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Sunday
Jul062014

St Lukes Mews

I thought on this beautiful Sunday I would share one of the cutest homes I have ever seen. It is a completely refurbished (by Fossey Arora) 3 story mews home in London's St. Lukes Mews that happens to be where the movie Love, Actually was filmed. It is SO GORGEOUS! The dark exterior makes it modern and stand out from all the other homes, the top floor kitchen/dining/living room combo is bright and inviting, the 2nd floor master bedroom suite is warm and relaxing, and the ground floor features a cozy sitting room and guest bedrooms. I love that the home has history, and was decorated traditionally but with lots of modern touches to keep it fresh and current. It is pretty much perfection. It is currently for sale with Domus Nova if someone wants to scoop it up! ;)   

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Friday
Jul042014

Professors' row renovation

I have a fabulous renovation of a home in Cambridge, MA to share with you today. It was carried out by aamodt / plumb architectsIt is a kitchen and master suite renovation which transforms a rambling Cambridge shingle-style home into a modern gallery for artwork, artifacts, scholarly pursuits and family gatherings. I really love the kitchen - modern yet warm thanks to the addition of blonde wood and helloooooo butler's pantry! *SWOON* The master bedroom's ensuite looks heavenly right about now - how I could use a long soak in that tub (instead of popping Aleve)! (Photos by Jane Messinger)

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Tuesday
Jul012014

Linear

The renovation of this late 50s modernist house in Auckland by Strachan Group Architects emphasises the horizontal, playing with lines of light and shade. Sympathethic and subtle linking the original house to its surrounding site.

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Tuesday
Jun172014

Reader's home - Nicole's kitchen renovation

Here goes Nicole of The House Diaries with another newly renovated room in her desperately-in-need of-updating home in Victoria, B.C. I have shared her main floor bathroom and laundry/mudroom, her daughter's bathroom, and now her kitchen is complete. The transformation is shocking, and OH SO BEAUTIFUL! 

This is one of the before photos. EEEKKK!!!! You can see the full pre-reno horror in Nicole's post, along with details of her decision making and resource lists. I gathered up some of the after photos to share with you all and I am absolutely in awe of how fantastic this looks. Good job Nicole!!!

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Thursday
May152014

Reader's home - Nicole's renovations continue

Nicole of Victoria B.C., and the blog The House Diaries, is at it again with more renovations to her in-desperate-need-of-updating home. Back in March I featured Nicole's main floor bathroom and laundry/mudroom. This time she has completed her daughter Gaby's bathroom. And I am beyond jealous. This kid is 3 years old. While I sulk, I leave you with some before photos to demonstrate the hideousness of the space, and some pretty spectacular after photos. I won't get into all the details since you can find them in Nicole's blog post here. *sigh* 

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