Hidden Spaces

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Imagine living in a beautiful home with sky high ceilings, French-style paneling and hidden doorways. Now, wouldn’t that be divine?

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{ 2 |Vertical Pivot System Door which leads to a simple minimalist kitchen }

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{ 3 | hidden doorway leads to a powder room }

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{ 4 | French style panels in a majestic home office }

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{ 5 | behind the beautifully wall papered panels is a sunny sitting room }

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{ 6 | hidden staircase }

Library

{ 7 | romance awaits behind the doors of this magnificent library }

On this beautiful winter afternoon (more like fake-winter) (Perth isn’t very good at cold winters – the days seem to turn out rather sunny with a slight chill in the air), the Duke and I drove along the riverside in search coffee beans. And coffee beans we found, first at Typika followed by another purchase at Elixir. Tomorrow morning, hopefully we will be able to make a small trip to Mary Street Bakery and purchase a small bag of beans by Pound (all these beans are locally roasted in our little city of Perth). Why so much coffee, you may ask? Sure, we may drink a fair amount of coffee but the numerous purchases are in fact all in the name of research. The Duke is rather keen on finding out the difference between the different blends (by means of a thorough taste test of course) and next week, he will be my guest on this humble little blog, posting his results and findings. But until then, here are the usual weekend links:

Interior: beautiful monochrome wares Australian company The Minimalist
Design: a printer that sits on top of the paper, no print tray required
Paper: beautiful calligraphy by Julie Song Ink
Fashion: loving the fall shoot in September Vogue, featuring Jennifer Lawrence
Kitchen: my favourite brownie recipe

See you next week!

-The Fine Duchess

{ image 1 | bathroom is hidden behind elegant grey-blue walls, belonging to fashion designer Francisco Costa of Calvin Klein }

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Happy weekend

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This weekend has gone by so quickly, filled with cups of hot coffee to keep me going and plenty of desserts to satisfy the sweet tooth in all of us.

Hope you were able to have a more slow paced weekend than myself. And to think that it will be Monday again tomorrow-back to the daily grind and hard work of nurturing budding musicians and singers.

Here are some links from around the world that might interest you:

Music: a song to lull you to sleep
Wedding: Lake Como, Italy is a truly sublime backdrop for a wedding
DIY: polka dots!
Recipe: delicious slow cooked lamb
Drink up: the Old Fashioned

Hope you enjoy the last moments of your weekend.

-The Fine Duchess

Image via Fashion Moment