Friday
Apr262013

The ancient, the artisan and the Apple era

New work from San Francisco based interior designer Antonio Martins. The Atelier is the room he has created for the 2013 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, opening Saturday. Layers of design, layers of textures and finishes, layers of meaning. A small space that spins a story through the most basic of materials, burlap, but is refined and elegant in the telling. A man's space, an artisan's lair, a collector's sanctuary. A place away and yet in the present, a place beyond and always in contact with the world. A beautiful place.

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Thursday
Apr252013

Mariah O'Brien - home #2

This is another favourite home designed by Mariah O'Brien. It's located in Santa Monica and it's just as inviting, energetic and eclectic as the last home - but not quite as bright. And the cute Boston Terrier is a bonus. :)

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Thursday
Apr252013

Mariah O'Brien - home #1

Mariah O'Brien is a Los Angeles-based interior designer who has worked with tons of celebrities including Megan Fox, Flea, Giovanni Ribisi, and Patricia and Rosanna Arquette to name just a few. I absolutely love her style - because she doesn't really have one. It's pretty eclectic which is what I love about her. I am all for interiors that are unexpected, unexplained, and uncommon. She injects into spaces just the right amount of pizzazz with colour, pattern, texture, sparkle and fabulous artwork. I got my hands on tons of photos from several of her projects (thanks PR peeps!) and this home in Los Feliz that is a favourite.

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Thursday
Apr252013

More from Karen Akers

Just a few more houses from Sydney interior designer Karen Akers. The first, in Roseville, is a finalist in the 2013 Dulux Colour Awards. The second, in Gladsville, made the same finals in 2012 and was shortlisted for the Australian Interior Design Awards as well. Traditional and contemporary. Light, bright and colourful. Joyful, fun and fab.

  

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Thursday
Apr252013

Man Cave

Dark, moody, masculine and down by the harbour. Not quite what you expect for boathouse living. Love the texture, the old wood, the play of white light against murky walls and the pops of yellow. Yes, in this case, I think pop is just the right word. A wonderful man cave by Sydney interior designer Karen Akers. Imagine sitting snug inside on a wild and windy rainy day.

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