striking glass and ceramic vases by Italian designer Ettore Sottsass.

Due to popular demand… Some shots of the stunning apartment in Darlinghurst’s Republic 2 Apartment building by Sydney architects Burley Katon Halliday, which we were lucky enough to house-sit last week. As usual I am frustrated by the 500px width limit of this layout, therefore I have uploaded most of the wide-shots at around 8oopx – double click to see a larger version!

Ahhh too beautiful. A big thankyou to our very generous friends for letting us stay! Don’t they have the most impeccable taste you’ve ever seen? Also should mention that most of the timber furniture you see in the apartment was custom-made by my very talented (and very modest) partner Gordon Johnson. That’s the dining table and benches, pretty much all the white shelving and drawer units, the kids beds and storage systems, entertainment unit etc.

Anyway, as you can imagine, arriving home yesterday was somewhat of a disappointment. ;)

The wonderful light-filled living area, featuring the beautiful B&B Italia couch and Cassina‘s Le Corbusier LC2 leather/chrome armchair on the right-hand wall.

Solid timber dining table and benches in Tasmanian Oak by Gordon Johnson, Le Corbusier cane chairs at either end from Thonet.

Vintage butterfly chairs on the balcony – available in Melbourne from Angelucci 20th Century and in Sydney from Ken Neale’s Twentieth Century Modern.

On coffee table – Alessi’s Cohncave Bowl by Australian designer Susan Cohn, and Thames and Hudson’s beautiful The Way We Live interiors book by Stafford Cliff and photographer Gilles De Chabeneix.

view of the pool area from the balcony

Reading corner featuring a vintage Antonio Citterio Diesis Chaise (B&B Italia, available new from Space Furniture).

Vertical drawer unit in gloss white two pack finish by Gordon Johnson

Kitchen – stainless surfaces and splashback.

Bedroom details featuring delicate trinket dishes by Karin Eriksson (available in Australia at Space Furniture). Also scattered throughout the apartment are sweet-smelling French Diptych candles, available in Melbourne at Manon Bis, 568 Malvern Road Hawksburn.

Bathroom detail. Slate-grey tiles cover floor and all walls, chrome laundry basket, pale grey towels from Country Road. Aesop handwash and moisturier (beautiful stuff).

Child’s bed and storage system by Gordon Johnson

Baby’s room – modular shelving unit by Gordon Johnson.