Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Entryways

Now the walls are painted I have to finish off my entryway. It's actually quite a large space but has one wall completely open, and three doors. Because it's such as obvious space when you walk in (more so then a simple hallway) I want it to look amazing so I've been looking for inspiration...

Designer Katie Rosenfeld

Designer Jonathon Adler

Designer Jonathon Adler

Photographer James Merrell

Designer Windsor Smith


Website House to Home

Website House to Home


Website House to Home

Because I have a large floor space I'm also liking the idea of using a central table, rather than a side table...

Designer Ken Gemes Interior

Elle Decor

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Branches Inside

In the display home I've been working on I had a little side table between two armchairs with a difficult window above. Originally I popped a small white vase on the table and was planning on putting a small framed painting above the table. But...it never really worked. So it was left looking a little lonely until I stopped by the local stores to find the last of the accessories and saw all the beautiful faux flowers in Vast Interiors (http://www.vastinterior.com.au/). Now, normally I would prefer to use fresh flowers but that's obviously not practical in a display home, and even fake flowers add a touch of greenery and nature to the home.

And then, I thought of all the branches I'd seen through interiors recently...








John Robshaw via Lonny
  
Palmer Weiss via Lonny
 
Lee Kleinhelter via Lonny

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Domino

Domino

House and Garden

So, I think some pretty branches are in order...

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Kitchen (In)Decisions

We have a very large kitchen, and I mean very large (in italics!). We also have a very small living area, which is mostly kitchen. It is a large u-shape and the large space in the centre accommodates our dining area. And...our very large kitchen is mustard yellow. Now, I love mustard yellow (I have a sofa in this exact shade) but I don't like it plastered all over a very large kitchen! Of course, we don't have the cash to remove the kitchen and start from scratch so I turned to paint, a designer's best friend.

But, then the indecision began. Originally I was planning on painting the walls white. So then, should I paint the kitchen white (classic), a coloured neutral (grey, griege?) or a fun colour which would suit its retro orientation?

White on white kitchens are pretty (and the thought of putting a beautiful pattern on the backsplash got me very excited!)...


Domino
 


Inside Out Living Magazine
 


via Brabourne Farm Blog
 


via Apartment Therapy
 

But, white walls with grey cabinets is more interesting...
 

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via Zinnia's Boutique Blog
 


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via Barefoot Contessa
 

But! What about some cheerful and pretty colour....



via Decorpad
 



via Apartment Therapy
 



via Apartment Therapy
 



via Apartment Therapy
 


via Apartment Therapy (I adore this one!)



via Apartment Therapy




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Oh, the kitchen decisions!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Cherry Red & Apple Green Verandah Inspiration

This has nothing to do with anything but Freedom recently released their new Autumn line and I love all of it with gorgeous pieces like this, this, this, this, this and this (they've really outdone themselves!). But for something cute and affordable I liked their little apple green side table.


So I decided to use it as inspiration for a cheerful fruit-coloured-theme verandah or outdoor area. So for something bright, bold and fun here's my inspiration board.


And here's the moodboard with products sourced from the net or locally. I think it's perfect for a fun verandah on an old Queenslander with breezy white curtains to help block the glare and lots of comfortable furniture!

(I'll add my sources up later today.)



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