvy insiders like DKNY’s PR Girl, The Bag Snob Ladies, and Rent the Runway, just to name a few. Take a look at just a small sampling of her work – a breath of fresh air, I say! We blogged about her beautiful feminine design studio here before check it out.
I think a lot of us may shy away from grey, associating it with being dull, however, it is a colour that is far from dull if the correct tones and accents are chosen correctly as can be seen in the collages I have put together below. What is important is the “tone” of grey we choose for our interiors. The lightest tone of grey on walls still allows a feeling of spaciousness and can brighten a dark room, dark grey on a wall, however, may become oppressive. If dark grey is used on one wall alone, for example behind a bed, it can evoke a wonderful feeling of drama and romance. More grey inspiration in yesterday’s post.
Grey & Yellow
Grey & Green
Grey & Red
Grey & Blue
Grey & Pink
Tone on Tone – Grey on Grey
Currently I am loving the sunshine autumn in Sydney and high 20′s temperature, it feels like late summer. Never underestimate the power of a yellow colored room eithrt. It might seem a bit much at first thought but yellow is jam packed with happiness. I think yellow can be beautiful when used with discretion. I am loving my first week off work and morning walks with the girls so I am currently craving some yellow!
When you have a small apartment, you feel that the small size is problematic and complicated enough and you try to avoid overthinking things when decorating the place. Sometimes a great way of maintaining a clean and simple décor in a small apartment is to keep the color palette as restraint as possible.
A black and white combo is a classical, popular and always great choice. When you only reduce the décor to only two colors everything becomes simpler and clearer. It’s easier to imagine how everything will look like in advance when you only have two colors to worry about. When those colors are black and white, the décor and the atmosphere become even more classical and chic. This apartment, in spite of being small, has an airy and discreet look. This classical and always beautiful combination of colors was used to create interesting contrasts but also to maintain a sense of simplicity.