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Friday
Jun292007

Antonia Hutt

Antonia Hutt's understanding of the exceptional and her love for refinement are the core of her design philosophy. So says her website and I think these pictures reinforce that belief. These jewel like spaces speak of her training in the arts, silversmithing, jewellery and allied crafts. Her grounding in fine antiques led her into interior architecture. Based in Los Angeles her work draws on her exceptional taste and wealth of experience.

Friday
Jun292007

Playboy Town House


"The discerning city-dweller of individual ways and comfortable means is turning more and more to the superb outlets for decorative and architectural self-expression inherent in the town house ......." Playboy, May 1962.





To see the full page scanned images of this 1962 classic article (and didn't they buy Playboy for the articles?!) you'll find it here. Take the time to read the article. It's a scream. Remember Playboy isn't just for the "room" porn. Thanks to the team at Meathaus Enterprises for their selfless act of scanning and posting this classic.

Thursday
Jun282007

Cuckoo for colour


Are you considering painting bright colours in your home? If so, let the following photos of a penthouse in Montréal be of inspiration to you. These may be OTT for alot of people, but it takes courage to use bright colours, and these folks could not be more courageous or adventurous.


Photos courtesy of Décormag

Thursday
Jun282007

British Shabby Chic


A gorgeous home in Britain that is so warm and welcoming. The palette is beautiful. I have a cottage decorated in my dreams with colours such as these.

Thursday
Jun282007

Kitchen help


Andrika, a Torontonian, emailed asking for some ideas for her kitchen redo. She has white cabinets and can't decide on a wall colour. So I sifted through my photo collection and oddly enough, most of the kitchens I found with white cabinets had white walls. Here are some that I found with some fun colours. The one above is my favourite. LOVE the blue and green colour combination. The icy blue wall is incredible (!!!). If anyone has ideas for Andrika or has a favourite among these photos, leave us your thoughts in a comment. We'd also welcome photos if you think you have a great kitchen wall colour you'd like to share.