Friday, May 6, 2011

At Home: Kerri Russell

The June issue of Elle Decor features the home of actress Kerri Russell (aka Felicity) and it's a refreshingly low key affair, perhaps as we might have expected.  After looking at more than two dozen houses, Kerri and her husband Shane Deary purchased this 1860s brownstone in Brooklyn.  It didn't look like this when they bought it. 

A block of reclaimed pine flooring serves as a night table.

Deary shaped the porthole mirror from pieces of discarded pine.  The ficus plant grows out of a Donald Judd-inspired plank box that used to be a desk.  This guy is handy!

The kitchen table was made from joists dug out of a dumpster and after unearthing the house's old shutters in the basement Deary turned them into window casings.

Like the kitchen cabinetry, the vanity (bottom corner of pic) is built from a dismantled post-and-beam house.

A very moderate closet.  Mind you, we can't see the hanging space - which incidentally features sleek plumping pipes Deary saved from a previous renovation job.  Starting to see a trend here?

After gutting the house to brick and studs (filling 40-foot dumpsters/skip bins x4) they have turned a "warren of suffocating rooms into a stunning, light-filled shell" which they have filled and made their home.
All images from Elle Decor.

What do you think?

Thursday, May 5, 2011


One of the blogs I check in on regularly is Annie's A View on Design.  This week her post featured a house in Wahroonga and it reminded me of how beautiful the leafy suburb is.  Having visited and stayed in Wahroonga on countless occasions over the years I was always struck with how green it was and how beautiful the grounds of the homes were (would that we could have caught a glimpse of the innards!).  So here is an offering of the outdoor fabulosity of this Sydney suburb.

From the pools... the grounds...
 the tennis courts.  Naturally.

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All currently for sale here.  If you're in the market.  Just sayin'.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Top Interior Designers

Elle Decor has just announced their list of top 25 interior designers for 2011.  Here are my favourites:


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Pop over here to see the complete list.

Vanity Fair: June Issue

Well, I'm not going to lie, I'm not much of a Katy Perry fan so I was more than a little disappointed when I say the cover of June's Vanity Fair. 

But, ever the optimist, maybe I'll read something that will change my mind when it goes on sale tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Milk Glass

Well it was beginning to feel like I had nothing to write about now that the wedding of the century is over but as it turns out today I was taken with this lovely image of american milk glass from British Homes & Antiques which of course sent me on a hunt for more.

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If you want to start your own collection, eBay is a fantastic place to start, especially if you like the hobnail variety, there's oodles of it.

These lovelies are available from Sharnel Dollar Designs here.

                                              $59.95                                             $59.95

And these gorgeous vintage pieces are currently available on Etsy.

$34 USD here.

Organiser tray $18 USD here (I'm very tempted to get this one).

$30 USD here.

$14.50 USD here.

$15 USD here.

So many sweet pieces, a perfect time to start a collection.
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