May 27, 2011

When Simple is Best...

A sculptural black + white box, 
set amongst the gum trees,
was designed to focus on the garden,
in this extension to an old cottage.
Would you like a splash of orange 
with your black and white box?
This is the work of
Sydney architect Christopher Polly.
It's so simple
And yet, the simple designs 
are often the hardest to achieve.
It's all about getting 
the proportions
just right.
It's a narrow space, 
but the spectacular ceiling height 
makes it feel open and full of light.
While the emphasis is all about the garden

Neat, and simple. 
It just works

Images: Haines House by Christopher Polly 


  1. I love the simplicity and clean lines of this delightful cottage!
    The real bonus is the pop of orange colour on the wall. I always love to use orange in my designs.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment ... and yes the roses are from my garden.
    Have a super weekend.

  2. You know just how to make a girl smile on a cold Friday night. The fire's on .. the kids are soon off to bed - and now you present me with this particularly perfect home to drool over. Thanks Virginia.

    Have a great weekend (-:

  3. simple sure works here! have a lovely day, virginia..xx meenal

  4. loving the simple. that kitchen is great!

  5. What a wonderful space. I couldn't help but admire the spare functionality of the kitchen :-). I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy the coming weekend. Blessings...Mary

  6. I really agree, somehow this isn't cold at all but super welcoming! I would be so happy to be here and step out into the garden with a glass of wine in hand!



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