Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Pixelated nature: Artwork by Belinda Fox

While exploring a beautiful interior project by one of my favourite design firms Hecker Guthrie, I was delighted to discover the work of Australian artist Belinda Fox. Her pieces are rich and delicately detailed. Her mixed media depictions of nature scenes and wildlife are abstracted and pixelated, giving them a unique modern twist. I love her use of colour and use of texture, that really make the pieces come to life. 

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Laid back style at home: Heidi Merrick in Los Angeles

The homes that appeal to me the most are never the ones that are perfectly decorated or have the most luxurious fittings, they are always the ones that have a real heart and soul. Homes hat make you feel like you just stopped by the home of a good (and stylish) friend and can curl up on one of the chairs and settle in. And of course, to me the ultimate luxury is an ease between indoor and outdoor living - a space that invites the outdoors in and that has a strong sense of comfort and ease. Los Angeles designer Heidi Merrick's home definitely fit the bill for me. The home is simple, soulful and a little bit bohemian, giving credence to the home's 100 year old history and Spanish architecture and injecting lots of personal pieces from travels around the world. And of course, when all else fails a big bouquet of pink bougainvillea will win me over every time. 


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Top Brass in the kitchen

This striking kitchen designed by Blakes London is a beautiful study in contrasts. Slick modern cabinetry and clean lines juxtapose with worn rustic wood furniture and an old fashioned stove. A large moody dark wall shows off the bright, mirrored brass backsplash and contrasts with the off white walls and cabinetry. There is even a mix of two different tones of brass - in the pendants above, more warm and antiqued; and on the kitchen island and backsplash, more sleek and shiny. This combination of features come together to create a space that is both unique and very interesting, difficult to pin down to just one style or time period. 

Photos: Blakes London