Quite Continental Recommends: The Diversion Project
23/06/2011 § 5 Comments
My Google Reader is a bit of a bear. I am subscribed to way too many blogs and the sheer volume of material that accumulates in a single day can be daunting sometimes — but I can’t help it! So usually, I will flip through everything as quickly as possible and “star” anything I want to come back to, not paying much attention to what site it is. (For those of you who don’t use Google Reader I realize this may not make sense, but I promise I won’t go on much longer about my beloved RSS feed…) I recently noticed that I have unwittingly managed to star every single post The Diversion Project has posted in the last three months, which is pretty damn near irrefutable evidence of my blog-crush.
Jules, the lady behind The Diversion Project, has an amazing eye. Mainly focused on interior design and decor, the blog’s aesthetic is impeccable and coherent, even though I have trouble labeling for you. It isn’t modern, it isn’t country house, it isn’t traditional, it isn’t regency, it’s somehow all of them at once…and every single image tends to make my head explode (and more than a few end up on my Tumblr). The Diversion Project hits all the high notes for me: an amazing juxtaposition of surfaces and finishes, luxurious accents mixed with the rustic and vintage, dramatic uses of color, a masterful balance of the feminine and masculine. It is a great source of inspiration for me and because I was so sure you would love it as well, I wanted to pass it along. Do check it out.
All images via The Diversion Project
I’m blushing. Literally.
My pleasure, my dear. Keep up the excellent work! I am *completely* addicted.
There is something really interesting about working a “distressed” look in with clean and modern fabrics and lines. Hard to put my finger on how to describe this too, but I really like the use of colour and textures – in the shot with the desk for example, the shiny metal ornament with the old suitcases… lovely mix.
Jules was one of the first Blogeristas that I ‘discovered’ when entering into the wide world of the Blogiverse, and like you I’ve been a fan ever since.
I’ve ‘discovered’ you via Jule’s blog and am pleased to have found another favourite read.
Hello there Felicity,
I am very happy to have you! Thanks so much for venturing over.