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Thursday
May102012

R. Brad Knipstein part 2

From the neutral and muted of the last post to the rich and jewel like or crisp and modern here. More images from photographer R. Brad Knipstein. Lush and sumptuous. Clean and cool. It's almost like drowning in colour at times, at others like a drink of refreshing water . A beautiful portfolio.

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Thursday
May102012

R. Brad Knipstein part 1

White wash beauty. The home of stylist Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman captured through the lens of photographer R. Brad Knipstein. Ivory with whites, washed out with natural, old and new, always precious, always loved and brought to life by Rosy and beautifully conveyed by Brad. Portraits of treasures and landscapes of the well loved.

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Wednesday
May092012

Roger Davies, once more

I am clearly a huge fan of photographer Roger Davies (check out my previous posts here, here and here). I thought I'd treat you to yet another dose of his wonderful interior photos because I think you all deserve a little ray of sunshine today. Enjoy. :)

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Wednesday
May092012

Not your average builder display home

Anna of Ethos Interiors (based in North Queensland, Australia) and the blog my design ethos, wrote us recently about one of her projects: Builder's display homes in Townsville tend to be very safe and extremely contemporary with white tiles, glass tables and white leather furniture. The house is part of the builer's Beach House range (and is completely gorgeous) and although I was told to keep it neutral, I wanted to introduce Townsville to the idea of some different styles such as using timber and a mix of modern and vintage pieces. Although it's not too adventurous for the design world, it was considered very different for a display home here! The budget for furniture for an entire display home in Townsville is less than I would normally spend on one room for a client but I was still pretty happy with how it turned out. Happily, all the beautiful art was lent to me by a local art gallery, Studio 2, which was fantastic as it meant I didn’t have to use generic store bought art! It boggles my mind that builders think new homes need to be filled with modern, cold furniture to attract buyers. I think what Anna has done with this home is far warmer and more appealing. Photos by Naomi Abdilla

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Wednesday
May092012

Belle/Coco Republic Interior Designer of the Year 2012

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The Belle/Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2012 are fast approaching (Wednesday 16th May at Coco Republic) and we have a sneak peek at a selection of the finalists. Now in their second year, hundreds of entrants were judged by panel of industry leaders - including Editor in Chief Neale Whitaker and interior designers Kelly Hoppen - on the basis of originality, quality of execution and response to the brief. There was a noticeable trend towards eclecticism this year which Neale says is refreshing and inspiring, giving interiors greater depth, personality and soul. We'll be back next week with the winner but for now enjoy just a taste of the incredible interiors. Just click on the images to be taken to each designer's site.

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