Chelsea Hing Design Consultants are Melbourne based interior designers with a strong architectural focus. Their design philosophy is based on interiors taking their cue from the architecture, making sense with the surrounding environment. Mix that with clever planning and a practical understanding of how people use space to live & work and you get sensational spaces. Young, fresh and colourful. First off we have an apartment in South Yarra, Melbourne. Carly Chisholm from CHDC explains. “This client had long wished to own a Neo Metro apartment and commissioned CHDC to select all of the furniture, rugs & lamps and consult on placement of artworks. Referencing from the artwork, we selected bold colours and pieces to work with the strong architectural envelope yet still hold their own. All elements were lifted up off the floor to maximise the compact spaces.”
Colour your thing? Then you’re going to love this hospitality fitout for Aqua Fish & Chippery, Hawthorn. Well known in the wholesale seafood business, Aquanas Seafood initially opened AQUA as a retail store for fresh fish. Six months after opening, CHDC were asked to update the store fitout to incorporate a new fish & chippery. The store was completely replanned to address the separation between the fresh fish & cooked product and a new concept developed to give the shop a more nostalgic and friendly feel. I love it and while I’m here I’ll have a salt and pepper calamari and minimum chips and maybe a battered sausage…. maybe. Check out more on the CHDC website.
I LOVE all things retro. Like the following photo. This is the restaurant in the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles designed by Derek Sanders. The Panton flowerpot pendants, the Pierre Paulin tulip chairs, the bold yellow…yep, it’s retro and it’s fabulous.
I have noticed lately that I’m drawn to the colour yellow. I think it has to do with how much I love summer and yellow is such a beautiful summery colour. So I figured I’d do a post on different uses and ranges of yellow. Since I have basically no yellow in my home, this post is inspiration to change that.
Pale yellow walls are so warm and inviting, and would brighten up any room without being too jarring.
|Better Homes and Gardens||Jennifer Worts|
|Bernstein & Andriulli||Jay Jeffers|
One of my favourite shades is acid yellow, for those who are a bit more daring and enjoy bold colours.
|Gal Nauer Architects||Jenny Armit|
Bright yellow walls will bring a smile to anyone’s face but would be tough to decorate (and live) with.
|PointClickHome||Marie Claire Maison|
A yellow (and turquoise) country-style kitchen would have everyone milling around while food is prepared.
|Cottage Living||This Old House|
If yellow walls are too much to commit to, then how livening things up with some yellow art….throw in some red accent furniture for an extra hit of colour and you’re set.
|Jason Loucas||Michael Formica|
|Sköna hem||Alex Papachristidis|
Accents in yellow work with all sorts of colour schemes…reds, greens, pinks, blues, the list is surprisingly endless.
|Riehl Designs||Mark Luscombe-Whyte|
|Sköna hem||Hotel Home Buenos Aires|
Sills Huniford Associates is based in New York, and strives to create modern interiors using furniture from many eras. I am adoringly drawn to the oversized artwork used throughout their designs, particularly the simple black circle on white (I am trying to figure out where I can replicate this in my home), and the framed chalkboard (unless it’s an art piece, then imagine it as a chalkboard – the versatility of it).