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Friday
Oct212016

A barn conversion in Berkshire

The conversion of a rundown barn in Berkshire saw London-based Indigo Design Associates create a beautiful contemporary home within the old stone walls. A soft colour palette of greys and whites is enhanced by injections of blue while natural fabrics and old timbers add warmth to the minimalist shell. Simple clean modern lines celebrate the vast barn space while private spaces are more intimate.

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Tuesday
Oct112016

My living room makeover - part 1

Last week I shared my dining room makeover here and here, and today I wanted to share my now dark and dramatic living room. I have featured little bits and pieces of it over the past year or so but I never had all the finishing touches done (like trim, and painting out the fireplace tile) until recently. It was finally time to snap some photos and do a little feature on the blog. This is now my favourite room in the house and I am really stoked at the result, even if it will never REALLY be finished because as I mentioned last week, I'm always on the hunt for that "perfect" item. Ok, so here is a before shot:

This photo was taken right after we moved in. Gross taupe walls, even grosser yellow/orange oak floors, mahogany varnished trim and terracotta coloured dirty fireplace tiles.

Everything has been replaced, re-painted or re-stained. The floors, like in the dining room, were stripped and re-stained with Minwax's Classic Grey. The walls are Farrow & Ball's Downpipe with Plummett on the ceiling. These 2 colours are incredible and in my top 5 colours of all time. Especially Downpipe - it can look green, yellow, blue, black depending on the amount of light coming in the room. 

Sources: The unit next to my desk is vintage Marc Held for Prisunic, manufactured by Flair. Vintage Panton S chair by Vitra. Ikea Alex desk. Artemide Tizio lamp from GR Shop. Vintage Jieldé wall mount light via eBay. Tall plastic plant stand from Plust Collection by Euro3plast from Alteriors. Console table legs by Pretty Pegs. Table top by Daff Design. Featuring former ferals Bernie and Frankie. 

This vase is from a local shop now closed, and used to be a really bad minty green. I spray painted it glossy grey. Funky little dried pineapple flowers from blumenstudio

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Friday
Sep232016

Bachelor Pad on a budget

Definitely no man-cave, this bachelor pad in New York City's West Village is the latest project from Décor Aid. The soft grey walls accentuate the light while glass panels in the doors between bedroom and living area increase the sense of space in the small apartment. Light, bright and welcoming. The perfect space to kick back and relax or entertain your friends.

Friday
Jul222016

One more

Just one more beautiful home by Cassandra Ellis. Just because.

Thursday
Jul212016

Chelsea Hing encore

Oh the beautiful interiors that Melbourne interior designer Chelsea Hing creates. If this is what she comes up with in real life can you imagine what loveliness is spinning around in her mind? Colour and texture and pattern all stylishly combined to make sure that, if this was your home, you'd break into a wide smile every time you walked through the door.