mimou is a company with retailers in Sweden and Norway that carries accessories for the home (bedlinens, cushions, table linens, wallpaper, fabric) along with accessories to wear (necklaces, bags and shawls). They have a set of inspiration photos on their website that are so beautifully styled I had to feature some of favourites.
OK! OK! I know by now most of you have devoured every photo over at Airspace locations but..... I had to post one more. Oh this house is girly girl perfection. Confection without the calories. Don't you wish your significant other would let you drape the house in pink and damask? Better still don't you pine for the days when you were single and could do whatever you wanted to the bedroom?!
Robin emailed the other day looking for some colour inspiration: "I was wondering if you could dig up some photos of orange rooms. I painted my living room a clay orange to match a fabric I love and now I’ve lost the orange inspiration! Help!" I dug up some photos of spaces with orangey walls to hopefully help Robin finish her living room. Note: grey, white, taupe and chartreuse seems to be popular choices to use with orange.
As clean lined and modern as the spaces he captures, these shots by Brisbane photographer David Sanderson combine interesting angles and crops to provide the connection between inside and out, architecture and interior design. His pictures are simple, at times almost stark but they are honest in their interpretation of these minimalist spaces. Check out his personal work too. Great shots. As an aside it's fun recognising the local architects' work or commercial buildings I've been in. That last photo? The red cafe? It was actually a real estate office now gone. Sad. They made good coffee.
We're taking a peak inside Decorating and Design by Jacqueline Inchbald, Cassell and Company, London, 1971. Jacqueline was the founder and principal of the Inchbald School of Design and Fine Arts in London and an arbiter of taste for the time. Rooms from all the best designers including David Hicks are included in its pages. Unfortunately most are in black and white but those that are in colour shriek colour. Perhaps engraved glass panels surrounding your toilet and bidet is just the inspiration you have been looking for.