Colour palette: add zing to an all white scheme

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A lovely white backdrop, oak wood flooring, and a large expanse of glass overlooking the garden was the starting point for this interior scheme.  Working with a zingy palette of yellow, orange and a touch of blue, this room is punctuated with bright pops of colour, retro patterned prints by Orla Kiely and a nod […]

Renegade door wreaths – Holiday decor

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If you are looking for some creative inspiration for holiday door wreaths, then look no further. You wont find any ordinary wreaths here though – we have wreaths made from toy soldiers, mattress springs, dart boards, plastic spoons, spears and more. Each year the Interior Designers, Architects, Florists and other creative types of San Francisco […]

designjunction in pictures: press preview

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Yesterday we visited designjunction for the press preview and here’s a quick glimpse of what is on offer.  We stopped and chatted with many of the designers and brands which meant we only covered 1.5 floors in 4 hours! So much great design to see set against the stunning industrial backdrop of the Old Sorting […]

Inspiration: White painted floor boards

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Today I am channeling my inner Scandi with white painted floorboards.  The last time I had these in my home was about ten years ago and I just loved them.  It’s time to put lovely light and glossy boards in my current home, and now that I have decided to make this change, I have […]

STYLE FINDER: inspired by interior architects Double G

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  Today’s Style Finder on Design Lovers Blog goes shopping to create the laid back and contemporary style of this living space by Parisian interior architect duo Double G.  This artwork by Brandi Leah Hofer discovered on Saatchi online as ‘the one to watch’  is a perfect fit for recreating a similar interior scheme.  Will […]

A Peek inside Liberace’s Home, Palm Springs

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Over the top glamour, chintz and bling – that’s what I expected to see inside the former home of Liberace, (the highest paid entertainer in the world during the 1950s–1970s). But when the doors of ‘Piazza de Liberace’ opened to the public for the first time during this year’s Palm Springs Modernism Week,  I was surprised […]

Minimalist Modern Retreat in Palm Springs

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It’s stark, its linear, completely open, yet private at the same time – this is the weekend retreat home of San Francisco architect Jim Jennings; which was open for tour during this years annual Palm Springs Modernism Week (an 11 day celebration of desert modernism  – architecture, design and culture).  Fortunately, my associate Ann Maurice […]

Maison et Objet – best product from Bleu Nature

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A new discovery for Design Lovers Blog at Maison et Objet was Bleu Nature, a French company creating luxury indoor / outdoor products inspired by nature.  On our search for best product for Les Decouvertes Awards, we were drawn to the Nilleq coffee table, a tree trunk sliced in half, perfectly dried then polished, encased in […]

Exposed Bulb Lighting in Interiors

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Lightbulbs – to bare or not to bare? Exposed light bulbs and bulbs with transparent shades are popping up everywhere and in all manner of modern interior schemes. No longer just for use in commercial premises or for styling of photographic shoots; the naked bulb look is appearing in home interiors too. The modern invention […]

Maison et Objet 2013, part I

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As judges for best product in category Interior Decoration ACTUEL at Maison et Objet, we naturally dived straight into hall 5B to scout out our favourite designs.  After 5 hours of scouring just this one hall (there are 11  halls in total!), and speaking in detail with designers about their products, we chose the Nilleq coffee table by […]

No Ordinary Wreaths – Holiday Decor

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Glittery ken dolls, acrylic rods, jacks, Lego, matchsticks, mylar squares and mirrors – not the conventional materials you would expect to see in a door wreath, yet these wreaths are equally, if not more, impressive. Displaying a door wreath is a great way to create a welcoming entrance to your home and while Christmas comes […]

Inspiration: 12 pieces of Big Art

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Big, bold and beautiful art…an excellent way to make a statement and inject colour into an interior scheme.  Whilst researching for a current interior design project I came across the website for The Apartment, a gallery and showroom in Copenhagen, Denmark, filled with an amazing collection of art, furniture and antique pieces.  The Apartment has several pieces […]

Video: 5 mins with Zoe Murphy

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Zoe Murphy is creating a name for herself as one of the hottest new furniture up-cyclers, with Liberty of London and Osbourne & Little now selling her hand printed, custom furniture pieces.  I met the lovely Zoe at Tent London during London Design Festival 2012 and asked her about her craft, her latest designs and inspiration for […]

Eclectic Boho Modern Mix – Brisbane Design Destination

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With it’s fabulous climate, laid back lifestyle, and emerging interior design scene, Brisbane (the fastest growing capital city in Australia), is definitely a place to put on your design trip ‘Down Under’ itinerary. During my recent visit to Brisbane, I hunted down my favorite interior design hotspots and will continue to share these with you over the coming months (see previous […]

100% Norway via Bright.Bazaar

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If you’ve been to the London Design Festival, you’ll know how much amazing design is on offer and the tricky thing is getting to see everything.  We didn’t get to 100% Norway, however, Mr.Bazaar of the fabulous Bright.Bazaar blog most definitely did with a special tour of the show by Henrietta Thompson, Wallpaper’s* Editor-at-Large, and […]

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

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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 […]

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