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Bold happenings

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Well hello once again! or, welcome if this is your first time in this particular blogs hood!

Thought I would share a couple of  pictures of a recent project that I had photographed.  Its a music room for a young family & as you can see they aren’t afraid of living with colour!

 

Look-see at the handblown glass pendant light we had made for the project:

So there you have it! It was such a pleasure to work on this project! My clients (the loveliest people you could meet) had an idea of what they wanted for the space which was bold & colourful.  I dont think you can say its not either of those!

Thank you once again to the fabulous Martina Gemmola for beautiful photos!

See you back here soon! I have some INCREDIBLE news to share soon of a project I have been working on – its the kind of project that i could not possibly say NO to & is the kinda project that is & forever will be a career highlight & totally surreal. When I tell you more you will understand the surreal-ness!

Until next time!

 

Project happenings

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure of working with the very lovely chick & super excellent photographer Martina Gemmola. We shot a project that I have previously shared with you  here & then a little more here. And because I’m a caring sharing lass (sometimes with an over-sharing tendency -truth be told!)  Im going to share even more of it!

So checks it out!

 

Thank you Martina! You were such a pleasure & great fun to work with!!

Before & After -with a little sumpin sumpin!

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Its about time to share another before & after dont you think! Well I do, & I think I’ve established Im the boss of this Blog!

Moving on… This project was a classic case of good house gone bad!

The house is a beautiful art deco house found in a Melbourne beach side suburb & was a victim of a 1980′s renovation resulting in a weird cramped, ugly & dark kitchen.

 

You know the pictures above are before shots right? right?!

As the house was in need of structural work (it very clearly leaned to one corner – great for indoor skateboarding & Tonka truck playing, but not so much for general living!) we were able to make bigger changes than just cosmetic. The architect on the project had the genius idea of swapping the kitchen over from one side of the room to the other which allowed an entrance to be opened up & a line of sight right through the house (also letting more light in) rather than sticking with the weird rabbit burrow as it was.

True to form – this site shot does include a shot of my hand bag!

I was quite excited to see the kitchen go in & I was not disappointed. I had designed it to be more like a fixture in the house rather thadiving n a feature. My client was determined to have dark timber floors (so SO beautiful, but a b*#ch to keep clean – stock up on swiffers if you want dark floors!) so we chose a dark timber veneer for the kitchen cabinetry so it was quite seamless.

To bring a little sumpin sumpin & personality to the kitchen design I added a copper kicker.

The contrast of the copper with the dark floor & cabinetry looks quite WOW! (no, I will not say WOW factor! - I ban that saying on my projects!- true story!)

The copper just adds a ‘little special’ & brings such life to the space without overpowering the simplicity.

I loves it. I loves it hard.

Oh & when I say I added – I mean very literally I -being ME! I was the one down on that floor installing it! I can not ever be accused of not being ‘hands on’ on my projects!

And so here is the finished kitchen result:

The picture above is a shot I took – as you can see my hands in the mirrored splash back above!

The following pictures were taken by the builders to showcase their clever handy work!  (Once a few more furniture pieces are in, I will get my own pretty pictures taken with non builder eye styling done!!)

And from this angle

 

Due to one of those real life annoying things – budgets! we are yet to replace the furniture, but will over time.

See the carpet there on the stairs – its Alpaca wool. Ah, so divine! Its hard to resist a little roll around on it! (oh but i did…)

The window furnishings have all been installed & they also made my heart skip a beat! We have put Roman blinds through out & then two large windows in the living room have been dressed with a linen sheer with a simple S Fold heading & block out blinds hiding underneath. The black rod pics up the dark floor & once we have replaced the furniture with gorgeous big linen sofas & gorgeous things – the space will look stunning!

To quote my clients message to me once she saw the window furnishings installed ” I F*****g  love them SO much! Thank you, now my house looks like a home!” I think its safe to say she is happy!

Do you think I should use that message as a testimonial on my website?!

And just a snippet of the laundry. Perhaps the prettiest laundry I’ve ever seen!


Still a fair bit to happen on this project, but it is coming together beautifully- it makes me happy!

 

Before & After

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Recently I blogged about a chair makeover I undertook for an apartment project that I’ve been working on -a refresher on that here.

Taking advantage of my lovely photographer & friend Jacquie Melville’s flying visit back to my Melbourne town, (she moved to London on me – honestly how bloody rude!) I wanted to get a few projects properly photographed to update my website. And so I did!

