Rove Concepts
Wednesday
Jun272012

Beauty at the beach

ScavulloDesign created the interiors of this weekender just steps away from the water in Stinson beach, California. Large doors and windows bring the outside in while the sandy colour palette and blue accents of course give the coastal vibe but the interiors are in no way cliched. Casually elegant and family friendly, durable and darling from wicker to waterproof fabrics. Finally, accents throughout reflect the relaxed feel and include the family's collection of sea shells that they have found on the beach outside. What a lovely spot to get away to.

(Architect and owner Lewis W. Butler, of Butler Armsden Architects.)

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Tuesday
Jun262012

Nato Welton

In case you haven't gotten your fill of eye candy today or you've just got a really sweet tooth (HA), I thought Nato Welton's photography might satiate your appetite. Although his portfolio is so yummy it leaves me wanting more. 

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Tuesday
Jun262012

Gena Sigala

I came across the portfolio of interior stylist Gena Sigala recently and was mesmerized by her spaces. I am still a firm believer that stylists have the best job in the world. It's making a pretty space even prettier. Making it JUST RIGHT. *sigh* 

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Tuesday
Jun262012

OneByNine - Invader apartment

In Hong Kong, where space is at a premium, the OnebyNine studio architects took on the challenging brief to help design this 35 square meter apartment. Lukasz Wawrzenczyk and Ewa Koter, originally from Poland but now in Hong Kong, reworked the configuration, removed walls and created a more continuous space for living, sleeping and entertaining. As a quirky linking element, "Space Invaders" mosaics appear in several rooms. A small terrace with tropical plants is a perfect (and welcome) retreat from such a bustling, overcrowded city.

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Tuesday
Jun262012

La Bandita

"Ever wish you had a friend with a stylish house on a beautiful hillside in Tuscany, one who knows the best local restaurants, towns and vineyards? Well now you do."

With a tag line like that you know have found the perfect holiday getaway. La Bandita is the creation of music executive John Voigtmann who had the crazy idea of ditching the big city and the celebrities and with his wife restore a derelict Tuscan farmhouse. It's relaxed, comfortable, modern yet rustic, stylish and no fuss. Sheep wander past the perfect pool, views go on forever and I wouldn't be surprised if lunch continued on till dinner. Down a long bumpy road is a slice of Italian heaven. The best things in life are always off the beaten track.

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