… just sitting on my coffee table
WINKS – weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we’ve found and things we think you’ll want to see. If you’d like to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we’ll link you. So what’s in this week? Everything from the over the top and luxurious to the simplest of crafty carry cases.
Today is the beginning of a 4 day long weekend for me which I am really stoked about because it means I have lots of time to get the dressing room completed and Jeff, Domino and Inky are moving in to my humble abode. It’s the unofficial beginning of summer up here in Canada, as this May 2-4 weekend is the biggest party weekend of the year filled with cottage parties and exorbitant beer consumption. I on the other hand will be painting….while drinking beer. 🙂 In honour of this special occasion I have some gorgeous spaces to share with you, care of Laura Bohn Design Associates. Based in New York, Laura Bohn “will often set unexpected hues and shapes together to give rooms depth and richness that is not easily replicated”. Rooms that are fresh and modern without being harsh. I loooove the bathroom sink set on metro shelving.
Friday has already finished for me. I’m 14 hours ahead of Kim. Sweet bliss to be finished with a working week and now I’m off to eat too much curry at a favourite local restaurant. Yum! So please excuse me if I just put together a quick stalking post. I’m still wandering the streets of Paddington in Sydney. Peering through virtual windows and daydreaming about how I’d rearrange things, a bit more colour here, a few more cushions there, change the rugs and art, more art. I do love the large blue artwork in the family dining room though and could easily live with that courtyard. Dream on girl! Go on… what would you change? Is it perfect in its calmly elegant monotones or would you throw it all out and start again? Link here while it lasts.
We recently received this request from reader Judy: “Hi! I’m moving into a new space with my boyfriend after the summer. We realized that the closet space was going to be an interesting dilemma to solve – and was hoping you could post some inspiring photos of other people’s tasteful yet non-boring closet sharing solutions!“. Now, this request was a bit tough as I don’t have many closet photos in my stash, and then many are not exactly in keeping with this request but I figured I’d post whatever I could find as I am going through the exact same scenario at my house. Jeff is moving in this weekend and I have got to get the damn dressing room finished in time for both of us to be able to fit all of our clothes. Luckily I have a tiny bedroom (12′ x 7′) that is basically useless for any other purpose but to be a closet. The plan is to hang 2 rods on one end of the room and wall to wall shelves on the other. I’ll buy some baskets for socks and unmentionables, and the rest can be folded or hung. But enough about my space – here are some closets I found that may or may not be useful non-boring solutions for Judy’s new space. (The first one is my all-time favourite, and I’ve used it a few times already on the blog but I can’t help it. It’s perfect.)
|Canadian House & Home||Lagerlings|
|Ulrika Ekblom||Lori Dennis|
|Family Living||Family Living|
|Sunset||Better Homes & Gardens|
|Caitlin Moran||House Beautiful|
|Country Living||Country Living|
|Mark Olson||Madeleine Stuart|
Heide Lender lives in a fabulous San Francisco pad. Love the white walls and wooden floors, the architectural features, the light… love the light. I’d kill for her Beni Ouarain rugs and are they Togo sofas I spy? Great kitchen, tolix chairs in the dining room, fab bathrooms and a wonderful space to use as an office. Heidi you have it all! Sadly though Heidi is moving on from her rad pad and wanted us to all die from jealousy, sorry I meant that she wanted to share her remodeled home, before she started to pack it all up. Heidi if I was in SF I’d move in in a heart beat.