Angela sent us an email with a dilemma that I'm hoping you all can help her with: "I have recently purchased a small red brick home that was built in 1930 - I love it and cannot wait to get my hands on it. Currently the house is red brick with a heinous John Deere Green trim that I am dying to paint but I have yet to stumble across some really great inspiration or references. It has natural shingles so there are technically three fields of area that need color, red brick being the majority. I love the idea of something slightly eccentric but still classy - like the grey house with the lime green door. I would appreciate if you could point me in the right direction." Having never had the opportunity to be able to paint the exterior of a house, I am sort of at a loss as to suggestions for Angela, which is why I thought I'd open it up to all of you. Her house is absolutely ADORABLE as you'll see below, so getting rid of the awful green will make a huge difference and make her home even more fantastic with great curb appeal. Leave your ideas in the comments!
Clever use of space with interesting storage solutions. Midcentury meets contemporary, modern urban with a clean lines. New York interior designer Robert Austin Gonzalez delivers rooms that scream stylish Big Apple apartment. I personally want the carved timber panel, a great counterpoint to the midcentury modern vibe. Clever TV solutions too. While your at his website you must check out his furniture collection particularly the Grace range. Sculptural pieces so sexy and sinuous. Yum!
Sigrid from Norway emailed with a reader request that I thought I'd tackle today, because it's an easy one. :) "I love library and rooms and walls full with bookshelves. I would be honoured if you could post some pictures of rooms and walls full with bookshelves." I would give anything to have a library, a room filled with floor to ceiling bookcases to fill with my ever-growing collection of shelter mags and books. I love to see how people cope with their own book and mag collections. Here are some rooms where large collections are easily stored away.
|Bill Kingston||Lili Abir Regen|
|Hus & Hem||Landström Arkitekter|
|John Barman||Eric Staudenmaier|
|Sköna Hem||Peter Frank|
|Coburn Architecture||Hus & Hem|
Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Whether a stunning space, the mundane and everyday or the down right weird, Belgian photographer Frederik Vercruysse has the touch. Images are spare but more revealing because of this. It's a minimalist approach. No tricks, no frou-frou just a winning shot every time. (Please interior design gods, if I'm good, can I please live in that first photo? Please?)