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Friday
Jul092010

It's all black or white ... stark stalking 

Sometimes it's either black or white. You either like it or you don't. It's either hard and cold and impersonal or it's clean and slick and modern. It's monumental or monstrosity. Sometimes it's also just a little grey. Although I couldn't move in and be truly happy there  are elements of this Melbourne home that I really like. The gardens, the concrete floors, the art, the space. Then the little voice in my head goes"nooooo ... not for me". Does it tick the boxes for you or do you want to close the door on it? I've been real estate stalking again. The link is here while it lasts.

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Thursday
Jul082010

Reader request - stair runners

This reader request comes from Melinda: "My partner and I are renovating our 130 year old semi in Sydney, he wants carpet on the stairs (because apparently I 'clunk'... which to be perfectly honest I do) and I want to stain the original timber. I'm thinking a stair runner may be the perfect compromise. I would be very much appreciative if you could dig into your amazing picture resources for stair runners." Here are some photos of inspirational stair runners for you Melinda, the first being my absolute favourite EVAH. (A bunch more are after the jump).

Bill Kingston

Frank Roop Amanda Martocchio
Lucyina Moodie Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
Country Living Kwinter & Company
House Beautiful New York Spaces Magazine
Living Etc. Steven Gambrel
House & Home Design*Sponge

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Thursday
Jul082010

Dream space

Welcome to the oh so chic showroom and offices of Julia Buckingham Edelmann of Buckingham ID in Chicago. When Julia sent over photos recently I was green with envy. Never mind working here I'd move in and call it home. I love the stark white industrial meets sophisticated urban living vibe. Please interior design gods grant me that chandelier, the sculptures, the lucite chairs, Julia's office and the conference table and chairs. Congratulations on a fabulous space Julia!

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Wednesday
Jul072010

Freunde von Freunden

A big thanks to reader Lilian for sending us the link to a German website which is going to be a new favourite regular stop of mine. It's called Freunde von Freunden and it's a spitting image of Todd Selby's The Selby, featuring glances into the homes and workspaces of creative people. I devoured the site and selected a bunch of photos that really intrigued me. Have a look (and more after the jump):

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Wednesday
Jul072010

Hector Sanchez

  

It's all about the light. I know we say it over and over but these pictures from the portfolio of photographer Hector Sanchez prove it. These are wonderful rooms that don't need the glare of the spotlight to shine. I think the blue undertones that Hector captures in his shots are beautiful. Cool and elegant. Speaking of cool and elegant how about that lounging nook in the bathroom! Indulgent. Don't miss the cool apartment with plenty of retro touches including globes and a clever wardrobe arrangement after the jump.

  

  

  

  

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