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Thursday
Jan072010

Branching out

A reader named Sarah emailed us recently asking that we branch out and post some non-US and non-Swedish content. I said no problem - but considering neither Jo nor I are American or Swedish, we don't go out specifically looking for content from those countries. That just seems to be what we happen upon on our random Google searches when looking for blog content. So when I asked Sarah if she knew of any sites we could refer to for the blog she suggested a site from Israel, bvd.co.il. I found tons of blog-worthy content (although I unfortuntely don't know Hebrew) so thank you Sarah! One home that was featured on the site really caught my eye. Turns out it has a bit of a Swedish/Scandinavian country vibe to it. LOL. It's SOOO pretty and is perfect decor for the cottage I wished I owned. White walls, gorgeous hardwood floors, big white squishy couches, small touches of pale colours...what's not to love? (Forget the interior...I was sold on the palm tree out front. We don't get those up here).

  
  
  

Thursday
Jan072010

Darryl Wilson

It's Hollywood Hip. Not particularly Hollywood Regency, although there are elements here. It's sleek and happening, all cool with endless views from the Hollywood Hills. Think groovy. Think stylin' baby. Drinks by the pool and beautiful people on the rise. Interior designer Darryl Wilson's work isn't a cliche. It's just the Hollywood dream.

  

  

    

Wednesday
Jan062010

Kristen Buckingham

"Kristen Buckingham LLC brings a distinctly modern and fresh take to designing interiors, putting tasteful personality back into the home and imparting a more comfortable sense of scale to even the largest of spaces. While each space looks effortlessly chic, each room has been carefully composed, fusing modern and traditional elements—creating a timeless and harmonious balance." Kristen's portfolio is filled with nothing but elegant yet livable spaces and if you're as intrigued by bold patterned textiles as I am then you'll appreciate the photos below.

  
  
  
  
  
  

Wednesday
Jan062010

It's all about location, location, location

The old adage is true especially if this "fisherman's shack" is in your price range. OMG the view, the boathouse, the wonderful retro vibe of the main house. If you buy this for $4 million (yes! that's not a typo) please spend a little more on the interiors (or employ a better photographer AND a stylist for the next photo shoot) to make the dream complete. I can tell you I won't be the new owner! Just a little too out of my price range. Link here while it lasts.

This post has been brought to you by sunny Australia where it's warm and wonderful. Sorry all those under a blanket of thick wet snow. I'm so cruel ;)

Tuesday
Jan052010

Emily's bedroom dilemma

I mentionned in my post on Christmas Eve that Emily was looking for some help with her bedroom but that things were too nuts at the time for me to go through my vast photo stash. Well, things are slightly less nuts now so I thought I'd finally help her out. Here's what she wrote us: "Here's my dilemma...my bedroom is set up where the best place for the bed is in front of a window. The window is about the exact width of the bed. I would really like to have a headboard on my bed and drapes on the window, but I'm having trouble figuring out the best way to do that. I need ideas!! Could you possibly post a group of shots showcasing beds with headboards in front of windows?" I found quite a few images that should help provide a bit of inspiration. Personally I think headboards are overrated, especially in the case when the bed sits in front of a window which acts as a headboard. I think hanging flowy drapes and hooking them on each side frames a bed-in-a-window quite nicely and omits the need for a headboard. But that's just me. Or do nothing but stick your bed in place. As you'll see below, that works too.

  
Bolig Magasinet design*sponge
  

Turquoise
  
House of Pictures Kishani Perera
  
Michael Graydon Michael Partenio
  
Erin Martin Eric Roth
  
Mark Williams Margaret Mulligan
  
Jodi Macklin Domino

Lucas Allen

Angie Hranowsky

Tracey Butler

Coop

Daniel M Pafford

design*sponge

Light Locations

Sköna hem

Bookwalter Photography

design*sponge

Speaking of bedrooms, a premium memory foam mattress is a great addition that will potentially deliver real benefits across your day-to-day life.