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Friday
Mar302012

Reader request - brass and gold

I haven't done a reader request in ages, because I don't seem to ever have enough time to rifle through my photo stash anymore (I have 2 days off work hence my ability to magically find a bit of time now). I think these started getting more difficult when Jo and I each started trying to blog twice a day and then I went and started this blog with my sister. Anyway, feel free to continue sending requests but try and make it reeeeeeally interesting and something that can be easily spotted in a tiny thumbnail to increase your chances of me getting to it. :)
SO, today's request comes from Christi: I'm a design student from BC, and I'd love to see some blog posts with brass and gold contemporary hardware and fixtures. I'm obsessed with the few I've seen, and I think the contrast with cooler paint and material tones is stunning. I was never a fan of anything gold, but I am slowly coming around. I still shy away from using it as silver seems to be so much easier. This one was a bit tough to find in my tiny Flickr thumbnails but I think I scored some decent photos, and because I have a thing for copper - particularly Tom Dixon's copper shade lights - I took this opportunity to slide a couple in. :)

ELLE Interiör

Dunlin

Canadian House & Home

Canadian House & Home

Lonny

Canadian House & Home Magdalena Keck
Jean Louis Denoit Colombe Stevens

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Friday
Mar302012

House in the dunes

After the beach-side house just beyond the dunes from earlier this week I though I'd share another. Just a little different. Or is it? What do you think? (And yes there are 4 bedrooms with bath in room and ensuite!) The Dune House by Norwegian architects JVA (Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL) and built on the shore in Thorpness, England is available for holiday rental.

Architecture needs relationship ... Architecture ought to be interesting rather than pretty ... Architecture should be exiting, not just satisfying ... Architecture is not just about the money.

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Thursday
Mar292012

Opposite ends of the spectrum

Both of these homes have been featured lately in Residence magazine and I wanted to blog one, then the other, no the first one, but what about the second....so what the hell I'll blog both. Both homes are gorgeous, the first because of the soothing and earthy neutral palette and the second because of the bold colour scheme and modern vibe. I want my home to look like the first, and then I need to win the lottery so the cottage I would then buy could look like the second. :) (Photos by Carl Dahlstedt)

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Thursday
Mar292012

Michael Penney

Michael Penney is a decorator, stylist, blogger, former magazine editor at Canadian House & Home and is a soon-to-be shop owner. He is also a big fan of DIY projects, including dip-dye drapes that he did for H&H mag that I fell in love and have been wanting to do ever since.

I have been a fan of his work for some time as he's clearly got a great eye for design, creates relaxed yet sophisticated spaces and I think I can safely say that the photos below are going to make you want to start re-decorating!

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Thursday
Mar292012

Little girl lavender

Cute, retro, eclectic and palest purple. Wish I was a little girl again. Sweet dreams captured by photographer Petra Bindel. Fabulous like fairy floss!