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Friday
Dec132013

Mews 04

Like a theatre set of brilliant white, this modern extension to a double fronted mews house in Hyde Park, London allows the owners' pieces to take centre stage. Art Deco meets decadence meets minalism with neoclassical whimsy and luxury. Sinuous and sensual and at times stark. Part folly, part living space, part sculpture. I have a vision of an operatic fat lady in vintage Paco Rabanne and house slippers gliding across a minimalist cube towards a Fornasetti milking stool while warbling Wagnerian lieder and sipping Nespresso. And I mean that is the best possible way! Love it. By Andy Martin Architects.

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Wednesday
Nov062013

Kishani Perera favourites

I die for that rug. And painting the trim and part of the stairs black is such an easy solution to add drama to otherwise boring architectural detail. 

I could definitively chill here. Fantastic window. 

Such a cozy living room. I can see myself sitting there whilst planning a trip to Africa.

When pink accents actually work really well. 

I want this art. LOVE!

Dark bedrooms are so fabulous for the cocooning feeling they exude. I miss my chocolate brown bedroom. 

I desperately want to move to a warmer climate and have a porch like this. I'd live out here. 

All via Kishani Perera

Monday
Oct142013

Yes please!

Sunday
Apr212013

New bits and bobs around my house

I thought I'd do a little something different today since I spent just about all day yesterday organizing parts of my house, taking photos, sorting through the photos and tweaking the photos. (Amazing how time consuming this ends up being). I acquired a few things recently so I thought I'd share them with you. Keep in mind I still have plans to tear this house down in the (hopefully) near future but in the meantime I still need to keep myself amused with decorating it.

I did a little something in my dressing room which you can check out over on closetrivalry.com. On the same wavelength as that little project, there are a couple of new additions to my living room. First, I decided that I was tired of not really having anything over the sofa (it's been 5 or 6 years) and since I have next to no space to display anything in this house, I decided to stick a shelf there. My husband took me out to a lumber yard and we found some gorgeous raw edge planks of wood. We bought 3 and used 2 in the dressing room and one over the sofa. My vintage cameras have been in storage for a while so I pulled those out and for some reason I like displaying lightbulbs (but I need a better bowl) so there we have it - a little display of stuff and things. 

I stopped in at the new Modern Shop downtown location last weekend (I blogged it here) and could not resist picking up a couple things. (More on that and other goodies after the jump!)

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Friday
Feb082013

New project by Kyla Bidgood

It's been a few months since Vancouver/Victoria interior designer Kyla Bidgood shared her redo of a tech company's office with us, and now she's back with another project. This time it's a really fun interior. I recently completed a residence for a young family of four. I worked with homeowners Meagan & Sebastian Smitsdorff to create a space that reflect their personalities while utilizing some of their existing furniture pieces. Bright colours, vintage nostalgic accents, and custom built-ins enhance the living/dining areas, while keeping spaces functional and durable for daily use by their two young boys. These spaces are so awesome for a family - bright and energetic, liveable and functional. Kyla included some before photos so you can really see the transformation. (Sources on Kyla's Pinterest, after photos by Sarah McNeil)

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