Displaying posts from April, 2010

Reader request – bookshelves

Posted on Thu, 15 Apr 2010 by KiM

Sigrid from Norway emailed with a reader request that I thought I’d tackle today, because it’s an easy one. 🙂 “I love library and rooms and walls full with bookshelves. I would be honoured if you could post some pictures of rooms and walls full with bookshelves.” I would give anything to have a library, a room filled with floor to ceiling bookcases to fill with my ever-growing collection of shelter mags and books. I love to see how people cope with their own book and mag collections. Here are some rooms where large collections are easily stored away.

Bill Kingston Lili Abir Regen
Hus & Hem Landström Arkitekter
John Barman Eric Staudenmaier
Sköna Hem Peter Frank
Siv Kraft Design*Sponge
Coburn Architecture Hus & Hem

AT Casa
AT Casa
Image Locations
M2 Interior Design
Thomas Mayer
Guido Barbagelata
Jordi Canosa
Grant White
House To Home
Jan Baldwin
Living Etc.

Frederik Vercruysse

Posted on Thu, 15 Apr 2010 by midcenturyjo

Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Whether a stunning space, the mundane and everyday or the down right weird, Belgian photographer Frederik Vercruysse has the touch. Images are spare but more revealing because of this. It’s a minimalist approach. No tricks, no frou-frou just a winning shot every time. (Please interior design gods, if I’m good, can I please live in that first photo? Please?)







Reader’s home

Posted on Wed, 14 Apr 2010 by KiM

Ann-Marie and Oliver emailed us recently wanting to share their renovated London home with us. It’s a Victorian cottage that they completely gutted and extended (and fortunately they included some before photos). The decor is stunning – all light woods, creamy and white walls, gorgeous white kitchen with butcherblock countertops….there’s SO MUCH to love in this home. Such simple and natural spaces that easily please the eye. Fantastic work Ann-Marie and Oliver – you guys should be really proud of your hard work!








Sydney Dance Lounge

Posted on Wed, 14 Apr 2010 by midcenturyjo

As promised another project by Villa & Villa. This time the Sydney Dance Lounge. Beautifully set in an historic waterfront location on Sydney Harbour it’s a blend of classic and contemporary. The stunning photography again by Anson Smart is equal to this stunning space. Perhaps the perfect spot for a DTI get together?

Kim’s temporary bathroom redo

Posted on Tue, 13 Apr 2010 by KiM

I mentionned here on DTI a while ago that I was working on another home project but I didn’t give away too many details. I FINALLY finished and now it’s time to share.

I had grown VERY tired of the ugliness of my main bathroom. One day I hope to gut the space and completely redo every piece of it but in the meantime the ugliness was getting on my last nerve. And I needed a project because I just wasn’t busy enough. (HA). So here are a couple photos of the bathroom before I tackled it – and this is how it had been since I bought the home more than two years ago.

Trust me, it was even worse in person. The linoleum floor was scratched to sh*t, and so dirty and stained it was impossible to clean. The main light fixture, medicine cabinet, towel bar, light switch plate, outlet plate, toilet paper holder were ALL made of nasty wood. SO GROSS. I’m pretty sure the cabinet over the toilet was hung upside down. The faucet was probably the cheapest one you could buy and was missing a piece on the front to cover the screw. The walls were white and BORING. There’s a small window to the left of the toilet that had bright green plastic blinds hanging. There’s a second light fixture on the wall opposite the sink that had a nasty 80s vibe. The whole space was just awful. Until I can gut the room, I decided to do a cheap makeover. Some leftover paint, new inexpensive faucet and lighting, addition of a chair rail, cheap lino peel and stick tiles, some items brought in from other spaces around my house to decorate and VOILA, a temporary fix to keep me from losing my mind.