Monday
Oct082012

Mill Valley classic

A cottage remodel in Mill Valley, California. Casually elegant with open plan living, a kitchen to die for and an entrance that welcomes and impresses. Colour brings the spaces to life. A wonderful transformation of a humble house into a welcoming family home. Residential Design by Heydt Designs, Interior Design by Benjamin Dhong and Matthew MacCaul Turner. Photography by David Duncan Livingston.

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Monday
Oct082012

Doherty Lynch

Contemporary Australian interior design at its best. A lofty statement but true. Part playful, part disciplined approach to spatial design. Pushing boundaries, appreciating the little details. Passion, creativity, enthusiasm, and freshness. Purity of design, an understanding of how people need a space to work, a love of materials and colour. Mardi Doherty and Fiona Lynch. Doherty Lynch. Bright, new Australian design. Inspiring.

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Sunday
Oct072012

Old and new 

As I've stated on this blog at least a dozen times, I love a space that is a combination of old and new. Modern blending with traditional. Opposing genres is unexpected and this tension really does it for me. The apartment below is a dream. Old world architecture that is to die for, mixed with rustic, classic and modern furnishings. The resulting juxtaposition is stunning. And OMG take a close look at the detail in the bedroom ceiling. (Via Le case di Elixìr)

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Saturday
Oct062012

Stalking on a Saturday

Happy weekend everyone! It is very hot here. Summer seems to have come early ... very early! Sitting upstairs at a computer dripping sweat onto the keyboard isn't my idea of fun. I would rather be downstairs in the cave like cool of my colonial brick house working on a new painting. It's like an old fashioned cold box down there. Cool in more ways than one :) I think this modern terrace house in Surry Hills, Sydney I found stalking might just be a cool place too. Wooden floors, walls that slide open nice and wide. If there is a breeze I bet it gets funneled through. And if it is still too hot then you would find me standing under a cold shower staring at the bright blue sky. Link here while it lasts.

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Friday
Oct052012

Big, bold lettering

Every now and then I mention my love for graphic elements in a space. Large letters (or numbers) is one such method of adding something bold and graphic to a room. Whether they be vintage from a marquee or new cut from wood I think it's a decor element that is fun and in your face. I've got some vintage gas station numbers I found on Etsy that I used in my bedroom (photo below) but I'd love something much bigger eventually. So here are some examples...

Freunde von Freunden

James Merrell

Lucyna Kolodziejska

Chris Court

Living Agency

Design*Sponge

Design*Sponge

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