Home Inspirations

Monday, May 9, 2011

Some time ago Design*Sponge featured the home of Jason and Jill Robertson and I find myself going back to it over and over as I adore some of their design ideas. They found a clever way to display their beloved book collection by framing them and hanging them on the wall. Brilliant! (All the covers are designed by Dick Bruna)...
The amazing art work - all created by Jason - gives a personal feel to the space. The spirograph posters were inspired by a mid-century magazine cover. The rabbit makes such a statement - that's my favourite touch.

They also opened that narrow hallway with a pattern of mirrors all in white frames, creating contrast with the wall colour...

Look at that bookshelf full of treasures and art work in beautiful harmony - splendid!
And don't even get me started on that awesome dog! :)

Darlings, how do you feel about framed books, huge art pieces or wall of mirrors? Would you use any of those ideas for your home? Or maybe you already have? xo

P.S: Full tour of Jason and Jill's home here and here!

45 comments:

rebecca said...

i wish i had that herman miller chair in the bottom pic.

christine donee said...

I love the mirrored hallway. It's beautiful.

Brittany H. said...

This is absolutely the coolest house. I want to steal that idea of putting your favorite books into frames, and the hallway of mirrors too! It really opens up a room!

Kiss
You Are My Favorite

Belly B said...

Framing books is such a wonderful idea!!! A much better way to display your favourites than to just shelf them. Nice!

<3 Belly B

Tanvi said...

People are so creative and innovative. Thanks for introducing me to new stuff everyday Diana :)

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Tracey said...

That book idea just totally rocks. Thanks!

Micaela said...

i can't get over the framed book covers! love love LOVE!

Claire Kiefer said...

I'm always amazed by the neatness and organization of these homes. Mine looks nothing like that! So much more cluttery and eclectic. :)

(I have a handmade jewelry giveaway on my blog right now--super cute stuff).

xoxo

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Such a gorgeous home!

Stacey said...

I adore the grey in these beautiful spaces! Diana, also thank you for your kind words on my little announcement:-). Have a lovely evening. XX

Girly Notes said...

I'm working on getting my own place and it will look like this one


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sherri lynn said...

I love the idea of framing books! I never would have thought of that - it's brilliant!

Stephanie said...

I can't decide how I feel about framing books! I love the idea of books as artwork, but I'd have to choose ones I didn't want to read! ;-)

Elisa said...

having mirrors on the walls, really makes the space feel larger! I personally love the bookshelf, with the books arranged differently in each square.

Right now, I have a stack of books serving the purpose of a night table for my globe lamp!

Bestie said...

in love with those white framed mirrors! gorge!

Christianna said...

Framing vintage books is a great idea, my problem is that I actually read mine :)

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

I love the hall of mirrors. And their bookcase is beautiful and impressively tidy.

dressingup-everyday said...

I'm always taking ideas for my home and on your post there are fantastic.:)

Monica from Hola!design said...

i love the idea of framing books! how clever!
i love the rabbit, too! I wish my house looked like this!


Happy MOnday to you, too!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

What great touches - love the framed books!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Amy said...

ya know I love books so the framed ones are great!!!
Amy

G. Cavalcante said...

gorgeous place.

=)

great week.

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

i want a big book shelf like that one day! i love it.

Eugenia said...

People are just so creative, what great ideas!

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JENNY said...

i love that wonderful mirrored hallway!!!

Jess said...

The framed books are such a great idea!

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

The gray walls are stunning. I probably wouldn't do a wall of mirrors but it works so nicely with their color and clean lines.

LiveLikeYou said...

Great ideas with artwork and framing books. It's funny I can love all the interiors, but if I see a pet-it wins every time!!!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

What a clever idea the hanging books are! And I loved the hallway lined in mirrors.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I love how clean and simple everything is. Perfect style!

Kristina said...

great apartment!
would love to paint my wall in the same grey as on the pictures, it looks great!
happy tuesday!

Natalie Lord said...

Omgosh, I love these pics! Thanks so much for sharing, I'm totally going to check out the full tour now! We did our master bedroom in a grey. I love grey, and the bookshelves, the artwork, the rug...everything!

PS - I would like to say yes to the romper ;)
OXO
Natalie

Samantha said...

Love the picture of the rabbits and the hall of mirrors! And that dog is definitely super cute!

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Diana Mieczan said...

Aww..Tanvi, you are welcome:) So sweet of you!

Diana Mieczan said...

Elisa, globe lamp? I would love to see it. Sounds beautiful!

Krystal said...

I have TOTALLY thought of that for books!! or at least taking the covers off and framing them!

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

i love the wall of mirrors!

i'm looking for a largeish art piece for our walls. i've never committed to something big before, so it's a challenge...

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Oh I love Design sponge! There was a house featured last year that I kept going over and over to visit!

I like the framed book idea...and another option could be to frame the book cover? Very creative, indeed!

Tish said...

It's a clever idea actually. I'd find myself wanting to break open the frame, though.

I ♥ books. I ♥ touching books. I ♥ reading them over and over again.

nicole said...

Great ideas & I love their dog. I, too, have a Jack Russell terrier. He's soooo precious to me. xo.

Sara said...

I like the wall of mirrors and bookshelves. I really like the colour in the living room and the white trim. And the sofa.

Diana Mieczan said...

Btw: the dog's name is Elvis:) So cute!!!

La Feem said...

Mirrors and art are my favorites, just moved into a gorgeous home with a huge mirror covering one wall, it's incredible. xoxo

Curious World of L said...

I love idea of framed books. I am going to have to borrow that one day.

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