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A Mid-Century Home with Cool Summer Styling

A Mid-Century Home with Cool Summer Styling

Posted by on Jul 13, 2012 in Decorating, Design, Designers, Inspiration | 6 comments

When I first spotted this home, designed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design, I felt it perfectly captured that easy summer vibe we all crave at this time of year. Cool white furnishings accented with oversized arrangements of foliage and classic summer textiles like linen and seagrass – it’s like a little sun-dappled picnic spot. But look a...

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Ingenious Contemporary Design from 3rd UNCLE

Ingenious Contemporary Design from 3rd UNCLE

Posted by on Nov 29, 2011 in Decorating, Design, Designers, Inspiration | 1 comment

3rd Uncle Design is a small Toronto-based design firm that has been gathering considerable recognition in recent years. And for good reason. Founded by a trio of designers, the firm has a truly refreshing portfolio. I came across its work recently when looking for inspiration for our renovation, and was attracted to its calm spaces and clean, contemporary...

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Book review: Kelly Hoppen Interiors

Book review: Kelly Hoppen Interiors

Posted by on Apr 27, 2011 in Decorating, Design, Designers | 3 comments

I first became a fan of designer Kelly Hoppen’s inimitable style when I visited her store in South Kensington, London. I had just graduated and was living in a poky rental in Islington with vivid pink walls and unsalubrious neighbors. Her store seemed like a refuge of tasteful calm. Kelly Hoppen is sometimes referred to as the queen of taupe. But her...

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Interview with Niche Interiors

Interview with Niche Interiors

Posted by on Mar 28, 2011 in Decorating, Design, Designers | 3 comments

Today, I’m speaking with Jennifer from Niche Interiors, an up and coming interior design firm in San Francisco. What I like about Jennifer and her team’s work is the fact it’s so accessible, and yet inventive and unique. It’s great inspiration for anyone wanting to give their home a more polished, pulled-together look: Jennifer...

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