You probably know me well enough by now to realise that I can’t resist interiors that have been designed around textures. Exposed brick, combinations of timber, metal finishes, concrete… throw texture into the mix and I’m sold. This warehouse conversion on Warley Close in London’s E10 is on the market with The Modern House and offers a striking example of how to use textures – both existing and new – as the foundation for an interior. This former industrial space has been redesigned and adapted for the current owners – a photographer/filmmaker and a musician – to create a flexible home that combines live and work spaces. Arranged over three levels, the scale alone is striking as there’s over 2,200 sq/ft of space here.
Usually, when I’m looking at houses online, I’m drawn to an interior by one photo. There’s usually that one image that will catch my eye, just as the photo above did. I have a major soft spot for warehouse conversions and this one in Sydney is also a great example of indoor-outdoor flow of space – just look at that external terrace – and feels authentic with its exposed brick and chunky timber trusses. And even that one photo suggests that this home is owned by someone with a confident aesthetic and an eye for eclectic styling.
But then, this warehouse has a surprise waiting – namely, a giant sculptural white pod that’s been inserted into the main volume of the first floor living space. Architects Allen Jack+Cottier refer to this design as a ‘Mancave‘ and it was created as a private suite for the owner.
I first came across the Australian Interior Design Awards a few years ago, doubtless scrolling for inspiration online, and I’m pretty sure that Vogue Living was the source of that initial encounter. Covering categories from retail and workplace design to hospitality, the residential design and residential decoration shortlists are always the must-see categories for me as both showcase some of the most exciting domestic architectural and interior projects in Australia.
This year’s winners will be announced later this week on June 10, and I couldn’t resist sharing a few photos from one of the projects listed in the residential decoration category: the Richmond Residence designed by We Are Huntly, with gorgeous photography by Brooke Holm.
Maybe it’s just me, but certain homes seem to resonate at certain times of the year. And now that spring seems to have officially landed in Scotland, I’m feeling drawn to white and airy living spaces and indoor-outdoor living.
This converted warehouse in the Belgian city of Ghent caught my eye from Inside Out. This former dairy warehouse dates from the 1930s and was converted by photographer Emilie Vercruysse and her husband David de Behr, who live here with their three children. The couple came across the building in 2007 and immediately saw the potential to create an interesting home and work space here, including a photographic studio for Emilie.
Exposed brick and concrete, high ceilings and open plan living, and an aesthetic that offers more than a hint of an industrial vibe – this apartment on the third floor of the Royle Building on Wenlock Road in London’s Hackney is one of those properties that falls into the ‘love at first sight’ category for me. Continue Reading…
If you saw my earlier post on this warehouse conversion in London, you’ll already be aware of how much I love this house. So much, in fact, that it deserved two posts. Part 1 looked at the open plan living, dining and kitchen space that occupies the first floor of this property on St. Johns Avenue, which was converted from its former life as a wood workshop by the current owners working with architects Flower Michelin.