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The zigzag effect

The zigzag effect

Posted by on Apr 16, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration | 4 comments

As usual, the latest issue of Lonny magazine is jam-packed full of rooms I just want to step into and soak up. If I could repost every single image here, I would, but I guess that would be, well, a little unimaginative. But one thing stood out to me as a flipped through Lonny’s virtual pages: zigzags. They’re everywhere in this issue. Yup,...

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Desperately seeking Suzani

Desperately seeking Suzani

Posted by on Apr 13, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Shopping | 6 comments

When I posted about this lovely ocean-front home, one of the aspects I loved about the place most was the use of interesting textiles. Erin over at Slipcover Your Life asked where the Suzani pillows in the living room were from. While I haven’t been able to track down the exact source of the ones in that house, I have been finding numerous examples of...

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Girl Power

Girl Power

Posted by on Mar 21, 2010 in Color palette, Decorating, Design, Personal | 10 comments

My brother-in-law and his wife became the proud parents of a little girl this week (their first baby). So, in honor of the occasion, this post is devoted to all things girly in interior design: it celebrates baby pink and bubblegum pink, frills and flounces, feminine shapes and floral patterns. And, why not, I say?! Besides, what better way to usher in the...

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Hopsack chic

Hopsack chic

Posted by on Mar 16, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Design memes | 4 comments

There’s something very satisfying about using natural materials and textures in design. Take this room, via Kika Reichart, for instance. A simple color scheme and sparse furnishing leap into life with the use of tactile surfaces and fabrics made from linen, wool, plywood, sisal and hessian. I’ve always loved this look and longed to have the...

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Beach house gem

Beach house gem

Posted by on Mar 4, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Houses | 6 comments

Just thought I’d share a few images of our little beach house… Just kidding, of course. While I wish with all my heart that this place was ours, it is actually a home from the portfolio of designer Kara Mann. If I did have a stunning ocean-front villa, though, I’d want the combination of Moroccan shapes, ethnic textiles and rough-hewn...

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Guest bedroom dilemmas

Guest bedroom dilemmas

Posted by on Feb 28, 2010 in Decorating, Design, My house | 3 comments

As you know, we’re redecorating our guest bedroom at the moment. Well, to be precise, we’re in the midst of a pre-baby decorating frenzy which involves swapping the functions of three different rooms. It’s proving to be a bit of a nightmare as we have to shuffle pieces of furniture, stepladders and tools from one room to another so we can...

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Fresh interiors from Anita Kaushal

Fresh interiors from Anita Kaushal

Posted by on Feb 16, 2010 in Decorating, Design, Inspiration | 5 comments

The days are getting longer and warmer and I’m finding myself looking for fresh, bright interiors to usher in the spring. Anita Kaushal is a UK-based interior designer and writer whose aesthetic fits the bill perfectly. These airy spaces, from Anita’s own home, have all the airy appeal of a spring morning. Take a look and get inspired to swap...

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A new toddler bedroom

A new toddler bedroom

Posted by on Feb 8, 2010 in Decorating, Design, My house | 14 comments

We’ve finally finished our son’s new bedroom and I can show you some pictures. It didn’t actually take that long to do – most of the room was finished in the first weekend because we’d planned it all out. But we had a few issues with the light fitting so I haven’t been able to take any photos. At last it’s sorted...

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