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Kitchen backsplash idea

Kitchen backsplash idea

Posted by on Mar 29, 2009 in Art, Decorating, Design, Inspiration, Shopping, Tips | 1 comment

I’ve mentioned before that we’re contemplating a kitchen renovation. So my mind is on countertops, backsplashes, cabinets… I want something a bit different for the backsplash and struck on the idea of using a favorite print behind a sheet of glass for the backsplash behind the stove. I would like something with a graphic, quirky appeal....

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The perfect wallpaper

The perfect wallpaper

Posted by on Mar 29, 2009 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration, Shopping | 0 comments

I’m looking for the perfect wallpaper for our bedroom. It’s to go on the wall behind the dresser and the mother-of-pearl inlaid mirror with birds and flowers. The trouble is finding something interesting enough for that small space, but that doesn’t compete too much with the mirror frame. Here are some of the contenders. I love this...

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And breathe…

And breathe…

Posted by on Mar 21, 2009 in Art, Decorating, Design | 0 comments

Decorology has posted a series of shots from photographer, Debi Treloar (I just added her to my blogroll after seeing these). They’re absolutely stunning. Don’t they make you wish you were sitting in one of these pictures, reading and drinking a glass of chilled wine? Now that’s...

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East of the Sun

East of the Sun

Posted by on Mar 15, 2009 in Decorating, Design | 0 comments

I’m reading East of the Sun by Julia Gregson. It’s set in India in the late 1920’s and follows the stories of three English women who travel to India by ship to make a life there. The book captures the vivid colors, exotic flowers, extreme poverty and growing tension of India during the period. As an experiment, I used the novel as...

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Osborne & Little Spring Collection has some surprises

Osborne & Little Spring Collection has some surprises

Posted by on Mar 15, 2009 in Decorating, Design, News | 0 comments

The latest collection at Osborne and Little is dramatic, evocative and richly-textured. Pompadour is a range of stylized leaves, flowers, scrollwork and paisley, named after various mistresses of Louis XIV, XV and XVI. There are several stunning velvets in very regal purple, gold, charteuse and pink. I love the roomset below – that wallpaper would be...

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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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Decorating therapy in a downturn

Decorating therapy in a downturn

Posted by on Mar 8, 2009 in Decorating, Design, Shopping, Tips | 0 comments

It’s rainy, gloomy and no one wants to spend money. For the decorating-obsessed, this is a disaster. We’ve all heard the usual advice: paint a room, buy fresh linens, light a candle etc. All good points but somehow they don’t inspire me. So, having had much practice at finding ways to get my decor ‘fix’ without spending a...

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