Rove Concepts
Tuesday
May232017

Vignettes with a traditional vibe

Because Ben Pentreath is a genius I thought today warranted a second post of his brilliant designs. A little traditional with a twist vignette action for you on this lovely afternoon. 

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Tuesday
May232017

Traditional with a twist

I continue to baffle myself with my sudden obsession with all things traditional, but when it's traditional with a bit of a modern twist I am ALL OVER THAT. British interior designer Ben Pentreath takes typical English traditional decor and adds a bohemian and modern flair to it so it appeals to a younger generation who don't like to sit on plastic covered sofas and who are ok with footprints on the plush carpet.   

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Tuesday
May232017

Stalking old school

I'm in the Sydney suburb of Annandale stalking an old school warehouse conversion. Not one of those new-build, pseudo industrial blocks with cookie cutter "loft" apartments. No I'm stalking an artist's studio and home with suspended concrete, open ceilings and clear span space. There are mezzanine floors, plywood walls, a glass tilt door and walls crammed with amazing art. It's a bit gritty, a bit grubby and it's fabulous. Please Mr Bank Manager can you lend me the outrageous asking price of $3.5 million? Link here while it lasts.

(P.S. Thanks to my stalking buddy Anne for the link.)

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Monday
May222017

Timeless bathrooms

My quest for pretty, timeless bathroom inspiration continues (while I dream about having the time and money to renovate mine), and these two from the portfolio of Jamie Krywicki Wilson are lovely examples of how to keep things simple yet elegant. 

Monday
May222017

A renovated terrace home in Paddington

I am forever in awe of architects who are willing to maintain original features in a refurbishment whilst modernizing the structure. This narrow terrace home in Paddington, Sydney is absolutely gorgeous and has impeccable attention to detail. The little workspace nook built out of the side of the kitchen cabinet is brilliant, and I adore the skylights over the kitchen and the narrow display nooks among the upper cabinets (a great idea if you are trying to squeeze Ikea cabinets into a space that just don't fit). A sleek, chic and fabulous home. Kudos to Tom Ferguson (TFAD) on a superb project. 
P.S. I am short on pets on furniture entries tso hopefully it will be back next Monday. Send your entries to me @ kim[at]desiretoinspire[dot]net or hashtag in IG with #dtipetsonfurniture.

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