Sydney House – Beach

Settling in.. Sydney House has moved. Yes that’s right! How could we do it after pouring so much of ourselves into the wonderful house shown on this blog? It wasn’t easy. But like many families, Covid made us reassess our personal priorities – how we […]

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Sydney House is on the move

Watch this space. Covid19 has inspired some big changes – and we’ve moved in search of sunshine, coastline, community and simplicity. Of course, the search for simplicity often involves complexity— such is the Sydney real estate market! Our kids are older, the way we spend […]

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A 2020 modern house #6

Our spaces came to the rescue during Covid19. I would never say “stuck” at home. Stuck only because of international rules, local restrictions, and new safety protocols. It’s been stressful on the work and school front because suddenly our lives have stopped, uncertainty is everywhere […]

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A 2020 modern house #5

Lovely modern houses sometimes come with ample room, but among the early builds, many were extremely modest or even basic. Room sizes were tight, and many were designed to fit with the carpet available. For example, Axminster carpet was in use before Broadloom. You’ll find […]

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A 2020 modern house #4

Beautiful Oregon beams are a notable feature of P&S and many other modernist homes from the Sydney School period, to post-and-beam styles across the world… most notably in Japan, on the US Pacific West Coast, across the land to New Canaan and back to Palm […]

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A 2020 modern house #3

Every light and switch was replaced! Amazingly simple but effective, along side a complete rewiring of 50+ year old cables and wires. Loving our original Lowline as we have, lighting was dim at the best of times. The groovy recessed pendants just didn’t emit much […]

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A 2020 modern house #2

Our lovely doors are restored, with an exacting match to the original green of the house, it still plays with the eucalyptus trees outside, and softens the mood when moving from the quiet zones of the bedrooms to the active zones of living,dining, kitchen and […]

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A 2020 modern house #1

When we first embarked on this, we thought we might need to jazz up the old sections of the house with paint and carpet, and address the tight-previous kitchen space…among other things! We’d never imagined that the journey would take us to a complete refit […]

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Products for modernist homes

When furnishing and planning interiors for modernist homes, there are a few design principles we followed. It also occurred to us that there is no ‘rule’ for how to ‘wow’ your interiors. Some people prefer luxe, a fusion of old and new, or cool sharp […]

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Inspiration on Instagram

Among the millions of posts on Instagram, here are a few of my favourites relating to Architecture, Design, Interiors and Architects internationally and locally and relating to P&S homes, mid-century and contemporary works. Great Tags to Follow on Instagram Just copy and paste into your […]

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P+S Facebook Group

I’ve received many words of thanks, encouragement and praise with this little blog on our big journey. It’s been a year since our new spaces became functional and we have been slowly working on the old space. This involves slightly less exciting tasks like replacing […]

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