Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Top 5... Overhead Showers

Tremillimetri by Gessi

Urban Rain square by Candana 

Goccia by Gessi

PuraVida by Hansgrohe

Segni by Gessi

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Bathrooms: U.S vs. Oz

U.S Bathrooms

The Americans have always been known to have a 'bigger is better' mentality to all aspects of life; food, architecture, cars etc.
So it makes sense that their bathrooms are typically large, full of life and personality.

They have no fear of wallpapers and colour; dark finishes such as brass, copper and heavy timbers are combined with decorative lighting and textures to achieve an elegant end result.

We see a lot of traditional designs and very classic forms, over-all very furnished bathrooms that are an extension of their homes. 

Nordquist contemporary bathroom
Design by San Francisco architect John Lum Architecture

Master Bathroom contemporary bathroom

Seeley Master Bath B traditional bathroom
Tresham Bathroom Collection eclectic bathroom
Kohler bathroom

Upper Eastside Townhouse contemporary bathroom

Australian Bathrooms

Australia is a young country with a young and fresh design aesthetic. 
Natural light is an important part of Australian design and bathrooms are often light, airy and quite practical spaces.

We are seeing more bright colours introduced into the bathroom, but the stark white is a consistent design base, almost like a white canvas ready for its splashes of colour.
Features such as lighting, tiles and stools create a personalised touch to the Aussie bathroom. 

Design by Briony Fitzgerald Design (read an interview here)

Design by Poco Designs
Design by Edwards Moore (blogged here)

Designed by Hare & Klein

Design by Ian Moore Architects (blogged here)

Monday, 23 January 2012

Everyone should have...

...a bath-sofa, à la Breakfast at Tiffany's. 

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Surprise Inspiration... Holiday snaps

We all know that inspiration for an interior can often come from the most unexpected places and on my most recent trip to my home town Siracusa (on the Italian island of Sicily) I found myself imagining amazing colour schemes for interiors just from the natural landscapes.

Gorgeous greens with brass accents, brilliant yellows with natural timbers and red highlights on white backdrops.
So if you're stuck on colour/concept ideas, use this as an excuse and go on a holiday!

Ortigia, Siracusa by Kaety

Ortigia, Siracusa by Kaety

Source unknown

via WooVaa

Fontane Bianche, Siracusa by Kaety

Ortigia, Siracusa by Kaety

Acapulco chair
Catania by Kaety

Ortigia, Siracusa by Kaety

Ortigia, Siracusa by Kaety

Palm Beach house by Sarah Davison Interior Design

Faraway by KOS
SAS Royal Hotel by Arne Jacobsen

Oritigia, Siracusa by Kaety

via The Design Files

House in Brazil via Lace & Tea

Bronte House by Tobias Partners

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Candana post-Christmas party... Kangaroo Valley

Two Figs winery

With a hectic 2011 wrapping up, Candana had no time to celebrate Christmas. So we decided to take a wonderful weekend away in the new year to relax and have some fun before starting up again in 2012. Kangaroo Valley was the perfect place to do that.

The tiny NSW town of Kangaroo Valley (population 320) is so hidden that you wouldn't know it existed unless you went looking. It's located midway between Moss Vale and Nowra, about 140km southwest of Sydney.

It is surrounded by lush greenery and curious wildlife (yes, there are Kangaroo's everywhere!)and some of the most beautiful and delicious wineries in Australia.

We spent the first day exploring said wineries including Silos Estate, Two Figs winery and Mountain Ridge winery. Then spent the next day enjoying the gorgeous surrounds with a round of 9-hole golf (my official role of golf buggy driver was just as enjoyable).

If you get a chance to visit Kangaroo Valley, do it. Its a stunning little town that will remind you of the amazing places we have right in our backyard.

P.S. Make sure you stop at the Old Store to try the 'World's Best Pies'

All photos by Candana
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