Friday
Feb032012

A few quick DIYs

I was meandering around one of my favourite Swedish blogs, Annaleena's HEM, and came across a few simple and awesome DIY projects she's blogged lately that I had to share.

First, how about writing words on a wall using rope lighting...

Or a simple clothing rack using copper piping and some cable (this one actually comes from Ivania @ Love Aesthetics)

And last but not least, covering a vase with bubble wrap, for something a little unexpected.

Friday
Feb032012

Reader's home - Lucy's four walls and a roof

This reader's home belongs to Lucy, and here's what she had to say about it: We've been living in this house for 5 years. It had lots of, shall we say, 'deferred maintenance' when we moved in - all hidden under layers of cream paint. It's gone from being a vanilla ice-cream-colored box filled with IKEA furniture that we bought in a single weekend (long story - we moved from England and had to start from scratch) through the arrival of our two kids, countless variations of layout and wall color, to finally becoming a family home. I blogged about the process (and other design dilemmas) at fourwallsandaroof.comThe most newly remodelled part of the house is the kitchen, powder room, dining room and family room. Love the mid-century vibe in the newly done rooms. Great job Lucy! (Some photos by Chris Gaede)

 

  

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Friday
Feb032012

Stalking cute retro and courtyard

Just a quick couple of photos of a Balmain, Sydney home I found while real estate stalking today. Cute living room flowing to courtyard. Surely that's not a HD TV :) Do you think it was styled for sale (the bedroom in the listing is empty) or just savagely decluttered for the shots? For me add a bigger rug, more art, few more bits and bobs. Shazam! Feels like home. Link here while it lasts.

Friday
Feb032012

Location, location, location

 

Never mind the apartment. Look at the view! Seldom use OMG but OMG! OMG the view! I think if I could afford it I'd be hiring a top gun interior designer to help the inside sit sympathetically with the outside. Real estate stalking right on the shores of Sydney Harbour. Kiribilli to be exact. Do you think the bridge noise and pollution would turn you off? I say just pull those double glassed windows closed. Link here while it lasts.

Thursday
Feb022012

The Sanctuary

Cathy sent us an email the other day about a church conversion in her state of Seattle she thought we'd enjoy. She mentioned it has finally come on the market after a long and winding road including the first developer running out of money to finish the job. This former 'First Church of Christ, Scientist' is now 12 incredible modern condominiums. The website states: "Enjoy voluminous interiors boasting soaring ceilings up to 30 feet high and generously-scaled floor plans of 1,600 to more than 3,000 square feet of living space. Many homes include rooftop terraces... pricing from the low $500,000s to more than $1 million". Very cool! Below are 2 of these condos (a basic one and a not-so-basic one).

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