Displaying posts from March, 2017

A Park Avenue loft

Posted on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 by midcenturyjo

I am a big fan of New York City-based interior design firm The New Design Project and was stoked to hear from them about this new project. This absolutely stunning loft is a dream and furnished impeccably, including a collection of lighting that is to die for. Fresh and serene, this is a Park Avenue loft with a decidedly downtown feel. The space is refined and elegant but modern and relaxed. Sculptural lighting, such as the Lariat 3 by Apparatus Studio and String Light by Michael Anastassiades, adds drama and emphasizes the high ceilings, whilst oversized artwork and bold textiles, such as the Diego rug by Eskayel, add color and depth.  Iconic mid-century pieces inspired by the designs of Hans Wegner, Poul Kjaerholm and Eero Saarinen, are paired with more contemporary custom millwork, such as the black and brass floating wall shelves, floating upholstered bench, and marble and black oak nightstands.  A curated collection of accessories in a mix of sizes, shapes and materials, completes the scheme. 


(more of their work can be found here, here and here)

Main Street Oriental Rugs is having a sale!

Posted on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 by KiM


Happy Friday folks! I am always on the hunt for great bargains and I am a sucker for rugs. I use them in every room in my house (I just did a quick mental check and I really do have at least 1 in every room) as it is my favourite way to add warmth, texture and colour to a space. I am here to share the news that Main Street Oriental Rugs is currently offering closeout prices on their handmade, 100% natural wool Tibetan & Nepalese area rugs. WOOT!!! They also have some new arrivals of hand-knotted, 100% natural wool vintage Persian Heriz rugs. I highly advise you go check them out and score yourself a sweet deal on a new rug. Here are some samples of the Tibetan and Nepalese rugs on super sale right now (I absolutely adore the first one)…

And here are some of the vintage Persian Heriz rugs…

With a storefront in Ellicott City, Maryland, Main Street Oriental Rugs also have an online shop, an Etsy store and you can find them on Twitter and Instagram. They carry over 3,000 rugs – high quality, hand-knotted, 100% wool and/or silk, Persian, Oriental, and contemporary style. And depending on your preference they stock both vintage and new rugs. (They even offer cleaning, repair, and restoration services if you’re in the area). Now to get your creative juices flowing and get you thinking about how fabulous rugs are and where you might need your next new rug, I have some inspirational photos for you.

Elle Decoration UK

Architectural Digest Germany

Architectural Digest Germany

MilK Decoration


Architectural Digest Spain



This post is in partnership with Main Street Oriental Rugs. All opinions are my own.

Coldwater Canyon

Posted on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 by KiM

I think it’s fair to say I’m not a matchy matchy sort of girl. I like my new mixed with old, my high with some low, my family heirlooms with some secondhand shop find. I like my rooms to look like they have been collected over time not picked out in one go at a big box store. There should be a touch of quirk, loads of personality and of course they should be stylish but not forced. Which is why I love this Beverly Hills home by Hancock Design.

Rustic bathroom envy

Posted on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 by KiM

Always a fan of a well executed rustic space. And given that I have yet to renovate the world’s most annoying bathroom I am envious when I see things like outlets and counter space. This bathroom is dreamy. XOXO

Via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. Interior deisgn: The Design Atelier. Architect: Summerour & Associates

A bright Tudor Revival in Hancock Park, LA

Posted on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 by KiM

I wanted to share another project by interior designer Katherine Carter. This 1921, 8,500 sq ft Tudor Revivial in Hancock Park, LA was likely once dark and dreary and is now light-filled and modern yet it maintains some of the original historic details (now covered in white paint it appears). I would have loved seeing some before photos of this one.