Rove Concepts
Tuesday
Jul242012

Sunshine

A perfect backyard. Stylish and fun, contemporary and compact. Lush plantings and welcome shade, a playful pool spot for summer splashing. Eentertaining is covered ... and uncovered. Pure sunshine! By Sydney landscape design firm Secret Gardens.

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Monday
Jul232012

Monday's pets on furniture - part 2

If you'd like to send me photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow my 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. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet! Thanks!

This is my brother's sweet dog, Hank, on a loveseat that's been in our family since the 80s. It's a simple piece that's been reupholstered at least two times. Many dogs have enjoyed this loveseat.
- Amy

This is Teun on a designer chair. He loved me visiting as he got to do things he's normally not allowed - like climbing on the chair. I loved the chair and really wanted him to pose on it as their colours are very complementary. This image was shot in his very stylish home in the Netherlands (you should see his backgarden!).
- Nynke (Sheffield, England) 

Here are two instagram shots of mine and my roommate's rescues Oliver (little one, hers) and Harvey (larger one, mine). Most of my furniture comes from consignment finds or deeply discounted modern stores. I constructed my headboard from reclaimed wood that survived our old train station fire here in Panama City, FL. The mirror above the bed is a 150 year-old mirror that was given to me by a friend, and had been passed through her family for generations. Also, Harvey and Oliver are best best best friends.
- Desiree 

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Monday
Jul232012

Monday's pets on furniture - part 1

If you'd like to send me photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow my 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. Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet! Thanks!

His name is Anubis, and he's a long haired dachshund.  In this photo he is visiting my mother-in-laws house and loves it because she has a lot of beautiful chairs for him to feel like a tall dog on!
- Carissa

Here is Pearl (boxer bulldog cross), our beautiful rescue dog. We adopted her & she adopted the eames lounger, her favourite place to sleep! 
This Pearl's BFF Rocky (boxer). He is always sleeping on the furniture with his tongue hanging out!

- Beth & Vince (Oakville, On)

Although the quality of this photo could be better, it is of our beloved Bailey whom we were forced to say goodbye to last week. She loved to sneak into the guest room and make herself at home with the pillows for a snooze. We miss her dearly and the house is too empty without her.
- Meghan

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Monday
Jul232012

Secret garden

A secret garden by Secret Gardens. An inner city oasis. A haven from the hustle and bustle. Lush and stylish. Can you believe this is in Potts Point, Sydney? It's a hideaway, a respite, a little slice of heaven in the city.

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Monday
Jul232012

Dar Kawa

A few steps from the spice market in the Marrakech's medina is the home of stylist, art director and designer Valérie Barkowski. Dar Kawa, a riad overflowing with style and a timelessness. Authentic with a twist. A modern take on the historic. A perfect escape in an exotic locale.

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