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Decorating with teal

Decorating with teal

Posted by on Jan 4, 2011 in Color palette, Decorating, Design | 3 comments

I think teal might just be my color obsession for January. Fresh, but not in your face, it’s just the tonic we need for this time of year. Sort of the color equivalent of a detox! I recently came across this stunning loft apartment, the Paris Home of artist Claire Basler, featured in March 2010’s Elle Decoration. (Found on the charming blog of...

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Grown-up decorating

Grown-up decorating

Posted by on Nov 15, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration | 6 comments

Do you still think of some spaces as ‘grown-up’? Maybe it’s just me, but every now and then I come across a room that exudes a certain refinement, elegance, taste and confidence that can only be described as grown-up. These spaces have no gimics, no attention-grabbing features, no whimsy (although they may have wit). They are somehow both...

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On Ohdeedoh!

On Ohdeedoh!

Posted by on Nov 3, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Personal | 5 comments

For fun, and on the suggestion of a friend, I entered my four-year-old’s room into Ohdeedoh’s ‘Small Kids, Big Color’ contest. What a kick to see it actually featured on the home page of that blog!  Apparently they only select a few and there are some amazing entries there, so I’m thrilled to be in such good company. If you...

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How to create a calming home

How to create a calming home

Posted by on Oct 23, 2010 in Decorating, Design | 3 comments

As you can probably tell from my lack of posts recently, life around here is a bit hectic. Birthday parties, babies, schools, travel and lots and lots of work – frankly I’m amazed we’re keeping it together. It’s at times like this that I crave a home that is an oasis of calm. Of course, that’s not easy when you’re slowing...

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Whimsical table design

Whimsical table design

Posted by on Oct 20, 2010 in Design, Inspiration, Shopping | 0 comments

I’m always attracted by unusual and imaginative pieces of furniture. But how cool is this jewellery-inspired table? And I guess you could reconfigure the pieces how you like, as the mood takes you. Spotted on Emma’s Design Blogg, it’s from Swedish furniture brand, the home company. So...

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Retro photography

Retro photography

Posted by on Oct 2, 2010 in Art, Photographers | 3 comments

If you’re in need of inspiration, you have to check out this mesmerizing photostream from New Zealand photography studio, Cuba Gallery. It is packed with images that are always evocative, sometimes moody, and occasionally even witty. There are lush forests draped with mist, soothing beaches, and thought-provoking urban compositions. All of them...

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A red and gold apartment scheme

A red and gold apartment scheme

Posted by on Sep 9, 2010 in Color palette, Decorating, Design, Houses, Inspiration | 7 comments

A few weeks ago my sister asked me to help revamp her Manhattan apartment. Only trouble was, I wasn’t planning to head out East and so any help I could offer had to be remote. Luckily, my sister has excellent taste and so all she needed was some help in bringing her ideas together into a cohesive scheme. Sometimes, all it takes is a fresh pair of...

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Shell lamps

Shell lamps

Posted by on Sep 3, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Shopping | 2 comments

I just spotted this beauty in the window of Jonathan Adler. Stunning, sculptural shell-shaped lamps. What better way to cling on to the last vestiges of summer? I’m obsessed. Maybe this is finally the lamp to replace our IKEA stand-ins (which we’ve had for seven years, mind you) in the master bedroom? That said, I’m also rather keen on...

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