Friday
Dec012017

Light and white kitchen

The redesign and extension of this 1750s building by Reed Watts Architects shifted the focus away from a busy road in front towards the rear, opening a kitchen and dining addition onto a more secluded rear courtyard. Bi-fold doors blur the line between inside and out while light floods in from its southerly aspect. Central to all is the simple and stylish kitchen by deVOL. Beautiful inspiration.

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Friday
Dec012017

Friday drinks

Thank God that week is over! Time for a little after work drinkie or two. Put on some new lipstick and run a comb through your hair. You'll want to look your best because we are meeting up at Eden Locke in Edinburgh. Grzywinski+Pons took an 18th Century Georgian mansion and its 20th Century extension down to their bones and created this über stylish 72 room hotel, cafe and bar. Not that I'm suggesting we stay overnight. I don't know you that well ;)

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Thursday
Nov302017

New in - painted silk panel and books

There's nothing like coming home from work and finding goodies in the mailbox. Just before I left on vacation I received a few things that I didn't get a chance to photograph until last weekend. First up is a very special piece of art by Juliet Vonturi, a textile designer based in the Bay Area, California. My heart broke when Juliet mentioned she had to flee the area due to the forest fires :( Despite that setback she managed to send me a gorgeous panel of blue silk that she hand-painted - something she recently started offering. 

I didn't have any frames on hand that were square so I improvised and taped it into my antique fireplace screen. 

Juliet's atelier produces marble stone silks, linens, printed fabrics, as well as design coordinate pure botanicals made by expert artisans with sustainable colours. The marble prints are absolutely exquisite and I am totally in love with them. Some samples...

I also received a couple more books from Vendome Press that are just what you need to add to your Christmas list. First up is Life at the Top: New York's Most Exceptional Apartment Buildings. By Kirk Henckels and Anne Walker with photographs by Michel Arnaud.

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Thursday
Nov302017

Stalking a room with a view

I'm stalking a bathroom with a view and a living room with one too ... and a pool and a garden and a hallway and a bedroom and you get the idea. I can only imagine what the New Year's Eve fireworks over Sydney Harbour look like from this spectacular location at Rose Bay. Perhaps we can pool our dollars and cents to make an offer. Link here while it lasts.

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Thursday
Nov302017

Stalking an Edwardian red brick where classic meets contemporary

I'm stalking in the Melbourne suburb of Armadale. A renovated Edwardian red brick semi with a modern extension ... the type of property that always draws me in. You know me. I can't resist a heritage facade with a little modern something hidden right behind. Just  a few more pieces of art and a slightly bigger backyard and I'd be happy. Link here while it lasts.

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