lonny {october 2012}…

just a few cheeky glimpses at lonny‘s latest issue…

a lifetime’s curation in the home of charlotte moss…

melissa culligan’s living room features some enviable curves…

& emily procter knows how to raise eyebrows poolside: this seating area is simple, stylish & stunning!

check out the story behind the images here

images via: lonny magazine

lofty design {rue magazine}…

a few more pretties from the latest issue of rue

& today i have my eye firmly on the work of designer michael moeller

the former hgtv design star finalist & style network host put his spin on a bachelor pad in new york’s west village…

the result? a rustic yet sophisticated loft space which is both warm & welcoming {no easy feat in a former factory}…

whilst i love the open plan layout, exposed brickwork, rafters & columns, i may be tempted to add a bit more oomph with some deep inky hues & swap out the metal & glass chandelier for a chunky, layered porcelain feature… oh, & a swathe of velvet in the form of a curtain, but otherwise i’m sold!

i’m so jealous of this cosy bar nook which would look equally at home in a boutique hotel…

the earthy tones & textures bring a warm & welcoming vibe…

while an altar-style niche & some form of mythical horned & winged creature invoked by a table-top vignette adds quirk & individuality…

warm & welcoming right? would you make your own tweaks or would you be happy to move in as is?

as always, i encourage you to check out the whole feature here & you can acquaint yourself with mr moeller’s further design offerings via his website

images via: rue magazine

mirror image…

barely 24 hours ago i was boring the grey hairs off my mum’s head with my grandiose plans for the flat which included, for no particular reason other than i love it, the notion of a bar…

but not just any bar: a repurposed shop counter with glass votives, vintage crystal decanters, flowers &, the crowning glory, a giant ‘peacock’ mirror {which i have long since coveted} hanging smack-bang directly above it…

i’ve reworked my hastily thrown together moodboard ever so slightly in order to give you a sense of my vision…

 

 

fast forward to this evening when i finally had chance to peruse rue magazines‘s latest edition…

there featured across a seven page spread are the magazine’s new san francisco headquarters: an airy & fresh space featuring touches of zebra, leather &…

wait for it…

a table-top bar resplendent with… you guessed it, a glorious, jaw-droppingly beautiful ‘peacock’ mirror…

well i never! how rude!!!

but i have determined that instead of changing my plans or feeling pipped to the post, i shall instead rejoice in the knowledge that the extraordinarily talented team behind one of my favourite online mags share my vision for the perfect bijou bar…

images via: a touch of luxe, rue magazine

rue {august 2012}…

i’m calling it folks… i think this might just be the best edition of rue ever!

august’s offerings are a visual feast packed with pattern, texture & the occasional extinct species…

whilst the homes of mother-daughter duo, judy & jane aldridge, really steal the show for me {think jurassic park meets safari luxe with a dash of seventies splendour thrown in for good measure}, i can honestly say the other homes featured are no wallflowers either…

seriously… have you ever?!?

check out this month’s issue in full here, but be warned: you may never look at your own home in the same light again!

images via: rue mag

going global {rue travels june/july 2012}…

this issue of rue magazine is most distinctly one after my own gypsy heart!

a close second to my passion for travel, exploration & the discovery of foreign shores is my love of seeing the homes of others who are similarly afflicted…

power in numbers… these amulets have a big impact, but require little luggage space…

a simple space allows key pieces to breathe…

quirky finds occupying unexpected spaces add bags of character…

a local piece of art makes a fabulous memento…

carefully-chosen curations blend seamlessly together…

seeing how others incorporate their global finds into their homes both inspires & delights me… i sometimes wonder, had i happened upon the same pieces would i have found a home for them in my suitcase too… or would i have had the vision to display them to such great effect?

& observing how the climate & culture of our chosen homelands influences the way we live equally intrigues me… for me, the image of an angled louvre window or an open-sided verandah will eternally transport me straight back to a childhood spent in the balmy, tropical surrounds of sunny queensland, australia…

to check out more modern global interiors, like the ones featured above, be sure to check out rue’s latest offerings here

images via: rue magazine

lonny, you’re lovely {june/july 2012}…

oh lonny, you’re so back on form & oh how i love thee… let me count the ways…

1. there’s a chick {designer lisa sherry} with a surfboard adorning the front cover… little known fact: i have always wanted to be a chick with a surfboard…

2. the surfboard chick’s “island sanctuary” boasts paper lights clustered like barnacles on its ceiling…

3. & the obligatory painted marlin suspended mid-air…

4. oh, & oodles of vintage paintings which wash the walls in a sea of oceanic hues…

