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A red and gold apartment scheme

A red and gold apartment scheme

Posted by on Sep 9, 2010 in Color palette, Decorating, Design, Houses, Inspiration | 7 comments

A few weeks ago my sister asked me to help revamp her Manhattan apartment. Only trouble was, I wasn’t planning to head out East and so any help I could offer had to be remote. Luckily, my sister has excellent taste and so all she needed was some help in bringing her ideas together into a cohesive scheme. Sometimes, all it takes is a fresh pair of...

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Shell lamps

Shell lamps

Posted by on Sep 3, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Shopping | 2 comments

I just spotted this beauty in the window of Jonathan Adler. Stunning, sculptural shell-shaped lamps. What better way to cling on to the last vestiges of summer? I’m obsessed. Maybe this is finally the lamp to replace our IKEA stand-ins (which we’ve had for seven years, mind you) in the master bedroom? That said, I’m also rather keen on...

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When is a table not a table?

When is a table not a table?

Posted by on Aug 17, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration, Shopping | 0 comments

I just love these unusual tables (if you can call them that) by Italian designer, Giancarlo Zema (found via here). This innovative collection is called ‘Bright Woods’ because they’re lit from within by LED lights. That’s right, those white stripes are fabulous, glowing streams of light, set against the most gorgeously smooth and...

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Perfect symmetry

Perfect symmetry

Posted by on Jul 19, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration, Tips | 5 comments

This is the picture that started it all. A minor obsession with symmetry, that is. There’s something about the symmetry of the exposed rafters, the shutters, matching consoles and round mirrors that speaks to me. It’s cool, calm and collected – an effect that’s further enhanced by the all-white palette. Complete order and I love...

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An eclectic family home

An eclectic family home

Posted by on Jul 12, 2010 in Between these four walls: house tours, Decorating, Design, Houses, Inspiration | 6 comments

I love stumbling across beautifully-designed ‘real’ homes on Flickr. So I’m crazy about this refreshingly eclectic place. It’s owned, and impeccably styled by Yvonne, who also blogs about her travels, family, crafts and home on her blog, Moline. Yvonne has lived in Germany, Istanbul and Mexico and her style is clearly influenced by...

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