building a home

World of style, by Porter Davis


 

 

 

Originally open only to those building a Porter Davis home, World of Style has now become open to the public.  When my friend and interior designer called me and asked if I wanted to join, I didn’t really know what to have in mind.  We took a trip to South Melbourne today to find out.  We found a large space cleverly designed to showcase many products and finishes available when building, as well as a cool cafe.  The kids room set up with little computers and tables to entertain the kids was also a standout.

Let me know what you visit. (All photos taken on my iPhone).

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fringe festival


fringe1

via lagarconne

fringe2via thesecretlife.me

fringe3via urban outfitters

fringe4

photography: James Stokes, via vtwonen October 2012

20140810-184533.jpgvia redefinedstyle

20140810-184737.jpgGregory Beauchamp, via design sponge

20140810-185027.jpgvia whowhatwear

20140810-185047.jpgAmira jewellery, available via etsy

fringe7photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy, via Anthology Magazine

fringe8available via etsy

winter wonderland


winter1via vtwonen

winter2

stylist: gray label, via style files

winter4Mozhaisk House by Alexandra Fedorova, via homeadore

winter5via justthedesign

winter6via planète deco

winter7source unknown

winter8via theberry.com

winter9Parsonson Architects,Photographer: Paul Mcredie, via archdaily

texture tutorial


You know when you see something in a home or store and you just want to touch it? Probably because it screams texture.  A really effective way to create interest in a room is by using different textures.  Try a shaggy rug with a smooth, copper light.  A raw wooden table with beautiful leather chairs.  Instantly these different texture will make a room seem warm and inviting.  See if you can pick out the different textures used in these rooms. Don’t forget to scroll down to see my mood board of textured products too.

texture8photo by herz-allerliebst

texturePhotography: Sharyn Cairns – Styling: John Mangila

texture2via Lotte Manou

texture2via housenumber15

texture3Via KITKA design toronto

texture4source:  Jamais 203

texture5via abigail ahern

texture6via style files

Here are some products I found that make me want to run my hand over them: (I’m not suggesting you put them all together in one room!)

 

 

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KIDS CORNER


Most of our kids’ rooms don’t look like this, but wouldn’t we love them to??? There’s no reason your kids room can’t be inspiring, playful and fun.  Which is your favourite?

kids12Photo : Louise Desrosier for milk magazine

kids1via Fawn and Forest

kids2

via kenziepoo

kids3

via petitevintageinteriors

kids4

via jefferson and jane

ikids5

via decor8

kids6

available at Ikea

kids7

source unknown

kids9

kids10

http://pisarapilvi.blogspot.com/

kids11

via thehandmadehome.net

COPPER CRAZE


copper5

via luxury.com

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geometric copper light, seen on calloohh callay

copper4

 

via wearemaven

 

copper2found on garden life

 

 

copper6

 vtwonen apr2012,s tyling Marianne Luning, photography  Anne de Leeuwcopper6 copper7

Shoot stylist: Jenny Hjalmarson Boldsen, Photography Hannah Lemholt For Elle. Via Coco Lapine.

copper8

 

 

found on annaleenashem

copper1

found on Anthropologie