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Even the floor!

Posted on Mon, 23 Feb 2009 by midcenturyjo

Want to paper your space with all those posters you have hoarded over time? Don’t forget the floor! This amazing installation is by Alisa Grifo, a set and interior designer based in New York and Sweden.

Stephen Falcke

Posted on Mon, 5 Jan 2009 by KiM

“The trick is to build visual layers, just as one might do with a painting”

My new Asian-style kitchen has heightened my love for spaces designed with an ethnic vibe. This love grew even more when I came across the portfolio of designer Stephen Falcke. His work has taken him around the globe – South Africa, France, Australia, Greece, Israel…and these gorgeous locations have clearly inspired his designs. “I derive a lot of my inspiration from nature and think of my style as a melting pot of various worldwide cultures.”

Scott Waterman

Posted on Wed, 16 Jul 2008 by KiM

Scott Waterman is an artist, a talented decorative painter and I’d like to add an incredible interior designer once I saw photos of his home. His decorative painting began with trompe l’oeil murals and the restoration of historic buildings. Amazing talent (click for larger images)…

His former home in San Francisco was featured in several shelter magazines and was absolutely breathtaking – so serene, romantic, captivating and filled with natural beauty. The creativity in these spaces is fascinating.

Scott has alot of ideas for his house and someday hopes to move his studio out of it, but in the meantime it is fantastic – the white makes his stunning and colourful artwork just come to life. Talk about multi-talented!! Thank you Scott for introducing us to your creative world.

Jo’s place

Posted on Mon, 26 May 2008 by midcenturyjo

Thought I’d share a quick photo of my weekend project. I’ve been rearranging one of my walls in my dining area (would love to say “room” but as a lot of you know 2 bedroom apartments don’t normally stretch to a separate dining room). Happy with this for the moment. On to the next project.

Dorm design dilemma

Posted on Wed, 21 May 2008 by KiM

Kim wrote us hoping we could help her with a design dilemma: “I am a uni student living on campus. My uni room is quite large and easily fits a king sized bed, a bar fridge, a bedside table and two tables. I am looking for an ethnic and minimal look (if that even exists). The walls are the real ugly dorm room walls. I have tried covering two of them up with pictures but am left with one really large blank wall. Any more pictures will definitively defeat the minimal look I’m going for. Any suggestions?? The room currently has a burgundy Thai bedspread with silk cushions, Turkish carpet and a Moroccan inspired lantern. Any help is appreciated!!”

Kim – your room sounds gorgeous so far! I have a couple of suggestions for you – an ornate wood mirror, carved wooden panels, a fab piece of fabric simply tacked up, or a big (but flat) tropical plant. Below are some photos of ethnic bedrooms and a couple living rooms for inspiration. We’d love to see photos of the room once completed!

Gaelle Le Boulicaut Gaelle Le Boulicaut
PointClickHome indigo design
Selina Lake Canadian House and Home
Muriel Brandolini Heather Cameron
Gaelle Le Boulicaut House of Pictures
Living at Home Domino
Johnny Bouchier Marie Claire Maison