October 22, 2014

lucy fentons home

its no wonder Lucy Fentons home is equally as stunning as her Melbourne store Fenton & Fenton
filled with vibrant colours its the perfect balance of rustic charm and curiousities

October 20, 2014

Beautifully Excavated 16th-Century Antwerp Style House

This restored 16th Century house is home to artist and landscape designer Ronald van der Hilst. Two buildings have been combined into one with lots left to reflect its old past. Both house structures were built in the 1500s and then underwent large renovations in the mid-19th century.
The rooms are a collection of neon vibrants colours with tulips painted on the walls. Holland-­born van der Hilst was not always a tulip lover however he became obsessed, tulips are like living antiques. Hilst has since started a tulip inspired business, selling everything from tulipped bathroom tiles, wallpaper, fabric, vases, and planters.  Upon joining the two houses, after breaking through the walls, they found lots of nice surprises, hidden floors, beautiful chimneys, and stained-glass doors. But the greatest surprise was the discovery that the ground floor of the second building had housed one of the city’s oldest caf├ęs.
*This article appears in the October 6, 2014 issue of New York Magazine.

October 16, 2014

retreat to the mountains

the hills are alive…except these are mountains
this beautiful modern retreat hugs the Atlas Mountains in Morocco
we are not usually a fan of modern home styling but these spaces are sleek but still full of warmth

October 15, 2014

lets stay in bed

bed would be perfect today especially if it looked like one of these dreamy bedrooms…
via pinterest

October 14, 2014

la guingueta :: barcelona

we wouldn't mind having a cocktail at sunset at this beachside bar in Barcelona
the bar gives a fresh twist on 'tapas' using local produce and with big communal tables and a corner for ice-cream we give this place a big thumbs up and we haven't even mentioned the decor yet!