Entries in white (617)

Wednesday
Oct112017

Stalking in a family home in Melbourne

Today I'm stalking in the Melbourne suburb of Surrey Hills. Just a simple Edwardian home chock full of period features with a modern open-plan extension and the obligatory pool. Think leadlight windows and fretwork transoms, fireplaces and generously sized rooms. Everything is in a very restrained neutral palette, elegant, refined, period perfection as you would expect from a tastefully restored historic home but then ... welcome to the 21st century family livingin the new addition. The perfect merge of old and new. Link here while it lasts.

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Monday
Oct092017

Feeling blue

No I'm not feeling sad. It's more that I'm loving the hit of blue in this otherwise monochromatic colour palette. This stylish combined living dining room may be compact but it's packed with tone on tone texture and a subtle hint of tribal. Cool blue, cool room by Amanda Cooper.

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Monday
Sep252017

A grey and white loft apartment for sale in Stockholm

I have a thing for grey, and so I fell in love with this 119 m² loft apartment in Östermalm, Stockholm as soon as I spotted it. White walls make a beautiful backdrop for grey here with subtle accents in colours via plants, the beautiful rattan pendant and the dining chairs. Lovely! For sale via Lagerlings.  

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Monday
Sep252017

The curse of orange knotty pine walls

Whenever I've been asked what to do with ugly orange-stained knotty pine walls or ceilings I have always had one answer ... paint them, paint it all! Sometimes you can't. You could be renting, you might not have the money or the time to invest in such a big job. Then I came across this log cabin styled by Susan Burns and it was an epiphany. The knotty pine walls and ceilings are the perfect foil for the white furniture and soft furnishings. OK the brick fireplace and some of the floors have been painted but the often overpowering orange wood has definitely been softened by what I'm calling the "white within". A pretty solution don't you think?

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Wednesday
Sep202017

The Grey House in Camber

It's a dream I've always harboured. An unpretentious beachside house, comfortable with an almost spartan beauty ... almost. I would always have room for a found object or a time worn piece. A short walk to a wind swept beach. The sound of waves ever present like a heartbeat of a simple life. A home to be alone and a home to share with family and friends. A house a little something like this. The Grey House Camber via Light Locations.

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