5. there’s an “urban oasis” {home of julia leach} featured too… with a particularly handsome lounge in a dreamy palette that makes my heart swoon…

6. & art-covered walls that leave me green with envy…

7. & the sweetest of vignettes dotted here & there…

want more? you know the drill… check it all out right here in the june/july 2012 issue of lonny

images via: lonny magazine

fetch me my camel {i’m moving to morocco}…

ok, maybe not {today}, but… i would pay many, many camels to live in a wondrous place like this one below…

peacock pavilions is, of course, the exquisite, exotic & tantalising retreat of maryam montague of my marrakesh {as featured in the latest edition of lonny magazine}

i’ve shown you a sneak peek of peacock pavilions once before when discussing how to create transitional spaces that rock, but lonny’s in-depth tour is like being transported to a whole other world entirely… i’m absolutely mesmerised!

a riot of colour greets visitors in this vibrant entrance…

& if you’ve ever feared layering pattern, upon pattern, upon pattern, fear no more… as this energising space clearly proves, the effect is nothing short of spectacular!

& if ever there was a nook that stood testimony to the magic of layering, this is it: colour, texture & pattern combined create pure moroccan magic…

even a neutral palette is enlivened with lovely layers & detail, detail, detail… this time black & white photography turns a bathroom into a picture gallery {definitely a look i’m inspired to recreate}…

whilst a grouping of like objects makes a calm oasis of what might otherwise be a sea of chaos…

once again proving the theory that you can never have too much detail, lovely clusters of gold-tassled pendant lights play alongside a bold-patterned ceiling in dreamy teal tones…

& nature’s sculptural offerings sit in sweet juxtaposition to a collection of smooth man-made vessels standing sentry from behind…

finally, an assortment of multi-coloured trinkets look good enough to eat nestled within the confines of a wooden bowl…

want to see more? dive further into the jewel-toned depths of maryam’s retreat here… & the hugest of shout-outs to lonny for this beautiful, beautiful feature… it’s lonny at its very best & a return to the form i fell in love with in the very first issue…

{ps.: i forgot to mention the very best bit of all, you can actually stay at peacock pavilions on your next moroccan jaunt}

images via: lonny magazine

llamas valley {love}…

another lovely online magazine that’s caught my eye of late is llamas valley {lovely blog too, check it out here}…

the april/may issue has an abundance of eye candy to keep you oohing & ahhing over a few hot cuppas, but not too surprisingly it’s the distinct nordic overtones which drew me in… it always fascinates me how monochromatic schemes can still be so visually rich…

like in this lovely lifestyle shop, inreda utreda, in sweden {check out that floor!}

or this corner of interior stylist annaleena karlsson‘s home {i have loved that table forever}…

or this beautifully-curated bedroom nook in the home of fellow blogger & founder of stylizimo, nina holst…

the trick with monochromatic schemes is, of course, all in the details: layers, layers & more layers teaming with texture & form…

like the loose weave of this basket lamp shade…

and the considered vignette on this tabletop…

or the time-worn patina of this unadorned stairwell…

as always, things are always better direct from the source, so check it all out {including homes bursting with colour too… gasp!} right here

images via: llamas valley

voyage of discovery {martyn thompson}…

just time for a quick scurry through some online magazines tonight, and i came across this über cool dude, photographer martyn thompson {thank you est magazine!}…

and it’s about now that i ask myself ‘under which rock have i been lying for the past umpteen years’ and ‘how is it possible i have never heard of this style god’? {my shame is only heightened upon learning he is also a fellow aussie – well, it was his adoptive home for a time}

& if these photos are anything to go by, martyn’s home appears to be as cool as the man himself…

as if the fact that he’s based in new york & lives in a soho loft isn’t enough to seal the deal, check out this pad…

i mean, come on… this artwork gallery alone is enough to make my heart beat faster: the moody colourways of sepia & inky blues, filtered by a hazy wash that lends his photography a nostalgic and almost other-worldly quality…

& this understated living space isn’t half bad either… i’m loving the simplicity of these linen curtains & the way the cool curves of the coffee table and chairs juxtapose nicely to the gridded formation of the bookcase & patchwork rug… it all just seems so effortless, but cool nonetheless… just how i like it!

like the rest of the apartment, this artwork features predominantly muted shades which are interspersed with unexpected vibrance & colour…

& an ever-present air of nostalgia is evident throughout…

not just in the sludgy palettes, but in the worn patinas too…

be sure to check out the full dose of loveliness in est magazine‘s latest offerings {issue 5} & if, like me, you need to know more about this man, you can check out martyn’s own online portfolio here

this little gem of a find really has made my day!

images by robyn lea photography via: est magazine

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