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Wednesday
Sep072011

Design*Sponge at Home

If there is one book I've been dying to get my hands on it's Grace Bonney's Design*Sponge at Home. Well the wait is over! It's finally here. This step-by-step guide will help you hone the skills to create your dream home. This is no "let"s admire the pretty pictures" book (although from these sneak peeks Grace has sent Desire to Inspire there is certainly lots of luscious room porn on offer. Just the way we like it).

Sneak peeks to DIY projects and basics, flower workshop to before & afters. It's all here and I'm so excited. You can find it on Booktopia (AUS),  Amazon.ca and Chapters/Indigo (Canada), Amazon.com (US), Amazon.co.uk (UK) or pop over to Design*Sponge. Congratulations to Grace and her team!

Wednesday
Sep072011

Maison Blanche

At the edge of the woods stands a small white house. A beautiful home with a single room the owners share with guests. A room, a bath, a terrace, a pool, a lovely home and the beautiful countryside around the town of Sint-Martens-Latem in Eastern Flanders, Belgium. Bliss. The perfect spot to hide away or base yourself for exploration. Sometimes a small bed and breakfast beats boutique and brash hotels any day. Maison Blanche.

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Tuesday
Sep062011

Dreamy colour palette

Tuesday
Sep062011

The best of both worlds

One minute I love modern...and the next minute I love rustic. Every now and then I come across a home that has both, but this home is pretty much the extreme of what is modern and rustic. It is located in Jaffa, Tel Aviv and from what Google translator told me, it is at least a century old and has been restored and modernized. I am taken with the juxtaposition of the stone arches with the polished concrete floors and sleek cabinetry and furnishings. (via Mimdap)

  

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Tuesday
Sep062011

The house at .... again

Yesterday's House at Hautefage divided opinion so I couldn't resist posting its sister property The House at Cannes.The creative force behind both houses is Jason MacLean of MacLean Interiors. (And silly me I only realised today that I had already blogged Jason's work back in 2008.) Once again MacLean juxtaposes the historical with the modern. It's a marriage of incongruities. Bright, modern colour, pattern and shapes sit uncompromisingly in a sun drenched pastel Mediterranean confection of a building. It's edgy, uncompromising and just a little rock star glam. Perfect for a Cannes getaway.

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