Rove Concepts
Tuesday
Jun072016

A library to envy

My third floor 'loft' room, since we moved in, was a feral cat rescue sanctuary/junk room and continues to be so as other projects around the house take priority. When I came across this library/garage space I nearly had a stoke. What an amazing space to hang out, enjoy peace and quiet and read a book. I would even consider taking up yoga if I could do it with all that room to move and those views! By Ziegler Antonin Architecte.  

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Tuesday
Jun072016

Sensual simplicity

If my last post had you averting your eyes in horror perhaps something more monochromatic, more soothing is in order. If you prefer your colour limited to discrete pops and not as a rollicking riot then this home on the Rue St Sauveur, Paris may be more to your liking. Sensual sophistication tempered by rustic chic and artisan industrial by Patricia Miyamoto Architecture.

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Tuesday
Jun072016

Italian colour riot

I'm on a mission, a colour mission and the interwebs have taken me to La Minervetta Maison, a boutique hotel in Sorrento, Italy. With a decorating style not for the faint hearted it draws its inspiration from fishing villages and all things nautical, the Memphis movement and the whole 80s vibe. Fun and in your face it's the perfect spot for one piece swim suits, floaty kaftans, incredibly large floppy straw hats, platform espadrilles and enough gold jewellery to drown you in the crystal blue Mediterranean Sea. Part theatre and movie set, part Italian maximalism. But sadly my quest continues for the ultimate colour overload. As much as the hotel makes me want to whistle Neapolitan love songs there are still all those white walls.

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Monday
Jun062016

A dark apartment 

Black kitchen cabinets, black dining chairs, black backsplash, black/blue bedroom walls and cupboard, black tile bathroom....this Potts Point, Sydney apartment designed by architect and interior designer Tom Ferguson (TFAD) is dark and fabulous and not at all dreary. This moody space is subtly glamorous and there is not a white wall in sight! And I am in love with the bathroom, and that Cole & Son Nuvole Fornasetti mural. 

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Monday
Jun062016

Not quite white

Still on my mission to show that not every Swedish styled real estate listing is white on white Scandinavian boho. How about a touch of Granny chic? Not crocheted rugs and silk boho lampshades Granny chic. More traditional wallpaper, shaker style green kitchen and of course those fabulous kakelugnar. Yes there are still bare floors, rustic bleached furniture, mid century classics, an Ay Illuminate clone and a bedroom that doesn't conform to my anti-white scandi code but it's not cookie cutter. Unfortunately for us this lovely Stockholm 2 bed apartment is sold. Link here while it lasts.

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