High style and high drama join forces to give a look that is high end. Australian interior designer Greg Natale has established himself as the leading exponent in this country of what one could call Hollywood Regency but with an Australian twist. What results, especially in this recent residential project, is the elevation of everyday living to something glamorous, something just a little more special, something with just a touch of the unexpected.
Things are a little more chaotic than usual here at Casa di Kim, as I have taken on another cat challenge and I have one of my strays locked in my upstairs bathroom waiting to go to the vets. (Fingers crossed, as his infected eyes may not be fixable). Anyway, the photography skills of Ngoc Minh Ngo are so fantastic there's not really much to say except WOW, and more seen in this earlier post here.
And this is one of my favourite photos ...ever. (and Jo's).
More Swedish love on Desire to Inspire? Are Kim and Jo secretly Swedish? No we just can't help being inspired by the look and feel, the vibe, the whole way of life that is embodied in Scandinavian design. Today it's time to introduce set and prop designer and stylist Tina Törnquist. Whether white and modern or floral and just a little shabby Tina can deliver the look. Love it!
I stumbled upon yet another photographer's website that has me wishing I had more time to devote to photography. David Prince's portfolio is full of beautifully shot interiors and still life, and I really admire his creativity at composition - his angles create so much depth and intrigue. Gorgeous. Here's a small sample.
Newly opened Kaffeverket (Swedish for The Coffee Works) takes traditional Swedish design and gives it a couple of modern twists. Mikael Abbhagen from design and retail concept agency A-B-D sent us these pictures. “It’s a play with contrasts of materials. From the roughness of Swedish limestone on the counter and tables, to the softness of the velvet drapes and the more modern feeling of bronzed glass and brass walls.” Inspired by the building that dates back to 1905 and wanting to play with classical Swedish colours and materials in order to create a modern design, fellow designer Fredrik Bengtsson added that they wanted to create a modern design with a clear heritage. Certainly gives the big franchises something to aim for. Mine's a Ristretto thanks!