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Wednesday
May252016

Prospect Heights Brownstone

The restoration of this New York Brownstone saw floors replaced, windows reinstalled, doors rebuilt and all the boring but very important services updated. It had been a wreck but in the hands of Brent Allen Buck of Brooklyn-based Buck Projects the late 19th century building became a home again, its Italianate features restored to their former glory while a new focus was placed on modern open plan living. Think mod cons with a mid century collection of furniture and all the while the beautiful old bones grounding it all. "Approached with sensitivity, today can rise to be the equal of yesterday."

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Thursday
May192016

Modern bathrooms

Doherty Design Studio

As many of you will know I'm in the throes of organising a bathroom renovation. Searching for inspiration, planning, sourcing. I have so many images in my inspiration files I thought I'd share a few. Although my heart is set on a boho, vintage vibe I'm equally drawn to clean lined, contemporary bathrooms. They always look so fresh and fabulous ... and I'm finding that sourcing the look, particularly online, is so much easier which is really important when you're time poor like I always seem to be.

Mim Design

Owen Architecture

Neometro

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Tuesday
May102016

Latest from Alexander & Co.

"Rawson House is the transformation of an existing 1900's semi-detached cottage in Sydney. The project is a sophisticated and contemporary exploration into materiality and spatial organisation, enhancing the experience of day-to-day living through elegant subtleties."

Rawson House is fabulous renovation and extension of an older style house by an award winning architectural and interior design firm Alexander & Co. It's light, bright and modern with clean lines and that all important connection to the outdoors.

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Thursday
May052016

Blending in

When an architect makes an effort to redesign a house that still blends in with its surroundings. Kudos to Toronto architecture firm Johnson Chou for this wonderful project (which maybe can inspire and architect or 2 here in Ottawa). I adore this home inside and out and will be using this as inspiration whenever I get around to doing something with the exterior of my house. (How does a house built in 1940 NEVER have any landscaping done?! It's so embarrassing). And check out a previous feature on this talented firm here

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Wednesday
May042016

A modern marriage

The facade of this Hawthorn, Melbourne house may be traditional but behind the glossy black door is a sophisticated, contemporary home. The renovation by Austin Design Associates is rich with bespoke details and beautiful finishes. (The joinery is a standout of the property.) A palette of black and white is warmed with golden wood and metal in the open plan kitchen/dining/living areas while a playful dose of greens and yellows is a surprise in the family room. A beautiful home. A perfectly modern marriage of the old and the new.

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