I always find it interesting seeing before & after pictures of interior spaces – gives a great visual of just what a difference something like a paint colour makes! The before colour in this apartment was a blah nothing colour, and used on both the walls and ceiling.  Eh. A feature wall in a concrete finish had been added, but still the space was bland with no soul or warmth to it.  The existing furniture also wasn’t a good fit – literally. the sofa was too large for the wall it was placed on, so we re-homed most of it & set about creating a smart and sophisticated interior.

So… on with the pictures!

I really hope it’s obvious to you which are the before shots & which are the after! But just in case its not, I have labelled to save you the awkward moment!

Before…

Before the work of Camilla Molders Design

And After

Still after…

Camilla Molders Design

Dining table before…

Before the work of Camilla Molders Design

Dining table after & featuring the chairs

Camilla Molders Design, Interior Design Melbourne

Hallway before…

Before the work of Camilla Molders Design

Hallway after (OK yes. that is my Ju-ju)

Camilla Molders Design

After

Bedroom before…

No. Not a whole lotta lovin in this room!

Before the work of Camilla Molders Design

And After.

And yes mum, the sheets are meant to be crumpled like that: they are pure divine linen loveliness!

Camilla Molders Design

And there you have it!

I will have another before & after of a bathroom reno soon.

My kinda beautiful

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Ah. This is my kinda beautiful.

The colours, textures and balance are the biz. I could live here.

This loveliness is the work of Robert Courturier who I came across on one of my favourites in the  blogosphere  - Design Crisis.

 

 

a very scattered round up

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Its been a while between posts. Quite a while. So sorry for the trouble that would have occurred if you were holding your breath between postings!

Instead of making excuses for my loooong absence, I shall just proceed…..

Now, once again here at Designalogue blog, the subject of today’s post isn’t the most original or ground breaking subject to the blogosphere, in fact only just last week ever the fabulous  Design Crisis did a post on this very topic – Scattered cluster art walls things. (yes, that IS the technical industry term used!)

But this posting is once again with purpose! The purpose being to show a lovely client of mine just how fabulous cluster walls of all different shapes and sizes can look! (and the double purpose of said lovely client then also feeling confident that its the right choice for her home!)

So, enough of my prattling and on with the eye candy:

David Jimenez

David Jimenez

Via Dwellings & Decor

Via Dwellings & Decor

David Jimenez

David Jimenez

Nate Berkus

Nate Berkus

Jeff Andrews Design

Jeff Andrews Design

Peter Dunham

Peter Dunham

Jeffers design Group

Jeffers design Group

Via Desire to Inspire

Via Desire to Inspire

Andrew Suvlasky Design

Andrew Suvlasky Design

David Jimenez

David Jimenez

Miles Redd

Miles Redd

via Desire to Inspire

via Desire to Inspire

Preston Lee Design

Preston Lee Design

Miles Redd

Miles Redd

Jeff Andrews Design

Jeff Andrews Design

Via Ish & Chi

Via Ish & Chi

Kathryn Scott Design

Kathryn Scott Design

Via Ish & Chi

Via Ish & Chi

Just a few pictures there to get the point well across!

Well thats all for now – I’m off to organize me a picnic! Fella & I are off for a loved up sunset cruise tonight on this!

So until next time peoples!

Bachelor Pad Design Crisis!!

Friday, September 26th, 2008

The lovelies over at Design-Crisis have set a challenge in the spirit of US TV show “Top Design” (a show of which I can only view via You tube, as its not shown here in Aus!)

(psst – Side note to Australian TV land – please DO NOT attempt to copy or Australian-ize Top Design. Australian TV designers have enough to answer for already!!!) 

Karly, one half of the Design-Crisis witty duo, was feeling rather un-inspired by the latest episode and couldn’t bring herself to write the expected ‘sarky’ post on the previous nights episode.  - Having viewed only a small section of this via you tube, I can totally understand why! dude & decoupage do not a bachelor pad make!

So a challenge has been set – find some ‘Hot man decor porn!’ and this is MY contribution! 

I think this is THE perfect bachelor pad!!! AS seen in the fabulous 2003-ish film ‘Down with Love!’ 

Ticks all those obligatory bachelor pad-ness things: built in bar, wood panelling, Navy! and ofcourse a mechanical sofa which with a flick of a switch and alas, a bed awaits!! – ah, the convenience is genius!! 

Ooh la-la! 

 

Down with Love

Down with Love

 

Awesome film set - Down with Love

Man Pad - Down with Love

 

And I cant NOT show the equally fabulous ‘chick-lette’ pad complete with sweeping stair case and sunken lounge and pink sofa! And is that a fire pit i see?! Also SO Ooh la la!! 

Chicklettes apartment -equally impressive! - Down with love film set

Chicklettes apartment

So do I win? do I, do I?!!!!

I have the perfect spot for the Lamborghini poster offered as the prize!!