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Wednesday
Apr142010

Sydney Dance Lounge

As promised another project by Villa & Villa. This time the Sydney Dance Lounge. Beautifully set in an historic waterfront location on Sydney Harbour it's a blend of classic and contemporary. The stunning photography again by Anson Smart is equal to this stunning space. Perhaps the perfect spot for a DTI get together?

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Tuesday
Apr132010

Villa + Villa encore

It's amazing what a really good photographer can do to an already wonderful space. We've shared this beach house at MacMasters Beach on the NSW North Coast with you last year. The Villa & Villa design duo (Maria and Eduardo Villa) are the architects and interior designers. Publicist Jacqui Lewis emailed to share the latest pictures of it by photographer Anson Smart. Wow! Fabulous. I loved this house before and now I love it even more. Not only different views but Anson has injected such personality into the space all through his lens. A perfect house just became even more enticing!

  

  

  

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Monday
Apr122010

Stalking in neutral territory

Two facades two very different houses. Both with a neutral colour story, both with the warmth of timber balanced by stone. I've been stalking again but I can't make up my mind which one I like more. I love the period features of the second home, the warren of rooms but I love the retro modern vibe of the first. Exposed trusses, rich plank walls, clean modern lines. Dilemma isn't it! Fortunately I can afford neither. Phew! Links here and here while they last.

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Thursday
Apr082010

Spirit Level

I was following the links to our co-contributors on the Inside Out piece and found beautiful gardens designed by Spirit Level Designs, a Sydney based landscape firm of architects, designers, artists, horticulturists and stone masons. What wonderful lush spaces. I love the use of stone and the layering of textures and shapes. These are gardens you want to wander into, to become part of the landscape, to belong. I wish the images on their website were just a little larger so their lush green beauty would jump out of the screen a bit more. Still I have no trouble imagining myself brushing against the leaves by the path or hearing the soft tinkle of water features. Lovely.

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Thursday
Apr012010

Jacinta Preston

These are real homes for real people. Stylish and so practical. The kids run through, the dog jumps on the couch, your friends feel so at home they sometimes stay for lunch and dinner. Jacinta Preston takes the great Aussie dream of a home of your own and adds in the lifestyle. It's fun and easy maintenance, inside and out, vintage and new, off to the beach and curled up watching TV. Real. And really lovely! If you have the latest Real Living magazine (a must have every month) you'll see Jacinta's bedroom on the cover. Butterfly love!