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Combining copper and color

Combining copper and color

Posted by on May 6, 2009 in Color palette, Decorating, Design, Inspiration | 0 comments

I love the reddish hue of copper. Hammered, polished or slightly oxidized, it always appeals to me. But it’s not easy to incorporate copper into an interior design scheme. I always feel that it competes with other colors or metals. So I set out to find inspiration. And guess what? I found tons of fabulous color combinations. Hope they inspire you...

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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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Garden makeover

Garden makeover

Posted by on May 3, 2009 in Decorating, Design, My house | 2 comments

We’re all cooped up inside this weekend because of the wind and rain. But at least it means I have time to post about the work we’ve been doing in the backyard the past few weekends when the weather HAS been nice… The garden is at the stage where we don’t have to do any major renovations. We can just potter about, adding new...

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What’s your design style?

What’s your design style?

Posted by on May 2, 2009 in Decorating, Design, Technology | 0 comments

One of my favorite design blogs, mirror mirror, posted about this quiz to determine your design style on Sproost. Naturally I was tempted to try it out. Apparently my style is 86% Rustic Revival and 14% Vintage Modern. Hmmm, not sure what the difference is between those two. But they don’t seem too off the mark. This is Rustic Revival… And...

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Cool wallpaper alternatives

Cool wallpaper alternatives

Posted by on May 2, 2009 in Decorating, Design, Design memes, Inspiration | 2 comments

There are a hundred ways to use wallpaper. But there are also many ways to create a wallpaper effect or to introduce pattern to your walls. I’ve spotted a few interesting examples recently. I absolutely love the maps used as wallpaper in this bedroom, spotted on Apartment Therapy (where else?!). It’s not a new idea, of course, but this one is...

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San Francisco’s architectural gems

San Francisco’s architectural gems

Posted by on Apr 27, 2009 in Design, San Francisco Design | 0 comments

I read on Apartment Therapy today that San Francisco is hosting the National Convention of the American Institute of Architects this month. As a result, Architectural Record magazine has created a video series with local architects talking about their favorite buildings in the city. Check it out here. What surprised me was that I had never even noticed some...

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Movie interiors: Frost/Nixon

Movie interiors: Frost/Nixon

Posted by on Apr 26, 2009 in Decorating, Design, Movie interiors | 2 comments

I watched Frost/Nixon last night and was surprised to discover some great interiors in the movie. A lot of attention has been given to how faithfully the set designers were able to replicate certain interiors, especially that of the house where the famous interviews took place. But, what I hadn’t appreciated until reading about the making of the...

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The week’s most inspiring interiors

The week’s most inspiring interiors

Posted by on Apr 25, 2009 in Inspiration | 0 comments

I thought I’d provide a quick round-up of some of the pics that most inspired me this week from some of my favorite design blogs. Enjoy. This is from Apartment Therapy‘s post on Paul Raeside‘s interiors photography. I love the colors and the tiled wall. Door Sixteen has a great post on designer Frederic Mechiche’s loft. She’s...

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Ranunculus obsession

Ranunculus obsession

Posted by on Apr 20, 2009 in Art, Inspiration | 0 comments

I absolutely love Ranunculuses. So I’m delighted that it’s Ranunculus season again. We planted some more in our garden and, to my surprise, some of last year’s have also re-appeared. I tried taking a few pictures of them. Then it occurred to me that if I really want beautiful photos of these flowers, there are people far more capable of...

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‘Something’s Gotta Give’ and the perfect beach house

‘Something’s Gotta Give’ and the perfect beach house

Posted by on Apr 20, 2009 in Art, Decorating, Design, Inspiration, Movie interiors | 2 comments

Perhaps it’s because of the hot weather, but I’ve been thinking about beach houses (well, the beach in general actually). I’ve been wanting to do some posts about amazing movie interiors, so what better place to start than the most stunning beach house of all: the one in Something’s Gotta Give. Something’s Gotta Give, with Jack...

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