I am addicted to real estate sites, I'm addicted to the Scandinavian look and I stalk Alvhem. This is what I have found on my latest visit. I think I have cracked their code though. Take a large Swedish apartment. Paint white, strip coverings from the floor, make sure the light is good, fill with fabulous furniture including an obligatory iconic chair or two, design a sexy kitchen, style with accessories from your own homewares store where everything is so covetable that it hurts, make sure your clothing props are hip, employ a talented photographer and sell sell sell.
David Carter is an interior designer based in London, and his portfolio has some of the most dramatic and theatrical designs I think I've ever seen. "The qualities that define a Carter interior are glamour, luxury and wit, but this is also combined with an uncompromising commitment to quality and a sharp eye for detail. He loves mixing old and new, and he is equally adept at conjuring up all the theatrical flamboyance of a Marie Antoinette-inspired boudoir as he is masterminding the muted machismo of a Bond-esque bachelor pad. He has designed DARK rooms which provide an entrancingly seductive sanctuary from the world, and LIGHT rooms which seem to dance with an ethereal other-worldliness. All share his bold romantic vision." I commend him on his fearlessness. Life is too short to live in a home filled with nothing but blah. Blah is for sissies.
It's warming up for our northern hemisphere readers so it's a perfect time for a little garden inspiration. Australian landscape design firm Greenart Gardens does just that. Wonderful outdoor rooms and gorgeous greenery. I don't think I'd want to come back inside with garden spaces like these.