Scandi Farmhouse-Style Bedroom Redo | Apartment Therapy

There should be a word for that incredible feeling you get when you pull up ratty, old carpet and find gorgeous hardwood floors. That’s the first thing Kristin Brady did—and felt—in her guest room.

While “it obviously hadn’t been updated in a while,” Kristin says of the space, “this was such a beautiful room and got gorgeous afternoon sun, so we knew we wanted to make this a welcoming space for guests.”

To come up with a design for the room that would feel like a “peaceful sanctuary,” Kristin and her husband worked virtually with Marcie Reid from Design Sixty Five, creating a concept on a budget and selecting new items (such as the bed, mirror, and dresser) to complement what the couple already owned (like the bench, rug, and that absolute showstopper of a chandelier).

Throughout the design process, the couple tried to really think hard about

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A Modern Addition To A Heritage Home In Daylesford

Moloney Architects were recently brought on to design a modern extension to an 1863 house in Daylesford, Victoria (about 90 minutes north-west of Melbourne). 

Being located in the town’s central church district, the property was bound by height restrictions in order to protect the neighbourhood’s character. Moloney Architects embraced the challenges of this heritage requirement, leading to an outcome that ultimately improved the design. ‘By forcing us to keep the building low, we pursued a subtle form with a focus on materiality instead of the bold architectural statement,’ says Mick Moloney, director of Moloney Architects. 

The extension takes the form of a white brick pavilion with full-height steel windows, and creates a courtyard between the old and new structures. While distinctly contemporary, this new pavilion sits quietly in the landscape so as not to overwhelm the church architecture surrounding the home. Summer heat is controlled via a timber pergola on

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