Annie emailed us a while ago hoping we’d do a post on tall dining room buffets….and she mentioned she doesn’t really like classic ones with glass door fronts. I thought I’d do a post that features some tall cabinets as well as some other options for those looking for dining room storage inspiration. I had to include some buffet/hutch combos with glass doors because I think they are so handy – you can hide away linens, cutlery and other things you don’t need out on display, and glass doors let you see all your prettiest dishes without worrying they’ll gather dust.
|New York Spaces||Petra Bindel|
|Hus & Hem||Alexander van Berge|
Harmony. That’s armonia in Italian. “East Coast elegance meets West Coast style” in Emily Ruddo’s portfolio. This L.A. based interior designer brings her clients bright and fresh rooms with lashings of colour and texture. I’m in need of a colour hit and Armonia Decors fits the bill. Touches of turquoise rub shoulders with raspberry red grounded with bright whites and neutral textures of sisal and grasscloth, matchstick and mohair.
It’s Wednesday, the middle of a VERY long week, and the 3rd week I have been acting for my boss while she’s been on holidays (GUESS WHO NEEDS SOME HOLIDAYS NOW??) My husband and I have not heard from our project manager for our house renos/addition in over 2 weeks, and we’re hoping ANY DAY NOW we’ll get our permits. I am having a hard time scoring some discounted bathroom fixtures and flooring. We’re still waiting to hear from the bank, something that was supposed to be simple and take 3 days has now been over 3 weeks. And my little sister turns 30 today. (30?? WTF???) I have to say, I did feel better for a few moments while looking through the website of Finnish magazine Avotakka (previously blogged here, back when I was also bitching about something or other).
A house chock-a-block full of David Bromley paintings just down the road from David Bromley’s A Day on Earth shed in Daylesford, Victoria. A coincidence and a local with a deep pocket and great taste or perhaps the artist’s bolt hole? Don’t know but what I do know is that I love the relaxed vibe of this country house…. and the amazing art. Wish we could see more of the large open plan living/dining area in what I’m assuming is the dairy. Yes old country house and renovated dairy guest house. The bad real estate shots have whetted my appetite for more. I’ve been stalking again. Tomintoul c 1860. Link here while it lasts.
Annette Ekjord is an interior designer and stylist based in Oslo, Norway whose clients include Ikea and many of my favourite Scandinavian magazines such as Sköna Hem, Hus & Hem, Bo Bedre and Vtwonen. I am in need of a bit of a dose of scandi and white today, so join me with a deep breath and a great big *SIGH*.