Wow! Talk about photos that pack a punch! When your subjects are as strong as the interiors (and chairs!) that feature in photographer Tobin Bennett's portfolio you better be as talented as Tobin obviously is or these fabulous spaces just won't cut it. A fabulous room only comes across as such if the photographer knows how to wrangle it. Great lighting, a true comprehension of colour, good composition and a big "sense" of the room. All are important. Lots of eye candy in Tobin's other portfolios too. View the food first then take the sport and fitness.
Designer Carey Maloney and architect Hermes Mallea are the Manhattan-based M (Group). For more than two decades they have been creating classic and chic homes, beautiful and elegant but with wit and charm. Perhaps my favourite room is the Moroccan-tiled, marble-countered kitchen. All those windows - swoon! The inside outside feel and that amazing garden just within picking distance - smitten! All this in a Manhattan apartment. (See more here.)
I really enjoyed the portfolio of photographer Emily Followill. "Concise, crisp and classic, she tells a story with beautiful, balanced photographs and a natural quality of light. Emily demonstrates a passion and an eye for simple beauty in the most complex settings." Her work has been published in magazines such as Veranda, Traditional Home and Better Homes and Gardens. It continues the pretty theme I seemed to have started yesterday.
From the smallest detail to the sophisticated final solution David Lawrence and his studio design homes that not only encapsulate the owner's style and passion but for all their elegance and luxury are just what they are supposed to be, a livable lovely home. The style is classic and intricate with great details but not loaded with frou frou and floss. Think sophisticated not showroom.