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I found this post at The Veda House and I oh-so-wished I lived there! Elisabeth Heier‘s home might actually be one of my favourite houses yet! It’s beautiful yet simple and every object has a place. The bold hits of graphics on white walls and furniture, the concrete and the wood posts and beams are absolutley stunning. A++!

I’m surprisingly loving this graphically stunning tableware by CTRLZAK art an design studio for Italian brand Seletti. The inspiration here is the bridging of traditional chinese porcelain and European design aesthetic. Why not? It works! It’s sweet, hip, and with it.

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I have, from the get go, been a fan of clustering picture frames. So many options, whether symmetrical or asymmetrical, mismatched or matched, it always makes a perfect statement, and often, an art piece of its own.

My dear friend Jacquelyn over at Lark + Linen sent me a link to this amazing carpet studio by Henzel. The more I went through their website, the more I fell in love and the more I thought, I’d be pretty nervous about walking on these. I know many carpets are considered a piece of art, but I think many of them may actually be worth hanging up on a wall.

I love these colourful and geometric tiles. They’re art in their own right. They’re so perfectly paired with simple, clean interiors to really show off they’re amazingness. That’s an actual word…right?

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…Dark Kitchen

…Moody Hallway

…Light Fixture

…Wall Treatment


…Tall Headboard

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I fell upon Pulkra, an Italian design company that does decorated resin floors, doors, furniture and even wall coverings. I was especially drawn to the floors. Each of them are custom designs and sealed with a layer of resin for a cool glossy look. I don’t know that I could personally have this in my home, unless I lived in a giant hard loft and the colours weren’t too bold, but I definitely like the idea. It’s an unusual twist and could look amazing with neutral colours on your walls and in your furniture. I’m thinking!

What happens when art and music comes together? This!

Brooklyn duo Rebecca Paul and Mikal Hameed have created Rebaroque, joining their passion of art and music and I’m loving this. It’s a little strange upon first glance, but it definitely grew on me.

Let’s talk about sustainable. They’ve reused old picture frames, remnants of fabrics and discarded speakers for these creations. The next cool thing is that each panel can hook up to your sound system or computer and installed docks so that you can simply plug in your iPod and start jamming. Love it!

Images via Yatzer via Rebaroque

I’m working on a design project. I’ll tell you all more about it very soon! I got a photographer on it to take pictures, and I’ve been really thinking about interior photography and it’s role in ‘selling’ a space.

I know a few real estate agents, and I get to see homes and condos online. Some pictures are truly awful. As a designer, I admit that I am a little snobby in the sense that when I look at a picture and a space isn’t well decorated, it turns me off. Even though, it could be much more attractive in person. This is why good photography can help convey a space’s real feel.

A picture should really capture the essence of a space. Whether it’s of the whole room, or little vignettes that make the whole. I’m all about the artistic shots with interesting angles, lighting and framing, but of course, this is a personal preference.

I have taken a liking to these next photographers that I’ve spotted on various design blogs, that show exactly how good pictures can take a space onto a whole other level.

Bobo Olsson

Rachel Whiting

Sarah Dorio

Sometimes I find it hard to find good art pieces that I love. I know art is subjective, but a lot of times after seeing paintings, I’m left with an unresolved feeling. Either I like it, or I don’t…but I barely ever find myself saying “now THAT, I love”. Until I found these on A Perfect Gray. I fell more and more in love as I scrolled down.Page Laughlin, an artist from North Carolina, paints these beautiful pieces featuring interiors, that at first glance, don’t really seem like interior spaces until you really observe the painting. Here are a few of her pieces, and below, her statement.

“In the subject matter of my paintings, things are often not quite what they seem: lovely interiors, on closer consideration, lead to disquieting seduction; wallpaper details, luscious statuary….

For about eight years, I have been examining fantasies presented in popular magazines. Currently, my paintings are based on photographs of interiors from high-end shelter magazines. These interiors present us with a fantasy of materialist beauty.” – Page Laughlin

Images via A Perfect Gray


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