Monday
Mar102014

Behind the shutters

Take a stylist and her builder husband. To this creative mix add a lovely old house on the northern beaches of Sydney, furniture sourced here, there and everywhere and you have the perfect team when it comes to creative homemaking. With stunning photography by Simon Kenny for Content Agency it's an inspiring way to start the week on DTI. I'd love to take the credit but it's another fab story from the pages of the generalist. You can read more here. I promise it won't be the only one you'll read. Many many thanks to the crew at the generalist for sharing all these luscious images. I'm moving in I tell you. Moving in.

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Sunday
Mar092014

Random favourites as of late

Saturday
Mar082014

Stalking leftovers

My name is Jo and I'm a property stalker ... but I'm fussy. A real estate listing has to be just right to catch my eye. Bad photos, I need more photos please, house is amazing furniture is deplorable, can't quite put my finger on it listings with something that has me nodding "yes". This week's leftovers include a darkly masculine art deco apartment, an artist Moroccan/ Balinese/ Indian/ Spanish/slightly confused folly in the Byron Bay hinterland and a house we've stalked before. Click on the images to head to the listings. All via realestate.com.au.

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Friday
Mar072014

Meritxell Ribé

I am totally sick of winter. It is the worst one Ottawa has had in 20 years so they tell us. Despite my trip to Mexico, I have seriously had it. So today I thought I would transport us to Spain, where ceilings are higher, moldings are ornate, tiles are graphic, archways are abundant, and the decor is spectacular. Whether contemporary or more classic and relaxed, Barcelona architect and interior designer Meritxell Ribé is making it work and providing the eye candy on this too cold of a Friday. 

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Friday
Mar072014

San Francisco

A modern retreat up on the hill. Telegraph Hill, San Francisco that is. Climb the stairs and not only does a stunning view await you but the clean, minimal lines of the two floor apartment by CCS Architecture. Can common sense be sexy? Can practical be super stylish? Sure can!

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