One of my favourite things to look out ofr while thrifting is industrial lighting. I am a huge fan of anything industrial really but add that to my lighting obsession and I can't contain myself. Sadly really cool vintage industrial lighting is hard to come by in these parts so I thought I would do a round-up and live vicariously through others. And one key point - the bigger the better.
Like a second skin or a favourite old sweater, it's about casual family living without pretension but bags of easy going style. Effortless and comfortable doesn't mean complicated design. It's slipped covered sofas and slouchy pillows, crisp white walls and streamlined kitchens, luxurious bathrooms that are as simple to clean as they are good looking. Just like this apartment in Palermo, Buenos Aires by Argentinian design firm Anthony Sibbald.
Do you recall about a month ago when I blogged that I found THE TILE?
I had settled on this one for the vestibule and kitchen, with the wainscoting painted out glossy black and walls in Farrow & Ball Lotus wallpaper in the foyer/stairs/upstairs hallway, and then a 6" white hexagon tile in the foyer (easier than redoing the hardwood in there - that way we can use the stairs while the floors in the dining/living rooms get redone).
And then Monday we went tile shopping for what might have been the FIFTH time. SHOOT ME. This time it was to find tile to do the area inset in the hardwood in front of the fireplace (and something cheap for inside the fireplace). I did find one of the most beautiful little hexagon tiles I have ever seen.
It cost a small fortune considering the small amount I needed, but I adore it. The mix of greys with different textures is incredible. I think it's going to look fantastic. (I found it at Euro Tile & Stone)
Anyhoo, more to the point is that I came across the most perfect tumbling block patterned tile - my all-time favourite pattern EVER, in the perfect size and colours, and at an ok price.
Now I am dying a slow death at the thought of passing this up. So maybe I throw caution to the wind and just go with this one. I spent a couple minutes last night doing a really bad photoshopping job to show you my idea.
What do you think? I cannot pass up free wallpaper (thank you Farrow & Ball!) and this one, Amime, seems to maybe work. (Coincidentally I have a roll of it - I am going to line my glass-front kitchen cabinet with it). This idea is growing on me. VERY QUICKLY.****To clarify, I would use this tumbling block tile in the vestibule, foyer and through into the kitchen.