This week's retrolicious images are scanned from Australian Home Decorating by Babette Hayes, Paul Hamlyn Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1970. Babette was the darling of decorating magazines from the 60s in Australia and still is at the forefront of Australian design. Check out more about Babette here.
Typically when we post animals, it's "dog on a chair" or "dog on a couch"....this time, it's a dog on a cowhide. And this I had to post for 3 reasons. First, this photo was sent by Jessica, of The World According to Jessica Claire, who has more animals than I do. 4 cats (2 sphynx and 2 cornish rex), 2 dachshunds and a great dane. INSANITY! Makes me want to go out and get a dog. Second, it's a photo of Jessica's great dane. I have wanted a great dane for a LONG TIME. Third, Jessica's harlequin dane Leya matches the freaking rug. FABULOUS!!! Thanks Jessica!
Susan, kitchen designer extraordinaire and fellow blogger wrote to us about an incredible line of cabinetry from Denmark she will be introducing to the U.S. It is by Hansen Living, designed by Danish architect Knud Kapper. She is currently in Copenhagen attending an event for the firm and thought our readers would like a peek. This is cabinetry worthy of a dream kitchen and I am totally smitten with it. I've always loved cabinetry that appear as separate pieces of furniture and this is a perfect example. Not only is it gorgeous but it's eco-friendly, and is available in plantation-teak, walnut, ash and oak. What a difficult choice that would be, as they are all stunning. Susan, we wish you lots of success with this new product, but I don't think you need it. These photos speak for themselves.
Wayne Vincent is an incredible photographer with photos of some quirky, eclectic and simply fab interiors under his belt, shot for magazines such as House & Garden and Living Etc. Hard to choose a favourite, but there's something about that photo above...modern and understated but perfectly coordinating.
To London interior designer Veere Grenney purity of design and quality of finish are paramount. There is an intriguing combination of styles, perhaps a Fifties lamp juxtaposed with an eighteenth-century chair, that characterises his portfolio. Luxe, art filled spaces epitomise his work but there is a quintessential English vibe present. He is equally at home with a relaxed cottage feel still with his beautiful restrained elegance though.
Is that an aquarium in the kitchen? Wow!!