Desire To Inspire

  • A sea view to die for
    When the view is so spectacular you don’t need to upstage it. On the contrary good design celebrates it. Beach style done right. Bronte residence by Lane & Grove. ... Read more »
  • Inside outside living
    Using a small garden space creatively, especially a tiny backyard leading onto a laneway, opens up so much more living space in this inner Sydney terrace. Inside is out and out is in, boundaries are blurred and the home has an added dimension, an extra tropical room. Balmain backyard by Sticks and Stones. Photography by Brigid Arnott... Read more »
  • A European approach to a SoHo loft
    Dream loft alert! Curved ceiling moldings, picture-frame moldings, chevron hardwood floors, panelled doors, brass kitchen counter/sink/backsplash (!!!), oak panelling, a bathroom of epic proportions thanks to book-matched Calacatta Paonazzo marble…. Designed by Meyer Davis. ... Read more »
  • Bright white and pale neutrals
    It has been a few years since I featured the work of Vancouver based design firm Hazel and Brown. It seems their modis operandi continues to be white and white and more white with some pale neutrals mixed in. It’s contemporary, inviting and timeless. (Photos: Ema Peters) ... Read more »
  • A verdant courtyard
    The stuff of dreams. A lush, green garden in the city. It may be small but the plantings pack a punch. Double Bay Courtyard by Wyer & Co. Photography by Nicholas Watt... Read more »