Rove Concepts
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Thursday
Jul012010

Maddison Architects

Maddison Architects  take a holistic approach to their work. Think architecture, interior design and landscape design. These houses address their site, explore their purpose. Like a lifesaver's tower rising from the beach the first home is perfect for costal living. Inside and out meld seamlessly. The design is responsive not intrusive. Summer holidays all year round. Don't miss the black house after the jump. I have it saved in my files for my perfect bush retreat.

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Wednesday
Jun302010

Kemble Interiors latest

We all know and love designer Celerie Kemble - she's been featured in tons of magazines and Kemble Interior's work is internationally known. I featured this firm back in 2007 and thought it was time for a bit of an update. They're still about spaces on the traditional side but with a bit of whimsy and perfect doses of pattern and colour. The dining nook above would make a perfect sit-down-and-blog-with-a-cup-of-tea-and-a-plate-full-of-cookies space.

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Wednesday
Jun302010

Joan Lao

Sleek and sophisticated, a contemporary take on classic Spanish style. Welcome to the portfolio of Joan Lao. It's all about the contrasts.  Dark cocooning rooms providing respite from the strong Mediterranean sun. The clean crisp lines of furniture against voluminous drapes. Velvet against stone. It's spare but luxe. Cool yet hot.

  

  

  

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Tuesday
Jun292010

O Interior Design

Andrea Monath Schumacher created the Denver Colorado firm O Interior Design back in 1999 and is now joined by Laura Medicus and Devon Goldberg. Together they create contemporary spaces that have an air of Hollywood Regency but are comfortable and liveable, chic without being too over the top. Unless you consider wall-to-wall zebra print carpeting in a bedroom over the top....

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Tuesday
Jun292010

A girl can dream

It looks pretty certain that with my husband's new job (yay!) that we will be moving to the next city (not so yay!) in a few months. The house search starts all over again and in a new town, my old home town. Never thought I would be going back after I escaped left 30 years ago. One consolation though is that the real estate is cheaper and the place is full of gorgeous old timber homes. Today I'm stalking this home. Built in 1890 it oozes the old house charm I'm craving. Needs work though. Lots of painting, tweek the kitchen and bathroom, bring the garden back to life, fences, deck and of course it's much more than we can afford right now. Do you think it can stay unsold for say ... oooh ... 8 to 10 months? Then we could just about do it :) A girl can dream. More after the jump.

P.S. Because I really really want this house even if I can't afford it and no one else can have it until I can here is the general link to the real estate site but no direct link .... wouldn't want someone else to buy it! I know I've jinxed my dream already :P

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