03 June 2008

Inspirational Spaces

I spent the afternoon sitting on the couch watching Cash in the Attic on BBC and flipping through my recently acquired interior decorating books for inspiration for tomorrow's thrifting trip. As I was looking through Flea Market Style I started noticing that several of the photos (even the cover shot) were from the same gorgeously decorated loft. Whoever occupies this space has the most amazing collection of vintage furniture and knick-knacks, well, ever. I love the vintage scarfs hung from the ceiling to separate the work space from the rest of the loft, the perfectly broken in furniture partially reupholstered in vintage fabrics, the collection of vintage dresses hung on the walls like pieces of art, the um, chocolate brown velvet bed with racing seats (?!) all being shared with two adorable orange and white cats. I can't help but wonder who is the amazing woman who lives in the space and what does she do?

(click on any of the photos to view the details)



17 comments:

Dotti said...

How I'd love to live in a place like this. The big leather chair is oh soo beautiful. Thanks for inspiring me aswell, dear.

Cammila said...

Sometimes I think I've amassed a lot of antique and vintage housewares. Then I see a spread like that. Just breathtaking.

jayne said...

Ooo the scarves are an amazing idea, btw love your 1940s dress in the post below!

AsianCajuns said...

I love how her bedroom is one huge canopy... with racing seats!

AsianCajuns said...

I love days were I can just look through my collection of books that give me fashion/interior design inspiration. I can't wait to see what you find on your next shopping trip!

(from the other AsianCajun)

Pretty Pirate said...

WOW, whoever she is, she has great style. Love her clothing as well as the whole loft. Pretty amazing.

AlicePleasance said...

The "open air" wardrobe is wonderful!

ruby may said...

That place is so gorgeous, It reminds me of a house that my parent's friends live in- it's an old butter factory and itis all whitewashed with pulpy colourful bits everywhere, and there's a woolshed in the bak, and a field of buttercups in the front!
nice blog, by the way.

Miss Strawberry said...

Hej Sally Jane,
already for some time I am checking your blog - it is a wonderful source of joy and inspiration for me - nearly every day! so: thanks!

Now, as I got the book you are talking about myself - and know who "she" is, I thought I let you know: its Emily Chalmer´own s (the Ed.) appartement, in London. And: she has this lovely store in East London: www.caravanstyle.com. I adore it!

With my best wishes
Miss Strawberry

Danz said...

Wow that is so cool. Her place has so much style and personality! The leather chair is fantastic!

Sally Jane said...

Thank you for all of your comment! I'm glad you all love it as much as I do.

Miss Strawberry: Thanks for solving that mystery for me! I would love to go into her store someday. I'm sure it is amazing!

Nadine said...

Oh wow! Awesome inspirations!

Kira Fashion said...

it really is, love the flos touch :)

a kiss,
see you!

Grace said...

Great photo spread, and it gave me some ideas for my new place. Thanks for sharing!

Molly said...

Wonderful, great pics!

Missa said...

Wow, this place is a dream!

In Yr Fshn said...

That interior is fantastic! I'm also a Cash in the Attic lover... I get really worked up when something gets purchased for far under the estimated price. The people seem devastated!