Thursday, 30 September 2010

Home on Nantucket

Three sisters share this house by the sea on Nantucket. J. Gwynne Thorsen was in charge of the architectural and interior design. Unfortunately there are not many photographs of the interiors so these will have to do.

The entrance façade features a pergola covered with New Dawn roses.

An oil by Ben Austrian, which introduces the living room’s rabbit theme, hangs above the mantel.

Displayed in the bedroom of the upstairs tern suite are 18th- and 19th-century dog portraits.

The red hummingbird suite on the second floor opens to a private balcony. A pair of hand-colored 18th-century botanical prints are near the banquette.

Dutch doors allow a view from the kitchen, at the south, through the house to the ocean.

Antique kismos chairs around the dining table.

Photography by
Peter Vanderwarker

All images and information from Architectural Digest.

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Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Modern Vintage House

Before taking today's tour, I suggest you play a Beatles song which I think would go perfectly well with the style of this house. Spanish interior designer Teresa Abaitua combined mostly modern and vintage 1960's furniture with a few restored antiques and it is interesting to see how she made this mixture of styles work. Looking at these pictures really takes me back in time and, although not extremely psychedelic, I even expect to see Austin Powers in one of them!

Loving the backsplash in the kitchen.

All images from here.

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Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Villa on Bali

Put on your flip flops and flower necklace as we are going to the island of Bali to visit Annelies and Jean-Jacques Audureaus's home. This weather beaten house is actually quite new. Three very old typical Indonesian houses which originally stood on the neighbouring island of Java were taken down and the materials were used to build this home. Even the roof was made with old tiles from a mosque, where they happily let the couple have them in exchange for a brand new roof.

Dining and lounging area on a deck around the pool. Notice how they replaced some of the tiles of the roof for glass to let more sunlight through. Mold on the wall evidences Bali's humid climate.

European wallpaper and ethnic items found on Annelies's many trips to Asia.

Hus vid stranden i Seminyak på Bali.
Annelies in her kitchen where glass jars and containers are displayed on shelves and wooden hutches.

Detail of kitchen utensils hanging above the cooking range.

Very feminine room with floral fabric. The door openings have an angled top which adds interest to the rooms.
I'd really love to lie down on all those pillows on the rug.

Small Indian style boxes.

Ornate Indonesian woodwork.

Black, white and grey bathroom. The tiles were custom made in Java.

This emerald green vignette with matching umbrellas and tin containers is in the porch.

A welcoming porch with a weathered dining table and different coloured wicker chairs.

Sweets, I really hope you enjoyed this tour. Thanks to all of you for your lovely comments. I really look forward to them. Have a pleasant Tuesday and I'll be seeing you tomorrow.

All images from here.

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Monday, 27 September 2010

Photographer Donna Eaves

Today I'd like to introduce you to the work of London based photographer Donna Eaves. She photographs interiors and still life and has worked for high profile magazines including Delicious, Tatler, Vanity Fair, Country Homes & Interiors, Aga Living, Sainsburys and Utopia.

Interiors #5

Interiors #1

Interiors #2

Interiors #3

Interiors #8

Interiors #7

Interiors #10

Hope you enjoyed my selection but if you'd like to see some more of her work go to her portfolio right here.

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Sunday, 26 September 2010

Top Floor Apartment in Linnaeus

This apartment in Sweden we are visiting today is right on the top floor of the building so plenty of sunshine streams into every room.
Time for my morning walk so I'll just leave you to enjoy the tour. A happy Sunday to you and see you tomorrow, dears!

Belägen i ett mycket vackert sekelskifteshus

Trapphuset är nyrenoverat, omsorgsfullt återskapat
The building's entryway.

Lägenheten ligger på våning sex av sex med hiss
Staircase leading to the apartments.

Trevlig entré med klinker och murstock

Sovrum vänster, socialt höger & två takfönster

Lägenheten har två badrum

Väggarna målade i en harmonisk färg, härligt ljus

Vindslägenhet med sköna sociala ytor

En väldigt bra disponerad lägenhet

En plats för avkoppling

Två stora fönster i väster

Imponerande takhöjd

Ett takfönster skapar en ljus miljö

Trevlig matplats vid fönstret

Fina vindsvåningsdetaljer takbjälkar & murstockar

Det största av tre sovrum, alla ligger mot gården

Murstocken i hörnet pryder rummet

Detta rum går att dela upp till 2 mindre rum

Alla fönster vetter mot innergården

Det minsta av sovrummen, ev terrassbygge

Genomsyn i lägenheten ger härligt ljusflöde

Det sista av de tre sovrummen som ligger mot gård

Fina ekparketter i hela lägenheten

Linnéstaden by night
Linnestaden by night.

All images, while they last, right here:

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