Last week I received an adorable pet photo from James van der Velden, and his email included a link to his design firm called Bricks Amsterdam. I nearly fell off my chair when I took a peek at his portfolio. His style ROCKS. James calls it "timeless eclecticism". I love every bit of it - the neutral colour palette of black, brown, white and tan, the overscale furnishings and accessories, the industrial elements and use of linen. That right there is the recipe for great decor (IMHO). James kindly sent me tons of photos from 3 of his projects which I'll be sharing here today and tomorrow. This one is my favourite, and I believe it is James' own home - a penthouse apartment on the canals of Amsterdam. *SWOON*
A haven in the big city cannons. Shady and green outside, dark and cave like cool in. I loved this Fitzroy, Melbourne home when I first saw it in the September/October issue Inside Out. Found it again when I went back to drool over the portfolio of photographer James Greer (see my original post here). Love how he captured the light and shade, the dark against the vibrant green, the stylish and the edgy. Styling is by the incomparable Mr Jason Grant.
P.S. You must get your hands on the Christmas issue of Inside Out. Fabulous!
If you'd like to send us photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow our basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it. And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet!)
*** A huge thanks to all of you who answered my request for more pet entries for today. If some of you are wondering why your photos aren't included, I received so many I had to save some for next week.
My new handmade walnut bed from a wonderful Etsy artisan, against a chocolate wall (my first foray into bold color) and Minnie - my 19 year old geriatric kitty - in her Queen of the Hill mode. The old and the new, merging beautifully.
- Diane (San Diego)
...my dog in my rocket chair.
Riley on the purple chair that he is usually not allowed to be on
- Katie (San Francisco, CA)
Here is our giant Siberian cat Lucas on his favorite chair, where you can find him most of the time. He loves to relax.
- Naomi (Seattle, WA)