Rove Concepts
Wednesday
Nov152017

Here ...

... with a glass of wine and a good friend with juicy gossip. By Michael G. Imber, Architects.

Wednesday
Nov152017

Reader's home

When long time reader Vika Pecherskikh of Compelling View Interiors shared these photos of her home I immediately knew she was a kindred spirit. You see she has an addiction to love of beautiful chairs just like I do. In every room there is a vintage treasure. Her decorating firm in  the Washington DC metro area is passionate about homes and emotions they evoke, creating spaces that have a sense of narrative and authenticity. You can see more of Vika's ever evolving home and the treasures she finds on her instagram page.

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Tuesday
Nov142017

An open concept mid-century remodel 

Now this is one seriously cool remodel. It is so good I sent some photos of the kitchen to one of my sisters who is looking to renovate hers soon. I hope to gawd hers ends up looking similar. Not many kitchens have a little funk like this one. Kudos to Veneer Designs on a job really well done. Let's start with a before photo:

Look at it now!

A recently transplanted couple of creatives, who were also expecting twins during the remodel, had a clear vision of how to update and refine their post and beam home tucked into the treetops of Pacific Palisades. Taking cues from nature as well as the home's architecture, an earthy and brave interpretation of midcentury design was applied to the new kitchen layout and adjoining spaces.  Mahogany cabinets with color blocking, red oak rift cut wall paneling, epoxy floors, glazed thin brick specialty tile, and ceramic light pendants commissioned from Heather Rosenman come together to create a unique composition. (Photos: Amy Bartlam)

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Tuesday
Nov142017

Stalking 2

Not fair! Throwing a tantrum! Not enough photos! I want to see more and I'm too far away to go to an actual open for inspection. My little boho heart likes what it sees ... but I WANT TO SEE MORE! Calm done Jo. Breath. That's better. I'm stalking a cute little cottage in Sydney's Avalon Beach. Link here while it lasts.

Tuesday
Nov142017

Stalking 1

A period home with a modern extension ... it's what Australian architects do so well. Oh and seamless indoor outdoor integration of course. I'm stalking a Queens Park, Sydney home with a cozy but funky front (the facade is a dead giveaway that something special lurks within) and a split-level extension featuring a spacious parents' retreat and a huge open-plan kitchen/dining/living zone with sliding glass walls. The design is by Fox Johnston Architects. Link here while it lasts.

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