Displaying posts from June, 2007

House tours

Posted on Sat, 30 Jun 2007 by midcenturyjo

Joanna from A Cup of Jo emailed to remind us that one of Cookie Magazine’s blogs nesting has some great house tours featured. Drop on over and take in the inspiration. Thanks Joanna. Must be fun doing posts for Cookie.

Sara Story Design

Posted on Sat, 30 Jun 2007 by midcenturyjo

There is an oriental influence apparent in Sara Story’s designs. Not surprising as she was born in Japan and travelled extensively in Asia. Her style is contemporary, eclectic and timeless. Clean lines, contrasting neutrals, rich textures and a global streak are typical of her work. I think I need a Hermes box or 2.

Images from Sara Story Design

Colour in the kitchen

Posted on Sat, 30 Jun 2007 by midcenturyjo

Elizabeth Dimond emailed us a link to the Elmira Stove Works. WOW! Talk about colour in the kitchen. Here in Australia there are many colours in appliances as long as you basically want white or stainless steel. There are of course SMEG fridges and dishwashers but I’ve never seen a co-ordinated kitchen range like these retro beauties. Although I can’t see it online Elizabeth says she’s spotted these wonders in that retro colour to beat all colours….. avocado. Now you’re talking!

Images from Elmira Stove Works

Drake Design Associates

Posted on Fri, 29 Jun 2007 by KiM

Jamie Drake is a genius with colour. His portfolio is brilliant, and this Fifth Avenue loft really stood out. “Surprise and movement – that’s what I like. Colors both ground and animate this space, whether washing in yellow or popping with pink. High gloss lacquer, antique mirror and rich silk velvets and shantungs polish up the eclectic mix of furnishings.”

Much love

Posted on Fri, 29 Jun 2007 by KiM

I find this photo totally endearing. So simple and serene and just…. *sigh*.