Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Design Porn

Well come on in and enjoy some beautiful photos from one of my favorite magazines Canadian House and Home . This is probably the most wonderful detail I have ever seen in a house , this was the former editors own kitchen , she had the cupola built in glass to raise the ceiling as the ceilings were unusually low , I believe 7 ft , she then had them wire in a chandelier , what a solution for a problem , sometimes problems are opportunities for gems like this, wouldn't you love this ?

I love the playful feeling of this dining room , nothing stuffy or pretentious here , just how I like a house to feel.


This rustic second home is so appealing , it is loft meets woods , I of course am drawn to the stripes and soft blues , anyone would feel comfortable here .



This green kitchen is from an issue many years ago , it always brought me back to admire all the careful details of this reno , the beadboard ceilings and painted cabinets , always classic.
These images are all from Canadian House and Home magazine , my favorite magazine for as long as I can remember . I believe my first issue had a white sofa on the cover it was probably 1993 is what I am guessing, since then I have been a faithful follower , learning all along the way , watching up and comers become stars in the Interior Design world .
I have baskets and baskets of issues , always great to look back to and wonderful sources of inspiration.
These are a few inspiring images I wanted to share with you .
The Editor has recently changed it was Cobi Ladner , with whom I share a similar design appreciation , for nantucket /hampton's classic style , the new editor does not share this same sense but seems to be much more focused on trends and high end , both of which turn me off to be truthful .
I hope the magazine will stay true to its roots , yet continue to show relaxed and attainable design, even so the costly designed homes that have graced their pages over the years have always inspired me , to come up with ideas brought on by the wonderful homes that they have been kind enough to share .




7 comments:

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

That yummy green door and beautiful
chandelier are so welcoming. Thank you so much for sharing the photos. Have a great week.

Charla

Aura said...

That makes me want to paint my door lime green! Except my front door is in a really dark entryway with no windows and it would probably just look like vomit in my house.

Bree Oliver said...

I agree that ceiling detail is divine, the must beautiful thing I have ever seen.

Developing Designs said...

Thanks for sharing, very much enjoyed looking at the photos. It's nice to be reminded and inspired by warm inviting things that we can surround ourselves with.

Honestly, I have to admit it was the creative title that caught my eye :)

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Ahhhhhh...some great inspiration! Love that green door, but I think the one thing that caught my eye most is the way they have cookbooks displayed in those iron racks on the wall. I will SO be looking for some of those now. I have oodles of beautiful cookbooks that I have always wanted to display in the kitchen. Thanks Chris!

~Misti

Mary Frances said...

I, too, have old issues of CH&H! I even have one of Cobi's first reno in her first home...before they re-did the backyard/pool area!! I really like Suzanne Dimas, but you are absolutely right about her style being the opposite of Cobi's...it felt like a long time coworker leaving...

Mary Frances

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I like the contradicting effect on the rustic home. The dining room on the third photo gives off a feeling of closeness, which is nice. Thanks for sharing them. :)