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Thursday
Dec082011

From dump to dream ... a complete renovation of a row house

They've done it again. Washington D.C. design duo Adams & Duke have taken an utter dive and created a dream home with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. There's even a lower level suite. Sonia first shared Adams & Duke's work back in August and it caused quite a sensation. Now the second project is complete. You won't believe the change after the jump. Yes you have to step warily through the before shots first but that only makes the afters even more spectacular. I would have run screaming from the original house. Hard work, good design and real estate savvy pay off big time.

The befores ...

A teaser to give you hope ...

Back to the horror ...

And now the afters ....

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Wednesday
Dec072011

More reasons to love Swedish design

1 - Swedes know how to work that famous Ikea Stockholm Rang rug (to hide an ugly tile floor)

2 - Swedes know how to highlight rug above with a cool large-scale graphic piece of art

3 - Swedes know how to work funky wallpapers in a dining room


4 - Swedes know how to create a rockin' display with an amazing collection of pottery (LOVE!!!!)

via Hus & Hem

Wednesday
Dec072011

Kathryn Chaplow

Kathryn Chaplow is an interior designer located in Grand Rapids, Michigan that I discovered a little while ago while surfing the net for people to blog about. Her take on interiors is fairly uncomplicated and understated but that is what makes it work for real people. Sometimes we need to take a break from all these grand designs and appreciate something a little more 'everyday'. And thanks to Kathryn's designs I have a new found love for the colour green.

 

  

  

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Wednesday
Dec072011

Copper coloured loveliness

I love nothing better in a kitchen than copper pots and pans hanging in all their glory. That and aged wood, scrubbed and loved. Wonder if the owner is a good chef? You'd expect so with such a wonderful collection. Lots of work to keep clean but oh so lovely. As is this photograph by Thibault Jeanson. So intimate and real.

Wednesday
Dec072011

Glamping in the snow

... in Les Giettes, Swiss Alps, Switzerland. Except I've heard that it has been the driest autumn in Switzerland since .... well I wasn't listening that closely ... and there is no snow. Tell me it isn't so! A girl from a subtropical land can dream of deep banks of snow though. And a girl who hates camping can dream of glamping with bathrooms and beds and hairdryers and heating and dinners provided. Whitepod. My kind of camping. Via Welcome Beyond.

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