Have you been to check out Matthew Mead's Christmas style?. Purples and lilacs and mercury glass. Scrubbed pine, real trees and scrumptious easy to make Christmas food. Kim and I are trying to be as un-Christmasy as possible but I'm failing badly. Lots of ideas, free downloads and don't forget to check out previous holiday ideas in his bonus section.
Kendall Wilkinson, based in San Francisco, is an interior designer with a penchant for antique furniture. She opened Threshold by Kendall Wilkinson, an antiques, home and lifestyle store that she travels to Paris, New York and Los Angeles several times a year searching for antiques and one-of-a-kind items for. Her finds are used throughout her designs and I imagine are coveted by each homeowner. The first 4 photos below are my favourite. They are of a master suite that is such a daringly colourful space that I am totally smitten. Now THAT is bold!
(Posted by Jo for Kim because she is soooo busy with her Christmas shopping after work :P)
My new house has a kitchen that is pretty cute but could use a HUGE facelift (if finances permit). Here's a photo of it (not the best but this is the only one I have right now).
There are alot of things in here that could go, like that island table thing in the center. I think that was built for the sole purpose to house the dishwasher. The window (you can see a little corner of it) is missing a pane of glass and a screen so it should be replaced, and with a smaller one so I can wrap the cabinets all the way around (it's really low). There's also a door to the yard after the island that doesn't need to be there. Plus, I want to open it to the living room. That being said, this post is another self-serving post. I have ALOT of kitchenware, but I am really excited at the prospect of no upper cabinets, and having rows of open shelving instead. I am not sure how feasible that is since this isn't a very big kitchen but it's a thought. So I dug through my photos and found some kitchens with open shelving, which has made my desire to eliminate the upper cabinets that much worse.
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|Lavish Locations||Deslon or Sherman Architects|
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|Bohl Architects||Living Etc.|
Kim and I are finding ourselves more and more drawn to the inspirational work of leading photographers. Joshua McHugh has a fabulous portfolio. His work has graced the pages of O Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Elle Decor, Domino and so many more. I love the framing of the shots and the amazing light. Extraordinary rooms captured from extraordinary angles by an extraordinary photographer.
Toronto photographer James Tse's portfolio is very familiar to me because he's shot some of my favourite spreads in Canadian House and Home magazine. The lighting is so stunning in his photos, I want to be in them sitting on some of those gorgeous chairs. Perhaps I should have called this post "chair porn".