The other day I spent a bit of free time trawling the internet looking for some blog material so I can help keep you folks inspired as we like to do here at DTI, and somehow I came across the website of Jimmy Schönning, whom I now have a giant crush on. He's a Swedish interior stylist who has worked for some of my favourite magazines such as Sköna Hem, Hus & Hem, Allt i Hemmet and Ideal Home. His super stylin' home has been around the web here and there and I think we featured a few photos when we blogged about photographer Per Magnus Persson. Because I could eat his pad for breakfast, I am going to feature it here (see the first batch of photos), as well of some of the spaces he has styled for magazines (after the jump).
I love Julia Edelmann of Buckingham ID's showroom. I want to move in. Park my slippers under that Swedish couch. I'm sure Julia would let me and now is the prefect time. Works by Chicago artist Francine Turk (you may have seen pieces on the set of the Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn movie "The Break-up") are clustered salon style across the walls. Beautiful. So Julia when you least expect it you'll find a strange woman (moi) draped across a chair drinking it all in. Chill the champagne. I'll be over so.
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 email@example.com and PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!)
"17 year old Muffy is still going strong. This is her yawning and stretching on a mid-century chair inherited from Nonna."
- Julia (Ottawa, On)
"I send you some pictures of Eva resting in my bed, sorry her bed."
- Carla (Argentina)
"This is a photo of Bug our Miniature Schnauzer in one of his favorite places...the bed!"
- Evan (Los Angeles)
I visited my 5 day old niece Gianna (and my little sister and her husband) on Friday and after taking a whack of photos of the baby I managed to get some of her 2 cats Pugley (a Persian I adopted from the Humane Society several years ago) and Mini (a stray from Thailand that my sister's friend rescued and flew with her all the way back to Canada).
- me (Kim)
"Roger our cute cat who has just finished drinking out of the vase at home in Point Piper Sydney ...and on the patio relaxing when we used to live in North Sydney!"
- Michael (Sydney)
Don't you love photographer's portfolios when every photo screams "Yes! I can do that!" Look at these fabulous spaces captured by snapper Emily Johnston Anderson. I love the light, I love the casual vibe she manages to embue in every photo. These are real homes made even more real by the way Emily captures them. Like stepping into your stylish BFF's place. It's effortless and it's what a home and not just a house is all about ;)
Welcome to the new week and what a great way to start. Alena Smith of Smith Design Studio emailed us this Sydney apartment renovation. The "before" was a tired 80s apartment that had lost its way. Sad and frumpy. Now it's a sleek and modern home with rich, moody colours, a respite from the hustle of the city. What a change from it's previous incarnation!