Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Family Home, Mantua

Could you guess that this beautiful home belonged to a couple of Italian architects?
via Milk

Monday, 25 February 2013

Life Story

Way back in December I was invited along to the opening of Life Story, a new concept lifestyle store situated where Broughton Street meets London Street, in Edinburgh. The interior is brilliant (worth a visit alone) and the stock is both covetable and surprisingly affordable...seriously, they should hand out baskets at the door. I want everything.
Fee and Adam Storey have drawn on their successful design experience in the world of fashion and commercial interiors and created a store with a difference. The couple believe that all too often the designers' tale is lost amidst the retailers' branding so have given the carefully selected objects a stage on which to tell their story.
Broughton Street is fast becoming my favourite street to shop in!

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Three's A Crowd Pleaser /// Bears on the Wall

I fell in love with Susie Wright's Bear print when I saw it on the wall of Skylark café near my flat. Then I saw Sarah Maycock's giant bear painting on Design*Sponge and realised I've developed a bit of a grizzly addiction. I then happened upon this resin Nordi bear on Etsy...Do you think a bear themed room would be going too far? 

Friday, 15 February 2013

Dare Studios

I'm guilty of defaulting to Scandinavian or US sources for inspiration and key interior features or unusual furniture pieces and accessories, all too often. As a keen supporter of local and UK designers, I'm vowing to discover and share lots of home grown talent this year.
Take a look at this beautiful hand made furniture from Dare Studios based in Brighton. With a nod to mid century modern design and a firm grasp on current trends, Dare have produced some beautifully crafted, statement pieces. The wire based tables are also available in brass and copper and I've fallen for this marble topped, steel framed, 'strand' side table.
If you are, or know of any great UK designers/makers whose work you think I'd like, please get in touch via the 'about me' page, facebook or twitter. I'd love to hear from you...and if I love your work I'll share it here...

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Last Minute Valentine

I've had my eye on this print from Seventy Tree for a while and it's now available from new Edinburgh concept store Life Story. Perfect if you haven't picked anything up for your Valentine yet...

Monday, 11 February 2013

Artist Nina Pohl's home, Berlin

This colour combination isn't the most obvious but isn't it pretty? These photographs were taken in November  2012, by Tod Selby, but even with the flat light of that time of year it still looks fresh and bright. I don't even know what that wall colour is but I love that it's continued through the entire space. Too much of it on its own and the space could look a little like a hospital but the pink sofa (awesome!!) and pops of dark blue are a perfect contrast. Some serious inspiration can be drawn from this place. The Selby does it again!
via The Selby

Friday, 8 February 2013

Malmo Apartment

This is the home of Nina Bergsten, head of sales for Swedish fashion label Acne. I've been meaning to share it with you since I saw it in Elle Decoration UK's December 2012 issue and then I discovered it had been published in the January 2012 issue of Residence via Smart Design, so it may look familiar to you (but it didn't to me).
That sofa (by Acne) is is everything else. I'm loving the touches of gold and sporadic marble and smoked glass table tops, bringing the cavernous, ornate spaces in that nineteenth century building bang up to date with a glamour injection. So good.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Living Room Envy

Black, white and blush pink. An elegant combination I've been seeing a lot of recently. I'll take the loft too.
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