Petite Sydney Home Makes Big Impression

A narrow plot incorporating a terraced house in Sydney, Australia has been designed by Carter Williamson Architects to maximise the use of space and light. Streamlined features such as the kitchen, clever space planning and simple decor have combined to create a harmonious home with countless interesting features to delight the eye and transform this space. The rear garden where the edge-to-edge extension juts out to create more space indoors and flows into the exterior. An interesting contrast between the smooth black of the building and the textured wall masonry.

Notice the lines of the paving echo the design of the house...

The kitchen offers ample storage and worktop area and yet blends in, almost like furniture, rather than a kitchen...

An impressive island in beautiful wood...


The staircase design maximises the use of space...


The garden with a courtyard feel to it....

Smooth lines and the use of white combine with wood, as echoed elsewhere in the house....

The turn to the stairs is simple yet stylish. Lighting is discreet and built-in storage makes sure clutter is kept at bay. No doors and "unfinished" walls allow light to flood in to create interesting tones of light and shadow and also accentuate the curved wooden panel across the width of the ceiling....

David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture

This amazing exhibition ends today at the Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London.  The works featured cover David Hockney's work over fifty years and reveal the artist's fascination and love of trees and landscape including the changing seasons.  It also includes over 50 drawings that Hockney completed on his iPad alongside expansive oil paintings which capture the beauty of nature. 


Poster outside the Royal Academy, Piccadilly and above: Woldgate Woods November 2006




Bliss!

This blissful corner works so well on many levels.  The matt, dove grey wall complements the crisp white cornicing, ceiling and woodwork and the arrangement looks comfortable yet peaks in the style stakes.  Colour is brought in with mustard shades of yellow and a hint of blue, green and pink with the wooden floor adding a warm glow.  The light floods in to highlight the perfect display arrangement of accessories including art, photos, cushions and throws.