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Wednesday
May252016

New art (again) in my living room

I had been trying to find a large piece of art for over my sofa for months and months and could not find anything that really shouted "BUY ME I'M PERFECT" or that wasn't bank-breaking since my taste in art changes frequently. I had a photo printed on canvas as seen in this post and had no where to hang it but over my sofa in the living room (also seen here when I received a new sofa) which made me realize how badly I needed something BIG and BOLD and DARK because I am enjoying my monochromatic dark grey theme I have going in there. When I spotted this photo randomly on Instagram I fell in love. Now I generally hate art behind glass because glare makes me nutty and taking a decent photo of it can be difficult. I did some searching for options on printing photos (the photographer Amanda emailed me a high-res copy of the photo to have printed myself since she lives in Bali and I'm in Canada) and came up with printing it on photoboard (1/4" thick, dense white material). Posterjack is based in Toronto and offered this at a really good price considering I decided to go 40"x40". And no, this isn't a sponsored post. I came up with this all by myself. :) Because my husband is a very handy guy who is into woodworking, I asked him to fabricate a frame for the photo to make it look more weighty and less poster-y. The result is exactly what I was after. I think it is a dramatic addition to the space. It is in keeping with my dark theme, will not irritate me when I try and photograph it, the printing turned out fantastic and sharp, and the frame was exactly what I wanted. BOOM. 

(Sources for just about everything are in this post. Sadly the cats would not leave the new wool covered sectional sofa alone so it is now up in our 3rd floor storage-supposed-to-be-library space awaiting that transformation and the old sofa with 999 claw marks is back.)

Tuesday
May032016

A 19th century apartment in Berlin

I am completely head over heels in love with this 19th century apartment in Berlin designed and styled by Annabell Kutucu (in collaboration with Michael Schickinger). Throw in a bunch of cats, a few plants and I could very happily call this home. Forever.

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Thursday
Feb112016

Salon Drab by Farrow & Ball

Salon Drab is one of my favourite colours Farrow & Ball has launched this month. It is such a moody, deep, rich brown that I would have used in my bedroom if I had not already painted it Mouse's Back. (I once had a chocolate brown bedroom and LOVED it). I thought I would share some photos that have me dreaming about this perfect shade of dark brown.

Abigail Ahern

NETTANATALIAS

Royal Roulotte

FunDesign

Jo's living room

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Friday
Jan292016

Bathing in the dark

Dark bathing beauties from the Danish masters of minimalism Norm.Architects. The en-suite bathroom in this old townhouse in Copenhagen features concrete, dark porcelain tiles and customised bronzed fixtures while family bathroom continues the dark, cave-like luxury.

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Wednesday
Dec092015

Moody inner city pad

With great art deco bones this modern renovation of an inner city Sydney pied-à-terre by Weir Phillips Architects creates a moody and masculine home. Modern sophistication meets gentleman's club chic.

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