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  • Writer's pictureJames Treble

Looking Around

Whether I go for a walk around my home or travel to a different city, I can't help but look at houses, they may be small, or tall, luxurious or humble, but they all have a story to tell of who lives there, and of course, who designed them! I try to understand what makes the streetscape work, I take pictures and try to figure out what I like and what I don't - and why. House after house, I learn the possibilities.

James Adelaide in Adelaide

all images in this page by James Treble in Adelaide, SA

Check out these pics I’ve just taken whilst walking the streets of Adelaide over the past few days! I was already familiar with these distinct stone facades, providing so much character they are truly unique to the ‘City of Churches’, and as is often the way, obviously a sign of the materials most available in the area.

One storey houses ...

Two storeys houses ...

Then I check out the details, the finishes, the materials. What often tickles your attention is probably what you'd like to add to your own home, or a job for a client ... or, once again, simply adding to your knowledge of architectural and decorative options, which for me, I store away for when it's needed!

all images in this page by James Treble in Adelaide, SA

I think it’s so important to look around, to search and discover new architectural possibilities and gain insights into new & old aesthetic trends ... for me it’s simple, as I love my job, every holiday, every trip, every walk is a continuous source of excitement. Tomorrow I'll be in Melbourne ... more discoveries and more learning.

"Anything could be a source of inspiration [to him] a flower bed, an architectural shape, the engraving on a piece of furniture, the floor of a church..." Patrizia Cucco, his P.A., about Gianni Versace.

James Treble is an ambassador for Planet Ark and firmly believes in sensible purchasing, recycling and creative re-purposing. James has decades of accumulated experience in the Building Industry, Real Estate and Interior Design and regularly shares his knowledge and experience in adding value to homes through clever design & styling. Watch his free videos on YouTube, and follow him on Facebook and Instagram for more free information.


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