October 20, 2016

Meet the Melissa Chair: An MP and Designer Fave!

Meet Melissa: it’s not a new chair. It’s a classic take on a timeless staple that’s been around for centuries.

A great look the ruling classes have been using for generations to lighten up interior schemes.
Style icon Marella Agnelli used wicker chairs in all her properties from St Moritz to Manhattan including a formal dining room in Rome boasting more than a dozen wicker chairs. (Who says wicker can't sit at the grown-ups table?).
Closer to home, Sydney design legend Michael Love used the same chair in the best Australian houses including his own, throughout the 1990s.
The go-with everything staple is now back with a new ultra-dark cola finish that makes everything relaxed, elegant, and modern.  

Here are 5 reasons you need it.

1. Melissa is as classic as an interior staple gets. A fad-free piece that you can mix and match with everything.

2. Its open back feels light and airy; its generous seat offers gravitas and confidence. The kind of piece you’d want to spend time with everyday.

3. The Melissa chair is the quickest way to lighten an interior, and make it more comfortable. 

4. You can use it at a desk, dining table, either side of a console, a kitchen bench, hallway, or bedroom (master, child’s, nursery, guest).  And move  it from room to room, house to house. 
5. The dark cola finish is cleaner, more flexible, more inviting, less crusty old world Euro than the usual mid-brown wicker Joes. 
And Melissa scores extra points, for being less expensive than ever. When you buy a setting of four – perfect for a round table -  the chair is $495 a pop, (almost half the original price it was selling for a few years ago). Or buy it as a standalone piece, for $795 each.

TO SHOP the Melissa chair, email Melissa@melissapenfold.com,  marked Melissa Chair, and specify how many chairs you would like to buy.   But be quick, they are selling fast.  

The farmhouse table with timber base, pictured, is availabe from PARTERRE, www.parterre.com.au
October 20, 2016

10 Classic Layouts for Courtyard Gardens

Small space, infinite possibilities. Behind every city townhouse lies a garden. Some are long and narrow, others short and squat. No matter the size,  a well-designed garden is an oasis in a city (especially in summer).

Here are 11 classic layouts to accommodate dining, dozing, and play in a townhouse garden:
Clean, Simple and Low-maintenance For a clean and simple courtyard, try pavers (bluestone to concrete) that require nothing more than an occasional sweep with a broom. Plant evergreen shrubs, with beds planted with drought-tolerant blue carpet juniper and Hollywood juniper.
Trees As Sculpture Make outdoor features visible from indoors. Discipline is key in a town garden. Plant a flowering tree in a spot where you’ll see it every day from your favourite room. It’s about creating contrast, with the organic shape of a tree against uniform pavers or a stone patio.
A Study In Symmetry Balance is soothing. Repeating plants, repeating trees, on opposite sides to make a regular rectangle outdoor space feel deliberate and restful.
Box Balls Evergreen shapes are a must in a town garden whether it is formal or informal. They provide structure, in any shape you care for. Despite the ongoing desire for box, the dread of blight means that many designers are using alternatives such as yew, which can be maintained at a diminutive size. For more on yew, see
Blurred Boundaries A feature of larger country gardens is the outdoor room which helps to structure a space and to provide shelter. Even with city residences, however, it makes sense to connect indoors with outdoors, through harmonious use of palette and materials.
Every Centimetre Counts Use a clever mix of planes: horizontals provide seating and raised beds while vertical surfaces can be criss-crossed with climbers. Built-in seating allows you to be among your plants, at eye level.
Three-part Harmony A typically long and narrow garden can be split up into separate areas to create a sense of spaciousness.
Slatted shade pergola Wooden pergolas to shade a dining table and define the space are having a major moment in patios from Los Angeles to London.
Add metal elements as a foil The cold, unyielding discipline of an iron bench or pergola will make the surrounding greenery feel all the more lush. Zinc tabletops, corrugated planters, or a rusty watering can draws attention to the texture and softness of leaves and flowers.
October 20, 2016

Beautiful Laundries to Make Dirty Clothes (Almost) Enjoyable

The laundry looks like it has become luxury’s final frontier; a shrine of efficiency, with multiple washers, dryers, lots of benchtop space for sorting and folding, custom drying racks, and steaming cabinets.

