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Thursday
Feb252010

While watching Olympic men's hockey last night...

(where Canadians kicked Russian ass I might add), I had to amuse myself in between goals so I painted my toenails for the first time since September-ish and was surfing the net a bit when I came across the site for French Canadian shelter mag Décormag, which I hadn't visited in some time. I was pleasantly surprised to find an eclectic and funky pad which is unlike the usual style of this magazine. It's the downtown Vancouver apartment of designers Chad Farquharson and Wayne McGill of We Live Like This Design and Styling. LOVE THIS.

Thursday
Feb252010

Helen Green

Reserved, stiff upper lip, conservative, carry on. Everything British. No try instead refined, elegant, modern with traditional references. London interior designer Helen Green creates spaces with a subtle luxury, establishment with a contemporary take. Careful though. She won't be boxed in by tradition.

Wednesday
Feb242010

Extreme gingerbread

As I promised yesterday, here is another project by Priscilla Glover and Ivan Spaller of Urban Nature Inc., thanks to Tammy, their realtor. This time it's a Victorian home built in 1890 that was moved from Marlin, Texas to the heart of Austin - which explains why Tammy calls it "extreme gingerbread". The entire home was restored and updated in just over a year, maintaining much of the classical architecture while adding modern touches. I'm completely smitten with the exterior. Who cares what the inside looks like - I'd be sold on it while pulling up out front. (See more photos here and check out more of their work here).

  
  

Wednesday
Feb242010

Stalking in Sweden (again)

I couldn't stay away. I just had to go stalking through Swedish real estate sites. From Alvhem Mäkleri & Interiör  - the look is almost their brand. White floors, cute accessories, the pop/splash/flash/dash and dollop of colour, a classic scandi piece or two and the obligatory pair of discarded fashionable shoes and dress on the hanger. The story that the styling tells lures you in. You want the lifestyle as much as the apartment. If you could you'd buy this home, live this life. Mission accomplished.

 

Tuesday
Feb232010

A church turned castle

Yes, that's right. How creative must someone be to convert a church into a castle? Tammy emailed us about this INSANE home in Austin, Texas that was the creation of her friends Priscilla Glover and Ivan Spaller of Urban Nature Inc. It was formerly a mission style church built in 1925, and Urban Nature Inc. decided to modernize it with a bit of rock and roll while keeping some old world touches. Talk about a party house! Tammy is their realtor and has since sold the church, but stay tuned tomorrow for another project of theirs just down the road (that is for sale last I heard).