Displaying posts from February, 2008

Random photos from readers

Posted on Wed, 27 Feb 2008 by KiM

I have received several photos from readers the past couple of days that I want to share. I’ll start with Nina’s photos of her living and dining rooms. She wanted to share the gorgeous wall colour she chose for these spaces. “The colour is called Loyalist Green and it’s made by Homestead Paints. I used it on parts of the main floor in my house about 2 years ago and it went on really well and only took a coat or two to cover the wall (this was just before teal/turquoise became all the rage.) Also it’s milk based so didn’t stink to high heaven.” It is a great pale turquoise, and looks amazing with her decor. Thanks Nina!

Claudia of Adeeni Design Group enjoyed my teal post and sent some great photos of a dining space she designed for Elle Décor’s Dining by Design last November with iridescent teal ostrich walls and floor by Valtekz. So elegant and the teal is stunning! Thank you Claudia!

Jennifer Ramos sent the following photo of her adorable boxer Darla, who just so happened to be standing next to a poster that is available in her shop. 😉 Thanks Jen!

Well, while I’m posting random photos, here’s one of some fabric I won on eBay this afternoon. I think it will be perfect for curtains in my soon-to-be-teal room.

White…as long as it’s not snow

Posted on Wed, 27 Feb 2008 by KiM

I am sick of winter, snow, cold, slush, ice etc. etc. I like colour because it warms up a space. If I had alot of white in my home, I imagine it would feel very cold in the winter, adding to the cold outside. But these photos from Sköna hem are beautiful in all their Scandinavian whiteness.

John Vaccari

Posted on Wed, 27 Feb 2008 by midcenturyjo

New Orleans designer John Vaccari creates rooms overflowing with charm and elegance. Think luxe, glamorous and ultra chic or Hollywood glamour, old style movie sets but with that New Orleans’ French Quarter touch. It’s high style in the Bayou.

Gloss Creative

Posted on Wed, 27 Feb 2008 by midcenturyjo

When the A-list party in Australia it’s Gloss Creative setting the stage. Three-dimensional design is an area we haven’t featured a lot of… until now. Event staging is huge and Gloss Creative is the biggest and baddest of the bunch. Hop over to their website and dream of making the guest list to the swankiest private parties, Fashion Week and every Australian’s pinnacle of social climbing, the corporate marquees at the Melbourne Cup (that’s a horse race to those scratching their heads). Here are some of their recent Melbourne Cup party tents. Yes tents. SWOON! Pass me a champagne.

Images from Gloss Creative

Adeeni Design Group

Posted on Tue, 26 Feb 2008 by KiM

Claudia Juestel, principal of Adeeni Design Group, has a website filled with beautiful images of her interior design work. But before I talk about her work, I’ve got to mention that her firm’s name, Adeeni, is a Yoruba word that means “royal people”. This is fitting as Claudia believes in making her client’s home their castle, and treats each one like royalty. Her style is quite rustic, which brings such a level of comfort to the spaces with many rich earthy tones on the walls and in the fabrics used. Stunning Asian pieces are abound in her spaces, which I am so fond of, and she loves to use antique and flea market finds – which is fantastic because as you all know, Jo and I are crazy for anything vintage.