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Grey is the new black

Grey is the "it" colour at the moment. Everywhere you turn, every page you turn stylists and designers are cocooning rooms in grey. It's the new black ... or should that be white. I love the dark brooding grown up feel of this house available through Inspace. Teamed with beautiful timber and the occasional jewel tone it is so rich it could almost blow your diet!


Emma D'Inverno

I love browsing a stylist's portfolio and seeing the creative ways they can organize vignettes, but often times I find the photos very product-y. But British stylist Emma D'Inverno has such an uncanny way of making the photos appear lived in and natural. Love that. And the colours in these spaces are so mild and soothing. Love that too.


I'm loving .....

.... the new work I keep finding by photographer Trine Thorsen. It seems whenever I need inspiration for around my house a quick visit to Trine's website and her latest shoots have my mind racing. I especially love this series as I collect West German pottery and hand thrown 70s pieces. A complete rearrange at home is on the cards. But don't stay here. Go to the website and drink in all the new loveliness. My favourite photographer!



The past few days have been all about a pared back, modern design. Earthy and organic in its feel. Today's post embraces luxury and hedonism. It's sumptuous, layered with sophistication and overstuffed with comfort. It's Branca. A room by Alessandra Branca draws you in and seduces you with its mix of antiques and linen, silk damask and colour, colour and more colour. It's a new twist on old world charm.


My dream kitchen

This blog chronicles my entire kitchen renovation from start to finish. Greentea Design has provided me with their solid wood kitchen cabinets, and I'm taking care of the rest.

If you'd like to be brought up to date, check out my kitchen remodel blog for an archive of previous posts. I posted recently some before and after photos, and for this final post I'd like to share some photos I took for Greentea, the interview they have added to their website about my renovation, and a video tour of the kitchen.

My kitchen is complete, and I am ecstatic at the result. I can finally say that I have my dream kitchen. It is beyond my expectations, and every time I walk through my front door and see it, I can't help but smile. I am never going to want to sell this house. I can't imagine leaving this kitchen behind. I'd like to take this opportunity to again thank the folks at Greentea Design. They made this dream come true for me, and I am so grateful (and shocked) that they agreed to this partnership. It was alot of fun and hard work (on both our parts) and they were so patient and helpful throughout the whole process. I hope I can get in a trip to Toronto sometime soon so I can finally meet them and see their showroom. So thank you Greentea Design - you guys ROCK and I'm so proud to have a Greentea kitchen.

To start this post off, I wanted to invite you to check out the interview Greentea did with me that is now published on their website. They've divided it into 3 parts - Planning, Demolition and Installation, and the Finished Kitchen. What an honour to have my renovation featured on their main page. Here are some photos they've included in the interview.

I took some photos not too long ago for Greentea that really showcase the cabinetry so I thought I'd share some of them. (For the purpose of getting decent shots of the cabinets, the dining table and chairs were pushed into the living room).

For more final photos, and to see my video tour (complete with cat shenanigans), click HERE.