Displaying posts from January, 2008

Selina Lake

Posted on Wed, 2 Jan 2008 by KiM

I love all things vintage and eclectic, and the portfolio of stylist Selina Lake is all of this wrapped up in some gorgeously styled spaces. Selina is “into all things colourful, quirky, vintage and bazaar” and she loves rummaging in flea markets, boot sales and charity shops for vintage treasures to decorate her own home. It shows.

The fabulous designer Jeff Andrews wrote recently in appreciation for his work being included on DTI (Jo and I LOVE it when the people we feature write to us – it’s such an honour). He mentionned that his work on Ryan Seacrest’s house has been featured in Architectural Digest, and I jumped at the chance to post photos of it. It’s quite the home, but I was expecting something modern. Especially when Jeff does modern SO WELL.

Wishing you all a ….

Posted on Tue, 1 Jan 2008 by KiM



Kim’s new house

Posted on Tue, 1 Jan 2008 by KiM

I have had photos up on Flickr for a little while of my new house but figured I’d post something on the blog in case you missed them on Flickr, so you can see what I’ve gotten myself into. This will also explain why for the next several months/years I will be very VERY busy. My new house is small, due to the fact that it’s all I could afford close to downtown (no longer 2 incomes paying the mortgage). I’m done with the burbs. So I had to make some sacrifices, size (maybe 1000 square feet and about 12′ wide, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms) and age (about 90 years old) being a couple, to live in town. Attempts have been made over the years to update the house by very AMATEUR renovators. Don’t even get me started on some of the things that have gone on here. But this house is going to be a fun project for me and I’m really looking forward to it and to sharing it with all of our readers. Hope you all don’t mind if I ask for advice along the way. Now for the photos. I’ve only lived here since Dec. 18th so all I’ve done so far is stick furniture here and there. And dream.