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Dark green with envy

Green with envy that I can't own this gorgeous Malmö apartment and green with envy that it has escaped into the blogosphere already. Imagine my surprise when it turned up on my daily must read blog The Diversion Project this morning before I had pushed the publish button.  Jules we have good taste :) This is so what I would want for my own home and my mind is eased with my dark colour selections. Wood, white and dark. Delicious. Just wish my own place had such amazing floors and ceilings. A truly special apartment via Bolaget.

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Modern home tour

Maureen of The Inglenook Decor wanted to share with our readers some photos of a home that was featured in the Modern Home Tour in Austin. I love this house - the structure is incredible and the decor is (mostly) modern/mid-century of which I am forever a fan - and how cool that some walls are magnetic! (Photos by Andrew Chan)

P.S. Speaking of modern, 2Modern is having a giveaway NOW on Facebook to win this Blu Dot ottoman!



MidMod bungalow in the UK

Here's the first of 2 mid-century modern homes I will be sharing with you today. This one comes from David and Scott: We're a small creative agency in Berkshire living in a Mid Century bungalow on the development where Truffaut filmed 'Fahrenheit 451' back in 1966 - in fact, our bungalow is of the same design as the one in the film. Though the actual property from the film has been sadly 'renovated' beyond recognition, we've rescued ours from dilapidation and given it a fresh, modern, modernist feel having remodelled it both inside and out ourselves. The bungalow has been a 4 year labour of love — we live and work in it (using Bedroom 4 as our Studio) — it's a light-filled haven and we love it... but we've got itchy feet and would love to apply ourselves to another property and help it to shine as originally intended. We've created a microsite + a full booklet covering the history & provenance of the Development - 'the estate of the future that time forgot' - plus a full description of the property. The transformation is extraordinary. I freaking LOVE IT! It was so awful when they purchased it I had to include some before photos to show all their hard work.

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A versus B

Same town, same suburb, same style of building. Equal match? Time for a Paddington, Sydney real estate stalking smackdown. Please don't try this at home ;) In the red corner House A

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Monday's pets on furniture

If you'd like to send us photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow our basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it. And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet!)

This is Jasper, my newfie, in my apartment in New York City. She was feeling sick, so allowed on the loveseat for the day.
- Jen

This is Nell, our retired racing greyhound on Pottery Barn's Manhattan sofa. Above her is one of four original prints from 1891 issues of Harper's Weekly - proposed renderings of the Columbian Exposition, which was built the following year.
- Brad and Melissa (Evanston, IL)

Kitty follows me around the house, but especially loves when I work in my studio so she can get comfortable on my custom made peacock chair!  We adopted her three months ago from a rescue organization. When she is not laying on the chair watching me, she likes playing fetch with plastic drinking straws (for real) or pulling upholstery nails out of the furniture!
- Kate and Andries (Shanghai China)

This is Lucille, the queen of the house. She is seen here in the first 2 pictures on my mom's new bedding (a huge change from the last "pets on furniture" picture I had of Lucille) and then in my room yawning/hinting at me that she is no longer going to cooperate with the picture taking. Clearly we are (now) a household that doesn't shy away from colorful and dramatic bedspreads!
- Sarah (New York City)

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