March 5th, 2014

Source: Heidi Lerkenfeldt

I’ve been thinking a lot about my kitchen recently. It’s such a vital part of the house in terms of layout and aesthetically that I really want to get it right. Obviously I’m going for that whole contemporary/period mix, but with so much choice out there it’s hard to narrow down to even what materials I want to use! and don’t even get me started on colours…… Clearly I need to give this some more thought……

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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January 31st, 2014

Source: Atlanta Homes

With out a shadow of a doubt my favourite piece of furniture in world is the Eero Saarinen Tulip Table. It is both so simple and yet so intelligent in design and most importantly beautiful to look at. I feel satisfied when I look at it because I always think there is nothing more you can do to improve it. It simply is perfect.

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January 20th, 2014

Source: Easy Living

I’m a sucker for Crittall doors and windows. They are a great way to introduce light into a space that is lacking, as well as create a divide and they just look stylish! Also loving the tufted velvet ottomans……

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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January 17th, 2014

Source: Planete Deco

Another Long day and another late post. This time I blame it on the horrid cold I have which currently has me in bed at kiddie hours. At least I have time to think about all the things I’m going to do to my house……. and browse eBay. Amen for eBay.

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November 3rd, 2013

Source: First Option

I’ve been thinking a lot about how I’m going to eventually reconfigure the kitchen in my new place - if at all. It’s an awkward layout, an L shape that snakes around a corner. Small and just awkward. Naturally I want a large homey kitchen. The type you can really “spread” out in (bad pun….). A chefs kitchen! but the reality is you have to work with what you’ve got and if there isn’t the space, well, there just isn’t the space. Design conundrum #1 - reality check.

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September 30th, 2013

Source: Méchant Design

Great window! but no blackout curtains? The shears look lovely however, I know from experience that you wanna have blackouts if you intend to have any kind of decent sleep…….. A worthwhile investment. Trust me.

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September 12th, 2013

Source: Living Etc

More from that eclectic industrial home that you can see over on the Living Etc house tours. The pops of bright orange are refreshing and I love the brass details. Brass is very “en vogue” right now - personally I’ve always liked it. I mean what’s not to like? It’s like a poor mans gold! Used well it adds a hint of glamour but used badly and it can go so so wrong - cheap and tacky. Use it wisely my friends. Use it wisely.

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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September 2nd, 2013

Source: Desire to Inspire

It doesn’t show much, but what this image does show tugs on my heart strings a little! It’s the black painted floors, tall columns and high ceilings that do it. One day in my wildest dreams :)

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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July 15th, 2013
Source: The Design Files
This Melbourne home pretty much sums up my wishes right now. I’m craving space - something a little battered and used without a shred of twee insight. Brick walls, large windows and the haphazard look.

Source: The Design Files

This Melbourne home pretty much sums up my wishes right now. I’m craving space - something a little battered and used without a shred of twee insight. Brick walls, large windows and the haphazard look.

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July 14th, 2013
Source: Apartment Therapy
Industrial chic? I think so. Great mix of well loved pieces with those industrial touches.

Source: Apartment Therapy

Industrial chic? I think so. Great mix of well loved pieces with those industrial touches.

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May 14th, 2013

Source: Richard Lindvall

Perfectly industrial. It would seem that all you need are a few Tolix stools, a concrete surface and some oversized industrial pendant lights and hey presto! you have your own little slice of industrial heaven. This awesome restaurant & bar called Nazdrowje, based in Stockholm, was once an abandoned and disused parking garage. It was brought back to life by designer Richard Lindvall and we’re so glad it was! Yet another place to add to the “visit list” - when I eventually make it to Stockholm.

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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May 10th, 2013
Source: Fette Sau
I’ve been mildly obsessing over these glass panel garage doors for a while now. I blame my current client who keeps trying to bring her NYC loft look into her Notting Hill home…….. Still, I love this idea of using industrial garage doors as a feature to meld the outside with the in.

Source: Fette Sau

I’ve been mildly obsessing over these glass panel garage doors for a while now. I blame my current client who keeps trying to bring her NYC loft look into her Notting Hill home…….. Still, I love this idea of using industrial garage doors as a feature to meld the outside with the in.

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Interior Designer. Images I collect which I love. It might only be a part of an image, a single object or the composition, but each has something that I am drawn to.