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When white tile is right tile

"I'm Lucy from The Design Files in Melbourne... I am writing with a request for you guys... I am renovating my bathroom. It is on the small side and we're doing a complete makeover (ie new EVERYTHING!) as it's in a pretty bad state! We are also incorporating the laundry into the bathroom concealed behind cupboard doors. I need inspiration! Mainly I am torn when it comes to tiles - I am leaning towards dark charcoal tiles on the floor and white on the walls... but my partner says white is boring. I tend to agree but the room is small and I just feel it would brighten it up and make it feel bigger. Blah. I would love some inspiration if you have time to round up some images of contemporary bathrooms!!!" Lucy I thought I'd start with some white tile bathrooms, all small and contemporary, not always with dark floors but all very affordable and stylish. Give me a break though. It took me forever to find enough pictures. All my files are stuffed with colour! More of those in the future. Today it's all about white is right!

Lisa Cohen PhotographerWolveridge Architects
Modern LivingLuce Et Studio
Cossman DebruynHulya Kolabas Photography
James Shanks PhotographyStargo
Pappas MironLucinda Symons Photography


Miguel Flores Vianna

A little bit of eye candy courtesy of photographer extraordinaire, Miguel Flores Vianna.


I want to live here!

Fawn Galli has been named one of Domino's Top 10 Designers and when you see her Brooklyn apartment you can understand why. It's glam and enchanting and colourful and girly and all things exotic. I'm gushing over this one because I so want to live here. Whimsical and wonderful! Run to her website for so many more amazing rooms!


The epitome of good taste (70s that is)

Retro time again and this week I am flicking through the pages of a must have design book from the 70s. How to Decorate Without a Decorator, A Realistic Guide to Interior Design by Mary Gilliatt, Thames and Hudson, London, 1977. Even now it has the feel of a quality tome. Big glossy pages and pictures from the homes of the rich and famous. How could it be anything but the height of good taste if it was by one of London's leading decorators? This is just the first of many plundered, I mean scanned, forays into Mary's world. I draw your attention in particular to the what appears to be upholstered truck tire seating (eek!), the graphic dominoes (sigh!) and the salon standard wall mounted hair dryer above the world's grooviest chair (OMG!).


Flickr finds - vintage bedrooms