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Kitchen island or harvest table?

Angie wrote in yesterday looking for some inspiration for her kitchen reno:
"I am going to be renovating my 112 yr old home soon. Though the home, itself, is very traditional (10 ft ceilings, gorgeous casings and moldings, wood floors throughout) my personal tastes and decor tend toward a bit more modern. Problem: I am torn between the practicality, functionality and look of a large center island (I just love a dark brown island topped with narrow black and white marble). On the other hand, we lived in Europe for a while and I cannot get the images of old farm tables in the kitchens (surrounded by wooden and upholstered chairs) out of my head. I realize that there are advantages to both. However, I rarely see kitchens with an old farm table (in lieu of an island) in magazines these days. I know what I am getting if I go with the island, but would love to see images of old farm tables in modern kitchens. Help! And thanks!!!" I wrote back to tell her how much I ADORE a harvest table paired with modern chairs, which she loves too. I found some photos of both harvest(somewhat) tables in modern(ish) kitchens and some dark wood islands - but which to choose???!!!

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A little holiday shack

This is the stunning three bedroom penthouse at Netanya, a beachfront resort at Noosa just two hours north of Brisbane. With interiors deigned by Joan Moore of JDM Design this is the playground of the rich and famous. There's a rock and roll holiday excess to this apartment. I guess an interior has to work hard to compete with such a stunning view. $6.6 million AUD and this little holiday shack is yours. For now and probably forever I'll just lie on the beach to catch that view.


Dog on a chair...and an interview

Claudia of sofa blog emailed with a link to the cutest photo I've ever seen. It's one of my favourite chairs with one of my favourite dogs. Too cute for words, really. (Thx Claudia!)

And thanks to Shauntelle for posting this interview of me on her blog A Beautiful Abode.


SPI Design

SPI Design is the collaboration between Sarah Shetter and Alison Palevsky, who "share a design aesthetic that mixes the California lifestyle with both ancient and modern traditions". Love the use of rich timber furnishings and neutral palettes with fabulous bold artwork.


Katie Stassi

Texan designer Katie Stassi is another on Domino's Top 10 Designers 2008. Elegant and traditional but also minimalist with a modern edgy twist her interiors are fun and liveable . Her website has apologies that it's being updated. Hurry Katie we need to see more!

Images from Stassi Design