L.A. based interiors firm Alexander Design create spaces that are personal, luxurious and livable. Their work is a mix of contemporary, custom and vintage pieces, richly layered and carefully curated. It’s all about relaxed family living that is stylish yet functional, chic yet authentic, effortlessly elegant. The designer’s own home is the perfect example. Neutral, natural and fabulous.
I continue to be in awe of the creativity and eclectic use of pattern and colour of Tiffany Duggan. This home is no exception. A lovely, colourful project for a young gentleman on the very picturesque Hillgate Place. Moorish influences, interesting textures and bold colours were used to add character and authenticity to this quirky Notting Hill townhouse.
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Our Miniature Poodle Walter, snuggling in a Norwegian throw. I would come home to find the blanket all messed up then one day I found out why and it was cute.
I took this photo yesterday of Lucky with my new iPhone 8X (love that portrait setting!) while he was prepping for a snooze on our sectional in the media room.
It will come as no surprise to regular readers that I have a passion for traditional style kitchens with just a dash of the modern … the new breed of English country style kitchens in particular. Well today I can say that I have a new kitchen love, a new old-style kitchen love that is and it’s not English. No it’s the Swedish kitchen design firm Kitchen & Beyond. I thought I’d share a couple of my favourites but you can see more on their website.
Once again I am completely envious of this work environment that could not be more opposite of the one I have been living with for the past 16 years. The folks working for GitHub in SoMa, San Francisco, have it made 10 times over thanks to the designers at Studio Hatch.
At the core of GitHub technology is social collaboration, which was made physically evident in their 55,000 square foot headquarters. The three story office space includes a variety of work environments to accommodate different work styles and flexibility including multiple cafes, a commercial kitchen, full bar, indoor park, dojo and coder caves. As a company founded in local cafes and bars around the city of San Francisco, it was important to infuse these types of environments throughout the space as a nod to the company’s roots.
The beautiful brick and timber space was once the site of a dried fruit packing warehouse in the early 1900’s. Along with GitHub’s own “ship it” mentality, the design honors the rich roots of the space through the use of vintage shipping containers, deconstructed and rebuilt on site as a reference to the train that rolled right through the ground floor.