Wednesday
Jul182012

Mark Egerstrom

I need a little dose of rustic in my decor - I appreciate the beauty of the outdoors and all things in nature. Earthy appeals to me. Mark Egerstrom's most definitively aesthetic appeals to me. He's all about rustic spaces and beautiful wood furniture.  

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Wednesday
Jul182012

Quentin Bacon (again)

A photo of a room can just be a photo of a room. Or it can be much more than that. Quentin Bacon's photographs are so much more. These photos are beautiful. Quentin takes an ordinary space and makes it beautiful. He makes you want to climb through the photo and ake yourself at home. Wonderful composition, light and depth of field. (Jo showed him some love a few years ago here). 

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Wednesday
Jul182012

Indulge me ...

... if you will. I have always wanted to find an old cottage, some place that hasn't changed in all the years it has stood. A time capsule. The simple life. A few spartan rooms stained with history, heavy with memories. A place like Railway Farm just outside of Malmsbury in Victoria. I have been real estate stalking and found a rough gem. This 3 room hut, let's face it it's hardly a cottage, was built around 1865. Slab and tin, brick floor, walls paper in old newspapers, hot in summer, cold in winter and wonderfully beautiful in its own way. A pioneer hut unchanged except for ever thickening coats of paint on ceilings and walls. 56 acres of land, a well, stone walls and no electricity. Perfect for weekend getaways for those who crave the rough luxe ... minus the luxe. Perhaps I can bring that along each weekend. Dreaming of how I would furnish it. Thank for indulging my daydream. Back to normal programming soon. Link here while it lasts.

Wednesday
Jul182012

Stalking a suburban resort

Want to get away from it all without leaving home? Ever craved a resort style oasis in your backyard? I think this Paddington, Sydney house might just be the answer. It feels like a tropical beach house only kilometers from the centre of Australia's biggest city. Free flowing open plan living spaces with great connection to the outdoors. Throw those doors open and welcome the sun. Cool off in the plunge pool meters from the living room. There is even a studio above the garage for your friends and family who want to check in for a break. Small space, big style. Link here while it lasts.

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Tuesday
Jul172012

Incorporated - part 2

This next home by Incorporated (called Sixteen Doors - guess why) caught my eye beause of the mid-century vibe and the simplicity of the structure. In such beautiful surroundings, anything more would have been completely unneccessary. Now THIS is a "cabin". It has confirmed my belief that long, rectangular homes are so basic yet the layout is really effective and I find this so very appealing. 

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