Friday, April 29, 2011

Church Conversion

It is hard to believe that this trendy Australian home was recently converted from a bluestone church built in 1889. I love the new contemporary feeling that was achieved while still keeping some of the best churchlike aspects such as the original doors and clerestory windows.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pool House Paradise

This pool house designed by architects Hariri & Hariri is a prime example of contemporary simplicity creating a perfect outdoor escape. The Brazilian Walnut magically creates nautical, warm, and minimalist feelings simultaneously, making it a true feat of modern architecture.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Classic Zebra

It seems every time I turn around lately, I’ve been spotting zebra. There is no denying that animal prints have been hugely popular lately, but none have been more visible than zebra. I love that it can be used in all styles of homes, from traditional to modern, proving its widespread and longstanding appeal.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Parisian Perfection

This Paris apartment has something to offer for everyone. The sleek modern furniture somehow blends amazingly well with the intricate traditional ceiling details and quirky accessories while the neutral color palette surely offers a soothing retreat from the bustling streets of the city below.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Simple Kitchen

The rustic simplicity of this kitchen proves that newer is not always better.

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Blues

Deep blue isn’t usually the first color that comes to my mind for walls, however the images below are great examples of the job done right. The color adds an instant amount of regal richness to these rooms that you just won’t find in your basic beige.

Jeneration Gems

Today I’ll be enjoying the diversified portfolio of Jeneration Interiors.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Warm Weather Tables

With spring and summer on the way, it is high time to start thinking about all of upcoming parties that will span from hot days to warm nights. The nice weather and fresh blooms offer the perfect opportunity to set some beautiful tables for your guests.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Designer Home Feature

Taking a peek inside an interior designer’s personal home is always a very revealing experience. Famed designer Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz’s California residence is no different as she mentioned in an interview, “This house is very much my laboratory for how my designs look”. Light concrete floors combined with dark beams and pops of bold color keep the home feeling crisp, alive and fresh.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Fashion Forward

Consumers can never seem to get enough from their favorite fashion designers, so it really is not a surprise that many of them are now taking on more than just our beloved attire. Here are a few examples of fashion designers trying their hand at luxury hotel interiors. Can you recognize their styles transitioning from the runways to these amazing hideaways? Test your designer knowledge!

1. Christian Lacroix
2. Donatella Versace
3. Ralph Lauren

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Straight and Narrow

This Barcelona home has certainly secured its spot as the thinnest house in town, spanning only 12 feet in width! It is hard to imagine creating an efficient living environment in such a slendor space, but apparently it can be done and it can be done with style! Glass partitions help physically divide the space where necessary without making it appear any narrower than it already is.