I am itching to change something in my house today. Move something around, paint something, buy something new, re-hang, re-cover, re-locate and generally mix things up. This feeling does take hold every now and then and I can’t rest until I do something to get it out of the system. And sometimes changing the cushions just won’t do the trick.
There are a few things on my mind that aren’t helping matters. Let me show you.
First, there’s this room:
One of my favourite living rooms ever. And I want mine to be more like it. The colours, the mix of styles and shapes and pattern, I just love it. And I really want (I know I sound like a broken record on this point) to introduce more colour on the walls, and I’ve been thinking for awhile now that either pale blue, grey-purple or a dusky pink like this would be perfect (not consulted husband yet).
Then, there’s this:
I saw this block printed cotton over at Full House earlier this week and I can’t stop thinking about it, and how much I love that long sofa pillow on the turquoise french bench. Every since I’ve been scouring ebay to find a similar sofa and etsy to find a similar fabric. It’s only a matter of time!
has me thinking about modern art and retro furniture, and finding a cool vintage chair to recover in pink leather!
Then, I’m also thinking about whether I have room to order a new Madeline Weinrib rug, because I really, really like this:
I wonder where you can buy elephant consoles like this one?
Have a great Saturday!
I’m off to look at furniture for a client today but wanted to quickly show you this house I’ve been ogling – I love it.
Architecture and mood are the two things that stand out for me in this beautiful home. The architecture of the rooms – moulding details, bay windows, ornate ceiling, arched doorways – is my dream come true. When the building is this stunning, you don’t need to add a lot in terms of decoration. In fact, to go overboard with pattern or cushions (my weakness I admit), would be to detract from the beauty that’s inherent in the space.
The other thing that grabs me is the mood of the space. The palette of greys and greeny-blues, lack of pattern or bright colour, and the simplicity of the decoration to me is soothing, sophisticated and subtly masculine. What do you think of the chunky rope coffee table? It acts as a form of sculpture and adds texture- it’s great but I think I’d prefer a simple iron and timber brickmaker’s coffee table – but that’s just me! My favourite thing is the water painting – it’s so beautiful and echoes the lines of the sofa in front.
Love that tan leather Danish armchair!
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Classic thistle wallpaper and simple grey upholstered chairs let the modern painting and light fixture do the talking! Have a great Friday! x
It feels like it’s been an exhausting week and it’s only Tuesday! Lots of fun decorating has been happening in my world and planning for my soon-to-be-five-year-old’s party. I’m relaxing tonight by perusing some of my favourite websites and finding colour inspiration. This apartment mixes a lot of colours and styles (french, classic, modern, retro) and I’m loving it’s fun, arty and stylish vibe:
I always love french furniture and that pink chaise is a standout! The glass coffee table looks great surrounded by formal french antiques.
Glass shelves across a window is one of my favourite looks (above).
Blue and green should never be seen? I don’t think so! Love these shades of blue, green and grey in the library’s furnishings and artwork. That cowboy figurine is the perfect shade of aqua!