Over the last few weeks I’ve featured an array of homes and designers from all over the world. Today I’m bringing it back home with East Dulwich based designer Beth Dadswell of Imperfect Interiors. She’s been renovating and redesigning properties in London for the last decade and relishes the opportunity of turning an uninspiring and badly designed room into a light-filled, calm space. She skilfully mixes mid-century furniture with traditional pieces, and the inexpensive with the unusual. Having previously worked as a stylist for fashion and interior shoots, she has an acute attention to detail and an eye for colour.
The Estate Trentham is the kind of place my dreams are made of. Australian designer, Lynda Gardener, has stamped her own special brand of charm on this 1904 Federation cottage. The good news for all of us is that Lynda runs it as a super stylish holiday let. Set in the small town of Trentham, only an hour from Melbourne, it’s the perfect weekend retreat for city dwellers. Due to its immense popularity one needs to book pretty far in advance!
Enrico Daffonchio has cemented himself as one of South Africa’s foremost architects. He is most famous for his innovative hybrid-architecture in the Maboneng Precinct in collaboration with pioneer property developer, Jonathan Liebmann. However, Daffonchio is making waves in South African residential design as well. He draws much of his inspiration from his formative years in northern Italy, where classical architecture coexists with Italian rationalism. In his work one can see a skilful synchronisation of traditional aspects and innovative design.
I’m endlessly astounded by the quality of design coming out of Australia, and Whiting Architects and Interiors, based in Melbourne, are a prime example of Australian design innovation at its best.
I started this site a few months ago, but its not until recently that it’s properly taken shape and I’ve finally shared it with a few more people. The response so far has been wonderful. To celebrate, I’ve decided to start a little tradition over here at Foxtail and Finch. This is the first Sunday Edit, a summary of all my favourite finds during the week. I’m bowled over by so many incredible creators, designers, spaces, businesses, events and exhibitions, and it’s nearly impossible to feature them all. So here are some of this week’s favourites:
Like many of you, I’m addicted to coffee, but for me the addiction goes far beyond the caffeine itself. I adore the ritual. Every morning the hopeful sound of grinding beans fills me with anticipation for the day ahead. Continue reading
Converting a 1960s Brutalist building into a fashionable concrete paradise has become all the rage in the hotel industry. Sydell Group’s recent incarnation, The Line Hotel, is the best kind of Cinderella story. This rags to riches tale sees trendy LA designer, Sean Knibb of Knibb Design, turn this mid-century building in LA’s Korea town into an urban delight. Stripping it back, accentuating its qualities and giving it star power.