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John Lum Architecture

John Lum Architecture is a firm based in San Francisco located in a converted laundry machine factory (COOL!). Projects range from high-end commercial interiors and retail environments to new residential construction and remodels. Their work is can be characterized as timeless, distinctive and elegantly modern. Totally luxurious details make their portfolio exceptional.


Green with envy

Peggy, our blogging friend, emailed with a request. "I was wondering if you guys had any pictures of all green rooms? By that I mean the color green. I keep searching and only finding sustainable (I guess green is the adjective for this) rooms. I've only recently fell in love with orange, and even more recently fell in love with yellow. Green is a color I don't like much and don't use very often, so I wonder if there is a possibility I could fall in love with it to if I saw it in some beautiful rooms." Now how could you not already love green? I am a huge fan of bright green, like kelly green or chartreuse, and if the following photos don't change your mind Peggy, then you're hopeless...and Jo won't send you her charteuse dresser you've been begging for.

SunsetCarla Lane
Finola IngerHomes & Gardens
Minh WassBetter Homes and Gardens
Elle DecoArea Interior Design
Mary McDonaldAdrienne Labelle
Elle DecorApartment Therapy
Kemble InteriorsMet Home
New York MagazineZownir Locations
Living Etc.Sköna hem
House and GardenFawn Galli


Ellen Silverman

Once again I had one of those OMG moments when I first visited Ellen Silverman's website. What an amazingly talented photographer! What a beautiful portfolio! The lighting is so crisp and bright and her capture of white is lovely. Don't miss the other sections of her work particularly her food portfolio. Yummy!


Altius Architecture

Altius is a Toronto-based firm that specializes in residential design. I love featuring Canadian folks on the blog, and when I found this firm mentionned in a magazine spread from a few years back, I was pleased as punch to find a post-worthy portfolio on their website. It's modern, clean and warm with lots of wood and huge expanses of windows used throughout. Incredible attention to detail.


Reader's dilemma

Ami wrote in with a request. "I am trying to find photos of studies/home offices that incorporate old world maps. We’re trying to make our home office area into a old world study/library kinda like the ones with antiques maps, globes, big thick books…Indiana Jones-ish.Do you know where I can find such photos? I want to get some décor ideas."

Well Ami I trawled through our files and came up with some map ideas. Not all are home offices and some are definitely not Indiana Jones (OK some are far removed from hunky archaeologist characters) but all are full of ideas for displaying maps. I personally love maps used as wallpaper or framed between two pieces of glass or acrylic to let the wall colour show through. Beautifully arranged grid patterns are also stunning (hard work to measure up though). I've included a range of styles here for all you map lovers out there and as you can see not all are exactly maps but I thought botanicals, flags and astronomy charts could be included at a pinch. Take an idea from here mix it with a look from there and maybe a colour from over there. Now you're on your way!

Lauren Rubinstein Imagine this with map snippets!Mark Luscombe- Whyte
With maps! Steven GambrelRobin Bell
Vogue LivingAgain Steven Gambrel and again with maps
Antoine BootzRobin Bell
Ralph LaurenZoldan Interiors
Steven GambrelLocation Works
BombusYes even Martha Stewart
pedalpowerChez Larsson