More from Fawn

You may remember the thatched cottage kitchen by Fawn Interior Design Studio that I swooned over a few months ago. (In case you don't you can find it here.) I thought you might like to see more of this lovely old home. Robert and Tamsin Allen have now worked their magic on the reception rooms. The sitting room is like a private members' club, dark and comfy, stylish and relaxing. The living room is more like a cinema room, darker and den-like while the dining room is lighter, the perfect spot for afternoon homework or gathering with family and friends to share a meal.

A 300 year old restored coachman's cottage in Germany

There are several styles of interiors that I am drawn to, and this 300 year old restored coachman's cottage in Germany owned by designer Jeanette Walther embodies my favourite. Rustic, timeworn, weathered, textured, rough. Shades of brown and black and grey and earth, barnboard, elements from nature, chalky walls, peeling paint. Picture perfect. Photos by Ivar Janssen for MilK Decoration and Architectural Digest Gemany.

Working on a Saturday

Most weeks I feature workplaces under the banner of "if you have to drag yourself into work on the weekend it helps if it's somewhere stylish." I've featured dental surgeries before but this is my first paediatrician's practice. (I love the German for it ... eine Kinderarztpraxis.) Even more important than a good looking workplace is a space where children feel happy, relaxed and safe. Doktorfisch (an underwater world for a doctor's fish get it?) by Dreimeta.

A beach house in Vancouver

I am a big fan of Vancouver-based firm Fox Design Studio and I am smitten with this new project of theirs. This beach house features their signature style - lots of fun pattern and colour with a nod to nature in almost every room. It's cozy and inviting and I love that they went nautical in a subtle way. 

(More of their work here, here, here, here and here)

Stalking modern minimalism behind a Victorian facade

It must be an Australian thing but all the fun happens out the back of our houses especially in old houses with new extensions. I'm stalking a Victorian era house in a leafy street in Melbourne's Elwood. While the facade sports a cool contemporary paint job the building still remains true to its architectural past. Hints of what is to come are revealed as you walk through the front door passing the bedrooms then BAM! all minimal and scandi, edgy and modern. Link here while it lasts.

P.S. Does anyone else's inner stylist want to tidy those beds and pull the vacuum cleaner backwards and forwards evenly over the carpet?

Modern with a focus on art

I adore bold, statement artwork and Jenn Feldman Designs seems to be of the same opinion as evident in this sweet modern home she designed. It could have come off as clinical and without personality but with bright colours and geometric shapes featured throughout the art it is just alot of fun. 

(More of Jenn's work can be found here and here)