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Friday
Jun102011

Barcelona home ... a tapas of a taste

Welcome to the lovely home of the Barcelona based design duo Australian digital artist George Angles and Spanish painter and designer Blanca Cases. Just a tantalising peek but after the jump you can take a wander through their Barcelona shop Lu Ink where Blanca says "we make the things that we love: paintings, cushions, trays, assorted things made of and on wood, textiles and lots of other cool things for the house." Perhaps if we ask really, really nicely Blanca and George will send us more photos of their house ;)

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Thursday
Jun092011

Gilles Trillard

It's been quite a week so far filled with small, irritating events that have left me a little...crusty. So today I would like to simply feature some fantabulous photos, and lose myself in their beauty. The photographer du jour, Gilles Trillard, is based in Paris and has worked for magazines such as Elle-Décoration, Côté-Sud and Campagne Décoration. Most notably he has shot Jonathan Adler's home (you can easily spot some of the photos below).

  

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Thursday
Jun092011

Jarlath Mellett

Fresh, modern and fun. Beautiful rooms to unwind in, dine in, chat with friends, curl up with a book, entertain and live large in. Relaxed yet casually elegant. From city pads to family homes ... wonderful interiors by Jarlath Mellett.

  

  

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Wednesday
Jun082011

A reno and deco in Perth 

Nelly of Twinkle & Whistle just completed the renovation and decoration of a typical 80s brick house in Perth, Australia (meaning it lacked character and had small pokey rooms), and wanted to share it with our readers. Here is a bit about the project from Nelly:
The owners - the beautiful photographer Jasmin Castillo of Lush Photography and her husband-to-be Mark - were craving for a house that will be as vibrant and funky and colourful as themselves. They had a billion ideas and didn't know where to start or what would really work for them and for their space. They were also on a tiny tiny budget. So they called me to the rescue. We discussed their requirements and lifestyle and wishes, I prepared a few moodboards to share my vision of the place, they loved it and off we went!
The renos were made very gradually, with Mark tackling lots of the work himself on his days off (sometimes with the assistance of a few handy friends too). This left me enough time to source most furniture and accessories, in Australia and abroad, and to make quite a few bargains. During this process, Mark and Jasmin also welcomed a gorgeous little girl, Matilda, into their home... and I was asked to turn their packed storage room into a practical nursery.
I think Nelly did a fabulous job with this little home on an even littler budget. It is warm and inviting, contemporary and comfortable, and completely liveable. I love it all - from the dark walls of the entrance and office for a bit of drama, the calming neutrals of the living room, the modern bathroom with a glass partition instead of a typical shower curtain and the lime green kitchen backsplash. You rock Nelly!
(Photos by Heather Robbins of Red Images Fine Photography)

  

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Wednesday
Jun082011

My new flor carpet tiles

Ever since I first heard about the carpet company Flor I was floored. LOL Such a genius idea - to sell carpet by the tile instead of a whole rug. This means you can create a rug of whatever size you want and arrange the patterns/colours however you wish - and have the ability to change it up over time when you become bored with it. Not only that I have 7 cats who love to barf on carpets so this way if a particularly nasty incident arises I can replace a ruined tile with a new one instead of having to replace an entire rug. I had been wanting to get my hands on some Flor tiles for quite some time and was super excited to have the chance to pick out a sample of 12 tiles. I chose the Askania tiles in grey from their new Floresse line, which is made of 100% natural wool. OMG the wool is incredible...it's so comfortable and will be nice and warm in the winter months. The pattern turned out to be really cool and I opted to make a 5'x7' rug in my living room while alternating the pattern. LOVE!!

Some other points to note: Flor ships to Canada (YAY!!), the backing is rubbery so they stay pretty much in place (you get some stickers that help with that too, although I opted not to use them because my floors are painted wood ***UPDATE: my bad - I assumed the stickers were double-sided) and you don't need those annoying carpet pads. Oh - and when you're done with your tiles you can send them back to Flor and they will guarantee they won't end up in a landfill. (P.S. I plan to use these tiles or buy others to cut and line shelving I want to install for the cats to hang out on).