Thursday
Oct042012

Barefoot luxury

New from South African interior designer firm ANTONI ASSOCIATES. A family home in Pearl Valley Golf Estate located near Paarl, just 30 minutes away from Cape Town. With the initial house design by Gauteng based architect Gardiol Bergenthuin, the owners wanted the interior designers to create a modern family home with the emphasis on barefoot luxury. The boundary between interior and exterior is blurred with the house centred on a courtyard with reflective pond and natural finishes provide a foil to custom designed furniture. It's contemporary and clean lined with a casual luxury. Sophisticated yet tough enough for a young family.

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Wednesday
Oct032012

James Baigrie

Thought I'd stimulate the sense with some eye-catching interior photography once again, this time with a taste of the portfolio of California-based photographer James Baigrie

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Wednesday
Oct032012

An Icelandic beauty

I am so stoked to have devoured the latest issue of Home & Delicious, created by Iceland's powerhouse couple Gunnar Sverrisson (a photographer) and Halla Bára Gestsdóttir (a designer). I featured a couple of homes from their first issue here and here and I can't wait to show you one from issue #2 (there are so many incredible homes featured I had a hard time deciding one one to blog). Magical photos and beautiful spaces, as I have come to expect from my new favourite online shelter magazine. This home is a 36 m2 cabin on a lake, build in the 70's and moved from it's original to current location in the 90's, then extended and electricity added. The predominantly white/black/blue colour scheme and casual vibe is perfect for the rugged surroundings. 

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Wednesday
Oct032012

The bathing house

A beautiful bathing house constructed of natural larch on the shore of the Weißensee in Carintha in south central Austria. One room with everything for a relaxing day by the lake. A large jetty leads to a bathing platform reaching out over the water. The breeze is warm, the water ripples. I'll race you. Last one in is a rotten egg! Find out more here.

Wednesday
Oct032012

Colour crush

If colour is contagious then I'm in trouble. These fun rooms are infectious and fabulous. If you are starting to think all white scandi rooms are anaemic and washed out then a colour infusion is just what you might need. Spin the colour wheel and see where it lands. If interior designer Katie Rosenfeld has anything to do with it then it will always be a winner.

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