Monday, October 31, 2011

An industrious room...

Another style to add to my collection of moodboards on Pinterest is industrial. I love this style with it's raw honesty and historical influences. I think this style really came to the fore in the 90s and seems to be here to stay.

You often see elements of industrial style in coastal and country settings, but it is fun to see a room done in its entirety. Here are a few of my favourites at the moment...

Via allumer decor blog.

Katrina & Amie's house on The Block. Via Ninemsn homes.

Via vtwonen.

Via 2BModern blog.

Via Head over Heels blog.

Via Design & Form blog.

Via Desire to Inspire.

Via Stil Inspiration blog.

So if you're inspired to add some industrial chic to your home after those pictures, here are some things to get you started...

Pylon cushion from Etsy seller RogueObjects.

Replica US Navy chair from Matt Blatt.

Rope light from Lightly.

Industrial 'Town Bike' sculpture
by Sue Tilley.

Beach Road coffee table from Freedom.

Get in Gear cushion from Etsy seller ladybirdsewshernest.

Industrial style photography by Etsy seller Photosynthetic.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sofa Upholstery - What colour?

Dark charcoal grey or black with nailhead trim?
I have two rather sad sofas sitting at my house at the moment; both are waiting for a makeover. Apart from the lack of time, they haven't been re-finished because I'm being rather indecisive about the colours! 

One is a contemporary high armed sofa, with no back cushions and is currently navy. It was supposed to be going upstairs in the living room (hence the navy, black, grey and mustard colour scheme). But...

I bought another small sofa as well. It's slope armed with a smaller foot print and currently some kind of hideous diagonally striped, grandad's wooly cardigan style fabric. It will fit much better upstairs.

The result is that both now need upholstering and I have to choose the colours...

Light grey-brown?

White? (That's already a no - not with dogs inside!)


I like this dark greige colour on the armchair.

Light grey with contrast piping.

Black with white piping.

Beige - like this but maybe too light?

Oh, I would love stripes.
All photo sources can be found at my Pinterest page.

I think I'm leaning toward charcoal or navy upstairs (with mustard yellow and maybe some coral accents), and a browny-grey-greige colour for downstairs (with some orange accents).

Does anybody have any suggestions?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Feature Home: An incredible renovation

When I saw this post over at Desire to Inspire the other day it stopped me in my tracks. The interior of this home obviously had potential with its high ceilings, timber floors and enormous rooms, but it is still an incredible makeover.

This is the home of Kate from 'Eating the Daisies'. Not only does Kate have quite a funny blog, she obviously has beautiful taste. Kate said the project was a collaboration between architect, David Burton of Williams Burton, his associate Sophia Leopardi, and her builder, Rocky Cirroco.

Let's get into the fun part...

And the after...

All photos via Desire to Inspire.

I can't choose whether I like the kitchen, the bright colours and wallpaper or the beautiful gardens better!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Colour Palette: Black, White & Green

This photo popped up on my Pinterest page today and I was immediately struck by it. I love the combination of black, cream and liney-emerald green. And it does seem like the perfect colour combination for a stylish and dramatic room, does it not?

Found on Style Me Pretty.

Found at Marie Clare Maison.

Found on Pinterest.

Found on Honey and Fizz blog.

Jessica Lagrange Interiors. Found on Houzz.

Found at Little Green Notebook blog.

Found at

Found at Apartment Therapy.

Found on Living Livelier blog.

Found on Pinterest.


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