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Wednesday
Apr152015

A few new things around the house

My life has been super crazy for the past couple of months and while I am trying to find time to get my kitchen redo completed (may take a while if I end up redoing the floor) a few new things have happened in other spaces. Nothing major but getting anything done around here is a miracle and I need to celebrate it. For starters, I bought a light fixture 2 months ago and it was finally hung up in my living room (that is a dig at the husband who has no excuses). I say hung instead of installed but it literally is just hung on the ceiling. Judging by the mark in the centre of the ceiling when we bought this house, it seems that in another life, there may have been a light fixture. The ceilings and walls in here are plaster, not drywall so I refuse to go tearing holes anywhere for no good reason. I don't really need a working light in the ceiling as I already have 8 lights in the room but the large expanse of ceiling looked a little bare despite me having put up a ceiling medallion when I painted the room. It was a good start but it was missing something. It was missing THIS GORGEOUS LIGHT.

I found it at my favourite vintage lighting shop - Architectural Antiques. I am so freaking happy with this light fixture. It brings some sparkle into the room, and who doesn't like sparkle?! 

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Thursday
Mar122015

The power of light

I know...you're wondering where the furniture is. Sometimes it is more about the architecture, and in this case it is also about the incredible effect natural light can have in a space. These photos are magical. Such stunning blank canvases, by Sicilian interior architect and designer Antonino Cardillo. Monolithic at times, shapely at others, Cardillo’s work bears more than a passing affinity to architecture of the ancients.

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Tuesday
Mar032015

Understated glam

A glimpse into the Milan home of Carolina Castiglioni, via The Selby. Glam, but understated. The best kind. 

Monday
Mar022015

Evans family home

I found this really cool New Zealand home with a midcentury modern vibe and lots and lots of wood and had to share. Designed by Bull O'Sullivan Architecture, it has some interesting features like the groupings of light fixtures throughout the main space (an electrician's nightmare) and the floor to ceiling window looking out onto the backyard. I'm not sure I could live with this much wood but it certainly makes the space feel warm and "earthy". 

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Thursday
Feb122015

Damien Langlois-Meurinne

I regret not titling this post "Lighting porn" as these spaces by French designer Damien Langlois-Meurrine are outfitted with some of the most spectacular lights I have ever seen. And some of them are designed by Damien himself. These rooms are glamorous and luxe, but the lighting takes them to another level. They are pieces of art, making a statement.  

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