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Suzette Sherman

Suzette Sherman is an interior designer based in San Francisco who dabbles in all kinds of styles, from very highly traditional to contemporary minimalist. Here's a sample of some of the spaces that piqued my interest. 

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Germain Suignard

I want to eat that photo above. Utter perfection. Captured by talented Parisian photographer Germain Suignard. All the others are his as well. There is a whole lotta midcentury fabulousness up in here.  

P.S. Fellow Ottawans, it's that time of the year! The Ottawa Antique Show is happening this Friday to Sunday at Carleton U!! Always a good time, and always lots of cool things to see and purchase (I scored in April!). Check out their website or Facebook for details. 

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An air raid shelter turned loft

My dream of living in a loft has never wavered, and the idea of living in a very industrial loft and having the challenge of warming the space up has always been intriguing. This loft isn't necessarily all that warm and cozy, but I really love the dramatic vibe it gives off. It is a former Nazi air raid shelter (complete with WWII bullet holes) erected in 1942 in central Berlin, and is the home of ad agency founder and publisher, Christian Boros, and his wife, Karen. Formerly devoid of natural light, the homeowners had the 3000 sq m bunker completely reconfigured and added massive windows. They have an amazing collection of furniture (and art of course - love the upside down head!), and the dark flooring and concrete walls make it dark and moody but the windows keep it fairly bright. Oh, to have that much space..... (via Freunde von Freunden)

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A photographer's apartment in Madrid

I often get tired of homes that don't look like anyone actually lives there (often the case of architects' portfolios). Perhaps that is why this apartment took my breath away. It is the Chueca, Madrid apartment of British-born photographer Adrian Tyler. It is located in a building built in 1894 and maintains much of the original features, but includes some new touches such as 3 tons of tile from Morocco for the kitchen and bathroom. Throw in some mid-century furniture classics, Adrian's photography and a sh*tload of books and you've got some pretty sweet digs. (Via Neuvo Estilo)

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Eichler meet the family. Family meet Eichler.

Take a 1973 Eichler house in Palo Alto. A little tired but very proud. Introduce it to a young family who fell in love with it and wanted to breath new life into it in that minimal sort of way you should when confronted with a faded midcentury gem. Enter San Francisco architectural firm yamamar  and the magic happens. Finally add interiors by Alison Garvey. It's a happily ever after ending.

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