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Open For Inspection for Inside Out Magazine

Narrabeen Open for Inspection

I was recently invited by Inside Out magazine to view one of their Open for Inspection properties in Sydney’s Northern Beaches Narrabeen.

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This incredible family home has been completely transformed from a three bedroom timber framed fibro cottage to a Modern Australian four bedroom open plan home.

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Waiting 5 years to commence construction, the owners Hannah and Clyde carefully planned each stage of the transformation and managed to turn the house around to become their dream home in just 13 weeks.

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Bathed in natural light, every space manages to combine the feeling of indoor/outdoor and the family’s coastal lifestyle.

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With 4 young children growing up in the home, the owners opted for a streamlined polished concrete floor and bathrooms surfaces, softened by natural textiles and soft lighting, beautifully styled by Kerrie-Ann Jones.

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Clever storage solutions are hidden throughout the house built by joiner and furniture designers Mr & Mrs White using the local supplier’s signature chunky raw timber.

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The leafy pool and sundeck at the back of the home provides the ideal spot for entertaining and compliments the open plan style of this stunning home.


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Instant Balcony

How brilliant is this?

 Hofman Dujardin is an architectural firm based in the Netherlands and
one of their innovations is the Bloomframe Window.

I love the idea of being able to use the balcony to suit your needs and then when it’s time to go to bed
or leave the apartment, you have the security of it being a window again.

CLICK HERE to see the window in operation

Bloomframe Window

Bloomframe Window

Bloomframe Window

Bloomframe Window

CLICK HERE to see other projects from Hofman Dujardin

Hofman Dujardin design

Before I go, here’s an image of my dream car – for no other reason than my love of all things two tone!

Two tone vintage car

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A stroll in Newcastle

 Newcastle

When I sat down to write this weeks blog I became distracted and started sorted through photo cards from my camera.
I came across photographs I had taken several years ago in Newcastle.  I grabbed my camera on a walk to get something for lunch and took these images on the way.  The architecture in “The Hill” area is so rich in history and the sun shining down added to the beauty of these photographs.

The Newcastle metropolitan area is the second most populated area in NSW .
Located 162 kilometres NNE of Sydney, at the mouth of the Hunter River.
Newcastle is famous for its coal and is the largest coal exporting harbour in the world.

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Silverchair

Apart from coal, Newcastle’s most famous export would have to be Silverchair

Straight Lines

Wishing you all a fabulous week ahead

Yours in Style – Kim x

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Before you go away on holiday

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As I read back over the past 12 months I’m happy with the blog content
and thrilled each time I have new subscribers

Blogging can be time consuming & solitary but also fulfilling and rewarding
I’m thrilled when I receive a call or email from someone saying they had googled a particular
topic and were then directed to my blog

I know it’s not quite the end of 2013 but before many of you go away on holiday I wanted to let you
know just how much it means to me to have you reading The Style Project weekly blogs

The New Year will bring blogs about projects I have either completed or are working on
and also things you’re interested in, so drop me a line and let me know
what you like seeing the most and I’ll do my best to get it to you

This week’s images are for no particular reason, other than they’re amazing

Enzo Ferrari Museum, Modena, ItalyEnzo Ferrari Museum, Modena, Italy

Beautiful Dragon Skin Pavilion, Kowloon Park, Hong KongBeautiful Dragon Skin Pavilion, Kowloon Park, Hong Kong

La Philharmonie - Place de l’Europe, Kirchberg, Grand Duché de Luxembourg, Christian de PortzamparcLa Philharmonie – Place de l’Europe, Kirchberg, Grand Duché de Luxembourg, Christian de Portzamparc

111Elaborate stained-glass cupola (dome) inside Magasins du Printemps in ParisElaborate stained-glass cupola (dome) inside Magasins du Printemps in Paris

Wooden pavilion - Mori, Aaron Koblin, Julio Le Parc and other artists. Temporary installation in France.Wooden pavilion – Mori, Aaron Koblin, Julio Le Parc and other artists.
Temporary installation in France.

1Biomedical Research Centre by Vaíllo & Irigaray Architects - Navarra, SpainBiomedical Research Centre by Vaíllo & Irigaray Architects – Navarra, Spain

Some music to finish off this week’s blog

Justin Timberlake

Mirrors
Wishing you a fabulous week ahead

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Floor Fashion

Floor Fashion

Let’s talk fashion – Floor fashion

The treatment of a floor, not with rugs or carpeting,
but the actual floor itself,  shows just how stunning
a floor can be.

I spend hours roaming the web, searching for updates, trends, images and
looking at what’s happening in the design world in general.

Floors play an integral role in how you style and decorate a room.
Starting at the bottom and working your
way up is the perfect foundation to any room.

Here are some visually beautiful floors, without the addition
of anything but a floor or paint treatment.

Floor fashion - timber pattern

Floor fashion - green bathroom floor

Floor fashion - polished concrete floor 1

Floor fashion - striped floor

Floor fashion - polished squares 2

Floor fashion - ink

Floor fashion - black and white tiled floor

Floor fashion - abstract bow tiles

Floor fashion - Grey concrete floor in kitchen

Floor fashion - grey concrete floors

Floor fashion - abstract bow tiles

Floor fashion - DIY

All images sourced from Pinterest & there are over 90 images of Floor Fashion to view here

For rugs to adorn your floors I came across a fabulous website
Fashion for Floors from Monte Carlo.

