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Entries in black and white (186)


New book!

I was stoked to get my hands on a new book (out November 1st, from Clarkson Potter) by Celerie Kemble called Black and White (And a Bit in Between). Being a HUGE fan of black and white decor, this book was completely for me. It's got a bit of everything, from classic to rustic to über modern. And I was pleasantly surprised to find some of my favourite black and white spaces - including photo #3 below (which Celerie also loves, as she has had it hung above her desk for years). There's even a photo of Celerie's to-die-for bathroom (photo #2 below). This book is a keeper, and I would highly recommend it to anyone with a love for this colour scheme. Get yourself a copy here or here (among others).

For Celerie Kemble and her acclaimed designer peers, the possibilities of black and white home decor are endless and suit any aesthetic. In BLACK AND WHITE (AND A BIT IN BETWEEN), Celerie welcomes readers into more than 75 homes, sharing advice on choosing the best paints and finishes; adding patterns, accessories, and collections; building an entire room scheme based on inspiration from nature; and even choosing the perfect accent colors.

P.S. More photos from the book and some Ottawa news after the jump

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Home of a glamourai

A couple of weeks ago I blogged a little peek into the home of fashion bloggers Jane and Judy Aldridge. Today I thought I'd share a little bit of Kelly Framel's home. Her fashion blog the glamourai is one of my daily must-reads. Kelly's NYC apartment is fabulous decked out in my favourite colours (black, white, brass and silver) with a glam Hollywood Regency vibe. And check out her adorable pooch!


It's November. Too soon for Christmas?

I know. I know. But I couldn't help it when I saw this wonderful wreath on photographer Virginia MacDonald's website. Go on yell at me for mentioning the "X" word but it will probably take you 2 months to weave this :P Lots of lovely lovely photography lolly on Ms MacDonald's site. That's why she is one of Canada's leading photographers. (Kim's previous post on Virginia MacDonald here.)



I love this studio. It belongs to fashion blogger Jane Aldridge and her mom Judy. GORG!!! (See more of it here)


Bookbox loft

The folks at mode:lina, a Polish architectural firm, emailed with another project they completed recently that I had to share (see previous posts here and here).
Our client unconsciously dictated to us the design.
"We love open space and flexible solutions, but we need cosy rooms and privacy as well."
"We love to be noisy; talk loudly while eating, listen to loud music etc. but at the same time J. Is an early bird and I'm a night owl and we are both light sleepers."
"We love and owe a lot of books, clothes, shoes and other cool stuff but but we have only 70 m2."
"Oh, did I mention, that we just can't stand the sound of slamming doors?"
To fulfill all the requirements we decided to divide 70 m2 flat into 4 zones that can be easily opened and closed with sliding doors. This solution provides privacy and acoustic barrier as well as flexibility in use of space. Central zone includes kitchen with dining room and a mysterious black box. The dark cube integrates the wardrobe, small library, working desk and a small kennel. 3 other zones are: living room, walk-in closet, bathroom / bedroom.
Early bird and night owl live in peace.

The cube is brilliant.

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