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Saturday
Feb062016

Stalking leftovers

You know my mantra by now. I'm a fussy real estate stalker. Not quite right, bad photos, I need more photos please! Can't quite put my finger on it listings with something that has me nodding "yes". My first bunch of leftovers for the year is a mixed lot. Townhouses and terraces, old and new and old with new extensions. Even a warehouse that I'm sure I've feayured before in another incarnation. Click on the images to head to the listings. All via realestate.com.au.

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Friday
Feb052016

Maison nordique-boréale

Because my trip to Mexico is not for another 3 weeks. Because I hate winter more than anything else. Because I love featuring talented Canadians. This cabin in the woods in Sainte-Adèle, Québec was designed by Appareil Architecture and is a great distraction from the current weather here in Ottawa. This home is exactly what bringing the outside in is all about. A cabin that is simple and warm and functional. What a little dreamy oasis in the country. 

interior design: Julie Raymond - homeowner, landscaping+design: Fanie Quenneville, Véronique Genest, photos: Mathieu Laverdière

Friday
Feb052016

Happy midcentury

I have a fantastic makeover to share with you today sent in by the folks at Indiana-based Susan Yeley Interiors. Let me start right off the bat with some before photos. From totally boring.....

...to totally awesome with a midcentury vibe!! Here's the scoop: This small midcentury home south of campus has great bones but lacked vibrancy—a je ne sais quoi that the clients were searching to savoir once and for all. SYI worked with them to nail down a design direction and furniture plan, and they decided to invest in the big-impact items first: built-ins and lighting and a fresh paint job that included a beautiful deep blue-green line around the windows. The vintage rug was an Etsy score at an awesome price, but only after the client spent months scouring options and sources online that matched the vision and dimensions of the plan. A good year later, the West Elm sofa went on sale, so the client took advantage; some time after that, they painted the kitchen, created the drop zone / bench area, and rounded out the room with occasional tables and accessories. 

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Friday
Feb052016

It's all in black and white

The transformation of the rear of this Victorian-era terrace house in Sydney by Smart Design Studio is small but perfectly formed. A new kitchen and family area flow out to the courtyard, the crisp black and white interior bathed in light.

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Friday
Feb052016

Palomba Serafini Associati ‘ex frantoio’

Why am I not surprised? Where else would one of the world's leading design couples Ludovica Serafini and Roberto Palomba of Palomba Serafini Associati retreat to but a 17th century ex oil mill brimming with their own iconic pieces. Rustic sophistication at it's finest.

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