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Entries in tile (21)

Thursday
Jan092014

A Victorian kitchen

Jessica Helgerson is the queen of kitchens, and I had to share yet another one of her amazing kitchen renovations. The kitchen and dining room were remodelled in this old Victorian home in Portland, making a larger, brighter kitchen by using part of a sun porch. It is absolutely beautiful, and so conducive to having large family gatherings where everyone congregates in the kitchen (it's even houses a sofa in case it wasn't inviting enough!)

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Sunday
Dec222013

Holiday chaos

As usual, I waited until the last minute to get myself organized for the holidays. I blame it on having 2 jobs and too many cats. :) And OMG this is the worst time of year when you've got nosy cats and no place to store wrapped presents out of reach. I spent about 4 hours yesterday wrapping presents and then we created a mountain of them by the front door so I can take the lot to my parents' house tomorrow to stash until the big day. I caught 2 cats on the pile within 5 minutes. AAAGGGHHHH!!!!! Needless to say I am so freaking busy so I whipped up this post really quick. I love this home. It is located in Piacenza, Italy, and is a fabulously modern without being too cold. There is some bold colour here and there to keep it from being too stark, some REALLY amazing tiles in the kitchen for a serious jolt of pattern, some walls clad in the same hardwood as the floor to warm the space, and some to-die-for lighting (I have always wanted one of those Flos Parentesi suspension lamps!). I'm not a fan of the bedroom or grey bathroom though but the rest makes up for these. Via Le case di Elixìr

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Tuesday
Sep242013

Another project by Lucyna

Polish interior designer Lucyna Kołodziejska has been somewhat of a regular on DTI, sharing with us all kinds of fun, modern designs for mostly small apartments. This home isn't so small but decorated in typical Lucyna fashion - funky lighting, bold colour palette, murals and graphic wallpapers. And it's got a matching kitty. BONUS!

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Wednesday
Sep112013

Tiles are your friend

I fell in love with this adorable apartment when I stumbled across it while doing some creative googling. It is located on one floor of a renovated home built in 1870 in Savona, Italy. It was designed by architecture firm Grooppo and while there is not much to it, they were geniuses to add some interest (whilst it seems to be lacking elsewhere) via a different tile floor in every room. How fun!!!

Wednesday
Aug142013

Apartment 1511

I've got another small apartment for you designed by Brazilian architect Alan Chu and Cristiano Kato (see previously featured apartment here). This one has 2 of my favourite design elements - flat black and raw/rustic looking wood. And they work SO WELL together. The kitchen tile is very odd but it's growing on me - likely because it's such an unexpected element with the rest of the apartment. I could absolutely live here. 

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