Thursday, September 6, 2012

Feature home: Modern, midcentury & monochrome

Here's an example of a traditional facade being updated with a very modern interior. Nixon Tulloch Fortey Architecture have transformed this classic cottage into a very contemporary home.
Very classic from the front, isn't it?
But perhaps you wouldn't guess that this was the rear of the property?
Once you step inside the house becomes the epitome of stylish minimalism with a monochromatic colour palette enlivened with bold bursts of colour.

Photos via Plastolux.  Design by Nixon Tulloch Fortey Architecture.
What do you think of this transformation? Do you prefer the modern, or the classic? Regardless, I think you can agree there are some beautiful pieces in this home!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Oversized photography

In my new house plans (I promise I'll share soon!) it looks like I will have a long blank wall behind my sofa. This is something I'm very excited about as I can't wait to have the chance to hang a dramatic piece of art!

One look I have been obsessing over recently is an enormous framed photograph. I would love to be able to print one of my travel photos on a large format. These are a few of my favourite examples.

Home of Jason Caroll via An Afternoon With

Reader home via Brick House Design

Designed y Laura Garcia, via Lonny Mag

Design by  Nellie Tilley.

Chicago Mag

Willilam Abranowicz
The last one is my favourite. I love the fact it's monochrome without being grey scale and I always adore a good architectural shot. I'll let you know if I think of a budget-friendly way of getting this look!






Saturday, September 1, 2012

Before and after - which do you prefer?

While doing a search for something completely unrelated I found this house tour over at Marcus Design blog... The house tour is certainly fun (very OTT hollywood regency), it was the before and after that caught my eye.

Before the room was traditional and neutral, featuring traditional furniture pieces and layered window treatments.


And after! Quite the transformation, right? The biggest structural change I can spot is the new fireplace but apart from that this transformation has been achieved through decorating.

It's amazing what can be achieved with new window treatments, walls and furniture! This room really highlights the difference window treatments in particular can make to a space. As much as I love a beautiful curtain, in this space the curtains make the room feel smaller, while the roman blinds (beautiful fabric by the way!) make the space feel much cleaner and more open.

That said, the new style might not be too your taste. Which room do you prefer?


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