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Inside the SF Decorator Showcase

Inside the SF Decorator Showcase

Posted by on May 9, 2009 in Decorating, Design, Houses, Inspiration, San Francisco Design | 0 comments

I’ve just come back from the 2009 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. It’s in a stunning four-storey mansion on Pacific Avenue. Since I used to live on the same street (several blocks away, in a far less posh area, I might add!) I’ve passed the house many times and often wanted to look inside. It certainly lived up to expectations. The house...

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Home of the Year?

Home of the Year?

Posted by on May 5, 2009 in Decorating, Design, Houses, Technology | 2 comments

If you hanker after a state-of-the-art home with your own theater, TVs that rise out of the floor and centrally-controlled lights, then here’s some eye candy for you. Electronic House magazine has just announced its Home of the Year. The gold winner is just a cozy pied-à-terre in LA… Ah, a triceratops skull. Just the accessory I need for my...

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Decor trend: plates as art

Decor trend: plates as art

Posted by on Apr 11, 2009 in Art, Decorating, Design, Design memes, Houses | 0 comments

Is it me or am I seeing displays of wall-mounted plates everywhere? I actually really like the effect, although it does remind me of an English country kitchen. It seems the trick is to use a mix of different styles and colors and avoid too formulaic a lay-out. The examples below almost look like clouds – the effect is quirky vintage rather than...

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Not-so-moody blues

Not-so-moody blues

Posted by on Apr 5, 2009 in Color palette, Decorating, Design, Houses | 0 comments

Today the sky is a particularly luminous shade of blue. Nothing is more likely to put me in a good mood than a bright blue summer sky (even if it is only April). Who said blue was sad? And to prove the point, I scoured the Internet (while sitting outside on the patio, of course) for examples of the perfect, fresh, happy blue. This is decorator Dawn...

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Charmed by Chinoiserie

Charmed by Chinoiserie

Posted by on Mar 14, 2009 in Decorating, Houses, Inspiration | 0 comments

I’m obsessed by this chinoiserie wallpaper in the bedroom of clothing designer Erica Tanov (her home is featured in Apartment Therapy Re-Nest house tours, pics are from there). I’m going to have to start a hunt for something similar and figure out a way to fit it into our house (hmm, would it be too much against our mother-of-pearl inlaid...

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