Black and Gold

February 12, 2013 § 7 Comments

black and gold

I’ve been a very bad blogger. No posts = bad blogger. And I mean, capital B, Bad Blogger!

I have good reason… Lots of new things happening in my life. Lots of great things actually… But I’m keeping secrets. :)

Not for long though… I’ll bring you all into the fold soon enough!

In the meantime… a little black and gold to tide you over. So classic. And yet so hip.

I miss you all…



Interiors: Brooklyn Bygones

September 28, 2012 § 4 Comments

Having been built in 1890, it’s only natural for this Brooklyn home to have a ‘parlour’ floor. A sitting room in a private residence – charming, indeed.  And, there’s that original wood closet (yes… closets looked like that back then), cleverly transformed to house the new, stainless steel stove and european-sized fridge in the kitchen.

But that’s pretty much where the ‘bygones’ end. This home is modern and sleek, balanced with pieces of vintage treasure and industrial accents. The highlight: the third floor master bedroom suite complete with a luxurious free-standing tub across from an actual wood burning fireplace. I especially love the floating shelves, built in storage cabinets and recessed wall niche – room for storage and display of the homeowners quirky collection. And have you noticed? There’s a another fireplace on that very floor… across from the bed!

Sigh… some homes have all the luck!

Interiors by Elizabeth Roberts. For more on this interior, click here.

Interiors: Modern Victorian

April 12, 2012 § 6 Comments

This is why my dream home would be Victorian. With a modern twist.

Traditionally, Victorian homes are covered in boldly printed wallpaper, deep, rich colours, stained wood architectural detailing and lots of heavy fabrics. The effect: warm, formal and (arguably), somewhat fussy.

But my version of Victorian would be the opposite. High ceilings and walls trimmed in decorative mouldings would be painted all white (yes, Gentlemen…time to paint the wood). It creates such an open and fresh interior. It also means special focal points (like fireplaces…especially beautifully detailed Victorian mantlepieces) can really stand out. The furniture and artwork, in my dream home, would be contemporary, casual and comfortable. The lighting, technical and functional.

So… in essence… this is my dream home. Guess I’ll have to move Down Under… I believe it’s on the market!

Architect: O’Connor and Houle (more great work on their website)

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