Thursday, November 24, 2011

A home for autumn: Harriet Maxwell-Macdonald

While nothing beats the fanfare of colour in our autumn here in North America, there's something about British interiors that feels quintessentially autumnal. While I remain in love with Ochre co-owner Harriet Maxwell-Macdonald's New York loft in soft greys and lavender, her previous home in London feels perfect for this season. This home perfectly balances that fine line between clean modern and cozy country charm.
Honey coloured wood, warm gold and soft muted shades give this space a luminous glow that feels so inviting. With multiple fireplaces, cozy reading nooks and a seemingly endless supply of books, I'm quite tempted to hibernate here all winter long.

{Photos: Elizabeth Zeschin for Domino magazine, 1-3 via Katy Elliot, 4 - via Habitually Chic}

Monday, November 21, 2011

Inspiration for the new week 21.11.11

Feeling very excited as we've just booked a little pre-holiday vacation, (the first in a very long time!) Can't wait to kick back and savour a little sunshine...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

An ethereal light

There's something ethereal and a little bit magic about the Impressions series from the husband and wife photography duo Ted Leeming and Morag Paterson. The way they've captured light in the landscape of the Scottish hills is nothing short of spectacular. They have a haunting, luminous quality that makes you feel like you could just stare at them for hours on end (and I think I have), watching the play between shadows and light.

You can purchase limited edition prints of these photographs here.

{All photos: Leeming and Paterson}

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Real-life style in black + white

While it's hard to resist a professionally designed and crafted space, I often find myself most inspired by creative 'real-life' spaces (not that the other ones are imaginary ;) ) . Design*Sponge's Sneak Peek series is always a favourite source of mine for spaces that leave me inspired to use some of the ideas in my own home, using pieces at a palatable price point and  illustrating how sometimes the arrangement of the pieces is what has the biggest impact of all. The recent Sneak Peek of illustrator Bernadette Pascua and fashion photographer Andrew Stinson's apartment in Williamsburg, Brroklyn has remained firmly stuck in my mind since I first saw it. Simple, artful arrangements in my favourite palette of all - black and white is right up my alley and has left me inspired to revamp a few corners of my own space.

Light, airy and serene - love the long lumbar pillow in black and white, I've been a little fixated on these lately.

Very simple frames, artfully arranged.

Love the unexpected placement of this deco era bar underneath the lucite console. The colours of boxed set of books and painting above are an exact match and really bring this little vignette together beautifully.

Another unexpected arrangement - art hung right underneath the coat hooks - why not?

A moody black boudoir and a rather glamorous deco dressing table accented throughout 
with little touches of gold.

A charming little outdoor space, with an equally charming little furry friend - just perfect.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thoughts for a new week 14.11.11

{Photo: source unknown}

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