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Thursday
Nov252010

Reader request - stone fireplace

Today's reader request comes from Jennifer: "I am in need of some help with my large stone fire place! Our fire place is the focal point of a fairly large room. It is freestanding and it is field stone that has been painted white. The room has rough wood beams and trim that has also been painted white (by previous owners). I am trying to put the room together. I'd like to see some images of furnishings in rooms that have large stone fireplaces. (I am trying to figure out what kind of furniture will go best with it.)" Below is a mix of all sorts of stone fireplaces because I could not find enough with field stone and I figured why not take this opportunity to showcase all kinds of stone. IMHO, if it's painted white I think you can pretty much go with anything. I vote for mid-century modern (see the Lili Abir Regen photo below), or a casual rustic vibe (like the Cdn H&H photo). Whatever you choose Jennifer, you're lucky that you have a fireplace. I had one in my last house and sooooo miss it.

Aidlin Darling Design Joe Schmelzer
Jonny Valiant Eric Piasecki
House of Pictures Jordi Canosa
Jennifer Worts Emily Summers
Canadian House & Home Francesco Bittichesu

Lili Abir Regen
Agnes Bourne

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Thursday
Nov252010

Deconstructing a black box

Toying with space. Deconstructing floors and walls and reconstructing a big communal space. Old facade and new internal configurations. Is it thinking outside the box? Floating and fusing and looking just a little like an Escher print. House and studio transformed by Zecc Architecten and Studio Rolf.fr in Rotterdam.

  

  

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Wednesday
Nov242010

A handmade home

Every once in a while I see a home featured on a website that makes me sit back and sigh in delight. This is one of those homes. My twin sister sent me the link to this home which I think is in Finland (since the site is) and is the home of a family of 5 where the mother creates beautiful knit objects and the father is a carpenter. I absolutely adore the rustic, natural, neutral and handmade vibe of this home. I think I'm going to save just about all of these photos in my inspiration folder. (More, including the gorgeous kitchen, after the jump).

  
  
  

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Wednesday
Nov242010

Andy Barnes

Sometimes I like the wabi sabi, the imperfect peeking out of a perfect room. Don't get me wrong I also love a well groomed space. In fact I'm always in awe that a room can be perfect even if it is just for the moment a photo is taken. I guess that means I'm drawn to all the images in photographer Andy Barnes' portfolio. The hint of peeling paint or the stylist's carefully crumpled and precisely tossed scrap of paper, the manicured living room.  Andy's work is about the everyday and the beauty found within.

  

  

  

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Tuesday
Nov232010

Antonia Hutt

Antonia Hutt is an Los Angeles based interior architect whose "understanding of the exceptional and her love for refinement" have attributed to her sophisticated and strong design aesthetic. her work is well known through publications in House Beautiful, In Style, Metropolitan Home and Elle decor to name a few. Here is a little peek into Antonia's world...(and there's another peek here from a post Jo did a few years ago).

  

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