Our love affair with the laundry has become so passionate that they are now a priority for home buyers. The room topped a list of “most wanted” features in a recent US survey published in March by the National Association of Homebuilders. Around 92% of respondents found a laundry more important than features such as an outside patio or table space for eating in the kitchen.
Laundry lovers—or those who hate it enough to want the job done with maximum efficiency—are building in space for steaming cabinets or rotary irons that press tableware and bed linens within minutes.
Families are choosing to install double-sets of washers dryers with the biggest capacity they can find, to halve the time they spend on laundry.

Appliance giant LG Electronics, based in South Korea, has high expectations for its “twin wash” system. Launched earlier this year, the front-load washing machines sits on a pedestal that contains a second washer for smaller loads or delicates.
Likewise, Germany-based Miele is preparing to introduce “the Anywhere Dryer” next month. This stackable unit can be placed in any closet or corner because it doesn’t require ductwork leading to an outside dryer vent.
Laundry aesthetics are getting more important, too. Schemes often mirror those in the kitchen with the idea to create harmony throughout the house. It's about creating a laundry room that is beautiful on its own merit. 
October 20, 2016

Bathed in Colour: The End Of The Neutral Bathroom

For decades, ‘tasteful’ bathrooms have been decorated in neutral shades. But now resale-be-damned; colour—from truly cool blues to emphatic black—is on tap again.

In recent decades, most of us have maintained that the most desirable—and resalable—bathrooms should be scrupulously safe.
A foolproof neutral colour scheme has been the ideal: soothing whites and taupes with muted wood or stone.
But design trends are shifting, we're bucking common wisdom - opting for extroverted tiling - and really want to love our bathing spaces. It’s about really enjoying the place you live.

Even if the powder room has traditionally been a canvas for decorating bravado, the master bathroom has long been a neutral zone. Permanent tiles, washbasin units and fixtures are expensive and where we typically prefer to play it safe.
Result: an understated Armani-like aesthetic that won’t offend anyone. Lately, however, designers say more clients are willing to go in a Gucci-like direction: idiosyncratic, colourful, even ornamental.
Blue walls, dark cabinets and gutsier palettes may also reflect confidence in the strong real-estate market. 

Not that we’re likely to revisit the candy-pink sinks and loos of the mid-20th century—excesses that left us with a design hangover.
To detox,  designers turned to the crisp, white subway tile, Carrara marble and polished chrome that are still popular today.
The recession in 2008 pushed the neutral trend further, with a neutral bathroom codified as “calming” and eminently tasteful.
Since 2014 however, US tile giant Anne Sacks has added 160 new hues to its ceramic tile lines—Peacock Green and Marmalade among them—and doubled its non-neutral offerings. 
According to a 2015 survey of designers, 10% and 15% expect to decorate more baths in green, blue and black this year. Why the absence of reds? Biology, apparently. A study at Australia’s Curtin University, published in 2015, found that blue surroundings physiologically calmed students, while red and yellow increased heart rates.
Cool tones offer an entry point for the colour-shy, because they evoke water and feel intrinsic to the bathroom. Misadventures in reds, pinks and oranges are more likely to yield rooms of the ‘we must change this...tomorrow’ kind.
Moody, cooler shades have no whiff of faddishness. If you use similar paint colours  somewhere else your home,  your bathroom won’t seem like an abrupt swerve into fad territory. 
October 13, 2016

Get The Look: Revealed! The Tricks Behind Beach Style

No longer sidelined for weekenders, the coastal look is one of the most wanted styles for your house this year.

Yep, even without a sea breeze or view - whitewashed walls, light-filled rooms, weathered woods, and natural textures are bringing the essence of nature into houses everywhere.

And of course, accessories should evoke a walk on the beach or an evening sail. But don’t go overboard - you don’t want too many rope, shell and driftwood elements in one room making you seasick. Here’s how to choreograph the beachy, laid-back aesthetic beautifully.
Best Looks
Tongue and groove panelling A great look for walls that will add instant texture, a feeling of craftsmanship, and dimension to a space.
Whitewash walls All-white walls will make interiors seem lighter and brighter, and are the answer to everything coastal. 
Fabrics Do the beachy thing with tactile linens, cottons, canvas, checks and all kinds of stripes, (pencil stripes, chalk stripes) and keep the basics (sofas, curtains) neutral. 
Layered textures Casual jute and hemp cotton rugs, rattan chairs, bamboo side tables, clumps of coral.
Weathered woods Choose timber with rugged good looks for flooring and furniture.
Statement pendant lights Have fun with your lighting: choose oversized pendants in everything from metal to wicker.

