Displaying posts labeled "Reader’s Home"

Multitasker

Posted on Tue, 4 Nov 2014 by KiM

A reader of our wee blog, Florencia Torresani of Uruguay, wrote us about a project she started with her friend last August. When she is not being a lawyer she is photographing the art and workspaces of well-known Uruguayan artists – textile designers, visual artists, composers, photographers, ballerinas, cartoonists etc. This is how creative folks in Uruguay live and work. This is Multitasker. Bookmark it.?

Noelle doesn’t like her hallway and wants our help.

“Here are a few photo’s of the room… The problem I have with it is that it’s narrow, high and white. All of it. I’ve been thinking of putting wallpaper (that is not my bedroom btw) on the walls and painting the door a different color. Problem is, I can’t seem to make up my mind. It’s a 1920’s house and the outside of the door can only be painted in 3 colors. I wanted to paint the staircase and all the railings white since I can’t remove all of?the old paint and glue. I do want some color in there and I’m tired of the white. I’ve picked this wallpaper because it adds color without being to dark or bright. Thanks in advance and I can’t wait to hear what everyone has to say.”

So what do you think? Any great ideas? I know you want to jump in and help.

Reader’s home – Margrethe’s loft

Posted on Fri, 4 Apr 2014 by KiM

I am in love with this loft apartment. It is the home of photographer Margrethe Myhrer?(Jo featured her work here), her?boyfriend Henrik and their baby daughter Alma, located in Majorstua, the west side of Oslo, Norway. Those beams! Those leather dining chairs! The concrete in the kitchen and bathroom! Margrethe’s stunning photographs on the walls! AAAHHHHH!!!!! This is a little slice of heaven. And with that, happy Friday dear readers!

P.S. For folks in and around Ottawa, don’t forget about the Ottawa Antique Show tomorrow and Sunday. I’ll be there so stop by the Daff Design booth and say hi!

In December 2010, Nicole Lamac found her “forever home” in Victoria, BC. She’s been documenting the process over on her blog The House Diaires, and recently featured her laundry/mudroom and main floor bathroom renovations. They are FAB-U-LOUS!!!! Let me show you….

The bathroom was a peach nightmare, and had a terrible layout. They started from scratch with the plumbing so were able to redesign the space.

Oh YEAH

Herringbone carrera and white subway tiles…how could you go wrong with that?!?!

That was pretty freaking fabulous. Now check out Nicole’s laundry/mudroom. It started out as a 12′ x 10′ bedroom on the main floor.

And turned into this…

A window was switched out for a door. The floor?is covered in 20″x20″ semi-polished porcelain with a look similar to polished concrete, and it’s heated. In the freaking mudroom. BOOM.

How about this cute little corner for jacket/shoe/mitten storage? Love it.

I can’t wait to see what she does with the rest of her house!

Ely Gordeeva is an architect and decorator and painter from Russia now residing in the most wonderful villa in Ubud, Bali. Ely designed her Balinese home and it’s filled with light, warmth and a bit of whimsy – the DIY light fixture over the dining table is so cute! (Do you think she’d want to switch places over the winter??!!)

High roof saves the cool air inside the house – the floor is gipsum – woven mat of palm leaf in living room

to have more light in the room I decided not to make cabinets under the countertop – love this colourful woven dining chairs from Java

VEGETARIAN LAMP  made by me

wooden panel over the sink i like more than tile now

I turned the aluminium motif-relief cups to hide unbeautifullies of this lamp

folk woven Bali rice-field-men hats and plates for fruits and offerings

Gordei’s office and small in-house garden

Gordei+Elina=LOVE! – wooden carving panels are for clothes not to be in the mold

ficus and wooden panel from teak on the bathtub

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