I was just flicking through some of my old projects, and felt like re-visiting one of my favourites from a couple of years ago. I just love the soft green on the walls and the super comfy sofa in this wonderful family room. This beautiful family home used to be a display home, but with new paint colours, furniture, curtains, blinds, art and accessories throughout we completely transformed it into a very liveable home.
We're starting a new bathroom renovation at home this week. It will most likely be a long project as we realistically only have weekends to work on it. So for the moment we're now selecting paint colours, tiles, taps and basins. I thought I'd put together a few favourite bathroom looks for some inspiration.
I love how light and bright this bathroom is, and how gorgeous are these floor tiles? I'm pretty certain grey and white will be our colour scheme.
The dark and moody feel in this bathroom is stunning.
Timber always looks lovely in a bathroom. This bathroom has it perfectly balanced with white cupboard doors and a dark floor.
The green accent tiles just fit perfectly with this perfect view don't you think?
This cabinet is stunning, and I love the marble top.
I've been looking into some built-in cabinetry ideas for a client of mine lately. It's something that really needs to be thought through and designed specifically for your space. Taking into consideration the style of room, the proportions of the room and what it is you're wanting to put on display and what you want to hide.
Here's a collection of some great built-in designs:
I have a confession, it's a little obsession with black kitchen cabinets. How stunning and dramatic do they look? I particularly love them paired with marble and gold. I would love to have them when we renovate our kitchen.
Does your entry feel inviting when you enter? Do you have a nice simple entry or is it the first place people leave all their everyday items? Need a little inspiration?
Some simple tweaks could easily make it the most inviting place in the house. A little artwork, some clever storage and a fabulously bold burst of colour would transform what would normally be a boring thoroughfare or dumping ground. Here are some of my favourite entries:
Dressing a window can be a confusing thing. Do you want curtains or blinds? What heading style do you want? What fabric? Do you need lining? What about rods or tracks? Should the fabric skim the floor or puddle? Should the blinds be recess or face fixed? How do you make up your mind?
A lot of people hire Interior Designers just for this purpose, helping out with window treatments only. It's a great idea to have someone professional to look at your windows and work out what style would suit them best. Not to mention they have a wealth of knowledge on different heading styles, track or rod options, and they have so many fabric options to choose from. And... they have someone to install them all for you. Brilliant!
Here are a few different curtain and blind styles to help you out:
Here's a little colour inspiration for the day. How gorgeous are these flowers! My favourite Dahlias and some stunning Poppies. Perfect for that punch of colour in your house. Would you do a colour scheme based on these amazing colours?
The thing I love about a new year is the new product that arrives in our favourite stores. All our favourite suppliers bring out a whole lot of new product and we just love checking it all out.
I love decorating kid's rooms and play rooms, they are just so much fun. Pottery Barn Kids has some fabulous storage and furniture ideas, not to mention some really cute bed linen all for kids. Check out a few of our favourite new things from Pottery Barn Kids:
How gorgeous is the bedlinen with the rainbows? I think my little girl needs them in her room, so sweet! Could you see any of these fabulous new goodies in your kid's room?
It's easy enough to add a little Interior Design to your outdoor space and make it feel like part of the interior too. Coffee tables, scatter cushions, a super comfy chair or hammock, a few accessories, a cocktail and you're done!