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Modern in green and black

I have fallen completely in love with this house. Modern. Simple details. Recurring circles (the firm's signature architectural element). Drama with green cabinetry, black walls and tumbling block tile. And if you ever needed to see wall-to-wall carpet in a bedroom done right, astroturf green for the win! Urquhart Estate by Melbourne-based Kennedy Nolan

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My living room makeover - part 2

The left side of my living room looked like this right after we moved in. This is a very long and narrow space (23'x11') so while it's easy to break it up into different zones on each end, it gets a little tough fitting in a really large sofa and TV cabinet and not having everything running along the walls and ending up with a boring layout. And while you may recall I had received a new sofa not that long ago, my choice of wool fabric was really not smart in a house with a bunch of cats so I moved it upstairs to the storage room and may use it when we convert the space into a library. Since then I did however score the rug of my dreams and that caused an entire re-arrangement of the space and I bought a few new pieces to go with it. 

This rug is Fool's Paradise by Marcel Wanders for Moooi Carpets from The Modern Shop. It is soooooo gorgeous, and pretty much ideal in this house of many pets because it is essentially commercial grade and very low pile so it will stand up to wear and tear and fur and constant vacuuming. The flower photo printed on it is SO sharp and the colours are incredible. I opted for round instead of rectangular (and the smaller of the 2 sizes) because I didn't want to emphasize the long and narrow shape to the room. Even though my sofa is rather big and bulky, by placing it on an angle in the corner it makes it look SO much smaller and really opens up the space.

I had to find a new chair to work with the rug, and came across this Victorian grandfather chair at Yardley's Antiques. I love the competing florals together. The glass sculpture on the pile of books and glass vase on a stand are from West Elm. The gold with marble top table is from Homesense. The star light under the table is from Gaslight Electric Sign Co.. The antique fireplace screen turned artwork is from Highjinx. The light is the Flos Aim pendant designed by the Bouroullec brothers. 

This is a REALLY old chair, and I need to find some trim to cover those staples. 

The vase and lidded bowl are vintage. That's a watermelon peperomia plant. The leaves are adorable. 

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Harbour View Road

I have one more New Zealand home by Bull O'Sullivan Architecture to share with you. This one has a bit less wood used than the last, and instead features alot of green carpeting which to my horror, I really enjoy. It is like being in a forest, and the carpet is the mossy, grassy ground. And I have a thing for random size windows, so that sliver of a window in the bedroom (complete with shutters it looks like) is going into my inspiration folder.  


Stair runners

While I contemplate the plethora of projects that eventually need to get done around my house, figuring out what to do with my what-were-the-former-owners-thinking-??? yellow/orange stained floor is always on my mind (seen here, and it's toned down in the photo). And whether or not I can figure out a way to get the floors re-stained while owning too many cats to make it easy, perhaps a stair runner is a good option. Makes hiking up and down them easier on us humans as well as the cats, and would add a fun punch of colour and/or pattern to my pretty fabulous foyer/staircase. So on that note, I thought I would do a stair carpet runner roundup. 

Bill Kingston Photography

amoroso | design

Optimise Design


Sage Design Studio

Hill Mitchell Berry Architects

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Lilly Bunn bonus

A little Lilly Bunn extra special yumminess for your viewing pleasure. 

The most luscious dark teal glossy walls. TO DIE FOR. 

A quirky yet perfect combination of a beni ourain rug, a deep green velvet sofa, a brass and glass table and floral chair...oh yes, and a hippo. Eclectic awesome sauce.

A gorgeous pale mural paired with bold chair and lighting choices makes this an absolutely stunning dining room.

Leopard carpet in the bedroom? YES PLEASE!