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Friday
Feb102012

Reader's home - Frances' gorgeous pad in Queens 

Back in '09 I blogged a project of New York based interior designer Frances Herrera. She recently sent along a new project (that I absolutely fell in love with) that is near and dear to her heart. 

This home is located in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. This project is my pride and joy as it's the home I share with my husband. When we purchased the apartment, it was in serious need of a makeover. Being a pre-war apartment, It has lots of charm and character along with lots of years of "wear and tear" and needed some updating. The renovation took  3 months which included replacing doors and moldings, sanding and custom staining floors, installing new ceiling lighting, painting and lots of other odds and ends. The overall result is a contemporary, serene environment, that feels peaceful, fresh and inspiring. It's a perfect neutral canvas where I can showcase my art, collected objects, and test out accessories and looks for my residential design projects.
My most favorite aspect of my home, which is the main reason why we purchased the space,  is the southern exposure which fills the apartment with beautiful light that is critical for me as an interior designer. I can never have a bad day in the space, it's my ultimate sanctuary!

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Friday
Feb102012

Stalking shimmers of blue

You may remember this shimmery bathroom with touches of opaline blue. The photo is by Petrina Tinslay. Today I was real estate stalking and look what I found. The home that contains said shimmery shower stall and all. It's in Woollahra darling.  A melange of arched windows, oak floors, rich but muted colour palettes and patterned restraint. Dark and discreetly gilded. Yet it turns its face to the light in lush sun trap courtyards and terraces. It's the home of a sybarite and who doesn't need luxury and pleasure after all? Want to buy? Link here while it lasts.

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Thursday
Feb092012

Simple and pretty

Enjoy some simple and pretty photos from the portfolio of Swedish photographer Celina Fällbom

Thursday
Feb092012

Gauvreau Design

I stumbled upon Montreal-based firm Gauvreau Design recently while doing some googling. They seem to specialize more in commercial projects than residential but I had to share, particularly the kitchen in the first few photos. I think it's brilliant how the stove and fridge are housed in their own built-in sections, and the lighting strip that runs into the hood fan. 

 

  

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Thursday
Feb092012

Now you see it now you don't

Clever custom joinery in this McMahon's Point, Sydney renovation and extension by architects Stanic Harding. A California Bungalow style home was given a modern take while retaining period features like the bay windows. The new addition respects the street appeal while not hiding its existence or pretending to be what it is not. A change of level in the small backyard provides an opportunity for decking and seating that will soften over time.

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