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Thursday
Apr162015

Stalking a warehouse

I always get excited when I stumble upon a warehouse conversion when I'm out real estate stalking. I get even more excited when the end result lives up to my hyped up expectations. Someone please lend me the money to buy this home in Melbourne's Hawthorne East. It's a grownup warehouse. Seriously stylish. I'd love to see it in real life because I'm sure the photos don't do it justice. Link here  while it lasts.

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Wednesday
Apr152015

Geremia Design - Canning Street

I am stoked to feature this home by Lauren Geremia of Geremia Design now that I got my hands on these fabulous juicy photos (by Melissa Kaseman btw). It is mid-century sophisticated with an youthful edge. We wanted to give our client an updated and contemporary look for his one story Craftsmen home, including furniture with detailing that nods to the architecture of the space. Our client travels frequently, but when he is home likes to host dinner parties and cook for his friends. We created a comfortable living and dining space that can accommodate guests, and curated a evocative selection of contemporary art that suits his taste. LED lighting and a custom designed hand oxidized brass media unit are design highlights of the project. (Previous features of her work here, here and here)

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Wednesday
Apr152015

A few new things around the house

My life has been super crazy for the past couple of months and while I am trying to find time to get my kitchen redo completed (may take a while if I end up redoing the floor) a few new things have happened in other spaces. Nothing major but getting anything done around here is a miracle and I need to celebrate it. For starters, I bought a light fixture 2 months ago and it was finally hung up in my living room (that is a dig at the husband who has no excuses). I say hung instead of installed but it literally is just hung on the ceiling. Judging by the mark in the centre of the ceiling when we bought this house, it seems that in another life, there may have been a light fixture. The ceilings and walls in here are plaster, not drywall so I refuse to go tearing holes anywhere for no good reason. I don't really need a working light in the ceiling as I already have 8 lights in the room but the large expanse of ceiling looked a little bare despite me having put up a ceiling medallion when I painted the room. It was a good start but it was missing something. It was missing THIS GORGEOUS LIGHT.

I found it at my favourite vintage lighting shop - Architectural Antiques. I am so freaking happy with this light fixture. It brings some sparkle into the room, and who doesn't like sparkle?! 

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Wednesday
Apr152015

Dream

Pinch me. I'm dreaming. What I wouldn't give to have a butler's kitchen or a mudroom except I'd use it like here for flower arranging. A little decadent to devote a small space to one of life's little pleasures? No. Life is too short. Embrace the lovely. Shortlisted in the Kitchen Design category in the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2015, the Turramurra Residence by my new crush Design Bubble.

Wednesday
Apr152015

Modern deco

Love the dark grey wall with the marble shelf. Love the penny rounds in the bathroom. Love the waterfall edge to the stone bench in the kitchen. Love the clean contemporary lines of this apartment renovation in Bellevue Hill, Sydney by TomMarkHenry. A modern, minimal interpretation to play off the art deco lines of the original apartment.

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