Rove Concepts

Entries from May 1, 2013 - May 31, 2013

Friday
May312013

Tickled pink

My twin sister spent all of last weekend painting her living room (formerly an open concept living and dining room that was a bold chartreuse/acid green) a pale pink after lots of coaxing from me. I LOOOOVE pale pink as a wall colour. It's a bold (but not so bold) alternative to white or cream or grey. I have it in my bedroom and despite the space taking on several transformations since the pink hit the walls, it always works. As long as it's a subtle pink that is. (P.S. A tip - I couldn't find a pink that I thought was pale enough so I picked out the shade I liked - Benjamin Moore's Elephant Pink - and ended up having it mixed at 25% strength). It seems to work with any accent colours too but I especially love it with white and black. My next house will likely end up all white/black but I'm thinking pink needs to be somewhere. Anyway, I did a round up of some beautiful spaces in pale pink. Happy Friday!

Style At Home

Elle Decor España via sfgirlbybay

Dos Family

Clive Tompsett

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Friday
May312013

Suite Arquitetos

Two cool, or should that be too cool, spaces by Brazilian firm Suite Arquitetos. A stylin' little apartment with a clever movable TV and a patio area with an amazing lighting system. The jury is still out on the astroturf :)

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Friday
May312013

Warehouse stalking when I should be working

Rainy day, a lull between customers, the shop is momentarily empty, quick online real estate stalking, oops hop off the computer, say hello to new customer as they walk in. That will teach me. (Hi Megan nice to meet you today!) Found this warehouse in Fitzroy, Melbourne. Just about my favourite suburb in my favourite Australian city. Even better this conversion is actually two homes. You bet I'm taking the ground floor one with the courtyard, the trusses and the cool brick. But you can come visit and stay in the other one. I better stop stalking and get back to work. Link here while it lasts.

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Thursday
May302013

Chris Dimond

I have another Australian architect for you today. This time it's Chris Dimond, and holy smokes this retro home he has designed is a mid-century fan's dream come true. I have always wanted to live in a totally retro home. I would take this one in a heartbeat. (But I'd love the pool of the other home!)

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Thursday
May302013

Rob Kennon

Some sleek, simple, stylish spaces selected from the portfolio of Australian architect Rob Kennon. I'm smitten with the dark wood exteriors, and that massive kitchen island. 

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