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Friday
May272016

A mix of classic and modern (and plants!) in Stockholm

This is what happens when I try to delay starting the painting of 22 door panels (the last of the mahogany crap varnish) - I decide blog research is more important and I come across this absolute beauty of an apartment in for sale in Östermalm, Stockholm via Lagerlings. 247m² of classic and modern goodness with a plethora of plants as the icing on the cake. This home speaks to me on so many levels. I am in love and going to dream about this all weekend (while I melt - Ottawa is supposed to be around 40C! Jo isn't the only one experiencing abnormally high temperatures.)

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Monday
May162016

Alisa and Lysandra - a penthouse apartment

I love this stylish penthouse apartment in Melbourne, Australia designed by 'design duo' Alisa and Lysandra. What was once a new build complete with builder's beige walls and not much else to speak of, this home is now contemporary, filled with life (the plants! it even has a massive plant wall!) and has an underlying earthy vibe that keeps it very casual and not so high-rise-y. 

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Wednesday
Apr272016

Dining under the trees

Verandah Restaurant by GamFratesi or The Ugly Duckling by Hecker Guthrie? Why choose? I'll take both.

Thursday
Apr212016

The elephant in the room

Or should that be the skeleton on the ceiling? It may be the deal breaker if you want to come on my virtual getaway to this loft style apartment in Tribeca, New York which ticks all the boxes. Exposed brick walls, light streaming in the the tall windows, a mini jungle, curios on industrial style shelves, great kitchen ... and the skeleton above the dining table. I've been staring at it for ages trying to work out what the model is actually of. Ichthyosaur? Prehistoric razor toothed dolphin? A cousin of the Loch Ness Monster? It would certainly make for an interesting dinner party conversation. Franklin Place is available through onefinestay

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Wednesday
Apr202016

Living in the jungle

Over the years Kim and I have been fascinated by the homes of Sera Hersham-Loftus or should I say the reinvention of her homes. The queen of the boudoir look with its seductive, glamorous and over-the-top trappings is also the queen of the quick change, of reinvigorating her glorious spaces. Kim last featured her house a year ago but when I recently visited the Sera of London website, voila, her house had evolved into a glamazon jungle with the addition of even more houseplants than her usual parlour palms. It's spring, only it's inside. I love the look but can you imagine watering day?!

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