Monday, November 24, 2014

Fresh and light: Scarborough House by Collected Interiors

In defiance of the impending winter here in Canada, I am not ready for coziness just yet. I'm still seeking spaces filled with light, sunshine and the feeling of eternal summer. It's been a little while since I discovered a new favourite design firm, and my latest discovery is a real gem. Collected Interiors is a Perth, Australia based design firm whose style just suits me to a 't'. Their specialty appears to be light, fresh and thoroughly modern spaces that are infused with interesting layers of texture and and colour and the feeling of open spaciousness. This beauty located in the Scarborough area has a gorgeous mix of materials. I love the light natural wood, soft grey upholstery and hammered copper coffee tables - all set against a clean white background. The whole space feels like a day at the beach (which is exactly where I'd like to be...) 

All images: Collected Interiors

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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. 

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.