Thursday
Aug302012

Maison Estate

I've booked a table. The one outside under the tree. Food and wine and good company and a heavenly setting. The vineyard, the restaurant and tasting room in a converted farm cottage. Maison Estate at Franschhoek in the Valley of the Huguenots in South Africa. I don't think it can get any better.

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Thursday
Aug302012

Stalking old stone in Sydney

A tiny 1840 colonial terrace in Darlinghurst, Sydney. All that wonderful old sandstone. I just want to run my fingers across its rough hewn surface. My love of old houses continues and I always squeal when I find an old beauty when I'm real estate stalking. And the interiors? In my fantasy (there is always a story that I concoct about the unknown sellers) the house is cool bachelor pad. Rough hewn and a little retro with golden brown tones and an intriguing history. The house. I'm talking about the house. The bachelor? Hmmm...... Link here while it lasts.

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Wednesday
Aug292012

The Elegant Abode

I'm loving the portfolio of design firm The Elegant Abode (Ariana Villalta and Ali Vanderpool). Soft colours, comfortable and liveable spaces that just get better as time goes on. Perfect for a Wednesday afternoon. 

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Wednesday
Aug292012

To cook or to bathe

Jorge Rangel, an interior architect/designer in Barcelona, Spain sent along some photos of a project he just completed. It is a completely renovated 100m² apartment that Jorge designed in a black, white and gold colour palette. Several small rooms became one large living space....which even houses a large spa bathtub. Now as you'll see below, it's not your average location of a tub but hey, if you enjoy bathing and cooking, or enjoy bathing and watching someone cook for you, then this is the layout for you! (I do love the colour scheme, and the floors are fantastic, especially installed on a bit of a diagonal).

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Wednesday
Aug292012

Templeton

  

Young, edgy, now. Architect Emma Templeton and her design team at Templeton create beautiful, functional designs, exquisite in their simple beauty. Where Oz design is now and setting the bar high for design to come. Short listed for the 2012 IDEA awards in the single residence category Templeton is definitely making waves with their calm, contemporary spaces.

  

  

  

  

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