Author: Kathy

A new old 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 new old house #5

Lovely modern houses sometimes come with ample room, but among the early builds, many were extremely modest or even basic. Our adventure transformed this house because, as a compact 115sqm house – we had no distinct living spaces. What started as an adequate 3 bedroom […]

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A new old 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-beat styles across the world – most notably in Japan, on the US Pacific West Coast, across the land to New Canaan and back to […]

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A new old house #3

Every light and switch was replaced. Loving our original Lowline as we did, lighting was dim at the best of times. The groovy recessed pendants just didn’t emit much light and reading was near impossible. The entire old home and new sections were required to […]

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A new old 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 new old house #1

When we first embarked on this, it was for additions and alterations and that’s what was reflected in our DA. We thought we might need to jazz up the old sections of the house with paint and carpet, especially in the previous kitchen space..the now-4th […]

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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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