I adore this apartment. Designed by b-arch (Jo blogged this firm recently here and here), this was formerly the attic and kitchen spaces of an eighteenth-century building renovated to make an open-space loft. I love the stairs (although not to code by Canadian standards), the flat file cabinet, the globe collection, the huge sign in the kitchen, the LIGHT BLUE SMEG!!!, colourful tomato cans, Jielde light fixture (I have 2 of those!), huge vintage map as a headboard. And then there’s all the white…and those floors….
You have seen snippets of it before. Admired it in magazines. It is littered through the portfolios of leading photographers. It’s a confection of girliness, a collection of the beautiful and the kitsch, covetable to the max, contagious in its quirkiness and a compilation of inspiring rooms. It’s the home of stylist Marianne Cotterill. It’s Mapesbury Road, London. Photography by Oliver Perrott.
Check out this funky mid-century modern abode in Camberwell, London that was featured in Heart Home, one of my favourite online magazines. It’s the home of designers Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire of the shop Mini Moderns. It is SO FUN – mid century designed homes always make me smile. The patterns, colours and not-so-serious decor is so appealing. Love this!
A photo of a room can just be a photo of a room. Or it can be much more than that. Quentin Bacon‘s photographs are so much more. These photos are beautiful. Quentin takes an ordinary space and makes it beautiful. He makes you want to climb through the photo and ake yourself at home. Wonderful composition, light and depth of field. (Jo showed him some love a few years ago here).
I was poking around homelife, one of my favourite Australian websites that combines content from Inside Out and Country Style magazines, and came across two homes that really caught my attention. This first one is the home of stylist Jane Frosh and her family. It is a little bit of country with a very cool vintage industrial vibe that I always love. And holy smokes it’s got a caravan for guests (called Carrie) and a treehouse. (All photos by Sharyn Cairns)
Home #2 definitively has a country vibe. I love this because it also contains room after liveable room of coziness, and I adore the light fixtures that look like they’re made from vintage wire baskets. It’s the cottage that visitors never want to leave.