Design Inspiration | Church Turned Private Residence

Never have I ever had such a case of flooring envy as when I first spied this gorgeous church-to-home renovation. From the ceiling beams to the light fixtures to the arched doorways, this home in rural New South Wales is utter perfection. While a few alterations were needed in order to convert the church into a private residence, many of the original features were kept intact such as the church bell, various signage, and the exterior chalkboard that announced mass. The need for a kitchen was executed marvelously and successfully compliments the home's original architectural details. I even love the unexpectedness of the hidden bathtub -- how delightfully unconventional!

This story originally ran on The Design Files.
Photography: Sean Fennessey

Design Inspiration | Seaside in Svanesund

This sweet, serene cottage in the tiny Swedish locality of Svanesund is everything one could want if they were looking for vintage seaside living. Built it 1914, certain architectural details have remained charmingly preserved, specifically the original wood burning stove in the kitchen. What I wouldn't give to enjoy an evening cup of tea boiled from that rustic beauty.

This home has me dreaming of summer days spent picking from fruit trees and sailing in the bay.

This story originally ran on Stadshem.
Photography: Janne Olander

Design Inspiration | Walsh Street House

The Australian mid-century marvel that is Walsh Street House was designed by architect Robin Boyd in 1957. The home is divided into two buildings - a main house and a children's pavilion. Between the two buildings is a courtyard enclosed by a wall of dimpled glass window panes and sheltered by numerous tall, leafy trees.

Vibrant colors are in abundance throughout this home, from the artwork to the upholstery to the carpeting. It isn't often that I find myself coveting crimson carpeting, but how can I resist when I see it paired so perfectly with a black brick wall, gold-trimmed chimney piping, and floor-to ceiling windows? Walsh Street House offers a little inspiration for every design appetite, so enjoy!

This story originally ran on Plastolux.
Architecture: Robin Boyd
Production: Lucy Feagins/The Design Files
Photography: Eve Wilson