Rove Concepts

Malcolm Patterson

Malcolm Patterson designer, stylist, producer and owner of this fab pad! You may know him from photo shoots he has styled for magazines such as Style at Home but more likely you've seen his work on HGTV where he was Senior Stylist of Pure Design starring Samantha Pynn. This is the home he shares with his partner that appeared in Style at Home earlier this year. Your can find out more about what he did and why he did it on his blog where you'll find a walk through he did for Cityline.

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David Tsay

I think I could use a little dose of some gorgeous photography to get me out of the Thanksgiving-ate-too-much-long-weekend-is-over-already blues. You may recognize David Tsay's name of photos from the pages of magazines such as Domino, Martha Stewart Living, Cookie and Real Simple to name a few - and he was the photographer of the famous Betsey Johnson pink New York apartment spread that I still think is one of the coolest pads ever.

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Stalking terraces with tiny backyards

Two tiny terraces in Sydney today. Both with a masculine touch, both with a traditional hint of luxury but both with a contemporary edge. Both with teeny tiny courtyards. You'll find the first one here but you will have to wait till after the jump (and scroll to the bottom) to see a stylish garden no bigger than most living room rugs.

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Monday's pets on furniture

If you'd like to send us photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow our basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. (Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it). And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to and PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!)

*****HAPPY THANKSGIVING fellow Canadians!!!!*****

"Jitters is catching a little sun on the vintage folding chair that my mother re-weaved! It also one of my few salvageable pieces that went through Katrina."
- Heidi (Hattiesburg, MS)

"This is my whippet Marvin. I love him. The smiling couch photo was taken while I was photographing something else and he kept nudging me to get my attention. So, I turned around and he was laying there smiling at me. HILARIOUS. The bed photo proves that HE believes it is ok to sleep, nap, lay on top of my bed. Although, as a rule in my house, it is not."
- Danielle (Durham, North Carolina)

"Winnie and Bendel wanted me to share with you some candid shots from over the weekend.
Winnie - French Bulldog, 10 months. Bendel - Toy Yorkie, 2.5 years.
- Scott & Jess

"Here's my silly Yorkie named Marley. I think he thinks he's a cat--- loves to be on the furniture with something soft underneath him! This is his current favorite spot in the house."
- Katie (Knoxville, Tenn.)

"Beatrix surveying the room from the top of our wing back chair"
-Jessica (Austin, TX)

"This is my cat sitting on top of the red locker."
- Annelie (Umeå , Sweden)

"I have gone back so many times to your sofa that you built yourself, and have kept saying to myself "I can do that". I've been searching forever for the perfect sleeper sofa with no luck. Mine is nothing like yours, to be honest, but you insprired a fellow Ottawan to give it a shot. I found fabric that I couldn't pass up and just had to do SOMETHING with, and I came back your post again. It's finally finished and being lived on by my cat Doug."
- Erin (Ottawa, On.)

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Poteet porch

My last post was just not enough. There are so many inspiring spaces in Poteet Architects' portfolio. Like this porch!! In a word ... perfect. In another word ... fun. Rustic, practical but oh so stylish. You must head over to the website. Amazing homes, amazing interiors!!