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Wednesday
Mar252015

A Coquitlam townhome

If this Coquitlam townhome was set up as a model home or if it was a new sale listing, it would be snapped up in an instant. Vancouver's Fox Design Studio did an incredible job here. They used the same colour palette of grey and white with black and yellow/gold accents throughout that is cohesive and flows beautifully. The bold punch of orange in the powder room is an unexpected and welcome touch. Midcentury colors, playful furniture pieces, punchy artwork and not-so-shy wall treatments give this detail heavy space a not-so-serious vibe. Think Palm Springs, but in fall-formal wear.

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Wednesday
Mar252015

A colourful jigsaw of a shop

Like a giant puzzle box this compact tea shop by Brazilian architect Alan Chu unfolds its colour blocks to reveal its wares. Compact with impact. So clever.

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Wednesday
Mar252015

Inside Out's Colour issue

My monthly email from Inside Out magazine's Managing Editor Lee Tran Lam landed in my inbox and I got colour bombed! It's time for their April Colour issue with its two covers and promises to be a rainbow kaleidoscope of fun interiors.

There's one unapologetically vibrant home that I think you'll love ... It belongs to stylist, retailer and international pilot LeeAnn Yare, and her home is an express trip through a memorable world of colour. (I love that she waited until her husband Glen went away surfing before setting out to paint the living area black – seize the day, indeed!) A leftover wallpaper roll gets a second life as bright harlequin-style patterns multiplying across her kitchen island bench, while even her children's bathroom is decorated with Florence Broadhurst motifs. My favourite example of her wonderfully unreformed love of decoration is her office space, where the a vintage-looking carpet is cut into a cowhide shape and her walls have rejected anything resembling a blank space – the surfaces are covered in stretches and patchworks of wallpaper – she says it's like working inside a gigantic moodboard! LeeAnn styled the story and it was photographed by Larnie Nicolson

Wow! Can't wait to see more in this month's issue out tomorrow. Don't fret if you aren't in Australia though. You can read along on  ZinioGoogle Play,  the Apple Newsstand and Nook.

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Tuesday
Mar242015

More by Mark Lewis

I could not stop at just kitchens. Here are some more wonderful spaces by Mark Lewis Interior Design

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Tuesday
Mar242015

Kitchens by Mark Lewis

North London's Mark Lewis Interior Design creates some of the most beautiful Euro-style rustic kitchens I have ever seen. Forget sleek and modern when you can have reclaimed wood, carrera marble, big old farmhouse sinks and funky faucets made of copper pipe. I adore each and every one of these. (And Jo featured another one a while ago)

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