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Thursday
Mar252010

Michael Bechara

I love Vogue Living’s Before & After special edition. So inspirational. Such stunning homes. And one of my favourites in this year’s edition is an apartment by Sydney interior designer Michael Bechara (last two pictures). A quick click over to his website and I was in love. Bechara’s work is sleek and über cool, midcentury combined with contemporary. It’s young and fun and hot. Great art, great furniture, great rooms. Keep an eye out for more of his work. His star has definitely risen.

  

  

  

  

Wednesday
Mar242010

Roman and Williams

Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch of Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors (based in New York City) are my new favourite design duo. I absolutely love every photo in their portfolio. TO DIE FOR. They rock all sorts of styles - there's a bit of mid-century, vintage industrial, Moroccan, contemporary country, modern...it's all freaking gorgeous and looks so effortless, and timeless. I'm taking many notes and saving many photos.




Wednesday
Mar242010

Fucshia focus

 

At times elegant, luxe but contemporary, understated but shocking. It's the fuchsia focus. Today I'm stalking this Woollahra, Sydney house on a scale that most us can only dream about. Lessons to be learnt? The eye is drawn out from the interiors to the stunning outdoor spaces. That's a bold statement colour choice. The more personal spaces are intimate and monotone with only the occasional reference to THAT wall colour. It's a play between deep dark and bright bold, shadows and light, serious and fun.

Tuesday
Mar232010

Amanda Masters again

British born former model Amanda Masters is a master at design excelling in modern eclectic and global styles. Lots of bold fabrics were used in her spaces, such as suzanis which I am not sure I can ever tire of (nor can Jo as she just purchased a gorgeous one on eBay - check it out on her page!). Jo also blogged about Amanda back in '08 so for more eye candy check out her post here.





( P.S.  On 'kim's page' I've got some pretty big personal news I had to share. :-) )

Tuesday
Mar232010

Chelsea Hing Design Consultants

Chelsea Hing Design Consultants are Melbourne based interior designers with a strong architectural focus. Their design philosophy is based on interiors taking their cue from the architecture, making sense with the surrounding environment. Mix that with clever planning and a practical understanding of how people use space to live & work and you get sensational spaces. Young, fresh and colourful. First off we have an apartment in South Yarra, Melbourne. Carly Chisholm from CHDC explains. "This client had long wished to own a Neo Metro apartment and commissioned CHDC to select all of the furniture, rugs & lamps and consult on placement of artworks. Referencing from the artwork, we selected bold colours and pieces to work with the strong architectural envelope yet still hold their own. All elements were lifted up off the floor to maximise the compact spaces."

  

Colour your thing? Then you're going to love this hospitality fitout  for Aqua Fish & Chippery, Hawthorn. Well known in the wholesale seafood business, Aquanas Seafood initially opened AQUA as a retail store for fresh fish. Six months after opening, CHDC were asked to update the store fitout to incorporate a new fish & chippery. The store was completely replanned to address the separation between the fresh fish & cooked product and a new concept developed to give the shop a more nostalgic and friendly feel. I love it and while I'm here I'll have a salt and pepper calamari and minimum chips and maybe a battered sausage .... maybe. Check out more on the CHDC website.