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Tuesday
Jul222008

Tobi Tobin


Tobi Tobin is quite a versatile interior designer. She can rock out a super-glam pad like the one she designed for fashion designer Randolph Duke (first group of photos below), or a beachy cottage retreat. "Tobi Tobin's innate sense of timeless style and bohemian chic couples perfectly with a dramatic fashion-fused vision and obsession with spatial balance, weight, and flow."

Tuesday
Jul222008

I am a stalker ... help me!


OK, OK I'll stop real estate stalking as soon as I share just one more house. Now this one I could move right into. LOVE the art and the sense of space. It's in Melbourne so it has a fabulous city going for it as well. If only my office looked like that first photo. Dreaming again I guess. Now back to designers, stylists and photographers.

Monday
Jul212008

Caroline Paterson


London-based Caroline Paterson's design style can be described as versatile and eclectic. Love her use of bold artwork and that bedroom above is to die for. What a perfect shade of yellow - it matches the blog perfectly. ;)






Monday
Jul212008

Take a piece off


Remember the fashion/accessory/jewellery maxim of removing one piece before you leave the house? It sprang to mind as I landed at these house while real estate stalking. Bold use of colour and interesting art. High end furniture and fabulous finishes. Is it just me though or does this house need to "take a few pieces off"? Perhaps it just highlights how a professional photographer could have us all swooning about this home while a real estate agent just needs to fit it all in. What do you think?

Monday
Jul212008

Retro vignettes


Something a little different this week. The David Hicks Book of Flower Arranging, Introduction by Julia Clements, Marshall Cavendish Publications, 1976. By this stage, according to the dust cover, David had written at least 5 of this style of little book on everything from decoration to "living with taste". A superstar of 60s and 70s design cashing in on his fame? Is nothing new? The book is full of not only lovely and often not so dated flower arrangements but also Hick's beautiful tablescapes. In the middle of winter here I am dreaming of spring!