23 Mar 2012

Print It

I can’t believe I haven’t even mentioned yet that my house is in this month’s Canadian House & Home magazine (well, technically the April issue).

It was a total treat to get to work with everyone that I did at the magazine. The amount of detail and care that goes into putting an issue together is incredible. I’ve always loved magazines and books and publishing – you name it – but I have a total new found respect for it all.

So, these ain’t my interior shots by any means, but here’s a little homage to printed matter!

Have a great weekend.

via Janne Peters, The Selby, French by Design, Stilinspiration, Hanna Skoog, Convoy, Pynter

18 Aug 2011

Books Do Furnish a Room

For my recent birthday, my husband bought me an e-reader; a great gift, considering I love gadgets and love to read. But I have to admit, there’s a part of it that makes me sort of uncomfortable. I just need to get my head around the idea that these readers won’t completely replace books. For now:)

Whatever their fate, I certainly hope books don’t disappear for decorating purposes. There’s nothing like a good stack of books to fill a space.

Photos via: Lonny Magazine (1), From The Desk of Lola (2), Riazoli Blog (3+4), Skonahem (5), Ideas to steal (6), Fantastik Frank Blog (7),

21 Jun 2010

Library: Set the Tone

Onto the Library. In our house, this room is going to border our living room. The main floor is going to be pretty much wide-open. But I’m really excited about this space; it will offer a little cozy corner to escape to when need be. While the rest of the floor will have white walls and be airy, this space is going to have dark wood shelves and charcoal walls.

The sliding doors will likely stay open most of the time, but they’re there if needed. We’re not talking about a big amount of space here, but just enough to house our books, a built in desk and a lounge chair of some sort.

I’ve posted shots of bookshelves before, but here are a few more to get some inspiration going.

Below: Photo care of Roger Davies
Below: Architect Peter Eisenman care of Dwell Magazine
Below: Photo by Mikkel Vang
Below: Delson or Sherman Architects
Below: Photo from The Brooklyn Home Company
Below: Diane Von Furstenberg’s Hampton’s home. Photo from Habitually Chic
Below: Photo from Sarah Blee
Below: Design by Magdalena Keck
Below: Design by Feldman Architects

1 Apr 2010

Book Envy

I not only have a thing for books, but also the shelves on which they are kept. I practically salivate when I see a well-lined bookshelf.

We’ve decided to build a small library / office in our new home for this very reason. Here are a few looks I admire:
Above: Photo by Ditte Isager

Above: Phillip Lim home care of NY Times; Habitually Chic

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