Entries in red (18)
Happy Canada Day to all of our Canadian readers out there. I hope you enjoy the day off and partake in some typical patriotic nonsense like an overload of beer consumption, food and fireworks - all at someone's cottage on a lake. The weather is supposed to be GORG here in Ottawa which will be perfect for the aforementioned activites - and coincidentally Wills and Kate's visit. :-) In the spirit of Canada Day, I thought I'd feature some spaces decked out in red and white (like I did this day back in '09)- and while red is probably my least favourite colour, it is a quick and easy way to inject some drama and energy into your decor.
It may be Swedish white but it's red as well. Like a shiny apple just ready to be plucked from the tree. How adorable is this 1905 pilot's house in Smögen, Sweden. Ship's pilot obviously ;) Apparently this particular pilot had travelled to America and included gingerbread touches here and there that make it a little different from its fellow houses. Seaside haven. Tick. Historical house. Tick. Scandi white and painted wood. Tick. Relaxed lifestyle and something just a little bit different. Tick. Not just one but at least three ceramic stoves including a green kakelugnar that I need to fondle. And to top it off it's RED! Ticks all my boxes. Definitely immigrating to Sweden .... or at least visiting for the summer. For sale here. If only I could buy it!
I'm real estate stalking today in the Byron Bay hinterland. I think the township of Federal perched high above the New South Wales coastline is just a hop skip and jump away from heaven. How about this renovated Queenslander-style home? Modern touches opening it up to the great outdoors and a colour scheme that isn't a patriotic cliché. Pool's pretty cool too but you'll find me on the verandah sipping a glass of white wine at the end of the day. Link here while it lasts.
... all things red and unexpected. First off a little stencil fun in Sydney. You had me at the grey terrace house with red door but then you sealed the deal with two life size stencils. Am I the only one that loves sticker and stencil graffiti? Sometimes I just want to peel them off the wall and take them home.
How about a drink at the Aviary Cocktail Bar in Kings Cross? Fabulous design by Make.