Rove Concepts
Friday
Feb082013

New project by Kyla Bidgood

It's been a few months since Vancouver/Victoria interior designer Kyla Bidgood shared her redo of a tech company's office with us, and now she's back with another project. This time it's a really fun interior. I recently completed a residence for a young family of four. I worked with homeowners Meagan & Sebastian Smitsdorff to create a space that reflect their personalities while utilizing some of their existing furniture pieces. Bright colours, vintage nostalgic accents, and custom built-ins enhance the living/dining areas, while keeping spaces functional and durable for daily use by their two young boys. These spaces are so awesome for a family - bright and energetic, liveable and functional. Kyla included some before photos so you can really see the transformation. (Sources on Kyla's Pinterest, after photos by Sarah McNeil)

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Friday
Feb082013

On the ceiling

Don't let the white on white with gold accents fool you as you move through this Sydney house. A splash of colour on the front door, dramatic wallpaper in another room, cleverly patterned tile in the powder room give you just a hint of the riot of colour and wallpaper that awaits when you climb the stairs or venture out to the pool cabana. Interior designer Greg Natale takes it to another level with his bold pattern clashes, papered ceilings and bathroom tiling. A glam house, a wham house! Love the striped wallpaper down by the pool? Did the purple chevron paper in the Adore magazine post (the room complete with David Bowie and tufting) tickle your fancy? Both wallpapers are from Greg's new stripe range for Porter's Paints. Hollywood Regency meets retro meets rock star glam. Mix it up anyway you want.

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Thursday
Feb072013

Nomade

It's like a breath of fresh air to come across a design firm that created spaces suitable for everyday folks without an endless cash flow - and that would be Nomade architettura e interior design based in Milan, Italy. (Cool pallet coat hanger!)

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Thursday
Feb072013

Adore Home

I got my hands on some photos from the latest issue of Australian online magazine Adore Home, and if you're into colour then this issue is absolutely a must read. Even if you're not the spaces featured are so fabulous that you should read it anyway. :) Seriously though, I am thoroughly impressed with this mag, and was stoked to hear from founder Loni Parker that she's trying to raise funds for an Adore Home book later this year (details here). Sweet! In the meantime, here's a peek into this latest issue (including a home designed by one of our all-time fav designers Greg Natale).

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Thursday
Feb072013

Fresh

A simple, classic space. One passes through without a thought. Quiet, restrained and unpretentiously pretty. David Scott Interiors.