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I am not sure how I ended up on the blog Our Gathered Home the other day, but there I was and smitten I became. Our Gathered Home started out of a need to share honest, authentic homes lived in by real people, across the globe. Our aim is to showcase family life in a multifaceted approach to urban living. The homes featured in this absolutely lovely blog are curated by Matt Allison, whose own mid-century ranch in South Africa that he shares with his wife and 2 kids is featured (LOVE!). Here is a snippet from several of the home tours, including the homes of Robert and Judith de Graaff, Anki Wijnen, Maike & Travis McNeill, Tessa and Craig Harding, Kristin & Jonathan Rogers, Emma-Jane & Dylan Harbour and Rebecca & Bruce Meissner.
It has been ages since I featured one of my favourite blogs, 47 Park Avenue (see here and here). Michael (and his partner Jonathan) are the proud owners of my dream home, and have been renovating and decorating it with so much love, creativity and chicness that I am blown away each time I see more of their progress. Take this bathroom for example. They had not touched it since moving in and Michael finally decided to have a go at it - on the cheap. Because how long can you live with a nasty bathroom containing carpeting (GAH!) and floral chintz?!
Michael ripped out the carpet, re-faced the tub with leftover chipboard (one of my favourite materials), used leftover paint on the wall, floor and ceiling, and picked up some tile paint to paint over the ghastly flowers. All Michael ended up purchasing (aside from the paint) was the light fixture and linen basket. Gorg!!!
I stumbled upon a really cool Tumblr site (via casa.com.br) yesterday that I wanted to share. Casa dos Outros (House of Others) features many homes of "regular" folks around São Paulo, Brazil. It's similar to The Selby and Freunde von Freunden. Here is a selection of some really fun spaces I spotted there.