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Bedroom inspiration

Posted by on May 13, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration | 4 comments

I’ve had this image in my files for a while now, without realizing where it came from. Today, Apartment Therapy has a post about this room and others, all from L’Hotel Recamier in Paris. While the canopy headboards are a bit much for me, I find these shots inspiring because of the use of geometric patterns (a favorite technique of mine for...

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The zigzag effect

The zigzag effect

Posted by on Apr 16, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration | 4 comments

As usual, the latest issue of Lonny magazine is jam-packed full of rooms I just want to step into and soak up. If I could repost every single image here, I would, but I guess that would be, well, a little unimaginative. But one thing stood out to me as a flipped through Lonny’s virtual pages: zigzags. They’re everywhere in this issue. Yup,...

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Fresh interiors from Anita Kaushal

Fresh interiors from Anita Kaushal

Posted by on Feb 16, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration | 5 comments

The days are getting longer and warmer and I’m finding myself looking for fresh, bright interiors to usher in the spring. Anita Kaushal is a UK-based interior designer and writer whose aesthetic fits the bill perfectly. These airy spaces, from Anita’s own home, have all the airy appeal of a spring morning. Take a look and get inspired to swap...

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Patterned ethnic rugs

Patterned ethnic rugs

Posted by on Feb 6, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration | 7 comments

I’ve been drawn to a lot of spaces with stunning ethnic rugs recently. I’ve never been into the ‘global’ style but I’m beginning to think I could change my mind. There are so many options, from Mexican to Turkish to Asian rugs, and they give a room such a sense of character and history. Of course the major obstacle to buying...

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The power of purple

The power of purple

Posted by on Jan 31, 2010 in Color palette, Decorating, Design, Inspiration | 12 comments

Purple is supposed to be one of the hot colors of 2010 – and, as such, has been the center of some discussion in the blogosphere. It’s one of those colors that inspires strong feelings: people either love it or hate it. Personally, it’s one of my favorites. Whether aubergine, plum or lilac, I’m a huge fan. Unfortunately, I rather...

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Warm wood for cold days

Warm wood for cold days

Posted by on Jan 11, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration | 3 comments

On these cold winter days, we look for ways to make our homes more cozy and inviting. Perhaps that’s why I’m drawn at the moment to images of spaces with lots of wood. I’m particularly attracted to warm woods with lots of texture. Even better if they have that sheen that comes from years of careful polishing. From individual pieces to...

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New year, new baby!

New year, new baby!

Posted by on Jan 4, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration, My house, Personal | 11 comments

Photo from Flickr. I promised this year would entail some new challenges, and now I can finally reveal one of them. We’re expecting our second child in April! This explains the reduction in posts to this blog during the Fall: morning (ie all-day) sickness and fatigue do not mix well with blogging. But, with all that behind us, we’re looking...

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Winter landscape

Winter landscape

Posted by on Jan 1, 2010 in Inspiration, Personal | 0 comments

Welcome to 2010! To mark the start of the New Year, and before I turn my attention back to interiors, I thought I’d post a few photos taken by my father-in-law in England. We didn’t get to travel back there this Christmas, but these images really sum up the countryside at this time of year: cold but bewitchingly beautiful. May your 2010 be...

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Goodbye 2009

Goodbye 2009

Posted by on Dec 31, 2009 in Inspiration, Personal | 4 comments

This picture of my husband and son was taken (by my brother-in-law) at Ocean Beach, just a few blocks from our house. It seemed such a fitting way to illustrate the end of 2009. It sums up a year that, although tough (who can claim to have had an easy 2009?), was very much about family. This year, more than ever, we’ve started to feel settled here in...

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