Accessorise Think rattan and timber trays, hurricane lanterns, potted succulents, open-weave wicker baskets, sun mats that look like a Ralph Lauren ad. 

Treat old wicker hats, African trays, or wicker platters like paintings – and group en masse together in one place on a wall. They’ll become fascinating when there are lots of them, and give your rooms character. 

The Palm Beach house, featured, is available to rent via Contemporary Hotels, www.contemporaryhotels.com.au

October 13, 2016

10 Design Lessons To Learn From the Paddington Inn

Forget Milan. There’s a super swanky new restaurant on the Sydney restaurant circuit that will transport you straight to Italian fashion capital.

The buzzy fresco-walled charmer is a super all-rounder: great for a hit of fun, a good night out, and best of all, it offers inspiration overload.
Take a style tour of the Kevin Ho and Emilie Delalande design who worked closely with the Hemmes sibling owners and stylist Amanda Talbot and discover how to (really) nail the look. Next-level chic.
Get The Look
Pale wood and pale hues The combination is popping up everywhere. Pick a neutral backdrop and only use furniture and accessories that would be beautiful, even when standing alone. Your home will feel like a very personal gallery.
Black and white drawings The Paddington Inn is a great lesson in how to get the scale right when hanging art, as well as the way to connect your art to the rest of the space. It also shows us that not every wall needs to be filled with art. 
Dining Chairs Need help choosing a dining chair? Paddington Inn opted for Bentwood café chair classics, designed back in the 1850s and still one of the most successful products of the industrial revolution.
Give your walls a rough wash Make sure the emphasis is on texture, with walls coated in thick layers of limewash.
Ceiling fans Fans can work wonders in a space, creating the laid-back feel of the tropics, make everything relaxed and elegant.
Fresco Fun Have fun with frescos, murals, follies, landscapes, fairytale scenes. If you can’t afford to commission a fresco, treating wallpaper murals like a painting can give the pattern more impact.
Black metal wall lights Paddington Inn has us thinking about black metal wall lights; perfect for illuminating hard-to-reach areas of a room and adding visual drama. ikea.com.au
Velvet Is there something in the air? The teal velvet chairs at Paddington Inn aren’t the first we’ve spotted. Lovely velvet seats are popping up in all our fave bars, restaurants and interiors. And for good reason – they add instant confidence, and gravitas, to any space. Find them, ranging from high (make that very high) to low in price.
Grey linen curtains We’re big fans of linen curtains, such as the gorgeous grey ones used at Paddington Inn. An expanse of natural fabric at your window will make a space seem larger.  Hang curtains wider or longer than the windows dimensions.
Leather Banquettes We’re taking note of the leather banquette seating. We think it might be a new trend. And we love the choice of dark hues that can be at once bold and understated.

October 13, 2016

Missed Manners: A Millenial's Guide To Email Etiquette

Is “Hi” too casual? Is “Hello” too curt? Is it warm wishes, best, or sincerely? This is just too much.

US Vogue recently published a guide for millennials on email manners. One thing’s clear: millennials don’t do email well—that is, if they even do it at all.

Maybe it’s just that email feels like a prehistoric practice to millennials, says Vogue. Some hilarious relic of the past. While their parents were still getting motion sickness from the speed of email, they had already moved on to texting. Then Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Tinder, Bumble . . . you get the point.

Sure, they might be rich in likes and followers, but it’s starting to feel like the digital world has robbed them of the patience, skill, and social deftness to craft a simple piece of writing.

When did their baseline level of decorum completely flatline?

When it comes to navigating the professional world, they'd much rather run naked into a cactus than compose an email. For most millenials, there is truly no greater act of torture than sitting in front of an empty email window.

Their email anxiety rears its ugly head when initiating a correspondence with someone higher on the professional food chain, which is pretty much everyone.

