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Here’s a photo of our new rescue dog Jimmy on our old rescue (and restored) Ercol armchair, which I found in a skip in a few years ago.
– Ellen (London)
Below is Zoe from Montreal. She’s 2 and enjoys relaxing in her favorite chair while I’m at work. She a spoiled cat!!!
Below, this is Chabal, with his peers !, in Sologne, France.
Here is Felix and his little shadow, Frankie (not so feral anymore) relaxing in the foyer on my leather Eames shell chair. (The flooring in there has since been redone – pics to come when all of the major work is done in a couple of weeks! If you follow me on Instagram there are some serious sneak peeks)
Bernie, also not so feral anymore, snoozing on my gorgeous Magnet lounge chair from Green Light District.
There is something about this house that caught my eye. Yes there is a traditional feel to the decoration but at the same time it reveals a love of retro and a definite desire for contemporary living. A well considered series of discrete rooms that all in all create a beautiful family home. East Norwich House by L.A.based Kristen Panitch Interiors.
P.S. Never knew it before but I need that vintage, multi-armed lamp on the piano. Hang it. I need the piano too.
I was poking around Marie Claire Maison yesterday and came across a few homes that really captured my attention so I thought I would share a couple of them. This Marrakech home has gorgeous features that are typical of Moroccan architecture but the owners have spiced things up with some mid-century modern furnishings. A quirky combination, and I love it.
The second home I wanted to share belongs to Rick Vintage of Dutch wallpaper design studio NLXL. It is an almost 300 year old farm in the Netherlands that he had renovated for him and his family. Now this is how you modernize a very old structure while maintaining some of the original glory like the support ceiling beams.
Saturdays are for leisurely get-togethers with friends. Breakfast and a large cup of coffee to get the body in gear. (You know that Aussies can’t function without their cappuccino, flat white or latte fix in the morning.) Late brunch because last night went on a little too long. Even a cocktail hour wind down after a long day of doing nothing much. I’d love if this espresso and cocktail bar was just down the road from my gaff. I’d certainly be on a first name basis with the staff. Love the marble hex tile creeping up the exposed brick wall and the reclaimed brass shelving designed to look like a bar cart suspended from the ceiling. Holborn Grind, London by Biasol: Design Studio.
Whether you’re starting from scratch or renovating your existing bathroom it’s easy to pin pictures and fill a virtual file to overflowing with ideas and wishlists. I know. I’m guilty as charged. After many years and a few false starts we will (fingers crossed) start our own family bathroom renovation over the next few weeks. Sleek and über cool or vintage and earthy? As you can see from my inspiration pictures I’m leaning very heavily towards a vintage, scandi, boho, black and white but maybe with a touch of sleek modern. Surprise, surprise. Our bathroom will be in the old stables at the back of our 150 year old house because a) it is a lovely old room with painted brick and a small fireplace and b) that is where a lot of the existing plumbing is, making it a cheaper job. I promise to take photos as the job progresses.
Zachary Leung via Remodelista
Lynda Gardener again
and again Lynda Gardener
and finally 47 Park Avenue minus the deer head
Here are a few old (and a tad blurry) photos of the room when we first moved in. It was a man cave back then but now it’s more of a dressing room as that is the existing bathroom where Mickey is sitting.
Inspiration is just the first part. There are plans to be drawn up and builders to be found and then a squillion decisions to be made. There are tiles to choose. Vanity or pedestal sink, yay or nay. Shower screens and toilets. Bathtub or no. Brass or chrome or coloured… maybe black. Mirrors, sconces, storage, towel racks, toothbrush holders, on and on it goes. Wish me luck as I track down all the pieces I need for my perfect bathing sanctuary. Thank goodness for online shopping!
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