Isn’t this a fabulous room (above)? The beamed ceiling, the fireplace, the big iron windows and those lanterns…I really like the simple furnishings in linen, leather, timber, iron and sisal too.
My sister and her boyfriend are moving into a new apartment soon and want to paint the entry hall in black and white stripes- I think this is a great example of how to make it work in a small space. The stripes, big mirror and bench really define that small entry area and make the most of the space. I love the white floors and I really love the limited palette of grey and neutrals.
I adore this dark grey boy’s bedroom- no pattern, just lots of shades of grey and browns with brass and gold accents.
A dining area is the perfect place to use darker, moodier colours. What I like about this dining room is all the different seating.
Again, I’m loving the brass and gold finishes against the dark grey. Curtains, a dressing table and a chandelier in the bathroom are such luxuries! You’d need great ventilation though.
I’ve got a busy few days ahead and may not be back here until next week, so have a great rest-of-the-week and weekend All!
I mentioned in my last post that I was thinking of using a wallpaper in my bedroom makeover; here it is in a dining room above in a different colourway (above). What do you think? I really like the simple colour scheme here and the way the dark floor and table pops against all the white.
Love this turquoise/black/white scheme too – the chandelier makes it of course!
Here’s an example of the very best place to start using wallpapers if you’re afraid of going bold – the powder room! It’s so nice to get a surprise shot of colour when you walk into these little spaces. And I do love orange and pink toile paired with the crisp white.
Another peek into a powder room..(above)
This is one of my favourites (above). I’ve used the fabric but never the wallpaper, and I’m dying to! What a fabulous hallway.
Love this fun paper for a little kids’ bathroom.
An oldie but a goodie! Chiang Mai Dragon always gives a big punch of chinoiserie to a wall (above).
I’m not sure who makes this paper but I absolutely love it – floral but the muted greens and taupes in it mean that I think (some) men could live with it too..
Have a great Friday – it’s going to be warm, windy and stormy in Melbourne today – lovely! xx
Love the simplicity of this room (above and below).
Once again, a demonstration of the magic of coloured boxes!
via caitlin wilson
I love the lines of this sofa (above)!
Isn’t it amazing how a few little pops of bright pink can work wonders in a room? And a pink upholstered sofa or chair is even better. It doesn’t take a lot to add some fun and, for me, a little bit of pink-hued happiness. Hope you’ve had a great weekend x
Have you seen the latest San Francisco Showhouse? I am absolutely smitten with the dining room by Grant K. Gibson!
You might remember his hot-pink girls’ room in the last San Francisco house:
This time his room is moody and quite classic, though I love the abstract painting in greys and this amazing sculptural light fitting that inject a modern edge. I just think the light makes the space.
The table is faux-painted and the flowers are fake! Who knew fake could look so good?
The geometric black-and-white floor is a painted pattern over the original boards. You can read more about that process on Grant’s blog, here. I love the French dining chairs covered in Kelly Green leather!
And of course, the gorgeous collection of blue and white..