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When is a table not a table?

When is a table not a table?

Posted by on Aug 17, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration, Shopping | 0 comments

I just love these unusual tables (if you can call them that) by Italian designer, Giancarlo Zema (found via here). This innovative collection is called ‘Bright Woods’ because they’re lit from within by LED lights. That’s right, those white stripes are fabulous, glowing streams of light, set against the most gorgeously smooth and...

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Perfect symmetry

Perfect symmetry

Posted by on Jul 19, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration, Tips | 5 comments

This is the picture that started it all. A minor obsession with symmetry, that is. There’s something about the symmetry of the exposed rafters, the shutters, matching consoles and round mirrors that speaks to me. It’s cool, calm and collected – an effect that’s further enhanced by the all-white palette. Complete order and I love...

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An eclectic family home

An eclectic family home

Posted by on Jul 12, 2010 in Between these four walls: house tours, Decorating, Design, Houses, Inspiration | 6 comments

I love stumbling across beautifully-designed ‘real’ homes on Flickr. So I’m crazy about this refreshingly eclectic place. It’s owned, and impeccably styled by Yvonne, who also blogs about her travels, family, crafts and home on her blog, Moline. Yvonne has lived in Germany, Istanbul and Mexico and her style is clearly influenced by...

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Stylish vacation homes

Stylish vacation homes

Posted by on Jun 24, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration | 2 comments

Now that it’s officially summer, many of us are turning our minds to vacation. Or maybe you’re already enjoying your sojourn in the sun? With a family in tow, we like to rent a house for a week or two in the summer so we can just kick back and relax in a home from home. Usually it’s within a three hour drive since any more time in the car...

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Inlay furniture from Sang & Serena

Inlay furniture from Sang & Serena

Posted by on Jun 21, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Shopping | 4 comments

It’s no secret that I love inlaid furniture. My ideal bedroom would probably be completely white except for a stand-out dresser in intricate inlay. As it is, I have to make do with my beloved mother-of-pearl inlay mirror… Anyway, I’m always looking for new sources for this type of product so was thrilled to hear from a young firm called...

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Is that IKEA?

Is that IKEA?

Posted by on Jun 1, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration, Shopping | 5 comments

As you know, I am not afraid to admit that a large amount of our furniture is from IKEA. If you’re smart about how you use each piece, you can’t beat it for affordable style. Well, IKEA has a new site where people share pictures of their IKEA purchases in situ. There are some great examples of stylish homes that use IKEA furnishings...

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