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Friday
Jul292011

Swanwick Ranch

Swanwick Ranch is considered one of the finest luxury oceanfront estates in Canada; a residence that has been featured in professional architectural and design publications around the globe. It is a masterpiece of contemporary architecture that has received national architecture acclaim for design. Custom designed for it’s current owners, the residence is a perfect retreat for families seeking a refuge from the pulse of modern life. It is situated on a majestic 68-acre gently sloping oceanfront property in the rural community of Metchosin, British Columbia with over 1,400 feet of low-bank oceanfront.

One of the social aspects of the design of the home is the ability to interact between spaces quite readily, such that even though the home is very large there are opportunities via balconies and bridges and interconnected spaces to have moments of conversation or eye contact across very large distances, which bring occupants the feeling of being close together even though each may be in their own retreat space.

AH MAH GAWD

 

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Friday
Jul292011

Faded luxury

Thank goodness that week is over. I seem to find myself musing over holiday getaways on Fridays. I wonder why? I smell rose and musk, orange blossom and exotic spice. Water gurgles and staff whisper just out of earshot. There is  rhythmic music slowly pulsing somewhere in the riad but here in the salon it is cool and dark, peaceful but oh so decadent. From the rooftop terraces the view extends across the city to the Atlas Mountains. Perhaps it's time to sun like a cat by the pool. Life is just too difficult isn't it? Dar Darma in Marrakech via Welcome Beyond.

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Thursday
Jul282011

Something old, something new

I have another Shoot Factory location home in London for you all today. This time it's a wonderful juxtaposition of old and new. A stone house that looks to be about 200 years old filled with modern and mid century furnishings makes for an funky and eclectic space. Love the floors and retro trailer in the yard.

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Thursday
Jul282011

Tablescapes

Last month I mentioned in this post that Manvi was holding a tablescaping design camp at the Mitchel Gold + Bob Williams showroom in DC. Manvi gave us access to a bunch of photos that were snapped at the event. The results, both for formal and informal gatherings, are really beautiful and inspirational...especially for someone like me who has absolutely no clue how to decorate a table.

Thursday
Jul282011

Photographer crushing on Armelle Habib

Oh I love Armelle Habib's photos. Love. Clean and crisp. Bright and fresh. Pretty and precious without being "precious" if you know what I mean.  It is so easy to see her passion in her shots. I'm drawn to her details and how she focuses in on the quiet spot of a room. All may be chaos just out of shot but within her compositions all is calm, all is gentle. (It's not hard to see why I love the first few shots. They are of Melbourne stylist Heather Nette King's gorgeous home. Hey Heather!)

  

  

  

  

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