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Tuesday
Mar012011

Robert Bailey 

I came across the portfolio of Vancouver-based interior designer Robert Bailey when he sent an email a few weeks ago with a submission for a pets on furniture post (his entry is the second one here). I immediately took notice of his cool "boxy" shelving (ok maybe not immediately as I first totally fell in love with his French Bulldog). His timeless designs are modern and contemporary, perfect for funky downtown Vancouver lofts. And I HAVE to show my husband the built-in TV surrounded by storage - genius!

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Tuesday
Mar012011

A week of stalking - still Tuesday but we're in the city

Remember this home from a recent issue of Real Living magazine? The owner won their "win a stylist" competition ... although her home was pretty fab to begin with. Now it seems the owner is moving on and the Camperdown, Sydney home is for sale. Stalking turns up some interesting properties no? I must admit I'm a sucker for the pretty shots. Most times real estate photographs leave me a little cold. These ones make me want to move straight in. Love it!  Here while the link lasts.

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Tuesday
Mar012011

A week of stalking - Tuesday in the fields

I fantasise about a little house on the prairie .... oops I meant a little house in the fields seeing that we don't have prairie in Australia. A simple one room cabin, a fireplace, a veranda for the wonderful view. How about a BBQ kitchen, some comfy chairs and a luxurious bathtub for soaking and sunset watching? Oh how I'd love this little house in the fields. Just for weekends. I'd let you guys use it when I wasn't there. Trouble is I think I would want to live there all the time. Stalking tugs at the heart strings sometimes. Link here while it lasts.

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Monday
Feb282011

Clayton Street

***Pets on furniture posts will resume in a couple weeks when I return from holidays! - Kim

The other day my sister called me and said "OMG Kim, you have GOT to blog Lexie's house!!!". Lexie is a furniture designer and her husband is an architect (his firm is Mork-Ulnes Design) - which explains why her house is so freaking amazing. In 2006 his firm was responsible for extensive renovations of this 1896 Victorian home located in San Francisco, which features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and is just over 2600 sq ft. I absolutely adore every square inch of this home, from the architecture to the decor. And for those who may house hunting in the area, this home can be YOURS, as the family is moving to Norway in the summer. This has got to be one of the top 5 homes I've ever blogged. (MANY more photos after the jump).

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Monday
Feb282011

A week of stalking - Monday in the stables

Yes you read right. A week of stalking. Either I have too much time on my hands or the real estate market is picking up. ".... formerly the stables of a Wheel-Wright, this 120 year old building is now a totally unique, uber cool, private and enchanting home. Enter via a security gate, down a meandering path to a private and secluded walled garden. Upon entering the stables you are presented with high vaulted ceilings and exposed trusses, huge open plan living and dining with open fireplace, entire 1st floor master suite, 2nd double bedroom or study/library, separate dressing room, chef's kitchen with a massive 4 metre long American cherry wood bench and large master bathroom with elevated spa." Well that's what they say on the website and I always believe what I read when I'm real estate stalking. I just wish they hadn't stretched the photographs. It would be cool to live in a stable though wouldn't it? Link here while it lasts.

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