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Monday
Jul112011

Maurice Padovani

Sometimes I take a sharp breath and release it slowly and softly through my pursed lips as I'm web surfing. Sometimes I find a place that is so perfect for me that there are no words. Sometimes my dreams come to life and jump from my computer screen. Sometimes I find an interior designer that has "it". Maurice Padovani has looked inside my mind and teased out a house that ticks all my boxes without ever having met me. There is one problem though. He built it in Marseilles, France not Australia. I'd have thought if he could read my mind without ever having met me he could get that right too. Oh well I'll just have to move to the South of France. Life is tough ;)

P.S. For those who found the OSB (oriented strand board) a little overpowering in a previous post, here it is again only "whitewashed".

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Sunday
Jul102011

Chair porn

It's been ages since I've done a chair porn post. I have a chair fetish you see, and have a hard time not bringing home a cool chair every now and then. And because I'm feeling a bit guilty for not having blogged last Sunday and wanting to spend the evening with my husband off the computer for a change, I thought I'd just slap up some chair porn for your viewing pleasure. 

Elle Decoration (South Africa)
Design*Sponge
rue magazine
Sköna hem
Style At Home
Design*Sponge

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Saturday
Jul092011

The "nothing is happening with my house renovation" reading guide

Waiting, waiting, waiting. Nothing is happening on the reno front. My painter is delayed another 5 weeks. Lucky I'm a patient woman. (That sound you just heard was my husband choking with laughter.) I'm sure there is a chair to glue, a cupboard to strip, a painting to frame and a slipcover to sew but today is so beautiful and sunny I'm not going to lift a hammer, push a paintbrush or even dust a shelf. I'm taking me time. Perhaps some shopping in my favourite local shops? Maybe a bit of blog surfing? Bliss.

  

  

    

    

                       

            

  

  

  

Friday
Jul082011

House of Honey

Tamara Kaye-Honey is a Canadian now living in Los Angeles who, like many interior designers/decorators, started out in fashion. She's been in the business of interiors since 2003 and her eclectic designs are punchy, witty and dramatic. Tamara's work combines high and low, old and new pieces (love that!) to create modern spaces that are not so serious. I'm a big fan. (Check out House of Honey, her online shop stocked with to-die-for, must-have items!)

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Friday
Jul082011

Yann Deret

Finish the week just as it was started with beautiful pictures of inspiring rooms. Remember my post on KO Studio? The photographer of those golden delights is Yann Deret and of course I had to share more of his portfolio. There is a certain something, is there not, about his work? Elegant and refrained, simply seductive. Except when it is vibrant and fun! High end or low, moody and modern, white, bright and punchy, Yann Deret captures it all through his lens and presents us with the dream space.

  

  

  

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