Castle Gibson that is. I stumbled across this amazing location / furniture / prop house site the other day and was completely blown away. From what I could gather, there are three separate locations – The House Next Door, MC Motors, and The Depository – where you could rent for photo shoots, filming, and individual functions. Filled with late 19th and 20th century furniture, plus an eclectic mix of modern antiques, this London gem is definitely quite a feast for the eyes. The props alone have so much history behind them, not to mention the structures themselves. Secretly wishing they are stateside because I know for sure a few of my projects could definitely benefit a great deal from this space. I could spend an entire day (maybe two!) scouting this place out. And honestly, hoping I would just get lost in it. Forget about projects – how about hosting a fabulous dining party or event at this space? I was actually thinking, what a great location it would be for a spooky Halloween party! There are some pretty dark and mysterious corners. So without further ado, let's travel back in time and get lost together in these images…
Sometimes I need my design fixes to hit me over the head. Our DVR recently recorded a few episodes of Sarah's House on HGTV which is apparently the most popular design show in Canada. Well, I'm only in Massachusetts so I didn't get the memo. Somehow, despite our crazy-busy-we-don't-have-time-to-watch-random-shows-the-DVR-selected-for-us-schedule, I managed to sit down and watch all 10 episodes (not in one sitting…but still…a little embarassing).
One thing I noticed early on in my watching spree was that Sarah reupholsters furniture in every. single. room. in every. single. episode. And it is delicious to see what she comes up with.
Here are a few gems I stole from her website.
Now, I'm not one to put animal print in my living room unless you count my son's velvety, cheeta-print baby blanket with the gold satin trim that we were gifted which he absolutely adores…but I can't get over those masculine chairs paired with the exotic prints! Makes me want to start liking martinis-on-the-rocks with a twist and then drink some while sitting down in this lovely room: