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Thursday
Jan292009

Liz Levin


Eclectic modern mixing high end with more realistic pieces Liz Levin designs spaces that are all about her client's lifestyle and collections. It's about beauty and function while keeping it real. Inspiration for today's world. Plus who could resist that adorable kitty on the bed? I promise I had this post ready before Kim's kitty cats below. It's all about those curtains. Gorgeous!

Wednesday
Jan282009

Too cute to resist

We here at DTI occasionally post photos of cute animals on furniture - because we love animals, and we love furniture. I just received an email from Katrina who had this to say: "Here is something you might like. I foster kittens for my local rescue - the Anti-Cruelty Society. I was cleaning the kittens room and put them in our tiny little apartment bathroom to keep them away from the vacuum. This is where they decided they were most comfortable. Enjoy!" I think fostering animals in need is a selfless wonderful thing and I want to thank Katrina for opening her home to rescued kittens. And who says a sink isn't a piece of furniture? ;)

Wednesday
Jan282009

Tracey Overbeck Stead

Tracey Overbeck Stead is an interior designer based in Austin whose portfolio had me wowed from the first photo. "Tracey has drawn inspiration from the minimalism of High Modernism, the playful qualities of Japanese Pop-Art, and the timeless elegance of French Antiques". Lots of kitchens and bathrooms to make you salivate so beware.










Wednesday
Jan282009

Craving ...


... the patina of old wood, modern and white with vintage and found. Sleek kitchen comfort with minimalist bowls. Sooth the senses, feed the soul and pander to your collection craving. Stunning photos by Amanda McLauchlan.

Wednesday
Jan282009

Redo retro


Where oh where have the retro posts been? Simple answer - I ran out of retro books to plunder. I had to wait to the next big book fair to replenish my stocks. I got some goodies! I thought I'd start with everyone's favourite era. Not the stylish sixties or the fabulous seventies. No the much maligned eighties. Kelly Wearstler is on the bandwagon. Is it time to join? Remember the chunky pine? The stencilled furniture? The lace and patchwork and dried flowers and Tiffany lamps? Padded bedding of all types and grey, grey and more grey (with lashings of salmon pink)? Bedrooms are the best area to start. Somewhere soothing to rest your head. Today's book is Making the most of Bedrooms & Bathrooms, by Mary Gilliatt, Orbis Publishing, London,1983.