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New Niki Jones collection

New Niki Jones collection

Posted by on May 26, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Shopping | 2 comments

If you appreciate hand-crafted textiles and furniture, then you’re in for a treat at Niki Jones. This British-based web site is a relative newcomer and has just launched its second collection. There are mother-of-pearl inlaid cabinets, Javanese cushions, Moroccan rugs and embroidered headboards in shades of gray, gold and pink. There are butterflies,...

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Learning from Vicente Wolf

Learning from Vicente Wolf

Posted by on May 25, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Tips | 3 comments

I read some advice from interior designer Vicente Wolf in a magazine interview the other day. He said that a space should have ‘flow’. “Like water flowing down a river. There might be a little rock here or a little bit of rapids there, but the river never stops flowing”. I take this to mean that the eye should move effortlessly from...

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Laura Resen

Laura Resen

Posted by on May 19, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration, Photographers | 5 comments

You’ll recognize photographer Laura Resen‘s work from the pages of several interiors magazines. She counts among her clients the likes of Architectural Digest, Harpers Bazaar, Elle Decor, French Vogue, Living Etc, House Beautiful and Domino magazine. But, despite this stylish line-up, the homes she photographs all seem to share a key quality:...

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Do you recognize this home?

Do you recognize this home?

Posted by on May 17, 2010 in Decorating, Design | 7 comments

I don’t know about you, but one of the small pleasures I look forward to every month is the arrival of Living Etc in the stores. Of course, here it’s usually several weeks after the magazine comes out in the UK, but that’s beside the point. This month, however, I was more than a little surprised to see the cover was based on this extremely...

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Bedroom inspiration

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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Coral and gray

Coral and gray

Posted by on May 3, 2010 in Color palette, Decorating, Design | 3 comments

I bought some coral-colored parrot tulips the other day. As I watched them change from bright orange on the first day to faded apricot at the end of their life, I was reminded of how amazing coral can look in an interior scheme. It’s been a sadly neglected hue in the past few years, but recently I’ve spotted a few rooms that combine coral with...

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Blue (nursery) for a boy

Blue (nursery) for a boy

Posted by on Apr 29, 2010 in Decorating, Design, My house | 22 comments

As you might have guessed from my absence the past week or so, baby number two finally arrived! He’s a gorgeous, healthy little boy. We’re back home, getting into a routine and just getting used to being a family of four. In honor of the occasion, I thought I’d show you how the nursery turned out – having got it finished just in...

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All-time favorites: ceiling lights

All-time favorites: ceiling lights

Posted by on Apr 19, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Shopping | 6 comments

Do you keep mental lists of favorite and iconic design pieces? You know, those items that, one day, you’ll have in your dream home? Maybe you’ve even treated yourself to a few of them. But, if you’re like me, the list seems to grow endlessly. So I’m going to try and keep track of them by posting my all-time favorite lists here. First...

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