Thursday, October 16, 2014

Revamp of High Road House, London

Club bar at High Road House, Chiswick, West London

About four years ago, I posted here about High Road House in Chiswick, West London. High Road House is part of the Soho House brand, which was founded in 1995 with their private members' club for those in the film, media and creative industries. Since then they have expanded with Houses all over the world as well as hotels, restaurants and spas.  Earlier on, High Road House was designed by Ilse Crawford of Studio Ilse, a designer whose work I admire.
However this year, Alexander Waterworth Interiors teamed up with Soho House to inject a new lease of life in the spaces and recreate an overall classic and timeless club experience.

Club rooms

Private meeting room

Hotel rooms

Photographs via Remodelista.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Bills Hawaii

I've yet to visit the original Bills restaurant in Sydney, however I can say I have enjoyed food by Bill Granger through his recipe books and it is delicious.
Check out his latest new restaurant, Bills Hawaii in Waikiki - it carries on the same qualities that all of Bill Granger's restaurant have - sunny, easy going and generous. With the beach bar on the lower level and the dining upstairs, these interiors reflect the relaxed island vibe of Honolulu so well.

Photographs by Mikkel Vang.

Friday, September 26, 2014

New Work - Soft Furnishings

Carrying on from the kitchen transformation posted earlier this week, here are some the soft furnishings that we source for the adjoining living space.

Photographs by Charlotte Minty.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Before and After - Kitchen

The kitchen - before

There's nothing like a good before and after to see how an interior has been transformed. So here's a large renovation that was finished earlier this year - we worked on this project in two stages and during the first stage we worked mainly on the lower level of the house, which included this kitchen.
As you can see in the before photos, the kitchen was behind a wall and separated from the living areas. There was also a small 'in between' space between the kitchen and the main living space that was not being fully utilised.
So for the new kitchen, we removed the non-structural wall, expanded the overall space and created a new dining area. It's quite a transformation and the clients are happy with the results!

The kitchen - after

Photographs by Charlotte Minty.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Melbourne Goodness from Est Magazine

The latest Est magazine is now out and this issue features this lovely Melbourne home by Whiting Architects. This classic and contemporary renovation has been beautifully done and with its tight material palette of timber, shade of whites and greys (my favourite combination!) means I'm already hooked. Read all about it and see more photos here.

Photographs via Est Magazine.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Perfect Day in Wellington from Vogue

Wellington waterfront

I always knew I lived in a great city and now Vogue has confirmed it. Read the Vogue's Guide to the Coolest Little City in the World: Wellington, New Zealand on how to have the perfect day in Wellington City. I think they have done a great job - they have chosen several of my favourite foodie haunts, including Loretta, Matterhorn and The Library. I was in Good as Gold just the other day buying sneakers and walking the waterfront is the best activity on any sunny weekend. Nice one Vogue - that is a great day in this cool city.


The Matterhorn

The Library

Photographs via Vogue.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

House Plants

Plants on display and as an art subject in this Melbourne apartment by Hecker Guthrie.

All of the sudden I am really into houseplants. Yeah, I know, being an interior designer, you think I would be into them ages ago. While I have always loved cut flowers and foliage, over the last few weeks houseplants have been taking the lead.
I have seen many great examples of  plants in interiors over the last year, with Melbourne design firm, Hecker Guthrie being my main inspiration as they do plants extremely well, and I think this has helped me get over my silly association that house plants were a little.. well, naff.
Now my view has definitely changed and within two weeks I have three new houseplants inhabiting my home. There is something about having greenery inside that is just lovely.

Here, in the home of Paul Hecker, the houseplants add colour and soften the neutral interior.
The stylish home of Simone Hagg where houseplants make an appearance in several rooms.

Meet my new plants - a Phalaenopsis orchid and a Button Fern.

A Maidenhair Fern
Please go to links for photo credits. The last three images by Charlotte Minty.


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