Rove Concepts


Reader's home

Helena from the oh so fabulous blog Room Service sent an email with links to her gorgeous home. I am so jealous! Beautiful home beautiful blog. Lots of eye candy and a blow by blow photo journal as Helena edits her decorating progress. The blog is in Swedish but the pictures tell the story. Thanks for sharing Helena. I've been dropping by your blog for ages and I love it!

Images from Room Service


Architect Prineas

"In a city like Sydney our greatest strength is our ability to maximise space and natural light through efficient, environmentally conscious planning. With a passion for aesthetics, we not only fulfill a project brief, we create beautiful places to live, work or visit." And it's true. Clean minimal lines, clever spatial planning and loads of light flooding in in unexpected ways are essential elements of the designs by Architect Prineas. Check out the unusual placement of windows that allow light in and maximise privacy as well as the clever placement of the flat screen TV on the outside of the kitchen island.

Images from Architect Prineas


Flickr finds - reading corner


What's in store this week

I've been busy painting birds. Both my peacock and Scandinavian inspired bird prints have been popular this week. A couple of new prints too this week once again based on vintage embroidery patterns. Drop by my etsy store and take a look.


Retro hotel

Joanne emailed us a photo with an interesting story behind it that I wanted to share:

"We are working on an enormous photography project for my in-laws. Going through literally 60 years of snapshots and slides to make a photo album. Anyway, I unearthed the attached, which was taken on a trip they had made to โ€“ I think โ€“ Florida. Must have been in the early sixties, is my guess. Anyway, they stayed in this hotel and must have taken a picture of the room before they really lounged in it. I thought it might go with your next 'retro' series. Check out the serious shag carpet โ€“ and the artwork is actually fantastic!"

I love the fact the photo originates from the sixties, and thought it was worthy of it's own post. It's amazing how "current" the decor is. The sixties are back baby! Thanks Joanne, and good luck on the photography project!