Art: today’s picks from Saatchi

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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

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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 […]

Zany & Industrial Bar: The Depo

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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

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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 […]

Design for a Sea Change: WhitePepper Homewares

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With so many Australians now choosing a ‘sea change’ (abandoning city living to live by the sea), what were once sleepy seaside and tourist towns are now bubbling with culture, new creative talent and interior design stores.  This has led us to the beach town of Caloundra, Australia where we discovered ‘Whitepepper Homewares‘, a delightful store packed with colourful, […]

Moodboard: Modern Tropical Interior Design

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Forecasted as a trend by fashion magazine Harpers Bazaar last year, tropical fern, banana and palm leaf prints are now making a big impact in interior design. Our ‘Modern Tropical’ mood board shows how you can incorporate bold leaf patterns with simple, streamlined furniture pieces and copper accents to create a fresh, fun, modern look that still packs a punch. […]

YOO Home launches at Harrods

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Global design brand YOO has launched its first furniture collection in Harrods, London’s iconic department store.  Over the last 15 years YOO has designed hundreds of homes and hotels around the world and this is the first time its in-house designed furniture is available for retail.  Around 160 pieces complete the curated YOO Home collection which is themed into Classic, […]

The perfect pop of yellow

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Yellow … it can make or break your interior design scheme. It’s the color that conjures up images of sunshine and sand on a warm Summers day, but when it comes to interior design, a little bit of this attention grabbing color goes a long way.  Here are six fabulous ways to use yellow to make your interior […]

Our week on Pinterest

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We’ve pinned lots more inspirational images this week from homes and gardens all over the planet.  A favourite is this bold and graphic style living room in a 1920s apartment in Sweden (home page and top) photographed by Jonas Ingerstedt.  Come on over to Pinterest and join us – you can find us here or paste www.pinterest.com/thedesignlovers into your browser.  All images below […]

Clerkenwell Design Week 2014

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Clerkenwell in the city/east of London is a megga-hub for architects and creative businesses alike – with more per square mile than anywhere on the planet!   It’s also home to Clerkenwell Design Week – a three-day festival for soaking up more design inspiration and getting up close to the latest furniture, lighting and accessories.  Showrooms in the area […]

Dwell – new collection 2014

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I’m working on a design for a bespoke built-in wardrobe with dressing table and hunting for a stylish stool that tucks away neatly underneath.  Drum roll for the Button Stool found on Dwell.co.uk for my search is now over!  With crossed walnut legs and a soft faux leather seat pad (see below – top left) […]

Missoni Home Collection 2014

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Launched at Salone del Mobile in Milan, the new collection for Missoni Home screamed flower power, along with black and white stripey or chevron print and a loose patchwork pattern. A diamond-shaped pouf was among my favourites from the new soft furnishing pieces and the Pretoria outdoor fabric sparked an idea for a new outdoor living scheme I’m working on. At […]

Decorator Showcase, San Francisco Top 10 – Part 2

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A mixologist quarters, a luxe kitchen with glittery accents, an imaginative retreat for a little roamer, a potting shed, a gallery retreat, a bathroom with million dollar views – all here in Part 2 of our roundup of Top Ten Rooms from San Francisco’s Decorator Showcase 2014.  You can read Part 1 here.   Kitchen For the […]

Luxury Hotel Sofitel Munich

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At the heart of a Sofitel hotel, is not only French elegance and good design, but a super comfy bed known as MyBed™, an exclusive design for Sofitel.  Providing you with the best nights sleep on the planet is serious business for Sofitel, with their bespoke bed creation installed into every hotel room.  My first […]

Decorator Showcase, San Francisco 2014 – Top 10 Rooms

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Unleash twenty-six interior designers to work their magic on one of the most prestigious homes in San Francisco and what do you have? The annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase – the West Coast’s top home design event which runs from April 26 – May 26, 2014.  The location of this years house is 3660 Jackson Street, […]

Get the look: East London home

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This five bedroom house in East London was transformed from a run-down wreck into a stunning home in just a few months.  The property appeared on the front cover of this week’s Evening Standard Homes & Property, and since then I’ve received lots of emails asking where to find the furnishings and accessories featured in the […]

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