cultural connection.
by victoria comment


unique melbourne home featured in est magazine. / sfgirlbybay

this is simply a stunning home recently featured on EST magazine. it’s such an interesting connection of different cultures — the house is in melbourne, australia, but i feel like it’s got both a scandinavian and a very japanese vibe going on. a friend recently told me that the reason both scandinavian and japanese design have such a similar aesthetic of simplicity, clean lines, light natural wood and openness is due in fact to both countries’ history of a scarcity of resources, which then morphed into a philosophy of anti-consumerism creating the byproduct of an appreciation for a minimal aesthetic and functionality. it makes sense to me — and i think this home is a lovely example of that philosophy. designed by made by cohen, we’d have to ask susie cohen for certain, but regardless of any cultural reasons, the house is just light, airy and gorgeous. for the rest of this beautiful home tour, visit EST and for more projects with this inspiring aesthetic check out made by cohen.

light and airy kitchen in melbourne home via est magazine. / sfgirlbybay

light and airy living room decor via made by cohen. / sfgirlbybay

white built-in bookshelves with colorful decor by made by cohen / sfgirlbybay

light wood trimmed sliding glass living room doors / sfgirlbybay

bright and airy home decor via made by cohen featured in est magazine / sfgirlbybay

japanese meets scandinavian design via made by cohen. / sfgirlbybay

colorful and minimalist living room decor via made by cohen. / sfgirlbybay

light and airy made by cohen kitchen design / sfgirlbybay

weathered white wood backsplash and kitchen sink / sfgirlbybay

scandinavian kitchen accessories / sfgirlbybay

• photography by Shannon McGrath for EST.

11 responses to “cultural connection.”

  1. Such a gorgeous interior! Definitely Pinterest-worthy. I love spaces that are open and bright like this one, recently I’ve been finding a lot of inspiration through a mixture of Japanese and Scandinavian homes. Something about the style is so beautifully simple but with a touch of elegance and tradition.

    Hope your week has been great,
    Emma » Paris by Friday

  2. I can’t get over this space. I’ve been looking through the images and can’t seem to close out of the post! This is so up my alley – happy you shared!

    • Hi Pablo, it’s not mine, but I think they may have built-in cabinetry over the fridge. It’s kind of a trend I’ve been seeing to make them disappear!

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