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Tuesday
Feb262008

Love me some teal


Teal is such a gorgeous colour. I love the combination of greens and blues to form such a rich, lively colour. It's jewel-like and looks absolutely amazing with red. My second bedroom that I use for a dressing room is going to be perfect painted teal. I just need to find the right shade. So to get me moving on this little project, I thought I'd amass some photos of teal rooms. It was a bit of a difficult task because I found alot were too blue. I don't love blue, so I prefer a teal/aqua/turquoise leaning more towards green. Hopefully this post will light a little fire under my butt the room will be painted by the end of the weekend. (P.S. I think I might go for the wall colour in the photo above, Bella Blue by Benjamin Moore).

Pierce AllenDomino
Hans ZeegersPaul Massey
Chris EverardDomino
DominoApartment Therapy
PointClickHomeJonny Valiant
Lucas AllenTrend Designs
BeckersElle
Adrienne LaBelleKendall Wilkinson
Kathy McKinnonAndrea Garuti
Living Etc.Marie Claire Maison

Tuesday
Feb262008

Retrolicious!


This week's retrolicious images are scanned from Australian Home Decorating by Babette Hayes, Paul Hamlyn Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1970. Babette was the darling of decorating magazines from the 60s in Australia and still is at the forefront of Australian design. Check out more about Babette here.

Monday
Feb252008

Dog on a cowhide

Typically when we post animals, it's "dog on a chair" or "dog on a couch"....this time, it's a dog on a cowhide. And this I had to post for 3 reasons. First, this photo was sent by Jessica, of The World According to Jessica Claire, who has more animals than I do. 4 cats (2 sphynx and 2 cornish rex), 2 dachshunds and a great dane. INSANITY! Makes me want to go out and get a dog. Second, it's a photo of Jessica's great dane. I have wanted a great dane for a LONG TIME. Third, Jessica's harlequin dane Leya matches the freaking rug. FABULOUS!!! Thanks Jessica!

Monday
Feb252008

Hansen Living

Susan, kitchen designer extraordinaire and fellow blogger wrote to us about an incredible line of cabinetry from Denmark she will be introducing to the U.S. It is by Hansen Living, designed by Danish architect Knud Kapper. She is currently in Copenhagen attending an event for the firm and thought our readers would like a peek. This is cabinetry worthy of a dream kitchen and I am totally smitten with it. I've always loved cabinetry that appear as separate pieces of furniture and this is a perfect example. Not only is it gorgeous but it's eco-friendly, and is available in plantation-teak, walnut, ash and oak. What a difficult choice that would be, as they are all stunning. Susan, we wish you lots of success with this new product, but I don't think you need it. These photos speak for themselves.

Monday
Feb252008

Wayne Vincent


Wayne Vincent is an incredible photographer with photos of some quirky, eclectic and simply fab interiors under his belt, shot for magazines such as House & Garden and Living Etc. Hard to choose a favourite, but there's something about that photo above...modern and understated but perfectly coordinating.