Modern timeless classic. So says the website of New York architect and interior designer Stephen Miller Siegal. Muted colours and unusual textures are trade marks but there is a lot to learn from the details here. A platter of beautifully aligned green apples mirrors a ficus in an otherwise neutral room. Texture enriches dark brooding rooms. Art work is massed in carefully curated groups. These rooms invoke salons and libraries and formal dining rooms. Modern timeless and classic.
I am so glad we've been getting some cat photos lately. Dubbed the "crazy cat lady", I was feeling a bit guilty for not plugging cats much. So thanks to Melissa of dsine&dsaster and Alyson for their contributions. The first is Melissa's photo of her rescued (from a Wal Mart parking lot) cat William (love the lamp!) and the others are Alyson's Persians Miles and Snickers. They're so cute I just want to squish them. I have a soft spot for Persians. One of my sisters has one that I rescued from the Humane Society a few years ago. Grumpiest cat on the planet. Love the little bastard. Anyhoo....here's their photos:
Mikkel Vang is a photographer who takes such stunning photos that they speak volumes. Like the first photo above. It's telling me to go out and find the cutest pink bed I can find. The one below it is so pretty, it's saying that draping a feather boa over something adds instant glam and girliness.
The Domino reader's home decorating contest had us all in a buzz. The winner has been announced and I'd thought the excitement was over for another year. But wait!! There's more. Domino have just announced a reader's choice award. Just pick your favourite among the runners-up. Of course we are gunning for Victoria and her oh so fabulous boho modern apartment in San Francisco. So start voting. You have between November 29th and December 14th. To see more of Victoria's amazing home as recently feature in Real Living click here.
Art groupings - so graphic, dramatic, eye-catching, and makes such a statement especially when there is a similar subject matter. My new favourites are portraits and florals, particularly oil paintings. SO PRETTY. Here are some art groupings I found in my photo stash that I think work really well.
|Rinat Lavi||Jeff Andrews|
|Jay Jeffers||Åke E:son Lindman|