If there is one book you should buy this year (or put on your Christmas list), it is this one. Hand down my favourite book. Maybe ever. The title Haute Bohemians could not be more perfect. This is bohemian with a glam factor, in some of the most beautiful homes in some of the most beautiful countries in the world. Layers upon layers, textiles and patterns and colours in the most unexpected combinations. Antiques, oddities, vintage pieces you won’t see anywhere else. One of my favourite photographers is responsible for this book – Miguel Flores-Vianna. Miguel traveled to four continents to capture the homes of some very creative people. Artist Alexander Twombly’s farmhouse and studio in Italy, textile designer Nathalie Farman-Farma’s London home, landscape designer Madison Cox’s home in Tangier, decorator Gert Voorjans’ home in Antwerp and many more. This book will soon become dog-eared as I have already flipped through it several times since it arrived in my mailbox. Thank you Vendome Press! (Amazon link here)
Straight to my inspiration file. One day (hopefully soon) my bathroom renovations will begin. By Tasmanian interior designer Lydia Maskiell.
From the moment you step through the gate to the welcoming entry hall, the bright light informal living areas with their beautiful terracotta tiles (and strangely empty kitchen) to the expansive master suite this Beverly Hills house by Ryan White Designs is understated and sophisticated. Think luxury that isn’t so much ostentatious as deeply satisfying.
I found this exquisite apartment in Milan by interior designer Paolo Badesco and had to share because Europeans always seem to know what to do when it comes to architecture and not following rules. There is nothing trendy about this apartment and that is why I love it. Also, THOSE CHEVRON WOOD FLOORS. AND THAT MARBLE BATHROOM. WOW! As an aside, I can’t stop laughing. Did the dog in the photo above eat the trim on the door and this is his guilty face?
When the view is so spectacular why try to compete with your interior design? You’ll only come off second best. Instead be understated, sophisticated, complementary. Love the subtle cloud references in this stylishly simple apartment in Sydney by Ioanna Lennox Interiors. I’m quite sure living here would at times be like living in the clouds.