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Monday
Apr282008

Ben's showcase house bathroom

Well, it's good to be back blogging (although what I should really be doing is sleeping) and of course Jo didn't listen to me about not posting in my absence. OH WELL. She's not a very good listener. So I worked ALL weekend, and the next 3 weeks or so will be slightly less chaotic. It was so nice to finally have time to check my emails, and I found a lovely surprise when I opened Ben's email. It included some amazing photos...I'll let him explain:

"I am a new interior designer and have just completed my very first showcase house! I’d like to submit some photographs of a “faux bois bathroom” I just designed for this year’s San Francisco decorator showcase house. The inspiration was a trip through Sweden last summer where rooms were a dazzling mix of high and low end furniture. My goal was to create a very serene and ethereal space using a mix of styles --- traditional & modern, formal & rustic. It’s a mix that can be hard to achieve, but produces spectacular results with the right balance. The room meant to be elegant but restrained. Very appropriate to the way we live today!"

These photos are going in my inspiration file right away. I have 2 bathrooms to renovate and this fits me to a T. Thanks Ben!!! (Click on them for super-sized version)

I also found these equally incredible photos on his website. WOW.



Monday
Apr282008

Graham Atkins Hughes


Today's a day for featuring photographers and I love the portfolio of Graham Atkins Hughes. Great sense of colour and interesting angles and compositions make his work popular with magazine editors at the likes of Elle Deco, Wallpaper and Marie Claire. These shots focus you in on the product or the designer's work. Love the dark bedroom and who wouldn't want to soak in any of those tubs!

Images from Era Management

Monday
Apr282008

Ryan Benyi


Love the light in photographerRyan Benyi's work. I can feel the warmth of the air and imagine dust slowly wafting in the faint breeze. The shadows are cool and you know the sun is oh so bright outdoors. The rooms have a life instilled through his lens and they are real not pretentious at all. Speaking of real don't miss his wedding portfolio.

Monday
Apr282008

Shameless plug (again)

A couple of weeks ago I was squealing with delight when Victoria from sfgirlbybay featured her latest apartment incarnation. I love her style but was sooooooo happy when on closer inspection there was one of my chair prints. I love seeing my work in other people's homes and when it's one as wonderful as Victoria's well you can guess how I felt. Several emails later from people who had seen the link to my etsy store in the comments and I realised I was very low on chairs. Only know have I managed to paint a few new ones. So kudos to Victoria on her gorgeous home and a shameless plug from me ;)

Sunday
Apr272008

Modular Garden


Kim has a small rather bare backyard. We were only discussing the other day what to do with it now that summer has arrived. Normally on a Sunday Kim scours Flickr for inspiring finds and I thought I would do the same. After typing deck and garden into the search box I didn't have to go far to find all the inspiration I needed. I found modular.garden. Checking their profile I discovered that they are one of the UK's leading garden design companies. Not hard to see why. These are fabulous small space solutions with interesting hard landscaping and gorgeous plantings. With their designs the indoors and out meld seamlessly and "garden rooms" provide much needed extra space. Check out their website for cool before and after shots as well as plans for some of these gardens. I love Flickr finds don't you?

Images from modular.garden