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Thursday
Jun162011

Golden dreams

  

From golden luxury to the rustic modern idyll. From brooding city apartments to moody desert hideaways. Textured luxury with clean lined modern aesthetic. Tribal nuances meld with big city sophistication. It's as delicious as the rich honey tones so often present in the work. It's French design firm Studio KO.

  

  

  

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Wednesday
Jun152011

C designs

Interior designer Craig Kettles of C designs can take a really crummy house and turn it into a comfortable and timeless space - there are before and afters on his website that are quite impressive. And his kitchens, with a bit of country charm, are fantastic (LOVE the industrial lighting he seems to use quite often).

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Wednesday
Jun152011

Heavenly light

Can't get enough of church conversions and this one is very special. A series of living spaces are positioned lightly within the historic building. Clean minimal lines allow the church's structure to shine. The light spilling in through the ornate stained glass windows splashes the sparse modern interiors with rich colours. Furnishings are almost monastic but be sure they are luxurious at the same time. The soaring ceilings, the stonework, the open space! Imagine cranking up the stereo in a place like this. Heavenly bliss. And just when you think you have entered the heavenly light the flesh is pampered in a daring, dark overindulgence of a bathroom. Sinful? Church conversion in Utrecht by Dutch architectural firm Zecc.

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Tuesday
Jun142011

Björn Wallander

Swedish born photographer Björn Wallander now lives in NYC with his dog Ella and has made quite a name for himself, having shot for several mags you all know and love(d) including Domino, Oprah, Dwell, Martha Stewart and Real Simple. I am completely and utterly smitten with his portfolio, which is full of photographs of spaces whose lightness and darkness and shadows are captured so perfectly....

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Tuesday
Jun142011

Red house

It may be Swedish white but it's red as well. Like a shiny apple just ready to be plucked from the tree. How adorable is this 1905 pilot's house in Smögen, Sweden. Ship's pilot obviously ;) Apparently this particular pilot had travelled to America and included gingerbread touches here and there that make it a little different from its fellow houses. Seaside haven. Tick. Historical house. Tick. Scandi white and painted wood. Tick. Relaxed lifestyle and something just a little bit different. Tick. Not just one but at least three ceramic stoves including a green kakelugnar that I need to fondle. And to top it off it's RED! Ticks all my boxes. Definitely immigrating to Sweden .... or at least visiting for the summer. For sale here. If only I could buy it!

  

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