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Friday
Sep102010

Reader's home - Dana's Italian villa

This next reader's home is that of Dana Frigerio. It's located in Lake Como, Italy and was built around 1914. Her husband is an architect with a passion for books, and Dana is a garden designer with a passion for interior design. Their furnishings combine both Western and Oriental antiques with some contemporary pieces. It's a stunning home that really showcases Dana's passion for design, and WOW check out her kitchen!!! (P.S. Their current focus is on their garden which I can only imagine how gorgeous it will turn out. And Dana has a gardening blog so have a looksie). Thanks Dana!

Friday
Sep102010

Reader's home - Sandra's den

Here's an email I received the other day from Sandra: "You featured my dining room on your blog before (HERE) & I've slowly been working on the rest of my home. I'm sending pics of my den which I've been putting together in dribs & drabs w/some really good bargains via consignment shops & ebay. I really enjoyed seeing other readers' homes & thought to send this in." And am I ever glad she did. Her den is a cozy mix of many styles but is a wonderful cohesive space with lots of global influences. I love it Sandra!

Friday
Sep102010

In far off Zanzibar ...

Paradise on a crescent beach of sherbet white sand. Domed pavilions straddle the ridge. Views filled with dreams of the spice routes. Exotic, exclusive, remote and relaxing. The name of this slice of heaven? Kilindi. Perhaps it's Swahili for perfect .........

  

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Thursday
Sep092010

A wacky Ikea idea 

Oliver just sent Jo and I this video that is such a strange idea but, hey, Ikea can do anything as they rule the world. LOL. It is a look behind the experiment of IKEA UK's release of 100 house cats into its Wembley store. You need to watch it right to the end. You really do.

Thursday
Sep092010

Reader requests - bathrooms with colour 

This request comes from Becky: "I need some help revamping my bathroom. Right now its a soft gray and I'm kind of tired of it, kind of blah. So I'm wondering if you have any inspiration for color in a bathroom? My bathroom is a medium size with a claw foot tub and white subway tile in the shower, dark stained vanity with Carrera Marble top, so a bit old fashioned however I am a lover of vintage modern so if you have any bathrooms that might meld the 2 styles I would be eternally grateful!" Now I have quite a few bathroom photos stashed away but to find some that were colourful, with traditional and vintage modern styles mized together etc etc was not bloody likely. So instead I decided to select some photos of colourful bathrooms that I think could work with Becky's existing features (well, I think any colours would work) and I included a few with wallpaper because that could be really fun (not to install but to enjoy afterwards - LOL).

Ngoc Minh Ngo Country Living
Lonny Lonny
Elle Decor Canadian House & Home
Sunset Sunset
Sunset oitoemponto
design*sponge Decor Demon

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