Here is another doozy by _naturehumaine. We were hired by a young couple to do a complete renovation of a house built by the clients grandfather, now housing its third generation of the same family. Their request was that we created something modern and bright. Due to the noisy street at the front of the house, the main living spaces were placed at the back facing north creating the challenge of bringing direct sunlight into these spaces. A double height light-well topped with a skylight, aids in bringing light to the centre of the house. On the ground floor, a wall of translucent sliding panels protects the living spaces from unwanted gazes from the street as well as acting as a vestibule in winter. A plywood handrail wraps around the stair and folds at the base becoming a long bench for the dining table. A simple pallet unifies the custom furniture around the house; folded steel plates, white wooden shelves, and russian plywood. I love the colour scheme – particularly the hints of yellow added throughout the ground floor.
Hello there! I’m SO excited to tell you about a fun event I have going this evening. Well, not me personally – I mean, I’d love to have you all over but that would get a little crazy.
I was thrilled when Joss & Main asked me to curate a collection on their site:
Ah the holidays – the time when my family indulges in lots of kosher Nova Scotia Lox, decorates a tree with animal ornaments, eats latkes, and listens to jazz renditions of Christmas gospel songs. As a child, it seemed totally normally to blend various traditions and cultures into our celebrations. I grew up in a split religion house, in a town that was as ethnically and religiously diverse as the city of Manhattan – which was just a few minutes away by bus. For some, December is the month of religious holidays. However, maybe it’s the way I was raised, but to me, I associate winter with human creativity.
This tasty trip through five kitchens, visualized by Artem Evstigneev, features areas of high contrast within countertop sectioning, unit selections, and indeed between the two. A safe kitchen layout can be completely transformed with a simple addition of tone.
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by hookedonhouses on December 9, 2013
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Nothing is as personal as color. Choosing a color palette is both the most important part and yet the most daunting part for many when it comes to decorating their homes. Read on and get some great tips as we help guide you to create the color palette that best suits your style, personality and lifestyle.
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Easing you into the work week with some exceptional photography from Finnish photographer Jukka Rapo. I SO want this little cabin retreat in the first group of photos. *SIGH*
I can’t wait to show you the dresser we’ve decided on from Oliver Furniture in Denmark! But first… I’ve been doing a lot of sorting through, pinning, mood boarding (is that a word?) and the usual process of elimination as I decorate our baby boy’s nursery. It’s been a lot of fun and since it’s such a personal space, I want everything to be just right. Not perfect but right – not too over the top, not too minimalist, just a fresh slate for him to build upon as he grows and develops his own tastes and interests. One thing that has been super duper important to me from the start has been furniture selection. I didn’t want to choose throwaway pieces that couldn’t stick around for years to come. I’m done with the throwaway mentality when it comes to bigger pieces that I buy for the home or the more common, “If I don’t like it, I’ll sell it in a year” mindset that I once wholeheartedly embraced.