I mentioned I’ve been thinking about blues and purples a lot this week; well turquoise and greens have also been on my mind, as things progress on my friend Carolyn’s new house. You might remember I posted some inspiration for this project here and here. Well the plans have been approved and we’re just working on some final little tweaks before it all gets rolling. Little things like how wide doorways should be (and therefore how long walls will be to accommodate furniture), what sort of windows and doors to use, where we’ll need power points and lights, tiles and benchtops, and what sort of architraves and skirtings to use are all under serious scrutiny (or will be soon)! It’s great fun. Here are a few more ‘inspiration’ pics; none completely capture what I’m picturing but there are elements in each that might work:
A small-ish, open-plan living/dining/kitchen with a white sofa and some pops of colour, and a round dining table are all what I’m thinking. Love the big mirror in the dining area. Something like this only with a little more colour and a little less feminine..
This living room is a little less fun but more sophisticated, and I love the greens and golds and the flexible seating. The walls have a little more colour to them (it’s a bit cosier than the previous living room I think). Also, Carolyn loves classic architectural trimmings and chunky skirtings and architraves, so I want to use some timber mouldings to look like wainscot paneling in her entry way, then have all the cabinetry and doors tie in with it, similar to this room. Like this:
I like the dark timber floors against the white high skirtings in this bedroom, as well as the colours and the comfort factor: an armchair or ottoman/bed end stool is what I’m hoping we can include in the main bedroom.
I just love the colours and the luxury of these bedroom sitting areas (above and below)!
The second bedroom will need to work as a guest bedroom but also probably as a library. I love this classic look and colour palette for a guest room (above).
Subway tiles for the kitchen are the preference!
But I’m also wondering about running a strip of the benchtop material along the back wall of the kitchen, where the stove is, with the tiles above. I like the look of this but it also helps with cleaning.
We’d like to be able to incorporate a freestanding bath in one of the bathrooms, and I want it to feel really luxurious and beautiful. I like the square-edged bath below against the classic wall paneling and quite feminine wallpaper and light.
And so, it continues!