Interior designer Sera Hersham-Loftus is the queen of romantic, seductive interiors. We love her work so much we’ve blogged her work several times over the years (here, here, here and here). I was so excited when her goddaughter emailed us with the news that Sera has come out with a book! It’s aptly names Seductive Interiors (CICO Books) and it looks fabulous! From the press release: Seductive Interiors displays homes which Sera has decorated as well as those that have simply ‘seduced’ her – each epitomizing the spirit of Sera – which could be described as ‘a heady mix of romanticism, passion, and playfulness.’ Sera likes to live in a loose, informal style that is reflected in her interiors. Most of her furnishings come from antique markets or vintage shops. Her look is essentially ‘a concoction of enchanting soft lighting, charming antique and bohemian furnishings, oriental bric-a-brac, and more than a teaspoon of The Blues and Rock-‘n’-Roll.’ Essentially, it’s HOT STUFF. (Love the photography by Gisela Torres). I need a copy. Find it @ Amazon, Indigo and check out this Sunday Times story about it.
I was pleasantly surprised when I came across the portfolio of Brazilian interior designer Maristela Gorayeb. Her style is a favourite of mine – a mix of ethnic and modern. She works with each, and the 2 in conjunction, so beautifully. It’s about neutral backdrops with jewel tones pops of colour and lots of textures and patterns. Maristela’s vibe is not for minimalists nor die-hard modernists. 🙂
By the king of reclaimed materials Dave Coote… he of locations agency, The Beach Studios, which he runs with his wife, Atlanta Bartlett and his on-line boutique store, Pale & Interesting. A big pot of tea, a sketch book, my dog wandering in and out. I’d be so happy to relax or to potter about. Wonder if I should keep it a secret from my friends? No! More the merrier.
Pamela Makin has read my mind. How else would she know what I’d like in my beachside home? Hang that. How else would she know what I’d like in my home fullstop? The tribal artifacts, the smooth concrete floors, large striking artwork, views forever and natural textures including beautiful aged timbers teamed with cottons and linens. Les Interieurs is both Pamela’s interior design service and her Palm Beach, NSW store filled with one off pieces sourced from Africa, Thailand, Cambodia and India. Stunning interiors to match the breathtaking views. Sigh.