It seems modern Australian interior design has a distinctively simplistic aesthetic, brought to life with splashes of color and personal, vintage touches. I’ve featured many Australian homes on Thou Swell, like this old house in Melbourne and this playful modern apartment, but I’ve never featured any Australian homes outside of Australia! So here’s my first: an Australian home in the historic Spanish city of Barcelona. Simple, inviting rooms open up to a European courtyard and bring Spanish and Australian contemporary design together to create a comfortable abode with both casual and vintage elements. Below, a library-style entry features book-lined walls to welcome you home. I love the idea of bringing the intimacy of the entry to the front door!
An exposed beam ceiling pairs nicely with the simple decor and especially with this sleek kitchen. The beams create an appealing pattern that adds height and an airy feeling without shifting the focus of the room. Below, pops of pink punctuate the dining room, complemented by mid-century honey-toned wood and wicker baskets.
(via Nuevo Estilo)
I definitely have a soft-spot for courtyards – especially if they’re anywhere in Europe. Terracotta pots and vintage furniture bring character to the space while lush vines and a border-planter surround the scene with greenery. Anyone else having patio-envy?