Flicking, flicking, flicking through real estate listings. I’m high speed stalking. It needs to catch my eye, hold my attention for more and a few seconds. What’s behind that red door? Love the bespoke cabinetry, the beautifully tiled bathroom. No wonder. This Paddington, Sydney terrace has been renovated by one of my favourite architects Scott Weston. Now I wish I was buying, not stalking. Link here while it lasts.
English antiques and a stiff upper lip tempered and teased by mid-century classics, fab fabrication and colour, great licks of colour. Play spot the Scandinavian icons, Wegner, Saarinen, Iittala, Josef Frank. The new traditionalist that is Ben Pentreath.
This home is a lesson in picking the perfect wall colours. With a distinctive mid-century feel, San Francisco’s Senalee Kapelevich of SVK Interior Design hit the nail on the head in each room. It is the perfect starting point for the homeowners to then add some personal touches. Loving that pink!
I wanted to share some new art I have hanging in my home. These pieces are alot more meaningful than all the other art in my home so I deemed them worthy of a post (hope you all agree).
My husband’s birthday was Friday. His 40th was last year and due to alot of chaos at the time, we didn’t do much and I didn’t get him anything special. When I found out a co-worker’s husband is a super talented art teacher, I immediately knew what I wanted to get Jeff as a present. When we lost our cat Cheeks in November, Jeff was absolutely devastated – moreso than I was as Cheeks was his little buddy for the past 10 years. I thought a portrait of Cheeks would be the perfect gift and a way to remember our special boy. The artist, Ranajit Sinha, chose this photo for the painting (and decided on oil/acrylic on canvas):
When Ranajit’s wife Gayatri brought the painting in to work, I balled my eyes out (I know that would happen so I made her bring it to my more private cubicle), and balled my eyes out with my husband when I gave it to him that night (and I’m fighting back tears as I write this).
It’s perfect. It’s SO Cheeks. Rana could not have done a better job. Thank you Gayatri and Rana. 🙂 (If anyone wants Rana’s contact info send me an email through our contact form – he’s looking for some side projects)
And on a much happier note, my blog buddy Peggy (also here) whom Jo and I have known since the beginnings of this blog, sent me some of her photographs she had printed. She did this a while back and we finally got around to getting them up on the wall. While I was in Mexico my husband cut and screwed a piece of OSB board into the wall in our upstairs hallway between the bathroom and dressing room – essentially the only wall I could make free in the house. I then just cut some pieces of neon pink duct tape and taped them to the wood. Peggy had thought we could make some rustic frames for them but this was a helluva lot easier and I think it looks really cool. Thank you Peggy for these awesome photos – I love my new art wall!
Just because I can’t get enough. Bea Mombaers and Items.