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Friday
May212010

Rushing out the door ... will a stalking post do?

Friday has already finished for me. I'm 14 hours ahead of Kim. Sweet bliss to be finished with a working week and now I'm off to eat too much curry at a favourite local restaurant. Yum! So please excuse me if I just put together a quick stalking post. I'm still wandering the streets of Paddington in Sydney. Peering through virtual windows and daydreaming about how I'd rearrange things, a bit more colour here, a few more cushions there, change the rugs and art, more art. I do love the large blue artwork in the family dining room though and could easily live with that courtyard. Dream on girl! Go on ... what would you change? Is it perfect in its calmly elegant monotones or would you throw it all out and start again? More after the jump and link here while it lasts.

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Thursday
May202010

Reader request - closets

We recently received this request from reader Judy: "Hi! I'm moving into a new space with my boyfriend after the summer. We realized that the closet space was going to be an interesting dilemma to solve - and was hoping you could post some inspiring photos of other people's tasteful yet non-boring closet sharing solutions!". Now, this request was a bit tough as I don't have many closet photos in my stash, and then many are not exactly in keeping with this request but I figured I'd post whatever I could find as I am going through the exact same scenario at my house. Jeff is moving in this weekend and I have got to get the damn dressing room finished in time for both of us to be able to fit all of our clothes. Luckily I have a tiny bedroom (12' x 7') that is basically useless for any other purpose but to be a closet. The plan is to hang 2 rods on one end of the room and wall to wall shelves on the other. I'll buy some baskets for socks and unmentionables, and the rest can be folded or hung. But enough about my space - here are some closets I found that may or may not be useful non-boring solutions for Judy's new space. (The first one is my all-time favourite, and I've used it a few times already on the blog but I can't help it. It's perfect. And there are many more closets after the jump.)

Country Home

Canadian House & Home Lagerlings
Ulrika Ekblom Lori Dennis
Family Living Family Living
Sunset Better Homes & Gardens
Caitlin Moran House Beautiful
Country Living Country Living

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Thursday
May202010

Reader's home

Heide Lender lives in a fabulous San Francisco pad.  Love the white walls and wooden floors, the architectural features, the light ... love the light. I'd kill for her Beni Ouarain rugs and are they Togo sofas I spy? Great kitchen, tolix chairs in the dining room, fab bathrooms and a wonderful space to use as an office. Heidi you have it all! Sadly though Heidi is moving on from her rad pad and wanted us to all die from jealousy, sorry I meant that she wanted to share her remodeled home, before she started to pack it all up. Heidi if I was in SF I'd move in in a heart beat. More reasons to feel jealous after the jump.

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Wednesday
May192010

Vicente Wolf, again

Vicente Wolf, designer extraordinaire, is a huge favourite of ours (clearly as we've featured him here, here and here) and we were fortunate to have his new PR person contact us to see if we wanted some photos for another post. Hard to pass up a request like that - I could use some dreamy photos of beautifully and perfectly executed spaces to brighten my day....neutral spaces done soooooo right that exude sophistication.

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Wednesday
May192010

Andy Liffner

  

Love all things Swedish interior design? Can't make up your mind if you are a white wall and floor sort of gal/guy? Maybe Gustavian? Classic Scandinavian midcentury modern? Out and out retro brick and knotty pine? Any or all of these and you'll love the portfolio of Stockholm based photographer Andy Liffner. The whites are right, the colours pop. The light is bright and the wood is golden. A veritable smörgåsbord from the super talented snapper. Is there something wrong with me that I'm strangely drawn to a blonde brick and knotty pine 70s time capsule? (The one that's after the jump.) Must be the power of Andy's shots ;)

  

  

  

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