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!
last 3 images: sally wheat via cote de texas
I’m trying to slowly sift through all the pics on my desktop and came across some gorgeous grey rooms that I haven’t looked at in awhile. Greys, light or dark, are so soothing and to me create the perfect backdrop to any colour. Isn’t the top bedroom with just a hint of dusky pink divine? And that hallway with the sisal carpet and leopard runner and interesting door mouldings is definitely on my Dream Home list!
Just having a quiet day at home with the kids today, catching up on folding washing, emails and paperwork, and playing dollhouses. All important and good fun.
This photo (above) caught my eye as I wandered through the Architectural Digest website the other day, and I’ve been a little bit obsessed with it ever since. I think my love of good art (good? I guess art appreciation is inherently subjective but I think most of us think we can recognise ‘good’ from ‘bad’) was instilled in me early by my artist mum; our house when I was growing up was always full of paintings and sculpture by mum and by other artists, some of which I’m lucky enough to now have in my home. When we visited other countries the first stop was always the galleries (and the churches). And now, the two things I could happily spend my last pennies on are paintings and real estate (and perhaps one day I will have some pennies to indulge in these things!). The thing that strikes me about the paintings above are that they are all abstracts, and all in the same warm greys and neutral tones. I love the shades of grey in the furnishings and the paint of the bookshelves (and the men’s clothing). This collection and the whole arrangement has really inspired me to start something similar.
Also on the topic of beautiful artwork paired with shades of grey and warm neutrals, this hallway is one of my favourites. That wall colour is my all-time fave colour, and a dark grey hallway filled with books and amazing artwork is truly a version of Heaven for me