Displaying posts from July, 2007

Hard boiled classic

Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2007 by midcenturyjo

Arne Jacobsen designed the Egg Chair in 1958 for the lobby and reception areas at the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The Egg Chair continues to be one of Arne Jacobsen’s most popular designs, mixing organic forms along with comfort. Love it, covet it, so want it!!

Finola Inger

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2007 by KiM

When I came across Finola Inger’s , I was so envious of her career as a stylist. To have access to such gorgeous items, and to display them in such a way that they photograph so beautifully. She’s had 9 years of experience, has worked for Elle Decoration and dabbled in trend prediction, art direction, interior design and shop design. Her talent is evident in these photos.

My sudden love for yellow

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2007 by KiM

I have noticed lately that I’m drawn to the colour yellow. I think it has to do with how much I love summer and yellow is such a beautiful summery colour. So I figured I’d do a post on different uses and ranges of yellow. Since I have basically no yellow in my home, this post is inspiration to change that.

Pale yellow walls are so warm and inviting, and would brighten up any room without being too jarring.

One of my favourite shades is acid yellow, for those who are a bit more daring and enjoy bold colours.

Bright yellow walls will bring a smile to anyone’s face but would be tough to decorate (and live) with.

A yellow (and turquoise) country-style kitchen would have everyone milling around while food is prepared.

If yellow walls are too much to commit to, then how livening things up with some yellow art….throw in some red accent furniture for an extra hit of colour and you’re set.

Accents in yellow work with all sorts of colour schemes…reds, greens, pinks, blues, the list is surprisingly endless.

Tips on moving

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2007 by midcenturyjo

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Want to make your moving less arduous? Send your furniture to the upholsterer’s and let him deliver it when it’s done! I picked up 3 pieces of this Grant Featherston modular suite (2 single chairs and a corner) for about $60 AUS at a thrift store. Mine had been recovered at some stage in a horrid floral tapestry with ruffles at the base. Soon they will be sporting charcoal grey pinstripe wool. This is the starting point of my office. What would you do if you had these retro beauties in your office? (Please ignore if you think they are the most hideous things you have ever seen but they are in the permanent collection of the in Sydney.)

Office overload

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2007 by midcenturyjo

More office inspiration. Still haven’t made up my mind what I’ll be doing. Too much inspiration!