Displaying posts from September, 2011

Reader request – sexy, glamourous rooms

Posted on Fri, 30 Sep 2011 by KiM

Today’s reader request comes from Ina in Norway: I’d like to request a post about sexy, glamorous rooms. a’la your post called “Room porn” from the 13th of July. I feel that lately there has just been a lot of posts about entirely white rooms, and it’s getting old. Lets bring some colors to the screen (preferably dark, calm ones). As much as I love white spaces, I agree with Ina – dark spaces are SO moody and can be SO hot. I’d be happy to give you all a bit of sexy and glamourous today (yes, this is a bit of a subjective post but I tried). Happy Friday!



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Stalking in colour

Posted on Fri, 30 Sep 2011 by midcenturyjo

Take a terrace in Paddington, Sydney. Do the usual. Dark grey exterior. White interiors. So far just like your neighbours. Add black trims. Still like many of your neighbours. Fill with colourful furniture, rugs and great art. You’re narrowing down the locals who decorate just like you. Paint your kitchen in your face yellow. All of it. Everything. OK now you’re on your own! So much to love about this house. Some of it leaves me scratching my head. Does anyone know if the pyramids of fruit are pieces of art, housewarming presents or early “Christmas trees”? Link while it lasts here.

Antony Crolla

Posted on Thu, 29 Sep 2011 by KiM

Portrait, landscape and interior photographer Antony Crolla is a master at composition and light. His photos are beautiful and taken at just the right time of day to take full advantage of sunlight streaming through windows. Lovely.

A big thanks to Nina for sending us a link to a real estate listing for a home in Sweden, and it’s not your average listing. The photos have been tweaked with an old-world treatment and the owners (I’m guessing) were asked to pose in several of the photos in costume. Nina thought the listing was lovely, and I did as well when I glanced through them briefly the first time. After a second and third look, my feelings changed towards CREEPY. It sort of reminds me of an old Hitchcock/horror movie where in the next shot all the participants will be sprawled in pools of blood. Am I nuts? What do you guys think?

Myrica’s house

Posted on Thu, 29 Sep 2011 by midcenturyjo

Welcome to stylist Myrica Bergqvist’s home. It may be a tiny apartment but it’s packed full of style. How do these Swedes do it? Is it in their genes? Not only has Myrica created a beautiful small space home she is also responsible for the cool laser cut acrylic headboard and acrylic bowls.(You can see more of her range here.) It’s a funky mix of retro pieces and scandi white with Myrica’s personality shining through. My favourite spot? The kitchen/dining table… and the bedroom nook. What’s yours?

(Photos by Patric Johansson.)