Rove Concepts
Thursday
Jun282012

Still stalking

Hidden amongst the tree ferns and gum trees, up a winding stone path is a quaint one bed room weekender. Yarramie Cottage was built in the 1920s with views across the Great Mackerel Beach valley in the Pittwater area north of Sydney. A sandy beach 5 minutes walk away makes this cute little stone gem a perfect holiday escape especially in the hot Australian summers ... although I must admit I'd love to curl up near the fire in winter, far from the madding crowd. Wildlife, trail walks, beach, seclusion and a significant other. Sometimes real estate stalking takes you unexpected places. Love it. Link here while it lasts.

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Thursday
Jun282012

2kul Interior Design

Polish design is centre stage again. The creative scene in this country is hot hot hot at the moment. Case in point this stunning private home by 2kul Interior Design. mixes the right on trend black and white with layers of natural finishes, rough luxe and texture and revs it up a notch with an amazing industrial effect balustrading to the staircase. It's a clever mix of old and new and the perfect hard edged modern foil to a softened, almost shabby meets scandi vibe.

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Wednesday
Jun272012

z axis design

z axis design is an architecture firm based in Toronto that I recently discovered whose work is impressive. Their kitchens are gorgeous, their cabinetry is divine and I absolutely adore the front entrance that blends seamlessly with the outdoors - SO COOL! 

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Wednesday
Jun272012

Ashley Whittaker

New York City decorator Ashley Whittaker takes traditional decor to a whole new level. It's certainly a fresh, updated, version that has much more colour and pattern than you would expect. Spaces that must bring a smile to the homeowners' faces when they walk in each room, and make you want to sit down and hang out a while. While I gravitate towards more modern decor, I would be quite content spending time in any of these rooms.

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Wednesday
Jun272012

Stalking small and stylish in Sydney

Today I'm stalking a bijou terrace in Darlinghurst, Sydney. Elegant, refined and loaded with style. A perfect space for a single (or couple). I have my usual gripe with real estate shots. I want to see more and I want to see it better. This house reminded me how much I liked upholstered walls in a room. here it is a very traditional look but strangely I don't mind that at all although this room has me wondering if something has been removed. A daybed? Yes I'm fantasising about a small daybed, a bateau, a sleigh bed piled with pillows and using the space as a dressing room. Oh a desk. How about a desk? Link here while it lasts.

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