I adore plants. They are all over my house. I love the idea of bringing the outdoors in, especially when nothing grows outside here for about 6 months of the year. And plants are a fairly inexpensive method of decorating....except when you're like me and kill off 75% of them, and the other 25% get torn to shreds by feral cats in the middle of the night. One day I vow to do a photo series on the plants I have around my house that I have not managed to kill. In the meantime here is a round-up of some pretty awesome spaces decorated with plants.
The idea of a luxury holiday doesn't always have to be about 5 star hotels. The new luxury, especially for families, is escaping to a fabulous beachside home with a view to die and a flair all its own. A real home. Stylish and sophisticated when it needs to be, casually chic with sand between its toes when it doesn't. Beautiful surroundings, great location and quality time with family and friends ... that's the new luxury. Tamarama Beach Pad via Contemporary Hotels.
This one bedroom flat on Nevern square in Earls Court, London is such a great example of space-saving solutions. Renovated by architecture and design firm Duck & Shed, the 3.8 m ceilings allowed for a mezzanine floor to be created to house a guest bedroom and extra storage. Bespoke joinery was then used throughout the flat, including a fold-away kitchen (so smart!) with a mirrored backsplash and part of the wall opposite the windows (also smart to make the space appear larger). There also seems to be tons of shoe storage so this is every girl living in a big city's dream!