Laura Fulmine, a London-based interior stylist and design consultant and have just finished a project in a cafe in East London called Tina We Salute You and emailed us to share some details and photos. "The installation was to coincide with London Design Week. It was only supposed to stay for one week however, it has proved so popular, the lovely people at Tina's have agreed to keep it on for one more week! I wanted to do something small this year for Design Week and so approached this great cafe in East London who use their cafe as a part gallery, allowing artists to display their work for 6 weeks at a time. Instead of using the walls as a gallery I chose to do an interiors project and so painted all the cafe in South African wall murals." The colours and patterns are so much fun. I love how this turned out Laura! Thanks for giving us a peek!
We received a request for help recently from Oksana: "I'm struggling in decorating living area in my townhouse. Basically, my living room is a loft type/open space with the kitchen area at the end. I have a sofa (contemporary) and would like to buy a chair (or chairs) or something else that will provide more seating space, look interesting, and feel comfortable. I'd appreciate any ideas and suggestions." Photos of Oksana's space are below, and my suggestions are after the jump.
Federica recently sent us photos of her home in Italy so we could share them with our readers. It's beautiful with plenty of windows letting in natural light and was designed by her father Bruno Pogliani. Thank you Federica!
A couple of months ago we were asked to name just some of the blogs we are loving for the current issue of Inside Out magazine. Just 6 (but I pushed it to 7). How can we name just 6?!! It was torture picking just these few. I know Kim and I lurk on dozens of blogs each day. We usually divide the press questions on a geographical basis so the choice in this case was mine. If you want to read what I wrote and your eyes are as bad as mine you can see a larger size on my Flickr.
P.S. The new issue of Inside Out is a must have! One of the best.
I couldn't get enough of David Hicks' portfolio. Did you see yesterday's post? Elegant, luxurious and masculine. And these fabulous girly girly designs? Why it is the headquarters of Australia's ultra feminine fashion designer Alannah Hill ... by David. Feminine to the max but just as luxurious. If you think the head office is fab click over to Ms Hill's garden of delights website for so much more.