Friday
Jul062012

Simple on a Friday

With all of the interiors I am exposed to because of this blog, many times I find myself really enjoying the simple, neutral spaces that are soothing to the eye. Like these photos of a Parisian apartment via Norwegian magazine Interiør Magasinet. (Photos by Mikkel Russel) 

Friday
Jul062012

Stalking in the UK

Jo isn't the only one who enjoys stalking real estate sites. Savills is a great resource for spectacular properties in the UK and abroad (Savills is HUGE. They have more than 200 offices and associates throughout the Americas, the UK, continental Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East). I came across two properties that caught my eye (so far, as I could spend hours on this site). This first one is seriously knocking my socks off. It's a 2,885 sq ft 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom apartment located in Fulham, London. I adore the layout of the living/dining/kitchen - how they all blend seamlessly and then OMG those windows and soaring beamed ceilings. I think it's a genius idea to have the kitchen cabinets continue into the living room. It would be awesome as a library if you didn't want open shelving and preferred a minimalist look, and then your books won't get dusty! (P.S. Note the to-die-for Douglas fir flooring). The designer furnishings in neutral colours are just the icing on the cake. I also must give a nod to the lowered ceilings in the media room (actually a mezzanine) - perfectly cosy. (Link here)

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Friday
Jul062012

The dark side of Melissa Collison

Deep, rich, sophisticated. The dark side of interior designer Melissa CollisonSwoon. Design and food and travel. A magic carpet ride of style and colour.

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Friday
Jul062012

The light side of Melissa Collison

Simple luxury and luxuriously simple. An eclectic mix of old and new whether casually elegant or out and out glam. Layers of texture and eras. Today's interior designer is Sydney-based Melissa Collison. But there was so much I loved about her portfolio I couldn't choose. What to do? I'm focussing here on the lighter side of Melissa's work. Oh don't get me wrong. I don't mean light weight. Oh no. There is nothing frothy and inconsequential about these rooms. The attention to detail, the mix of eras and the quality of finishes as well as the joy and creativity. These are happy rooms. Fresh and vibrant and young. But wait till you see Melissa's dark side.

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Thursday
Jul052012

From Lithuania

Back in January I blogged about a new e-magazine from Lithuania called Lamų slėnis (Llamas' Valley). The photography is spectacular, so I thought I'd do an encore and show you photos from one of their latest issues. (I just noticed they have a new issue out a couple days ago - might need to do another post!)

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