Curated maximalism in Madrid

Posted on Mon, 14 Jun 2021 by KiM

This space in Madrid is so beautifully curated. Layered maximalism, a museum-like quality and an air of elegance make this space really sing. Designed by Ramon Garcia Jurado. (Photos: Montse Garriga)

Elegance with colour and pattern

Posted on Mon, 14 Jun 2021 by KiM

Designer Josh Greene knocked this project out of the park! This was a complete renovation of a full-floor apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. It is loaded with elegance and class which in my humble opinion is hard to pull off when using lots of colours and patterns. I especially love the lacquered cobalt blue walls of the library with the wallpapered ceiling. So dramatic! And must give props to the acid green silk rug in the dining room – what a statement! (Photos: Eric Piasecki)


Posted on Sun, 13 Jun 2021 by KiM

I follow people on Instagram for several reasons. Two of the main reasons are to find inspiration for this here blog and to find really cool and unique vintage items since scoring anything like that here in Ottawa is rare. Alain of Morceau is one of the latter. He has a little shop in Montreal but mostly sells his scores of mid-century finds via Instagram (perhaps that might change once life returns to normal and shopping becomes easier). Alot of what he posts sells quick so you have to on the lookout and act fast! Still kicking myself for not getting the Grifo lamp by G.H. Tew for Artemide in the 3rd last photo. (I’ll blame it on the pandemic and my inability to cross the Quebec border). And WHOA that Wassily chair in tan leather is HOT! So if you’re into MCM give Alain a follow!

Black and white in a London home

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 by KiM

Black and white and modern all over. This Hampstead, London home is another project by Rome-based architect and designer Stefano Dorata.

The Peter Pan House

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 by KiM

It only makes sense to name the home in which JM Barrie wrote Peter Pan The Peter Pan House. This West London townhouse is a Grade II*-listed property in which not one single detail (door handles included) can be changed without permission, and thus its quirks were reserved, and the owners requested the designer, Studio Ashby, utilize lots of colour and pattern. It’s traditional yet full of energy and whimsy. (Photos: Brotherton Lock)