Monday, 28 July 2014
Friday, 25 July 2014
I am sorry I missed this Wednesday's post, I have been a little bit under the weather so to speak, but feeling somewhat better and back on board again. I guess this is the nice thing about working from home, it is a little easier to take a break. However, in saying this, I do feel a great responsibility to my readers and sponsors and so getting back into the swing of things with a mix of art, interiors and food to inspire you over the weekend.
Monday, 21 July 2014
This design project has been described by Yawn Design Studio as; "Couture meets French farmhouse." In a South Florida landscape this stunning home is more akin to French Chateau than French farm house. However, you may be surprised when you look inside. The home owner's brief was to use "materials with muted and neutral tones" and this has been achieved with great success.
Friday, 18 July 2014
Comfort Foods - Creamy Polenta & Mushrooms or Chili Sweet Potato? Oh! and not forgetting something sweet - All Gluten Free
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Monday, 14 July 2014
Above: The welcoming entrance to Lisa's Italian style, farmhouse retreat
When it comes down to great design, no matter the style, the difference between a good designer and a 'great' designer is the overall ambiance a room or home exudes. Something so special that when someone walks in they not only instantly admire it but they immediately feel relaxed, happy and want to spend time in the room/house. Designing a space is not about creating a 'show home' atmosphere it is about respecting the client's brief but giving them a home to be loved and lived in - a retreat from the frantic world outside our front doors. And, this is exactly what Interior Designer, Lisa Gabrielson achieved when she turned a suburban American home, into a Tuscan, farmhouse retreat for herself and her family.