Rove Concepts
Tuesday
Feb072012

A collector's paradise

I saw this home belonging to Greek collector Alketas Pazis on Yatzer and HAD to share. If I was fortunate enough to set foot in this home you'd very likely have to pick me up off the floor because I would have passed out from SHEER JOY AND BLISS. And then a couple of hours later after I had examined every single inch of this space you'd have to drag me out kicking and screaming. FAB U LOUS. 

Tuesday
Feb072012

An extraordinary chalet in the Alps

My brother-in-law Dave sent me a link to quite an extraordinary chalet the other day, located in the Alps and designed by Parisian designer and interior architect Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance. It's far from your average cozy, sheepskin-filled chalet and is modern as modern gets. This chalet attempts to be typical with plenty of timber walls but it stops there. And why not?

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Tuesday
Feb072012

Indoor outdoor

Real estate stalking in Paddington, Sydney. Indoor outdoor living with a casual vibe in this dual level apartment. Midcentury classics, comfy overstuffed couches. Views forever and an entertaining deck to make your friends jealous. Aussie style. Lifestyle and design style. Link here while it lasts.

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Tuesday
Feb072012

Trading it in for paradise

A land of the alternative, a land of the wealthy, a land of the stylish, a land of community, a land of contradictions. An almost mythical land. The green rolling hills that climb above the white beaches of Australia's most easterly point. Byron Bay and its hinterland. Paradise. And where better to drink in the nectar of the slightly alternative style gods than bryon view farm home of strangetrader owners Robert Schwamberg and Andrea Duff. Paradise in a weatherboard cottage available to rent. Feel like trading it all in for paradise?

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Monday
Feb062012

Monday's pets on furniture - part 2

If you'd like to send me photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow my basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it. And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send closeups of your pet!)

This is one of my sons, his name is Lotus.
- Paulo (Brazil)

This is Charlie Bang. He is half Cairn Terrier and half King Charles Cavilier Spainel ( for those who are interested.) He usually sits on the sofa proper, not the back, but that day he was introduced to the vacuum cleaner and was not amused. As he is only 8 months, i am sure he just needs a little time.
- Natasha (Copenhagen, DK)

Maxie on her couch.
- Surrey

I'm sending you a photo of our cat Cisza (which means 'Silence' in Polish - she used to be a very quiet kitten) sitting on her favourite dresser in our bedroom. 
- Marta (Warsaw)

Sumo likes to lounge on a leather ottoman that was purchased at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. She skirts the house rule forbidding cats on ikat on a technicality by finding a box of paperwork to lie in.
- Heather (Washington DC)

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