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Wednesday
Apr162014

Masseria Petrarolo

An Italian idyll, a rural reverie, an historic farm house surrounded by olive groves. Could the daydream be more perfect? It could if the interiors are designed by Alexander Waterworth. Rustic and refined, rough and luxe, indulgent and spartan. Masseria Petrarolo in Puglia. Beauty in stone.

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Sunday
Apr132014

The latest happenings at 47 Park Avenue

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!!!

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Thursday
Apr032014

A hot house

There are several decor styles that really do it for me, and every so often a glamourous home knocks my socks off. This is one of those occasions. This Georgian home in Notting Hill Gate, London is HOT!!! It belongs to architectural and interior designer Colin Radcliffe and his model wife Angela Dunn. My favourite room is the bedroom with mirror, fur and leopard. There's nothing sexier than that combo! (Photos via Colin's website and NZ House & Garden)

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Monday
Mar172014

A home in Little Venice - a second try

Another post from last week where photos were not displaying correctly...

The folks over at DOS Architects have completed yet another stellar project in London. This one is located in the 'hood of Little Venice. The glass atrium at the rear of the home housing the dining room is such a beautiful space. I would spend all of my time in there eating, working, having dinner parties and summer barbecues... And the icing on the cake - the large, stunning photograph above the credenza and the Tom Dixon Beat lights taking pride of place above the table. (More of DOS' work here and here)

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Thursday
Mar062014

The lightest of grey

A soft, muted beauty, cozy like a favourite old sweater, stylishly simple and simply stylish. If I loved Paul Massey's Cornwall home then it's obvious that I'm head over heels for his Primrose Hill, London flat. An amazing photographer with a wonderful eye who could easily put down the camera and take up design.

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