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Thursday
Dec242009

Stiff + Trevillion

It’s easy to see why Stiff + Trevillion are leading U.K. architects. Theirs is not a definable “style”. It’s modern, clean lined and addresses the connection between heritage and the future, preservation and everyday use. It’s about light and volume, the client’s needs and beautiful spaces. More than inspiring.

  

  

  

 

Wednesday
Dec232009

Leslie's home tour

We received an email the other day from a reader named Leslie that had me completely intrigued. "hi. i love your blog and i am also a design junkie. i live in a stone house from the 1930's and have designed it with a diverse mix of tribal, mid century modern, antiques, hand made objects, things i've collected from my travels. it all pulls together in an integrated rich mix of textures and objects...i do think it is a home you would appreciate and wondered if you wanted to see some sample photo's of some rooms?" Hells yeah I want to see!!! Mid-century and tribal is Jo's ultimate mix of styles and I love it as well. Leslie has such a wonderful collection of tribal pieces and ethnic furniture, and some fabulous teak pieces. Not to mention quite a stellar collection of rugs and mid-century chairs (and cute pooch) that had me gasping in delight. I love eclectic and this is for sure an eclectic mix. Thank you for sharing your home with us Leslie!!

  
  
  
  
  
  
  

Wednesday
Dec232009

Minimalist stalking

Could you do it? Could you live so minimally? I'm both fascinated and frightened by this recently renovated worker's cottage in Woollahra, Sydney that I stumbled across in my stalking. Such a beautiful and serene house but where do I put my things? Lots of storage I'm sure but could I have maybe just one or two (or in my case several dozen) retro vases? Stunning simplicity for sale here while the link lasts.

  

Tuesday
Dec222009

Mark Seeger's blood, sweat and tears

Today I'd like to share a reader's home that stemmed from the following email: "I'm an american living in Singapore. I moved here when I was 22, and I'm 30 now, so that's a few years. Rather than live the traditional 'expat lifestyle' of a condo and 42 inch LCD TV on the wall, I bought over a "per-war colonial house" (also known as a "Black & White House"). It had no floor and no roof when I took it over (abandoned for nearly a decade). I rebuilt it myself (in the hot sun!), and I'd love to share it with you! It may help others share inspiration about what can be done with old bricks ;) 
Mark Seeger & Huska (german shepherd)
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When I saw these photos I was shocked. THIS had no floor and roof??!! It's an incredible home that was obviously a labour of love. Thanks for sharing it with us Mark!

  
  
  
  
  
  

Tuesday
Dec222009

Sarah Spongberg

Today I'm featuring interior designer Sarah Spongberg. I was going to start my usual little word play describing her lovely portfolio when I realised that her website had already said it best ..."Simplicity, comfort, light and beauty are the bedrocks of her design approach. She looks for the unusual in ornament, luxury and comfort in personal spaces, and form and function in workspaces." Simply lovely traditional rooms combining Sarah's Southern roots and her New England surrounds. (Pardon the quality of some of the photos from Sarah's site but the rooms were just to gorgeous to leave out.)