Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Two Year Anniversary

It was this day two years ago that I started this blog. Two years...! Check my first blog posting here when I was still figuring this 'blog' thing out.
If you've been a regular reader, thanks for your support and I hope you'll continue to visit.
So two year anniversaries are traditionally celebrated and gifted with Cotton. So check out this great new textile range from Country Road - yep, all made of cotton. All in great colours for Spring...which is only a few months away...

All photographs via Country Road.

Stylish London Home

A Notting Hill home designed by Charles Mellersh.


I am enjoying viewing this stylish Notting Hill home designed by London designer, Charles Mellersh. Harmonious, modern, warm and simple. I especially like the use of brass fixtures in the kitchen - this trend also features in The Shingle House posted earlier this month.
Check out Remodelista's trade secrets here to create the same vibe as this London home.
Photographs by Chris Tubbs via Remodelista.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bathroom - Vanity Basins with a touch of Colour.

Soft blue with T&G on the bathroom vanity.

In a neutral bathroom, colour on the vanity works well.

The same combination was carried on into the Ensuite.
I met with a client today and when I proposed allocating a soft blue-green onto the new bathroom vanity, she was uncertain about this combination. So I thought I would bring up this bathroom from last year - all neutral with a side of soft blue. Hope she's keen.
Photographs by Charlotte Minty.

Monday, June 27, 2011

I Like...

I like...this relaxing window spot in actress Courteney Cox's home, now featured in the latest Elle Decor magazine. Apparently Courteney wanted to be an architect before she became an actress. Interesting.
Read and see more of the house here..
Charlotte Minty Design now has a Facebook page - become a friend and 'like' our page. Thanks for your support.
Photograph via Table Tonic.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Colourful Swedish Bathroom

Bathroom in Story Hotel, Stockholm.

Check out these interesting bathrooms at Story Hotel - a cool downtown hotel in Stockholm, Sweden. I like the quirky use of bold basins and coloured tiled flooring while the rest of the bathroom remains classic and white.
Photographs via Remodelista and Story Hotel.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Photographs - Quercus Design

Beachcombing Series no. 35 - Bar Harbour Yacht Club May 29 2011

Beachcombing Series no. 34 - Bar Harbour Yacht Club May 29 2011
I have been working on a fictional space for a publication and I was looking for some small quirky photograhs that would be suitable for the room. I came across the work of Quercus Design on Etsy and this shop quickly joined my list of favourite photographs - just love the character and simplicity of this work. Quercus Design is photographer Jennifer Booher - check out her website for more of her lovely work.
Photographs via Quercus Design on Etsy.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Hardware for a New Kitchen.

Gilmore knob from Restoration Hardware

Gilmore pull

Latch in oil rubbed bronze finish.
I have designed a new kitchen for a client who was inspired by the interiors in the movie, Something Gotta Give. One of the details from the movie's kitchen that we liked was the use of black hardware. After looking around in New Zealand, we have eventually sourced the hardware from Restoration Hardware, USA. These will add a lovely detail to the white kitchen. The kitchen's installation will be in October so I'll let you know how it goes. Photographs via Restoration Hardware.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sibella Court's Stylist Guide to NYC

I have been updating my Amazon bookstore and there is one book I am most keen to get my hands on - it is 'The Stylist's Guide to NYC' by interior stylist and The Society Inc creator, Sibella Court. I am planning my next trip to exciting New York City and this book couldn't be a better guide. Sibella Court lived and worked in the city over a 15 year period and is in the know for the best places to go. I'm looking forward to reading the richly visual chapters and finding out places for the likes of 'Scents and Flower Merchants', 'Furniture and Interiors' and 'Kitchen and Table Paraphernalia'.

The book is filled with rich visuals and text.

Photographs via The Society Inc.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Collaboration - Monocle and Another Country

The Monocle Bench.

The Monocle Stool.

The limited edition bench and stool - only 100 of each available.

Branded with the Monocle and Another Country logos.
Monocle magazine and furniture makers Another Country have collaborated to create these limited edition timber furniture pieces. Another Country designs call "on the familiar and unpretentious forms of British Country kitchen style, Shaker, traditional Scandinavian and Japanese woodwork" and with Monocle, they have created the Monocle Bench and Stool in heavily grained solid English ash. Beautiful.

It has been quiet on Charlotte Minty Design blog because of technical issues - ie. my computer died and I had to buy another one! Back on board now and heading towards my second year anniversary of the blog. Thanks for reading and let me know if there is anything you would like to see here on CMID.
Photographs via Monocle.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Four Seasons Cups

The Four Seasons cup set from Bailey Doesn't Bark.

Fall cup.

Spring cup.

Summer cup.

Winter cup.
Bailey Doesn't Bark is a contemporary home accessories company based in New York, USA and I'm admiring their gorgeous porcelain Four Season cup set. You can purchase these from their Etsy store - go on, have a look, all their pieces are charming. Photographs via Bailey Doesn't Bark.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Illustrations by Caitlin McGauley

Here are some charming interior illustrations by New Yorker Caitlin McGauley - a former Ralph Lauren textile designer, now out on-her-own illustrator. She has created fashionable illustrations for fashion and interior design brands like Kate Spade, Tory Burch and Lonny.

You can buy this print on Caitlin's website.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Living Architecture - The Shingle House

The Shingle House is located by a beach in Dungeness, Kent.

The house, designed by NORD, is clad in tarred black shingles.

I have been noticing and reading the coverage (as seen in Dezeen, Remodelista and Wallpaper) about the popular Living Architecture, a social enterprise who are embracing the idea of "holidays in modern architecture".
The brain child of Alain be Botton, Living Architecture offers a chance to rent holiday homes designed by talented architects/designers and are placed in picturesque locations around Britain - what an amazing idea.
Some homes are still in development, including one designed by awesome Peter Zumthor, however, the Shingle House in Kent by Scottish company NORD Architecture is one that is getting lots of attention. Not hard to see why. Beam me there right now...

The stunning interiors are clad in white painted wooden panels.

Loving the hooks on the walls located throughout the house.

All photographs via Dezeen.