Rove Concepts



I spent a wonderful morning flipping through stacks of secondhand books at the Lifeline Bookfest .... over a million books and Jo had a mission to find lots of retro decor. So let's start with these images scanned from Inside Today's Home, 4th Edition by Ray & Sarah Faulkner, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1975. A wonderful book full of ideas and images to inform and delight... and to remind us that retro can be fantastic or downright frightful. Enjoy!


Flickr finds - kitsch


Reading guide

It's a long weekend here in Australia. 3 days off in June to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's birthday back in April. I love Australia! So here we go again with another holiday reading guide. Some are old, some are new, some are big and some are just starting out. Have fun even if it's not a holiday in your part of the world, enjoy the blogs and happy belated birthday Liz!


Reader's home, in Home magazine

Julie Carlson of Remodelista blog emailed that her totally remodeled California home was featured in Home magazine. When I took a look at the photos, it was like everything I had always wanted in my home was there in hers! Incredible storage ideas, the cutest desk next to the kitchen with yet more storage, and even an outdoor bathing area!! And all in white. *SIGH*

If you love her bedroom (yep, I DO - the built-in shelving is FAB!!), then check out her "steal this look" post. P.S. Her architect was Jerome Buttrick and photographed by David Duncan Livingston.


Alessandra Mortola

Where do I begin to describe prop stylist Alessandra Mortola's portfolio? This is another gasp and nod knowingly website. Gasp because the work is so beautiful and nod as you acknowledge the talent. Make sure you check all the sections on the website but you are warned that the food pictures will have you craving. I'm including a couple of images that aren't strictly interiors but they are so inspiring!