Rove Concepts


Tuesday
Dec142010

Reader's parents' home

Here is an email we received from Sue: "I'm writing because I wanted to show you a home created by two of the most creative, eclectic, quirky and capable people I've ever met- my Mom and Dad. They have recently finished their fantastic house near Bancroft, Ontario; a house they designed, built and decorated almost all by themselves. And what's the first thing they did when it was finished? Put it up for sale, of course. There are more home design projects ahead! This is the link for the webpage they created for potential buyers." This is pretty much my dream home. SERIOUSLY. It is absolutely gorgeous. The spaciousness, the cabin feel to it, tons of WATERFRONT land, the large plank pine floors, a bunkie (!!!)....I could on and on. Instead, I'll show you a whole bunch of photos of it so you can see what I mean.

*the foyer features an antique tin ceiling*
*The lower level is built around a sunken living room with a long bench seat in the window for reading and afternoon siestas. A wood stove is the warm heart of the house; a stone floor provides rustic character. The space is open to the studio level above.*
*The cabinets in the custom kitchen are recycled antique chests-of-drawers, buffets and display cases, refinished and integrated into counters and an island with butcher-block tops.*

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Tuesday
Dec142010

Kathryn Tyler and Linea Studio

Hello Tuesday! And hello gorgeous house. Simply stunning interior design by Kathryn Tyler of Linea Studio. Good gracious me I'm smitten. Bespoke sits with design classic and feels comfortable with vintage. Throw in wide open spaces, concrete floors, white walls and a workspace/studio to die for I'll gladly move in. I'm trying to figure out how I can get that staircase storage into my own home. It's contemporary. It's distinctive and it's fab!

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Monday
Dec132010

Monday's pets on furniture - part 2

If you'd like to send us photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow our basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. (Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it). And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!)

"This is my cat, Eddy-Nelson, striking the pose on our Ektorp Sofa! We rescued him from the SPCA about a month ago. Needless to say he seems much more comfortable on our sofa than in the horrificaly small cage he used to be in!"
- Audrey (Montreal)

"this is Alice. she lies everywhere in the house and follows me wherever i go. she is on our eames rocker for a christmas photo."
- Janelle

"This is Geemo, the most dapper one-eyed dog in all of San Francisco. He's got great taste, and knows it. You can see more photos just like this on Jesse Freidin's website, (voted Best Dog Photographer in the Bay Area, creator of the Doggie Gaga Project)."
- Jesse
"toto and sasha on my new couch. toto is half sasha's age, but twice sasha's size !"
- Denyse

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Monday
Dec132010

Monday's pets on furniture - part 1

If you'd like to send us photos to include in next week's "pets on furniture" post, please ensure your photos follow our basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. (Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off...and your pet happens to be sitting on it). And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it's dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to desiretoinspirekim@hotmail.com and PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!)

"My cats Zoe (on the bed) and Mia (in background) got in the shot as I was shooting for my portfolio. :)"
- Amanda

"Lottie just discovered our orange chair last week and has been sitting there every afternoon since.  She does have 3 dog beds around the house but always picks that chair or the couch to lounge on instead. I love when she moves my throw pillows on the couch around to suit her napping needs."
- Beth (Indiana)

"This is Robinson sitting on his favorite yellow chair."
- Marie

"i know that inside a cupboard may not qualify as furniture but i thought people might get a good laugh out of this on a monday. my brother always comes over to my house and puts my dog inside the microwave, or in a cupboard or inside a random box or something. its just his weird sense of humor but anyways i thought this was pretty funny. poor jude, clinging to a serving bowl for dear life!"
- James

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Monday
Dec132010

Lofty dreams

A smile twitched across her lips as she started to climb the stairs to bed. The loft was perfect. She couldn't believe that it was now her home. She had worked hard to make it happen. The open space, her carefully curated classic furniture, the artwork, the hard edged industrial vibe with just enough creature comforts .... Was that an alarm she heard? Time to get up already? Oh Jo you have been dreaming again! The Oriental Warehouse Loft by Edmonds + Lee. Sweet dreams indeed.

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