Thursday
Sep062012

Gabriel Valdivieso

I was doing some googling for blog material the other day and ended up on the website of Brazilian interior designer Gabriel Valdivieso. Some of the spaces in his portfolio looked awfully familiar and I realized he is not only a photographer but a designer as well, responsible for the site Quarto & Sala (I've blogged a few times here, here, here and here). These photos are from his residential portfolio. Fairly simple designs but I love his sense of humour (ie. in his wallpaper selections - anatomy-type skeletons on a floral and retro flamingos).

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Thursday
Sep062012

Robin Stubbert

Through the lens of a camera a room comes to life on page and screen. No point and click can suffice to capture the beauty and personality of a well designed space though. It takes an eye and a gift to transport the viewer into the picture, to experience what a room is all about. We know it though as something else ... room porn. Gorgeous snaps that make us dream, lust and covet. Welcome to the portfolio of photographer Robin Stubbert.

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Thursday
Sep062012

Interior tailors

Original, creative, tailored, at times a little quirky. Soft furnishings are not often associated with these terms but then the work created by London-based Violet and George is not your average garden variety curtains and cushions. Their unique designs are born of their passion for textiles within interiors. Hairy goat ottomans, Spanish flamenco ruffle drapes, men's tailored eames chairs and sexy lampshades are just some of my favourites from their portfolio. And for something completely out of the box (and definitely not for everyone) what I can only describe as a carnivorous bunny powder room. Now that's quirky.

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Wednesday
Sep052012

Superbly subtle

I don't think I could live with this much white furniture (well, I could - but I would have to first get rid of the husband and cats), but OMG do I love this apartment designed by one of my favourites, Maison Hand. (See previous post of their work here)

Wednesday
Sep052012

Donald Lococo

Obviously Jo and I have a thing for beautifully decorated spaces. Throughout the life of this blog my attention has been drawn more and more towards the architecture of the homes we feature. Washington DC based architect Donald Lococo has definitively captured my attention with his thoughful and meticulously designed projects. You almost don't need furniture in these rooms - the craftsmanship and detail is gorgeous enough. 

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