Reader request time! This one comes from Kristín: "My best friend just moved in to his new fab flat, and here's the best part: He's letting me decorate it! Ive been searching some picture for inspiration, and I was thinking something masculine in grey-blue colours. I still havn't found anything though, so I was hoping you might have some pictures?" I don't think masculine has to be blue and grey so I went through my stash and found some spaces (mostly living rooms and a couple bedrooms) that I personally think would generally appeal to the average guy, that aren't necessarily bathed in "manly" colours.
More hot Singapore design. We've focused on apartments before but there are a lucky few who possess that most valuable of quantities on this populous island state .... land no matter how small. These stunning conservation architecture homes are in Singapore's conservation zones. Many are shop houses but behind their immaculately preserved historical facades hide stunning modern homes where every square inch is devoted to living life well. All were designed by one of South-East Asia's leading architectural firms ONG&ONG. Beautiful, considerate of heritage and spatially clever! More after the jump.
I would love to go on and on about the photography of the talented Minneapolis-based Susan Gilmore but it's 8 pm here in Ottawa and 40 degrees celsius and I think my brain is melting and about to come pouring out of my ears, so all I'll say is this woman has shot some of the most gorgeous drool-on-my-laptop kitchens I've seen in a VERY long time.
When your house is tall and very narrow you need to think a little differently. Skinny has never looked so sexy (and I definitely don't mean whippet thin super models). I've been stalking in probably my favourite street in Australia, Brunswick St, Fitzroy and look what I found! Right in the heart of the action and that view! What would make it more perfect would be setting up a business downstairs and living above the shop. I've always had that dream. More after the jump.
I spotted this Spanish country home a while back on Nuevo Estilo and fell in love. I love the old world rustic charm of the structure and the slightly modern vibe of the interior. I am particularly drawn to the colour scheme and I find the global/ethnic style of decor soooo appealing. That is slowly becoming my new favourite give-me-heart-palpitations style - neutral colours and touches of global furnishings and fabrics. (Except my zebra rug would be FAUX!!!)