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Tuesday
Jan212014

space grace & style

"... a love of all things traditional, vintage, ambiguous and unusual - the studio excels in the unconventional juxtaposition ..." Personality, a touch of whimsy, old with new. Bold colour plays against warm wood floors and bright light floods in through windows. Welcome to the Newtown, Victoria home of interior designer Rebecca Jansma of Space Grace & Style.

Photography by Nikole Ramsay and styling by Stephanie Somebody.

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Sunday
Dec222013

Holiday chaos

As usual, I waited until the last minute to get myself organized for the holidays. I blame it on having 2 jobs and too many cats. :) And OMG this is the worst time of year when you've got nosy cats and no place to store wrapped presents out of reach. I spent about 4 hours yesterday wrapping presents and then we created a mountain of them by the front door so I can take the lot to my parents' house tomorrow to stash until the big day. I caught 2 cats on the pile within 5 minutes. AAAGGGHHHH!!!!! Needless to say I am so freaking busy so I whipped up this post really quick. I love this home. It is located in Piacenza, Italy, and is a fabulously modern without being too cold. There is some bold colour here and there to keep it from being too stark, some REALLY amazing tiles in the kitchen for a serious jolt of pattern, some walls clad in the same hardwood as the floor to warm the space, and some to-die-for lighting (I have always wanted one of those Flos Parentesi suspension lamps!). I'm not a fan of the bedroom or grey bathroom though but the rest makes up for these. Via Le case di Elixìr

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Thursday
Dec192013

Renee's loft - part 2

So when can I move in???!!! I would SO much happier if I lived in a space this inspirational. :) Part 2 of Renee Arns, photographed by the talented Paulina Arcklin

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Thursday
Dec192013

Renee's loft - part 1

I am absolutely, completely, unquestionably, positively in love with this loft. Every square inch. I'm drooling and having heart palpitations. It is located in the Netherlands and is the home of Renee Arns, stylist and one of the owners for Out Of The Blue Concept Store. Her friend Paulina Arcklin took these gorgeous photos that make me love this loft even more - if that's possible. More loft goodness in my next post. (And OMG her cats match the decor!)

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Thursday
Dec122013

80s apartment redo

If you live in Australia you know these apartments. Tired old brick exteriors with tired old plasterboard interiors. Wall to wall carpet with a collection of interesting stains, swirling, dripping plaster slapped onto the ceiling and aluminium sliding doors with safety stickers. If you were lucky and lived on the top floor (always no more than four floors or the developer would have to spring for a lift) the "architect" may have thrown in a "cathedral ceiling and clerestory window". No redeeming features except the size of the rooms. Say what you like about those old apartments they at least had a little more room than today's incarnations. Now take an 80s apartment in a wonderful inner city location (Brisbane readers should be able to tell by the bridge and the tennis courts across the river) and drag it kicking and screaming into the 21st century and you have a hipster's pad with room for baby and barbie. Very cool. By Alexander Lotersztain and derlot.

 

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