Displaying posts from October, 2010

I’m moving … reading guide part 1

Posted on Sat, 23 Oct 2010 by midcenturyjo

… 150 years young

Hi everyone! It’s almost time. I move into my new old house in a matter of weeks and I AM SO EXCITED! I’m also swamped with packing. A lot of you will know that I am the thrift store and eBay queen and can never say no to the perfect bargain. I have a 2 bedroom apartment, a garage and a storage shed groaning with goodies for my new house. Just one problem… I have to pack it all up for the move. So WINKS are on the back burner and instead I’ll be posting reading guides with all the new to me blogs where I have been lurking over the past few months. Don’t worry if you are not here, yet. Until I’m settled in it’s reading guides all the way. Enjoy!!











P.S. Does anyone know a good painter in Ipswich? One that won’t get freaked out by black walls? Contact me 🙂

Tobi Fairley

Posted on Fri, 22 Oct 2010 by KiM

It’s Friday, thank gawd, and what a rough week it’s been. I battled the flu, and I’ve been on pins and needles waiting for my younger sister to go into labour with her first kid (she was due on Wednesday). I have the day off from work today so my husband and I decided to tackle laying floating hardwood flooring in the master bedroom (which has been sitting in boxes piled up in the bedroom for MONTHS). It’s GORGEOUS hardwood and I’ll get some photos on here eventually of it. But for now I need a little pick-me-up, and I think some photos from the portfolio of Little Rock, Arkansas based interior designer Tobi Fairley should do the trick. She clearly enjoys playing up a space with lots of pattern and pretty colour choices. I couldn’t help but smile as I snatched up these photos from her website.

Architectes Barthelemy & Ifrah

Posted on Fri, 22 Oct 2010 by midcenturyjo

A little French design today. Modern spaces with a certain style, a certain flair. Welcome to the portfolio of Parisian architects Alexandre Barthélemy and Stéphanie Ifrah. I love the sense of space, the clever use of volumes, the vast versus the intimate. So much more to see at their website Architectes Barthelemy & Ifrah. Enjoy!



I’m in Glamour!

Posted on Thu, 21 Oct 2010 by KiM

The lovely Leticia of Vintage + Chic blog kindly emailed me this morning about a post she published this morning of a story in the November issue of Spain’s Glamour magazine. She emailed me because the story is about the magazine’s favourite decor blogs, and both our blogs are included! There are photos of the bloggers (icky photo of me seen on the bottom of the 3rd page), and they covered half of the fourth page with a photo of my kitchen!! WOHOO! Congrats Leticia and the other bloggers mentionned!

Reader request – wall ovens

Posted on Thu, 21 Oct 2010 by KiM

Today’s reader request comes from Clare: “we are putting in a new kitchen and changed from a range to a wall oven…. do you have any pictures that you can share with some ideas for the placement of wall ovens.” Doesn’t get much simpler than that! Clare, here are some kitchens with wall ovens to help you plan your kitchen design.

Piet Boon Sean Johnson
Lisa Skelton House & Home
Jordi Canosa House & Home

Living Etc.
Alexander Gorlin
Coburn Architecture
Bo Bedre
bricault design
Gal Nauer Architects
Image Interiors
Living Etc.
Living Etc.
Modern Living
O’Connor Design Partners
Tom Atwood