When I lived in Nice, in the south of France
I would go to Monte Carlo on a Saturday night
or sightseeing during the day.

It’s a stunning part of the world and
Floor Fashion’s website is equally stunning.

After selecting the English or French version
you will be rewarded with a visually beautiful website
with music & Pret A Porter rugs.

The overall feel of the website shows you just how
important an element floors are when decorating.
I have added their link HERE  (don’t skip this!)

A little music to finish off

Jennifer Lopez – On The Floor ft. Pitbull 

I recently saw Pitbull interviewed on Katie and he’s such a
down to earth guy, no wonder he’s rapping about the floor! (pardon the pun)

I hope you have a fabulous week

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Queenslander Homes

Queenslander Homes

While on a recent family holiday to Hervey Bay, Queensland, we drove to Maryborough specifically to look at the stunning Queenslander architecture and were not disappointed.

These homes are raised from the ground to allow the breeze to blow through and cool the house down on hot summers days.  The height also protects the home should there be a flood.  The wrap around verandahs provide protection from the sun and allow for outdoor entertaining.
All of the windows open right out allowing the breeze to blow through house.

Who needs air conditioning when you have a cleverly designed home?

I have longed for one of these homes ever since seeing one, but doubt if they would fit on my small inner city block of land!

Here are a few examples of this style of architecture.

with turret

Who wouldn’t want this stunning home with wrap around verandah and your very own turret?

grey with palm trees

The palm trees add to overall appeal of this home

wide shot with white door

Love, love, love the entrance to the verandah before the front door

Yours in Style – Kim

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Pinterest

I was having my hair cut and coloured a few weeks ago and Teri my hairdresser asked me if I was on Pinterest.  I told her that with facebook and twitter that I didn’t have any spare time for any more social networking sites.  She told me how fabulous it was and that night I started what has now become my biggest addiction ever.

Bigger than red wine, shoes and Zara combined!

Pinterest is a forum for people to share images and I use it as an inspiration for not only Interior Design
but I love the fashion, organisational tips and so much more.

I hope you enjoy this small selection of  images from my Pinterest page.

You can view The Style Project on Pinterest by clicking on the link below.

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And I’ve saved my all time favourite for last – there’s just something about this doorway that I love

Yours in Style – Kim

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TV Homes

I have combined two of my passions.  Homes and television.

Here are some tv homes from shows that I enjoyed while growing up.

 


The Patty Duke Show
This was my favourite tv show growing up.
Patty Duke was everything that I aspired to be!


The Brady Bunch
The time I spent trying to get  my hair to look like Marsha’s was insane


Bewitched
If only I had Samantha’s twitch to get through the housework


Happy Days
Love this house!

The Munsters
Far more sinister looking on tv in black and white

The Ghost & Mrs Muir
A gorgeous home but as a kid the thought of a ghost living there scared me to death

 

Yours in Style – Kim

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Architectural Styles

There are so many different styles of architecture that
I have selected just a few to talk about


I have started with what was once one of Australia’s most controversial buildings, and is now one of our most treasured.
Some people thought the building looked like shells found on Sydney beaches
while others thought the sails reminded them of boats on Sydney Harbour.
The Sydney Opera House was designed by Danish architect, Jorn Utzon.
Construction began in March 1959 and was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 20 October 1973.

www.sydneyoperahouse.com

 

This 1960’s mid century building is the Washington Mutual building, a landmark example
of mid-century modernism by Palm Springs architect E. Stewart Williams.
www.visitpalmsprings.com

 

 Chateau Marmont in Hollywood.
The French Normandy style Hotel Chateau Marmont was designed by architect Arnold Weitzman in 1928.
Not only is it well known for its architecture, but also for many of its guests.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chateau_Marmont_Hotel

 

These modern Igloos are in Finland and without a doubt one of the best ways to see the Northern Lights.

http://www.kakslauttanen.fi/en

 

Brighton Beach, UK, is a mixture of seaside and Regency elegance
and one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations.

www.visitbrighton.com

Yours in Style – Kim

 

 

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Homes around the world

Happy Monday!

Here are some of the homes I visit when my mind wanders!

Let’s start with the largest of my (imaginary) homes.

I’ve flown out of Sydney directly to LA.
I am driven to my Beverly Hills home which is obviously the home that I purchased when recently winning lotto and bearing in mind the huge number of visitors I would be receiving!

This is far more my style – San Francisco.
Beautifully restored and character filled and so close to the city.

Then over to the east coast to my Connecticut home to be close to
Martha Stewart who I adore.
Martha and I swap recipes and discuss some recent d.i.y projects
before I’m back on the plane and across the pond.

London’s not really for me so it’s down to Brighton to be beside
the seaside.

A quick stop over in Paris for some macaroons before
heading back home to Sydney.

Home sweet home.
Would I trade any of those homes for this one – never, not after
all of the love and attention we have given this home!

Yours in Style – Kim

 

 

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