Timothy Oulton redesigns a club within a club

In downtown L.A, the historic Los Angeles Athletic Club (LAAC) recently unveiled its redesigned “Blue Room“, which is essentially a club hidden within it’s own club. Designed by Timothy Oulton this exclusive members-only club has all the nostalgia and sophistication of yesteryear, when Walt Disney and Clark Gable were some of its prestigious regulars, yet with it’s […]


Magnificent Matte Black: Kitchen & Bath Fittings

When designing kitchens and bathrooms you can’t go wrong with the elegant and timeless color combination of black and white, marble, and wood. It is a style that is as classic, yet current, as Audrey Hepburn’s black shades, pearl necklace and little black dress.  But what’s exciting and new with this color palette in kitchen and bathroom design is inclusion […]


Shop One of a Kind: Kids Room Decor

When it comes to decorating modern nurseries and kids rooms the easiest way to to create a truly unique interior that any child would love is to incorporate some one-of-a-kind handcrafted accessories.  The online resource is the perfect place to find such accessories –  each made with love and produced by small, creative businesses / artisans located around the globe. You can […]


A boutique hotel with color & soul: Halcyon House

Today we are taking a virtual vacation to the recently revamped 21 room Halcyon House boutique hotel which is located at Cabarita Beach, on the stunning coastline of Northern New South Wales, Australia. Seriously, if this picture doesn’t having you packing your bags immediately it might be time to call the doc! Whilst the view alone will […]


It’s hip to hang: Bedside lighting

Hanging a pendant light either side of your bed is a clever and efficient way to provide task or mood lighting in your bedroom (especially when space is at a premium), however, in todays homes, hanging pendant lights are as much a design statement as they are a practical solution and can be found in bedrooms of […]


Leila Jeffreys Beautiful Bird Art

Australian based photographer Leila Jeffreys portraits of native Australian birds are the perfect art choice for injecting a dose of personality and happiness to any interior design scheme. Leila is not only a photographer she is a ‘bird whisperer of sorts’ and has a way with birds which puts them at ease and allows her to truly capture their unique personalities, whether it is […]


Rockers Eclectic California Home

Perched in the Los Angeles hillside neighborhood of Los Feliz is a traditional Spanish style home which combines rocker cool, artistic flair and sophistication in all the right measures. The home belongs to lead guitarist Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy, his wife Marie Goble and daughter Poppy. Whilst the interior is packed with personality, it was not always […]


fête Magazine: A taste of Aussie life and design

Exploring Australia again with fresh eyes (after 20 years abroad) has led to many new discoveries, one of which is the super stylish Australian lifestyle magazine ‘fête‘. This bi-monthly publication encapsulates the best of Australian design and the relaxed and friendly Australian lifestyle. It features beautifully designed spaces and design-led products together with personal stories and interviews with inspiring everyday people, their […]


Luxe Boutique Hotel, Palm Springs: L’Horizon Resort & Spa

Palm Springs is rich with iconic, mid-century modern architecture, links to Hollywood past, endless blue skies, trendy boutiques and now, L’Horizon Resort and Spa – it’s first luxury boutique hotel (opening 12th June 2015). Built in 1952 by renowned architect William F. Cody, this historic mid-century modern hotel was a favorite celebrity destination spot in the 50s and […]


Cactus Crush: How to display cactus plants in your home

The interiors world has gone crazy over cactus plants! In addition to the fiddle leaf fig and the snake plant, cactus plants are fast becoming the industry’s new favorite indoor plant. A popular plant during fifties, it seems only natural that with the revival of mid-century design elements in home furnishings and accessories, architectural plants like cactus would be […]


Top 20 Modern Wallpapers for Kids Rooms

When it comes to choosing wallpaper for kids rooms there is no shortage of choice, but with so many designs to select from it is hard to know where to start. In our round-up of top 20 modern wallpapers for kids rooms you will find nature-inspired Scandinavian designs featuring trees, mountains and feathers as well as herringbone, star, […]


