Monday, August 23, 2010


Lou and I settled into watch a movie on the big screen last night and what a movie it was. If you haven't seen the latest Roman Polanski film, you're in for a treat. The movie was riveting, but the set was so distracting, I couldn't wait to google it. Unfortunately, as Roman is still banned from the US, the beautifully modern home was created by set designer Albrecht Konrad. Stunning and gorgeous, this psuedo-home could be a new dream home for me - the traditional/eclectic gal. There aren't many photos to be found yet, so you'll have to watch the movie. Here's a teazer...

Friday, August 20, 2010

Tommy Smythe

Do you remember this kitchen featured in Canadian House and Home? It has been my favourite for years!
Michael Graydon via Tommy-Smythe's Facebook

Who knew it was Tommy Smythe's kitchen? - which makes perfect sense as I have become a fan of him on Sarah's House. His humour is what I look forward to along with his design aesthetic. Come on HGTV...when is Tommy going to have his own show????
The black tiled floor with the grey marble subway tile backsplash is where this wonderful kitchen begins for me.

Not sure I would do a stainless counter, but it looks fab! I also like plenty of clean wooden spoons by my stove.

Next, the black lower cabinets and the white uppers is a great way to anchor the room, yet lighten and balance it with the white. Tommy, didn't you say you hated the bow and arrow fridge handles???
I love the French feeling this kitchen gives you - the bentwood/rattan cafe chairs with small, honeyed pine table, french black doors and a huge lantern light.

Remember this spread for Canadian House & Home of Tommy's bedroom? - above and below all photographed by Michael Graydon.

Love the black velvet cushions and I am always a sucker for persian rugs. As an avid reader, I also admire the idea of placing a huge lamp on the bedside table. 

Oh - and there's the another one - my guess is it's the same one - but a beautiful vignette nonetheless.

Very classic like Ralph Lauren and Thomas O'Brien, yet Tommy has a style very much his own.

I love the whack of red stripes in this otherwise traditional space. Congrats Tommy, on your success and I look forward to seeing more Tommy Smythe Designs!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lonny - Aug/Sept

Cath Kidston via Lonny
The new Lonny is out! There are 2 great interviews of Cath Kidston and Rachel Ashwell (am I the first to know Rachel filed for bankruptcy last year???).
Rachel Ashwell via Lonny
Scout Design via Lonny
Even the ads are interesting on Lonny. Love this quilt from Bloomies!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Library

Book lover that I am, nothing would be more pleasing then having a room dedicated to books. I particularly love the 3rd one. Having a table to spread out books and other curiosities, research listen to music and paint would be ideal for me.

Via Interior Design Degree

via Martha
Via House Beautiful
Via House Beautiful
Via House Beautiful

via House Beautiful
Domino Mag via Oh Mishka Blog
Via Jefferson Monticello

Via Fresh Home