Vogue says, millenials have been known to spend an hour deliberating between greetings. Does “Dear” make me seem like I’m a goody-two-shoes? Don’t even get me started on the name. First name? Too forward. Full name? Stilted. Mr.? Ms.? Mrs.? Does Googling someone’s marital status come off as creepy? What if they’re one of those Ph.D.s who insist on being called doctor? 
Vogue called on Patricia Napier-Fitzpatrick—founder of The Etiquette School of New York, hero of this story—and asked her to break down the do’s and don’ts of email etiquette.
Do err on the side of formality Millennials are used to very short messages and even shorter turnaround time. Needless to say, good form has a tendency to get lost. But “if you’re junior level,” cautions Napier-Fitzpatrick, “a good rule of thumb is to always start with the most respectful means of addressing someone.
Greet them with ‘Dear Mr./Ms.,’ and then depending on how they refer to themselves in their response, you can follow their lead.” And never forgo the greeting altogether. “It seems a little abrupt and a little bit rude,” she says sternly. As for the rest of the email, it should be “clear, concise, and polite—and, of course, if you’re asking for something, always end it with ‘thank you.’”
Do be meticulous Check your grammar, check your spelling, check everything. “This is your first impression—you want it to be a positive reflection of your personal brand,” says Napier-Fitzpatrick. And don’t send it the minute you finish. Do something else for five minutes, then come back and make sure it’s what you want to send—because remember: You’re leaving behind a paper trail. You should always send something you’d want read in front of your friends and family.
Don’t spell names wrong “It’s nearly impossible to rectify spelling someone’s name incorrectly,” warns Napier-Fitzpatrick. It’s true. A couple of years ago my friend (who will remain nameless to protect her identity) misspelled a potential employer’s name when emailing a job application. This is, word for word, the response she got back:
Hi xxxxxx,
Thanks so much for your email! It’s great that you’re so enthusiastic about the media industry, but if you can’t spell our editors’ names correctly, I’m not sure you’re ready to intern here yet. I’m not telling you this to be mean, but rather because once you fix that, your enthusiasm will surely get you an opportunity in the future.

Do know your CCs and your BCCs CC works when you’re sending an email to various employees in your company and you need them to see the responses, but make sure you “organize the recipients either alphabetically or by seniority. Some high-level executives are very sensitive about being important,” says Napier-Fitzpatrick. Use BCC when sending a mass email that doesn’t require responses. “Especially,” she notes, “if you’re emailing people outside the company. Respect people’s privacy—they might not want their email addresses shared with those who otherwise do not have it.”

Don’t skimp on the details Specificity is key—especially when it comes to the subject of the email. “People get so many emails,” says Napier-Fitzpatrick. “It’s important to be very clear and pertinent in the subject line. If you write ‘RE: Meeting,’ it’s like, what meeting? Put the date of the meeting and what it was regarding.” Even when reaching out about jobs, “it’s not enough to put ‘Staff Intern’—put ‘NYU Graduate Applying to Staff Internship’ instead.”

Do pay attention to your tone It can be challenging to show personality through email. Napier-Fitzpatrick explains, “If I say something during a meeting that might read a little harsh on paper, but when I say it I have a smile on my face, you’re not going to take it negatively.” Slang and abbreviations can be interpreted as informal, and sarcasm can too easily be misconstrued. Also, limit your exclamation mark usage to one—at most two. “Everything can’t be excitement, so use them sparingly,” she warns. Too many exclamation points “can come off as trying to be pleasing rather than credible.” Oh—and never write an email in all caps. It’s very aggressive.
Do say thank you It doesn’t matter whether you met someone in person, chatted on the phone for five minutes, or engaged in a quick email exchange. It is crucial to properly thank anyone who has been generous with their time and knowledge—and do it quickly! “The sooner you send it, the more sincere it seems. You have a 24-hour window, but really it should be sent within 12.” Bonus points if you follow up your thank-you email with a handwritten card.
Do respond Millennials, it seems, have a tendency of thinking it’s optional to answer an email. Perhaps because they’re used to getting (and ignoring) emails from their parents, or maybe, muses Napier-Fitzpatrick, “millennials aren’t as empathic as other generations. They don’t consider what it would be like if they were on the receiving end of that email, or lack thereof.” Bottom line: The only thing more important than writing a good email is responding to one.


September 29, 2016

How to Give A New-Build Home Charm

One of the biggest design trends we’re noticing this year is the New-Old house; 'historic" on the outside—but full of walk-in wardrobes and modern kitchens within.  

It is not about exact replicas of historical houses or that pastiche of styles that can make vast McMansion facades seem phoney.
The best examples are sanely proportioned residences - French farmhouses to Italian villas, Cape Dutch styles, carriage barns, rustic retreats - that have all the charm of old homes but are in fact new builds crafted from traditional building materials, conceived for modern needs on the inside with connectivity and open floor plans. 

