Jason is loving the entries he's getting. He even joked that some of them are so good to begin with that you'll think that we made them up. No it's just that we know you guys are all so design savvy in the first place! This weekend is the perfect time to get your submission together if you haven't already. The deadline is Friday May 15 that's if I can keep a rein on Jason. He's itching to go. Details here and send your entries here.
To end of the week, I thought I'd showcase some really pretty photos from Canadian photographer Robin Stubbert whose work has been featured in Country Living, Canadian Home & Country, and Style at Home (DTI has a mention in this month's issue!). Enjoy the weekend - get some gardening done, visit or at least call your mother on Sunday and I'm going to try and finally get my bedroom done-ish.
This morning a book arrived at my house and what a great way to start off my long weekend (I am off work today). the find is "The Housing Works book of decorating with thrift shop treasures, flea market objects and vintage details". In other words this is one of my new favourite books as that is how I love to decorate! It's FILLED with fabulous photos of spaces that are a wide variety of styles (eclectic, hollywood regency, modern, shabby chic...), and text about not just what to look for, but also how to look at an object to identify a great piece. To my surprise, while I flipped through the book I noticed features by our friends David Jimemez, Vanessa De Vargas, and many designers and stylists we have showcased here on DTI. Here's a little sample of what you'll find in the find, which is written by Stan Williams and photographed by Jim Franco (check here for where to get your hands on a copy).
I am addicted to real estate sites, I'm addicted to the Scandinavian look and I stalk Alvhem. This is what I have found on my latest visit. I think I have cracked their code though. Take a large Swedish apartment. Paint white, strip coverings from the floor, make sure the light is good, fill with fabulous furniture including an obligatory iconic chair or two, design a sexy kitchen, style with accessories from your own homewares store where everything is so covetable that it hurts, make sure your clothing props are hip, employ a talented photographer and sell sell sell.