Rove Concepts
Friday
Jan252013

Bridget Foley

I seem to be posting alot of Scandinavian design lately so I'm trying to mix things up a bit and keep you all visually stimulated with all kinds of room porn. I came across the portfolio of New Zealand interior designer Bridget Foley and was intrigued by her style. Effortlessly cool and casual. I love so many pieces - the chairs above, the leopard print ottoman/coffee table, the stunning cloche-shaped chandelier, that insane high-back bench/loveseat, the black leather chesterfield...but I'd be happy with just that wall of kitchen storage. *sigh*

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Friday
Jan252013

The photographer's studio

Spare and white and achingly beautiful in its simplicity. Lo Spazio, the photographic studio, art space and home of Milanese photographer Davide Lovatti. Also home to Art.Rent, his gallery of photographs, sculptures and installations available for hire. A stylish home, a fabulously talented photographer, inspiring work.

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Thursday
Jan242013

A space by Meme Design

This room is for cooking, eating and living, therefore it was designed with maximisation of space and comfort in mind. Each cupboard and drawer has been considered for optimum size accordingly to purpose. Behind these doors the kitchen comes to life while closed neatness prevails! There was a desire to conceal as much visual clutter as possible while still functioning efficiently as a kitchen, a pleasant dining space and a relaxing living area. The kitchen geometry was carefully composed involving the windows and doors in the design. Views to neighbours have been blocked off via new highlight windows. By visually extending the room into the garden the indoors shares the outdoor aspect and creates a strong visual focus for the room. Interior design and architecture firm Meme Design, of Melbourne, Australia was responsible for this simple yet beautiful space. I adore the kitchen. Sometimes less is more. (Photography by Sonia Mangiapane)

Thursday
Jan242013

An architect's beach house

Located in a townhouse in Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, the beach house of the architect Fernanda Marques needed some finishing touches like darken the floor, change lighting and paint the walls. She adorned the house with a seaside decor, but very stylish and contemporary taste. Among the pieces selected to give color to the refuge of the architect, she opted for a chair of the Dutch designer Oskar Zieta, a work of Hugo France, in the garden, and Tapestry of Calder sisal and poems by Carlos Drummond de Andrade. When it came to the garden, Fernanda was the one who cared for each piece of it, with various species of plants to give more life to the house. A beautiful combination of modern and natural elements, coming together to create the perfect beach house. 


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Thursday
Jan242013

Cool space

"Sliding interior and exterior panels dramatically transform the living areas from open plan to intimate and discreet. The balcony features a sliding cedar screen that filters the more intense summer sun and allows the house to breath."

Clever design by Kerstin Thompson Architects (KTA). Inside and out, open and closed.