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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Alex Eagle in her London Loft

Alex Eagle is all about having good taste. She is the founder of The Alex Eagle Studio in London and creative director of The Store at Soho House Berlin, Soho Farmhouse, and recently opened the creative hub 180 The Strand. Alex is one of few who has created a retail…

Super Cute DIY Aussie Renovation

These people actually have more plants in their home than I do! This home was originally a workman’s cottage from about 1910 and it sits on an acre of land in the Brisbane suburb of Red Hill in Australia. After getting a bid from an architect of $500…

Rotting 19th Century Italian Estate Turned Boutique Hotel

This 19th century Sicilian farming estate contains, within its ancient stone walls, an Italian mixture of the old and the new, living comfortably side by side. Deserted for years and crumbing to pieces, this beautiful structure was brought back to life in 2009 by the owner Elena Lops and the…

Bay Area House with Smashing Spanish Colonial Style

Named Casa Tortuga, this home which appears to be a historic Spanish Colonial, is actually a brand new project built by Erin Martin.  This home is comprised of so many beautiful elements like a1920s Turkish relief panel, antique terracotta tiles in the most exquisite shades of rust, vintage indigo textiles…

Clever Ideas for a Media Walls

Instead of using a media cabinet, which is usually bulky and expensive, built-in shelving is a great way to deal with a media wall. It creates a clean, custom look. So whether you have a wall niche to fill or are looking to refresh your media wall, take a…

Removable Wallpaper Not Just For Renters Anymore

If you follow my blog, you know I am a HUGE fan of removable wallpaper…..even over permenant paper. It just makes sense! The removable paper stays on just as solidly as the other but it’s easy to take off and replace when you’re over…

Navy Blue & White Fixer-Upper

Brio Interior Design transformed this house from a dated fixer-upper to a bright, open and modern mid-century home. Located in Bellevue, WA, the 1960’s house came with drab finishes and an awkward kitchen layout with two funky dining rooms. Brio reworked the floor plan eliminating walls…

Rad Biarritz Beach Pad

  Paying homage to my favorite US blogger….SF Girl By The Bay. She is so always on point and keeps me on my toes. Here is her synopsis of this very rad beach house. recently featured in vtwonen this is the biarritz beach house brought back to life…

The Making of a French Farmhouse in Ojai

Giannetti Home’s design duo, Steve and Brooke Giannetti, discovered this lush five-acre parcel of land in Ojai in 2009. The two of them wanted to build their future ’empty nester’ home even though they now occupy Patina Farm with their 3 kids, 3 goats, 4…

How To Build a Dining Nook

These areas for eating are no longer only reserved for breakfast or small meals. In the past, these spaces have typically been characterized by having a built-in corner seating area usually in a smaller home to utilize the space. That’s not the case anymore. Now referred to…