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Jessica lives in Anacortes, Guemes Island, USA. Jessica lives in heaven. A printmaker, artist and picture-taker she wanted to share her flickr set that traces the building of her amazing home and studio space. I'm speechless. You really do live in a wonderful house with a mind blowing studio with perhaps the most beautiful view I have seen. Check out her website Slow Loris Shirts for the coolest tees!


Dirty brown

I LOVE getting emails from readers of spaces they want to share with Jo and I and our other readers. Tonight it was Camilla from Australia. Here's what she had to say and the photos she included (thanks Camilla!):

I just wanted to share with you my love of chocolate walls! I have been working on an apartment for a client & the space was just so blah & looked like a temp accommodation space! We painted the walls a gorgeous dirty chocolate & & the result is so - yum!! (and with white trims & ceilings - ahhh so fresh!) As the space is soaked in natural light - the result is just so refreshing & makes the other colours we have put in the room really pop!! As you will see - these pics are not professional numbers! And the apartment isn't finished yet, but I just wanted to share the chocolate yummies!! (Still to come are gorgeous JAB silk cushions & possibly the carpet will go & make way for some beautiful bamboo floorboards!) The colour is Taubmans - Belgian Chocolate. After looking at loads of Chocolates this one stands out to me as it has a good dirty base!!


Philip Gorrivan

Philip Gorrivan is a New York-based designer who specializes in high-end residential and commercial projects. His designs are simply divine - they are modern, tailored and sophicticated. I am totally in love with all the fabrics and patterns in these photos. *SWOON*


Paint inspiration

As you may have heard me mention on previous posts or on Flickr, I am moving in a couple weeks and as a result my head is swimming with ideas on what to do with my new house. One of my dilemmas is what to paint each room. I'm hoping to afford to do a kitchen renovation which would include, if feasible, knocking out a wall and opening the kitchen to the living room. This will have an affect on much of what happens on the main floor, but I figure I better start going over all sorts of ideas in my head now so I can see what sticks with me. The photo below, and the others of Betsey Johnson's apartment, are my main inspiration. I ADORE pink and I love that she used it all over her apartment. Her zebra print curtains had me spending several tries on eBay looking for similar fabric to have curtains made.

I'm thinking a really dark brown for my bedroom, a teal/aqua for the second bedroom (which is so small it will be my dressing room), and definitively pink somewhere. The rest I have no idea. As a result, this post is self-serving. These are photos of rooms with wall colours that I really like. (I have a couple others that I've seen in magazines lately that have stuck with me, but I packed my scanner cable so I can't scan them to include here.)

Living Etc.Living Etc.
Kelly WearstlerTom Scheerer
Cindy RayJohn Barman
Roland BelloMarie Claire Maison
Marie Claire MaisonMarie Claire Maison


Kevin Hart and the art of zen

East Hampton interior designer Kevin Hart creates spaces with an almost zen like vibe. "The natural harmony of space, proportion, scale, color and light are essentials of the Kevin Hart Design ..." but there is a tension between smooth and rough, antique and modern, elegant neutrals and pops of colour.

Images from Kevin Hart