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Tuesday
Oct242017

Hollywood Regency in a Boston Victorian

This Boston Victorian designed by Michelle Gerson is elegant and luxurious with some bold statements in Hollywood Regency, art deco fashion. Like the kitchen. Agreeably not for everyone but if Michelle's client was after some drama, she sure delivered!! And that dining room is absolutely stunning. 

 

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Wednesday
Oct112017

A classy San Francisco home

Ken Fulk - keeping San Francisco classy with his event planning and designer prowess. Why not stick your fiddle leaf fig on top of a cabinet? I adore the portrait gallery wall in the sitting room. If your stairs needs sprucing up, faux zebra is where it's at! And of course I have to bring up the extra large black and white stripes as a simple and effective dose of drama. 

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Friday
Oct212016

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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Tuesday
Oct112016

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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Monday
Mar022015

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.