Just a few of the things that are catching my attention today, soft pinks, deeper purples, velvets, flowers – all very romantic! But to me if you throw is some unpainted timber and some black and some straight lines (in furniture, lighting, or in organised art frames) jewel colours can be beautiful without being too feminine. In particular I love art displays like the one above- all faded neutral tones with gold, silver, and black.
Short but sweet today as I try to catch up on things in my office. On that note, I’m aware that my posts have been a little few and far between over the past couple of weeks..but I hope to be able to show a few more of the projects I’m working on as they come together leading up to Christmas..
Have a great Monday xx
Hello! After what has been a lovely break from sitting at my computer (I can’t remember when I last blogged!) I’ve decided I should probably start doing some work again, and also start getting some of all the thoughts in my head down ‘onto paper’. We have had a lovely week at the beach, and as usual (I mean I feel like this every school holiday) I am reminded that there really is nothing better than just being with family, enjoying meals together, walks on the beach and little miracles like lost teeth and bedtime stories without the pressure of early starts the next morning. Holidays are Heaven! Of course being on holidays means that I’ve had some extra time to develop my plans for a house in the country, though that’s for another day…The sun in shining and it’s hard to escape the fact that Spring has arrived, and in that frame of mind I’m thinking of pale blues with lots of fresh white..
I’m obsessed with barn-like rooms at the moment! I don’t think I ever want to live under a flat ceiling ever again! Well, at least not a low one..And I love the big blue doors that look like they slide open to reveal another room (above).
This is the classic style that I can never get sick of (above). Soft white wall panelling, wide, raw-looking bare floorboards, big windows and shutters. Love the blue buttoned chair too!
Black and white photos all framed in black always look fabulous displayed together and give this room so much punch! (above)
French-style pieces with lots of white and blue= gorgeous! I love the mixture of sparkle paired with a shabby table and the industrial metal chairs.
Can you imagine having this window by your bed in your holiday home?
I love this bedroom (above). Those blue doors with the studded trim and the pale blue ikat chairs are gorgeous.
Have a great Tuesday! x
Phew! It’s been a busy couple of days, choosing external paint colours for a client’s house, moving furniture in and out and styling another property that’s about to be put on the market, and chasing up furniture, fabrics and wallpapers for various other projects. My client and I have also been finalising lighting, paint and other finishes (and thinking ahead of course to furniture!) for a major renovation project that I’m working on, which currently looks like this (it’s going to be amazing when it’s finished):
..and dragging around my sick 6 year-old through most of it. It’s been one of those weeks! Challenging, but still fun.
On another note, I’m loving this simple but gorgeous dark brown and white bedroom. The geometric carpet and pillows really shine against the whites and the dark walls. Love those lamps too!
There are so many interesting upholstered bedhead shapes around at the moment, what do you think of them? Sure, they can be a little more expensive to have made than the usual square shape, but they can give some extra personality to a room. I like this ikat head board (above) but it’s a little wacky for me to live with long-term – it kind of reminds me of those ink pictures the psychiatrists show to patients in the movies..(love the big lamps though)
It’s the square angles of this bed head that prevent this blue and pink bedroom (above) from looking feminine – I really like this shape and the stud details.
Nothing Nate Berkus does could ever be wrong! Love the dark grey with the gold pillows.
This room really appeals to me (above). The bed head is an interesting shape and the textured fabric goes with the tropical theme here- the coral colour scheme, ikat cushions, seagrass/sisal carpet and the shape of the side table all work together for a beachy look.
The shapes here are so interesting (above). The sunburst mirror and geometric cushion really contrast with the curved art deco-inspired bed head shape.
Now we’re getting a little more classic – a simple shape with stud detail and linen upholstery – I have to say this is more my style!
These deep-buttoned bedheads with wings are popping up more and more – it’s quite an old-fashioned idea and I think gives quite a masculine look (which I love).
Now this is my style! This is one version of my Dream bedroom (above). Love that shade of grey/blue on the walls, the reading light on the wall, the French touches and, best of all, that ultra-high, winged and buttoned dark blue bed head! The only thing I might change is to replace the light with a really modern version to contrast with the classic style of the furnishings.
This beautiful duck egg blue colour scheme really appeals – the shape of the headboard is simple, but the white ribbon detail under the studs makes it pop and gives it some extra interest.