Sunday, 27 September 2009

A dreamy bathroom

Out in E1, in an Early Victorian Terrace, this Australian IT Consultant has thought nothing of sacrificing a whole room to the luxury that is Bath time.

Original Victorian Stained Glass leading up to the bathroom.

Antique Dresser/Mirror.

A very neutral and masculine Bathroom is brought alive with a touch of the exotic - deep blue paisley patterned wallpaper on just one wall complete with a old fire place. A perfect place for a deep soak!

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Vintage Photographic Collection

This is the sort of pad I want to have when I grow up. To me it exudes sophisticated sexiness whilst still being livable. The City Financier's passion is Vintage Photographs - some dating from the 19th Century, that he has hunted and rummaged for in flea markets and more upmarket galleries.

Some of his collection have have been silk screened by Laura Berens into very sexy glamorous cushions and prints.
Vintage photo of Geisha girls has been blown up into a bigger print and simply framed. Love the juxtaposition of the Skull - life, death,art.
Vintage 1950s coffee table found in an Antique fair in Battersea piled with vellum bound books dating from centuries past.

19th century photo of Arab Prince turned into a cushion.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Vintage Mirrors & Chandelier

I love what this Media Maven, who lives in a chic part of West London, has done with the cool colours on the wall. Yet she has thrown in hints of warmth with the gold 1950s mirrors and the Cognac coloured chandelier. A mix of two different periods that work well!

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

A City Broker's tasteful pad

Opposite of the previous post - this City Boy has chosen a couple of tasteful paintings that reflect his tastes in the Antique and modern, the portrait and the landscape. By allowing just one painting per wall, the viewer's attention is undivided.

Note the patination of the elegant table.

Friday, 4 September 2009

Collecting Pictures

Do you display one or if you have a passion for paintings and live in a flat, do you throw them all together? Do you mix genres? Anyway here is a little Dutch 17th century painting.. Is it lost amongst the others or do you yearn to search it out, study and savour it all the more..