Displaying posts from June, 2009

Latest from KNQ Associates

Posted on Tue, 30 Jun 2009 by KiM

Stan of the blog Home Rejuvenation and the interior design firm KNQ Associates emailed the other day to share with us one of their latest projects. I am really digging this one. They were asked to create a cool, relaxing space which would showcase the owner’s collection of Asian art objects as well as offer them respite from a busy lifestyle. “Here, we’ve created a home where filtered, ambient light creates an almost ethereal feel. This is further enhanced through a strategic use of soft colors, high gloss finishes and tinted glass. The result is truly minimalist but not cold, with the injection of textured surfaces and bright tones around the house.” It’s modern, timeless and each touch they’ve added is functional and beautiful.

So let’s start with the entrance. Here is a before photo.

“Upon entry into the house, a deep-colored enveloping ceiling structure joining up with a glass partition becomes apparent. This structure connects to a lengthy, full height storage unit which also showcases the owners’ prized possession of horse figurines at the dining area.”

I am totally in love with that shoe cabinet. What a fantastic use of the space!

Now for the living and dining spaces. Here they are before:

“On the advice of a Feng Shui master, the sofa and dining set were to be positioned apart at both ends of the living space. In response, a TV swivel system was created to demarcate the two areas and offers entertainment from every corner of the apartment, including the kitchen. Most of the furniture were brought over from the owners’ previous home on our advice.”

That swiveling TV set up is GENIUS!!! It works so well in this space. WOW! And that pop of orange in the dining room is fabulous.

They even worked some magic on the corridor to
the bedrooms. Here it is before and after:

“Two bedrooms were combined to create a larger master bedroom. A sliding wardrobe system was recreated to provided much needed storage space while concealing the existing toilet entry at one section – another Feng Shui requirement.”

“The original entry to a 3rd bedroom was demolished to create an open study area. A raised wooden ‘runway’ erected along the bedroom corridor leads into this area.”

Great space – especially the little reading/napping niche behind the desk. Impressive work as always Stan and Kus!!

Behind the curtain

Posted on Tue, 30 Jun 2009 by midcenturyjo

What’s hiding behind the curtain in São Paulo, Brazil? Rodrigo from Brazilian architectural firm Rosenbaum sent us their latest commercial project Nicota Restaurante. Stunning! So many ideas to use in your home as well. Look at that owl wallpaper, the lampshades, the mix of traditional with modern with lashings of boho. Love the vibe coming out of Brazil at the moment and Rosenbaum are at its forefront.

Kim’s completed bedroom redo

Posted on Mon, 29 Jun 2009 by KiM

I’ve been working on redoing my bedroom for a while now, and it’s finally complete. Well, as complete as any room in my home can be, as I am often rearranging. But I’m pretty happy with the bedroom as it is now. Back in April I blogged about starting the bedroom and some of my ideas (and the demo of the huge closet that was in the room). Then a couple weeks later I managed to get the room painted, and blogged about it here. Slowly but surely the rest came together and I think I can call it done. I took some photos on Saturday, and boy was this room tough to photograph. The room is small (12’x11′ I think) and the pale pink walls looked white in most of the photos so I had to do some photoshopping to try and get some of them looking accurate. (And I’m not good at PS). So here it is….

P.S. I uploaded a bunch of photos on Flickr (here is my photostream and here is my bedroom set) if you want to see more details of the room.

Camille Soulayrol

Posted on Mon, 29 Jun 2009 by midcenturyjo

What’s white, bright and full of fun? What’s sophisticated yet boho, handmade indie and inspirational? Why the portfolio of french stylist Camille Soulayrol! Wow! It’s overflowing with beautiful images and clever ideas. Writer, designer, stylist and super talented. Great way to start the week don’t you think?

Flickr finds – clocks

Posted on Sun, 28 Jun 2009 by KiM