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Thursday
Jul282011

Tablescapes

Last month I mentioned in this post that Manvi was holding a tablescaping design camp at the Mitchel Gold + Bob Williams showroom in DC. Manvi gave us access to a bunch of photos that were snapped at the event. The results, both for formal and informal gatherings, are really beautiful and inspirational...especially for someone like me who has absolutely no clue how to decorate a table.

Thursday
Jul282011

Photographer crushing on Armelle Habib

Oh I love Armelle Habib's photos. Love. Clean and crisp. Bright and fresh. Pretty and precious without being "precious" if you know what I mean.  It is so easy to see her passion in her shots. I'm drawn to her details and how she focuses in on the quiet spot of a room. All may be chaos just out of shot but within her compositions all is calm, all is gentle. (It's not hard to see why I love the first few shots. They are of Melbourne stylist Heather Nette King's gorgeous home. Hey Heather!)

  

  

  

  

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Wednesday
Jul272011

Reader's home - Javier's holiday home in Spain

Back in May of last year I blogged the Spanish home of interior designer and artist Javier Requejo. To my delight he emailed the other day with photos of his holiday home in Ourense, 15 minutes outside Galacia, Spain (where his primary residence is). It has the same rustic charm as his other home but this one is filled with even more of Javier's creativity and colour. And he even has some pets strategically placed in a couple of the following photos which always does it for me.

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Wednesday
Jul272011

Stalking a hair salon?

I'll real estate stalk anything it seems. Like this Windsor, Melbourne terrace house. Perusing the photos I thought yes like the chandelier, celadon vases are certainly spectacular if not a little large (I'd be petrified I'd knock them over), blanc de chine on the mantle is lovely. Why is the chair facing a mirror? Is that make-up on a console? Strange bottles to have in the kitchen window. Light bulb moment when I read the accompanying text. Terrace for sale currently leased as a hair salon. Stylish indeed and just a little special, like a private boudoir. I'd love to see the courtyard in full summer bloom. I'm sure it would be lush with greenery. Link here while it lasts.

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Wednesday
Jul272011

Pure and General

When I was in Sydney last week there was one place I just had to visit, one store that has been calling me like a siren ever since I heard its name. Pure and General, a wonderland of an emporium in Potts Point. Owner Linda Gregoriou and manager Cassie Karinsky made me feel welcome and shared the stories behind their beautifully curated wares sourced from exotic locales around the world. These women share a passion and it shows. Although I had seen shots of the space as a whole nothing prepared me for the beauty in the detail. Everywhere I looked there was something exquisite, something I soooo wanted. My little point and shoot camera just can't do this store justice. If you are ever in Sydney this jewel of a shop is a must visit.

Pure and General is at 114 Brougham St, Potts Point, NSW 2010.

  

  

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