31.7.09

Turtle Pug ...

Pug baby being a turtle ... too sweet ...
Happy weekend friends ... x

29.7.09

LV love ...

No words can adequately describe this coffee table perfection ...

LV in a perspex case ... divine...

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28.7.09

French Divine ...

French fabulosity ...
this is Marcel Marongiu's gorgeous place as featured in Marie Claire Maison ...

Even though I think the bed is a little on the low side, still, I love the composition of this bedroom ... the paintings hung in that horizontal strip is unusual and striking, and I adore the restrained colour scheme (or lack there of) ...
More of the same restrained palate ...golden accents in the frames add an air of faded grandeur and elegance...
And I am impressed he hasn't tried to hide the stereo too - it is about the only touch that makes it look like a boys house really!
And here is the sitting room from the back angle, looking behind the screen to the bedroom beyond ... makes me miss my loft so much - nothing like a secret bedroom behind a screen ...

27.7.09

Wicked ...

Had the most amazing experience this weekend - went to see Wicked with my sister, and it was truly wicked!

I am not sure if I have let on before just how much I am completely obsessed with musicals and every time I leave a theater, I just desperately want to work there! behind the scenes of course but I could work on set design and costumes all day and be a happy, happy girl ...

Perhaps this is the turn my career should take? Who knows, but I will definitely be seeing it again for some more inspiration...

The music is fabulous, and the set is truly extravagant - a few scenes are flooded with millions of fairy lights which made me gasp, but the rest you will have to see for yourself - highly recommended xx

23.7.09

Picture Perfect ...

Loving these shots ... genius ...
Perfect coffee table ...
Books over the door? Sigh ...
Heaven ...
Skona Hem ... who else loves this?

22.7.09

Busy ...

Quite a departure from my usual style ... yet I find myself smiling when I look at this shot?
Crazy wallpaper inspiration ...

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21.7.09

Greenwich Love ...


Loving this Greenwich Townhouse by Steven Gambrel ... courtyard to die for ...
And I think this must be the lower ground/basement kitchen ... gorgeous table and banquette seating...

I am a sucker for the interior bricks - but bricks must ALWAYS be painted white and then dinged up a bit ... loving the giant lab glass urns as well ...
And here's the best bit - am inspired to frame up some random bits and pieces and get my bathroom looking a bit more like a gentleman's club ...

But - look closely friends - the hanging pendant in front of the mirror is the truly rad bit ... this is what I was talking about when I wrote about Trunk Bar - the half dipped silvered naked bulb is my dream lighting solution x

20.7.09

Ghost Time ...


It's time for my 6 monthly Ghost ...
Yippee!

16.7.09

Corgi Room ...

I just adore this little boys bedroom, as featured in Cookie Mag ...
It's actually quite grown up for a 3 year old - I love the use of non traditional boy colours and it feels a little bit 'country' too ... very cute.

My brother would love those Corgi etchings!

15.7.09

Marche au Puce ...

Here are a few shots that do absolutely no justice to an amazing market I went to in Paris ...
I walked for about 45 minutes because I really couldn't understand the Metro (and was a bit scared of it!) ... and boy, was the walk worth it!
This stall was amazing ... mind blowing ... stupendous! A ginormous font filled with sea shells? Genius!
I took the shots while the woman wasn't looking so that is why they aren't so great - but I'm sure you can get the drift!
And by now you can imagine I was gasping for air and fighting back the tears... stacks of Tolix chairs with just the right amount of dings and rust ... oh, how I wish I had a shipping container ...

One day I will go back and buy them all up x

14.7.09

Blacks and Reds ...





Gorgeous white rooms accented with splashes of red and black... graphic and punchy and oh-so organised!

I love the framed herringbone fabric in the first shot too - having a bit of a herringbone obsession at the moment - photos to come x

Country Home

13.7.09

Set Design ...

I have been too embarrassed to say this until now ... but I am a massive Twilight fan!
Having a lovely weekend at home redecorating and moving props around, I had it on in the background because I love the soundtrack but stopped to sit down and take notes on Edward's bedroom - I had missed the subtle details earlier (clearly distracted by his handsomeness) and was very impressed when I looked more closely ...
He has one of these awesome Sapien bookcases from DWR ... along with Ghosts, this is one of the few designer pieces I would consider buying - I have the perfect spot in my room in fact!
Next designer fabulousness is a white leather Barcelona couch (he doesn't sleep so can apparently just get away with the chaise!)

And to top it all off the man has a walnut Eames DCM! I would kill to get my hands on one of these ... just one to pull up to my desk is all I would ever need!

Along with these impressive details, there are stacks of old books and great works of art, and the architecture itself is also just glorious- massive french doors, lots of glass and lots of white. I was really impressed with the subtle details - a round of applause for the set decorator, Gene Serdena.

First shot from AT!

11.7.09

Asylum Chic


My brother came to visit me recently and told me, very lovingly I might add, that my house looked like the inside of a British asylum.....
Not taking offense in the least ... what a fabulous and insightful compliment ... he knows me well!

Therefore... this little baby is going to look right at home... I'll take two in fact ...

The Old Cinema

3.7.09

Oof ... Oof ...

What a perfect little angel ... Kim, you made my day when you sent this over xx

Did you know that French puppies say oof oof? I loved that when I heard it ... French holiday photos to come soon friends ... just getting them recovered from my dodgy USB!

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2.7.09

White and Right ...




Paul Massey really is the man who can do no wrong ... his eye is spectacular
This is his latest renovation dream house, as seen in Living Etc this month ...

1.7.09

Crazy Small ....


I know this is a bathroom but I'm just looking for small space study inspiration ...
my lovely little sis Georgie has just bought a house and I have promised her an over-the-top crazily patterned study nook ...
what fun we will have deciding on the wallpaper!