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Friday
Jun182010

Comma:Daylesford

Jane Martino wanted to share a home with our readers that her husband (designer and artist Matt) crafted in Daylesford, Australia, and is available as a vacation rental. It's about an hour and a quarter from Melbourne, has the most spectacular views and the landscape is heavenly. This 4 bedroom home is set in the country but the interior has modern touches which make this space a perfect blend of old and new. Additional accommodation is available via the "Stables" which houses a four poster bed and freestanding bath; ideal as a luxury wedding suite or intimate couples retreat. (I'm getting married next month - I'll take it!!!) It's so perfectly designed - a nice bright white kitchen, a dark and moody sitting room, cozy bedrooms with country touches. If you want more details check out COMMA's website.

  
  
  

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Friday
Jun182010

Brian Andriola encore

Beauty is everywhere ... the motto of American stylist Brian Andriola.  He gathers and layers and weaves beauty. The ordinary and extraordinary combine. Everyday becomes spectacular.  It's not just curating, it's telling a story, creating a dream. Kim first introduced us to Brian's work in 2008 via his then rep's site but now Brian has his own website brimming with all things bright and beautiful. Bliss!

  

  

  

  

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Thursday
Jun172010

Reader request - small bathrooms 

Here is request #2 from Jeffrey and Julia of Stamford, CT: "I found your site when trying to come up with ideas for my small but master bathroom. My wife and I have three kids and are stuck with a bathroom that needs gutting and we have no idea where to start with picking colors and textures to do this project (on a dime, too.) The space is approx. 100 inches long and 60 inches wide. The sink and toilet is on the left, just as you enter this rectangle space and we have about 32 inches of shower space where we want to convert into a tub. I am at a total loss for what to do. I just know the shower wall is rotting and needs to come out. That causes me to loose all the other walls, too so it has become a total re-do, therefore leaving me with a blank canvas. All I know is that it needs storage and I want it to be the center piece of our already black wood furnitured-home, with white walls and ceilings, and natural-colored wood parquet floors. Ugh. So I write you in desperation for inspiration for something to do with our (god-awful) space and need for our simple family of five." Yikes. That is quite a small bathroom, and a master at that. I personally would try and leave the shower instead of a tub because a shower will save space (plus how do you fit a tub in 32"?). Here are some very small bathrooms that I hope can provide you with some ideas on where to go with your teeny tiny space.

James Shanks Bolig Magasinet
voon wong & benson saw Sköna hem
Rachael Smith Bo Bedre
Bolig Magasinet Urban Spaces
The Selby Zuzana Fischer

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Thursday
Jun172010

Reader request - masculine bathrooms

Time for another reader request. This time I thought I'd get through 2 of them since I noticed a couple in my list had to do with bathrooms. The first comes from Sandro, who says he's renovating his bathroom and is struggling to find a very masculine look. Now this post is a bit subjective as some people may wonder what makes a bathroom "masculine"..a lack of pink perhaps? So here is my interpretation of what I think could be categorized as masculine bathrooms. (Stay tuned for request #2)

Greg Natale

Murdock Young
Beach Studios
Lagerlings
Luce Studio

Found Associates
Target Living
Target LivingPhilippe Starck
Homes & Gardens
Jordi Canosa
Luce Studio

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Thursday
Jun172010

Wendi Young

It's in the details you know. Details lift an average space into something special. Icing on the cake is the cliché I believe. Wendi Young creates homes with an understated elegance, classic but not contrived and always with the well considered detail. It looks effortless but of course it is not.  Her beautiful outdoor spaces have me dreaming of summer in the chill of a southern hemisphere winter.  Don't miss the shoe-a-holic's idea of heaven after the jump.

  

  

  

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