These beautiful murals are in the Goess Apartment which is within the Schloss Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria. Hand painted by Johan Bergl, they were commissioned by Marie Antoinette's mother Maria Theresa who had received Schonbrunn as a present from her father. I think these murals and rooms are incredibly lovely! You can read more about the rooms and palace gardens here and here. Photos by Alan Carroll.
This is a three - story townhouse built and designed by Mexican architectural firm Alejandro Sanchez Garcia. This is actually one of four townhouses built inside a garden. Additionally, each townhouse is not only surrounded by greenery, but has a private roof garden as well. I like the garden setting, the floor to ceiling windows and the brown wood façade - it looks like a luxurious tree house!
Fashion designer Lee Mathews had her family home featured on The Design Files not so long ago. It is a warehouse conversion situated in Balmain, Sydney. I like that she has created a unique home with her eclectic furniture and nick nacks but has maintained the original warehouse feel by leaving plenty of space too. And I love the book cases crammed with books. That's always a good look in my opinion!
This lovely vintage home is in Melbourne, Victoria. Illustrator Paula Mills decorated it itself and filled it with nick nacks and items collected from her travels in South Africa, England and Australia. I think it's very charming!
This Mid - Century modern home by architects Bohlin Cywinski Jackson is really something. Sometimes I think Mid-Century Modern, if not done well, can be quite austere and soulless. However, I don't think this airy house set amongst the trees in Seattle Washington has this problem. It manages to be both an architecturally stylish house and a serenely spacious home that I could easily move into.