April 16th, 2014

Source: Apartment Therapy

Often the first thing to make an impression when someone walks into your house is the hallway - an often overlooked space. I mean it is a transient space after all so it’s not like you’re spending loads of time there, but that’s no reason to neglect it! Funk it up, get wild with tiles or paint, add some fun storage solutions or interesting lighting. There is so much that can be done and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Perhaps a DIY project for this coming Easter Weekend?

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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April 14th, 2014

Source: Ngoc Minh Ngo

There is something very satisfying about this house. It’s my structured architectural side coming out and I love it! The textures, the straight lines, the feeling of openness and the landscape planting tops it off. Brilliant.

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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April 11th, 2014

Source: Ngoc Minh Ngo

TGIF! Naughty me neglecting my blogging duties. I’ve been a busy busy person but today I came across this and thought it was too good to pass up. I think I’m developing a thing for chocolate coloured floors because I love these! and I’m not sure what that crazy chemistry contraption is in the background but I’ll have that too.

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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April 8th, 2014

Source: Dust Jacket Attic

Spotted this over on Dust Jacket this morning. Isn’t it fab? This Stockholm apartment belongs to Swedish set stylist Joanna Lavén. Her apartment has been featured in Residence mag before but has undergone quite a transformation. It’s a great example of how changing just a few things like paint colours or flooring can have such a different effect.

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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April 7th, 2014
Source: Nuevo Estilo
Lighting has to be one of my favourite aspects to my job. Not designing lighting plans, that can get tedious (however being a geek I actually quite like it even though it does get tedious…) but the pieces themselves, whether it’s a pendant light, table lamp, wall sconce or other. I just think there is so much that can be added by these little beauties. Good lighting should be layered but no one said it had to be invisible or boring! I say be daring and make a feature of your lighting choices.

Source: Nuevo Estilo

Lighting has to be one of my favourite aspects to my job. Not designing lighting plans, that can get tedious (however being a geek I actually quite like it even though it does get tedious…) but the pieces themselves, whether it’s a pendant light, table lamp, wall sconce or other. I just think there is so much that can be added by these little beauties. Good lighting should be layered but no one said it had to be invisible or boring! I say be daring and make a feature of your lighting choices.

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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April 6th, 2014

Source: Moi

Sunday Funday! So far I’ve trekked across the country (OK…London) to pick up my newest addition to the Kentish Townhouse, a gorgeous Calacatta Marble Tulip side table (my steal off eBay!) He’s temporarily keeping my Pierre Paulin Tongue Chair company as the reno continues :)

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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April 5th, 2014

Source: Elle Decoration

Simply a stunning space with right balance of colour, texture & materials. Of course I’m loving the mid century pieces aka the PK22 chairs and Jacobsen lamp (my love for mid century modern is getting out of hand……) and those doors?! Sliding crittall doors = Genius.

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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April 4th, 2014

Source: Damask & Dentelle

Oh no. Now I’m desperately on the hunt for Platner side chairs (I don’t even have a dining table nor the room, or the money…. especially the money) - because who wouldn’t want them after seeing this? Paired with the Calacatta marble Tulip table (which I may or may not have purchased this week for a STEAL on ebay, bloody ebay and it’s the side table version people - don’t be jealous. Ok be a little jealous, but I still can’t afford the dining table. I digress) they almost look like they were made for each other. Definitely a combo I am going to be using in the future.

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April 3rd, 2014

Source: Shelter

What don’t I love about this Paris apartment? I stumbled upon this image whilst researching Platner lounge chairs for a current project (I’d give my right leg for one btw….) and was blown away by this room. Nothing tugs at my heartstrings more than a good mix of period features, high ceilings, and mid century furniture. 

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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April 2nd, 2014

Source: Home & Delicious

A shot from the book Icelandic Interiors by Home & Delicious. That bookcase looks like it’s struggling to breathe but I like it! On a side note - Iceland intrigues me. It’s on my hit list of places to visit mostly because I want to do the Thermal Baths and see the Aurora Borealis (well the northern lights are also on my bucket list so might as well get the baths in whilst I’m at it eh?). Anyone fancy a trip this/next year??

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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April 1st, 2014

Source: Harvest Agency

I am posting this for no other reason than I want it! I’m talking about the small basket to the right of course (Ha, kidding, obviously the light….Silly mood - don’t ask…..) In all seriousness isn’t that light Amazeballs?!? Lord knows where in my house it would go but that’s ok - I’ll just put it one of my other houses……you know, the ones I plan to have dotted all over the world. Simple.

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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March 31st, 2014

Source: Milk Decoration

Ahhhhh, yet another kitchen image that has me thinking about the possibilities! I love love love the idea of incorporating an old salvaged glass display cabinet as a major storage piece in a kitchen. Not easy nor cheap but so worth it don’t you think? and the natural wood island with marble counter ties in perfectly whilst adding a more contemporary feel. Ohhhh no. My brain is running away with my thoughts again……

(Source: thebowerbirds.com)

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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.