Bedrooms, Kids will Love: Modern Bedroom Decorating Ideas

If there is ever a room more suited to unleashing your creativity on, it is a child’s bedroom. But with so many choices in terms of decor, it is often hard to know where to begin.  To help you get started we have included simple decorating ideas for creating children’s rooms that are fun, engaging, […]


Dessert-Inspired Interior Design: Adelphi Hotel

Designed to ‘engage your senses’, the world’s only dessert-themed hotel features carpets patterned like cakes, licorice all-sort chairs, wafer-like benches, sweet smelling vanilla scent wafting through the air, a nightly turn-down service with home-made macaroons and more. A Willy Wonker disaster, it is not!. Instead the Adelphi Hotel located in Melbourne, Australia is a sophisticated hotel, with buckets […]

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Maison et Objet 2015 report

It was a 48-hour whirlwind trip to Paris last week for the first big trade show of the year – Maison et Objet. With eight halls packed to the brim with brands and designers showing their latest collections and new product launches, it’s somewhat of challenge to pack it all in. However, with some pre-planning […]


Patterned Tiles: Interior Design Trend

Move over plain white and beige floor tiles! Today’s floor tile designs feature exciting and bold patterns and are being used in fresh new ways to create stunning interior design schemes. Whether you opt for the traditional encaustic tiles (that have been a staple in Victorian entryways), Moroccan inspired tiles, modern geometric, or other patterned tiles, the key […]

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Art: today’s picks from Saatchi

The artwork of Danish artist Louise Langgaard caught my eye today. Split into 4 sections, this oil on canvas named Corrections #01 is an abstraction on the cityscape of New York. I’m also mesmerized by the geometric shapes and colour palette of Boxes in the Sky and Chevron Stack by Atlanta based artist Stacie Rose. […]


Saint Martins Lofts styled by 19 Greek Street

A space steeped in creative history and the former home of London’s iconic Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design has been transformed into a new residential development of 13 loft style spaces. What once was the studios and classrooms for Stella McCartney, Sir Terrance Conran, Mathew Williamson, Gilbert and George and Alexander McQueen […]

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Pantone Colour of the year 2015: Marsala

Each year Pantone likes to tune our eyes into certain colours. And for 2015 it wants us to think about Marsala 18-1438, a wine-red with earthy brown undertones. Well how do they know this hue is ‘the one’? The new ‘colour of the year’ isn’t just picked on a whim but selected by a group […]


Nature-Inspired Home Decor + Gifts

With its inherent calming and rejuvenating properties, nature can be a great inspiration for interior and fashion design.  Nature-inspired prints, patterns, materials and colors give home decor and accessories a universal and timeless appeal with a quiet sophistication. From leather tote bags to gold banana leaf earrings and carved acacia wood cake stands, we’ve picked a few of our favorite nature-inspired home decor […]


Shopping: gifts for her

Hello friends. We are very excited to announce Design Lovers new online shop with which is packed with modern, hand crafted home decor + gifts designed by small business makers and creators from around the globe. You’ll find art, furniture, home accessories, kids decor and gifts, jewelry, bags, paper goods and more. There are many great products to choose […]


Zany & Industrial Bar: The Depo

Depo in the West End, Brisbane, is a restaurant, bar, cafe, gallery and popup store in one with a distinctly hip, raw and zany vibe.  A taxidermy sable antelope stands at the entry, oversized gold sequin discs cover an entire wall, there is a vintage leather chesterfield sofa with camouflage print cushions and unusual curiosities lining the walls. Did […]


An Artist Hotel: The Larwill

Imagine a hotel designed by artists for artists, where guests can have an art inspired experience. Pretty cool concept don’t you think? Well that’s what Australia’s Art Series Hotels are all about. The most recent addition to this collection of hotels is The Larwill Studio in Melbourne. The Larwill is dedicated to Australia’s neo-expressionist artist David Larwill and […]

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