Rove Concepts
Friday
May042012

A home by Andrew Maynard

Melbourne-based architect Andrew Maynard is a genius when it comes to being innovative and maximizing the site he has to work with. This home blows me away. It's a renovation of an existing Victorian terrace home in inner city Melbourne. The owners requested a large flexible area suitable for entertaining. Flexible is what they got as this design blends the indoors with the outdoors and all the windows makes it such a bright and inviting home. Love the exposed brick which warms up the space and that tiny little pool is awesome! (P.S. Jo featured his work way back in '07.)

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Friday
May042012

Prue Ruscoe part 2

Couldn't contain my admiration for Prue Ruscoe's work to just one post. I had to overindulge in more fabulous photos. You too?

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Friday
May042012

Prue Ruscoe part 1

There are times when an artist's work reverberates with you. There is a gut reaction. An awareness that things are pretty darn good. Australian photographer Prue Ruscoe has long been a favourite of mine (as you can see here, here and here) so it was only natural to visit her work again after reviewing interior stylist's Shannon Fricke's new book How to Decorate last week. Shannon and Prue are a dynamic duo when it comes to interior features for magazines. And look what I found on Prue's rep's site. Gorgeous, inspiring, wonderful, shiny, happy, pretty little visual gifts for us all. The woman is a genius with a camera.

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Thursday
May032012

Another Mauricio Arruda home

Yesterday I featured a home designed by Maurício Arruda but I love his work so I could not stop at just one. Here's another I found in his portfolio. It's got a cool spiral staircase - I've always had a fascination with those. The humongous wall unit in the living room is a bit much for me (too overpowering) but I am smitten with everything else. 

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Thursday
May032012

Sarah Jane Nielsen

Sometimes the sensory overload that this blog can bring makes me crave some simple, neutral spaces. When I found the website of UK interior designer Sarah Jane Nielsen, I was very appreciative of her unpretentious, tranquil designs. Like these. 

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