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Achica Blog Awards 2012

Today Jill and I are very excited.  This is because our blog has made it into the final rounds of the ACHICA Blog Awards 2012!  Chuffed to bits!  Design Lovers Blog is nominated under the category Interiors and Design, and all we need now is your support and vote to get us to the top […]

Las Vegas Market: Trends & Inspiration – Part 1

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Last week I packed up my bags and headed off to Las Vegas Market for two days, in search of product trends and inspiration. I have to thank Traditional Home Magazine for this wonderful opportunity, whereby I joined nine other fabulous design bloggers to take part in Traditional Home’s Treasure Hunt. Our mission was simple. […]

Beautiful Blue Rooms – Interior Design by Wynne Taylor-Ford

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This week I met up with San Francisco Interior Designer, Wynne Taylor-Ford. Well known for her prominent use of color and her ability to blend classical and ethnic pieces (accumulated during her travels) together, to create sophisticated, yet modern interiors. Wynne talked to me about her love of color, in particular – blue, and shared some […]

Stylish Kid’s Rooms – Fresh Ideas for Modern Decor

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If you enjoy decorating children’s rooms, you are going to love this selection of stylish, modern bedroom designs for the little ones (babies, toddlers and preschoolers). When designing rooms for young children, I personally like to avoid anything that resembles themed decor – think Disney characters, Star Wars, princess, fairy, sport or transport motifs in […]

Cole & Son Restyled

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Hmmm, I guess its no secret that I have an ongoing love affair with British wallpaper company Cole & Son and its fabulous collection of designs.  And the moment I have been waiting for has finally arrived – some of their best designs, restyled and updated with fresh new colourways.  A long time favourite of mine […]

Yellow & Gray – Top 15 Furniture & Accessory Picks – Fall 2012

Yellow and Gray Interior Design color forecast - Fall / Autumn 2012 Collections

Yellow is continuing to take the interiors world by storm particularly when accompanied with wood tones, pale neutrals and/or grays.  Below is a sneak preview of upcoming Fall / Autumn 2012 collections by Crate and Barrel, CB2 and a few of our other favorite stores that are paying homage to this oh so chic and […]

Jonathan Adler’s Groovepad

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This is the weekend getaway of Jonathan Adler and his hubby Simon Doonan, and my oh my, what a fabulous retreat it is.   In July’s issue of Architectural Digest, Doonan says the land on New York’s Shelter Island spoke to them: “You must build a one-story compound, part modernist fantasy, part rustic beach retreat,” […]

Fit for a Modern Queen – Diamond Jubilee Inspired Home Decor

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The British flag and other royal motifs have been used in home decor for as long as I can remember, (shifting in popularity over the years), but with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this weekend, the modern Royals (Kate and Will) firmly in place, and the Olympics being held in London this Summer, there is no […]

Yellow, the New Neutral

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According to color experts at Pantone, Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore; ‘Yellow’ (not just the traditional gold and wheat tones) has become a firm member of the neutral color palette this year. It is no wonder, as it sits so harmoniously alongside grays, light to dark wood tones, metallics, whites, beiges and blacks. Image source: […]

Inspired by Geometrics

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As lovers of geometric shape and pattern in interior design, the Etch Light Web light and Etch Shade by Tom Dixon, (part of a new lighting range launched in Milan last month), is on our design minds inspiring us to hunt out all things ‘geo’.   This style can be as bold or as subtle […]

Decorator Showcase Cont. San Francisco 2012

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I have never been great with directions, but I must admit, somehow missing three rooms at the Decorator Showcase House during my tour left me feeling, well … a little embarrassed. Turns out the three rooms I missed  – the “fashion blogger’s” office, the master bedroom, and the dressing room were some of the most impressive, […]

Decorator Showcase House 2012, San Francisco

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Today is the official opening of 35th Annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase  – one of the most anticipated design events in the city. Each year a large number of the West Coast’s top Interior Designers pitch for the opportunity to design a room within a carefully selected historic mansion home.   This year, around 30 […]

Cavalier Treasure Trove, San Francisco

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This week I attended the launch of  ‘Cavalier’, a brand new intimate home furnishings boutique and the latest creation of San Francisco Interior Designer, Jay Jeffers and his partner, Michael Purdy. The ‘Cavalier‘ boutique is nestled within the front of Jay Jeffers Design Studio, in the edgy and emerging Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. And not […]

Eclectic Scandi Style

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I love this apartment discovered via Swedish estate agency Lagerlings and shared with me by a friend, Danish photographer Christian Radil.  Light and bright with high ceilings, decorative coving and white walls serving as the backdrop for some exciting pops of colour.  Other features that caught my eye include the bold artwork (love), the built […]

Hanging Chair Heaven – Summer Furniture Trend

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Do you ever have those days where you just want to curl up and be in your own little world, at least for a short while? Where better to do this, than in an indoor / outdoor hanging chair. Not only do they serve a useful purpose, they are glamorous, unexpected and create a definite […]

Trina Turk’s Inspiration & Trends

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Trina Turk first came onto my radar when I spotted her wonderfully colorful, vintage inspired geometric prints, and all-round cheerful pillow, bedding and textile designs. I wanted to know more about this talented fashion, textile and homewares designer so was thrilled to meet her recently at the California Home and Design Magazine event at the San Francisco […]

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