American architects are leading the charge including AD 100 fixtures like Gil Schafer, Russell Versaci and McAlpine House noted for designing structures that reflect contemporary needs while easily passing muster as something built hundreds of years ago.
“You want to learn from the historic precedent,” Schafer says of his design approach. “But you don’t want to make it too perfect—an old house feels charming precisely because there’s something a little off about it.”
The aim is to avoid a new-looking building; it’s about establishing an organic sense of place, grown over time, by inventing a certain architectural mythology.  

Think French farmhouses, Italian villas, Victorian carriage barns, rustic retreats and Cape Dutch–styles that have all the charm of trad homes, but are in fact new builds, painstakingly crafted from trad building materials. 
Soulful is arguably the word that best describes the creations of Alabama architects Bobby McAlpine and Greg Tankersley. For the past 30 years their firm has been crafting evocative historically inspired homes of stone, timber, thatch, and other time-honoured materials. While the structures are deeply rooted in tradition, “the floor plans are very modern and edgy,” notes Tankersley.

To ensure that the exteriors of these New Old Houses have architectural integrity—their designers often pore over builder's guides and house-plan collections from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Fluent in historical styles and vernacular settings, they use a vocabulary of rugged stone, painted clapboard, charred wood, and weathered cedar shingles. Pieces that have a history and texture that’s great to look at and live with.
Old bricks for flooring will recreate the look of an ancient villa. Raw timber looks natural and rustic. Handmade pieces are unobtrusive, so won’t disturb the architecture of a house. Reclaimed materials (stone or wood floors, old doors, fireplaces, bathtubs, windows, and fountains) with a history that have a texture are great to look at and live with. Natural finishes such as linen curtains and bedding, cashmere for sofas add authenticity.

Closer to home, Australian company Giddiup specialises in building barns, stables, houses, fencing that could easily pass muster as very old structures; adapting tradition for contemporary needs.
October 6, 2016

Integrated Cooktops, They're Finally A Thing

For years, kitchen designers have been treating high-end appliances like trophies, making an oven in a shiny finish, into the room's focal point.

Now, we are veering in the opposite direction, integrating kitchen bling beneath benchtops and behind wood panels.
The resulting look—streamlined, uncluttered, often with a mix of stone and wood finishes—marks the next phase in the kitchen's evolution from cooking-and-eating hub to flexible multitasking space.
Take a look at PITT's award-winning integrated cooktop burners, which recently bagged Canstar Blue's Innovation Excellence Award in Appliances, which are new in town.
Unlike the usual Joes, the PITT burner can be popped pretty much wherever you fancy on your benchtop, allowing you to create your own bespoke cooking area. It scores extra points for giving you plenty of space and elbow room when using large pots, pans and woks. Plus, the high-function burners offer an innovative airflow system for high-precision cooking with all kinds of temperatures that are perfect for everything from searing to simmering and stirfrying. 

But perhaps what we love most about this cooktop is it emphasises the kitchen's increasingly important role as a place for entertaining, lounging, homework and media surfing.
Disguising appliances helps contribute to a clean, airy, sleek feel. Hidden or "integrated" appliances are becoming a hallmark of the luxury kitchen, says Mr. De Giulio, author of the book "Kitchen Centric" and principal of the Chicago firm de Giulio Kitchen Design.
"Every great kitchen has a hook," he says, a visual element that draws you in. The new hook in many high-end designs isn't just an appliance, but perhaps a piece of antique furniture, a decorative hood or a special sink.
Bottom line? Integrated cooktops are here, and helping make the kitchen a more functional room than ever.
WINNINGS, (02) 9694 0300, www.winningappliances.com.au
September 29, 2016

Enter to Win: $500 Giveaway From Orient House

To celebrate Spring, one of our fave shops, Orient House is giving away beautiful blue and white porcelain, (it’s impossible to have too much in a room) —valued at $500—to one lucky Melissa Penfold reader.
Blue and white porcelain, well displayed, will give your house a look of timeless sophistication. From ginger jars to bowls, plates, vases, pots, temples, stools, vases and cache pots, you can’t go wrong with the blue-and-white power couple, so why not be brave and use it en masse?
Hang Chinoiserie plates on a wall, line temple jars and Chinese vases along shelves, group them on a tabletop.
Whizz online at www.orienthouse.com.au and check out the timeless blue and white porcelain collection – you’ll want it all. They make for the perfect update for your interior, this year.
And as top designers who regularly shop the collection demonstrate so well – nowhere is the universal appeal of blue and white more apparent than in Chinese porcelain. A couple of these pieces are ideal quick fixes for Spring. 
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