Rove Concepts
Friday
Jul272012

Ann Wolf

Ann Wolf is an interior designer based in Texas who is certainly not one dimensional. She has designed a Shaker-inspired farmhouse in Colorado, an Adirondack-style summer house in upstate New York, a mid-century modern in Houston, and a "Hollywood-Glam" pied-a-terre in Manhattan. Whatever the style, her spaces are always elegant yet practical, sophisticated yet whimsical yet. I'm not typically drawn to massive doses of pattern and colour, but she really knows how to mix it up and isn't afraid to be bold with colour combinations. I really admire that.

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Friday
Jul272012

Tom Blachford

They are modern and bright, fresh and pack a fruit tingle punch. Up to the minute and crisply contemporary. A perfect happy pill of inspiration. No, not the rooms (although they are very cool). The photos themselves. Crushing on Aussie photographer Tom Blachford.

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Thursday
Jul262012

Mini Moderns

Check out this funky mid-century modern abode in Camberwell, London that was featured in Heart Home, one of my favourite online magazines. It's the home of designers Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire of the shop Mini Moderns. It is SO FUN - mid century designed homes always make me smile. The patterns, colours and not-so-serious decor is so appealing. Love this!

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Thursday
Jul262012

Lofty living

I have been a huge fan of lofts for as long as I can remember (still dream about owning one someday) and I got my hands on some photos of a fabulous Vancouver loft designed by architect Omer Arbel (Jo featured an amazing home of his design here). Here are some details from Omer: The project consisted of a seismic upgrade and restoration of a heritage building in Vancouver's historic gastown district, and a loft interior design project. The loft is organized around a new courtyard open to above, inserted into the heritage fabric of the building, allowing light into the centre of the very deep plan. All other interior elements are rendered crisply using precisely machined elements, conceived to stand in strong contract to the rough heritage fabric of the existing shell. The massive amounts of exposed brick, the beamed cielings, concrete floors - it is breathtaking, and yet not at all cold. W O W.
Photography by the talented Martin Tessler (we showed him some love too here and here).

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Thursday
Jul262012

Stalking in the tree tops

High in the tree tops is a house of pavilions poised over Pittwater, north of Sydney. Clinging to the steep slope yet planted firming by poles it is almost like living in a tree house. Reach out and touch the branches if you can. Firmly grounding it all is a stone hearth for chillier times of the year but otherwise it is fold open the walls and be at one with nature. A stunning holiday home or a lucky full time tree change. Yes it is for sale. Want to pool resources and buy that pool with me? Our own little "cottage" at Cottage Point. Link here while it lasts.

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