bathroom

texture tutorial


You know when you see something in a home or store and you just want to touch it? Probably because it screams texture.  A really effective way to create interest in a room is by using different textures.  Try a shaggy rug with a smooth, copper light.  A raw wooden table with beautiful leather chairs.  Instantly these different texture will make a room seem warm and inviting.  See if you can pick out the different textures used in these rooms. Don’t forget to scroll down to see my mood board of textured products too.

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texturePhotography: Sharyn Cairns – Styling: John Mangila

texture2via Lotte Manou

texture2via housenumber15

texture3Via KITKA design toronto

texture4source:  Jamais 203

texture5via abigail ahern

texture6via style files

Here are some products I found that make me want to run my hand over them: (I’m not suggesting you put them all together in one room!)

 

 

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KID IN A CANDY STORE


Marble, Stainless Steel, Timber, Corian, Caesarstone, granite. HELP!!!!! Too many to choose from.  If you have ever built or renovated a bathroom or kitchen you will be familiar with some of these types of benchtops.  So many to choose from! Here are some pics of  my favourites.   Which number do you like best?

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1. Clifton Hill residence kitchen by Pipkorn & Kilpatrick,Photography — Christine Francis

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2. Photography by Armelle Habib and styling by Heather Nette King, via newzealanddesignblog

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3. Design and photography: Caitlin Perry

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4. via tingbo

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5. via unisteel

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6. by MCA studio, via archdaily

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7. Interior design by madebycohen, photography Shannon McGrath

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8. Interiors by Highgate House

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9. photo by Luis Gordoa via archdaily

bench910. Bathroom by Atria Arquitetos

A STICKY BEAK INSIDE MY HOME


WELCOME TO MY HOME!!!

I realised that those of you who are not following me on Instagram may not have seen many photos of my home.  So, here it is! We were lucky enough to build a new home and moved in just over 3 years ago.  I must say, I am still in love with it and feel extremely lucky.  What I love most is that I feel it’s a real expression of who I am and of my design personality.  When you chose things that you love (they don’t need to be the most expensive) it creates a certain warmth.  Hope you enjoy.xxx

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I love a HUGE door and wide corridors!

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We needed to let more light into this room and after looking at the plans for hours and hours I came up with this solution.

I also love my LOOM rug which really is a piece of art.

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This is our formal lounge and dining.  The table fits 16 when needed – which is pretty often!

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My hanging bottles – using fishing wire.

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The most used room in the house – the open plan kitchen/living.  I’m a major Mark Tuckey fan.

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The ensuite.  I could never use white marble in the kitchen (scared of staining) but this marble is perfect for our bathroom.

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Kids bathroom – lucky kids!!!!

FEEL FREE TO WRITE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS  – I LOVE HEARING FROM YOU!

yeah baby!


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images by Sharyn Cairns, via style files

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Source and more photos : Stadshem

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 Photography Jeltje Janmaat y  Schols Bien

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vintagepiken via leiliving.blogspot.nl

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via theyallhateus

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designed by Pamela Makin of Les Interieurs, photo by Michele Biancucci

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via sugar and cloth

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Styling Cleo Scheulderman,Photography Jeroen van der Spek via vtwonen

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THIS AND THAT


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designed by Emily Summers in conjunction with buildingstudio architect Coleman Coker

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Image Source: domino.com}this4

Images by Sarah Sherman Samuel via SMITTENSTUDIOSONLINE

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found on mollywoodgardendesign.com

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Architect: Vicent Van Duysen Photography: Stijn Rolies, via arkpad

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styling by Louise at Guts, for Eco Wallpapers

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Rich Shades of Turquoise at Francois Gilles Moroccan Home via House of Turquoise

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via thelane.com

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found on etsy.com

white nights


WHITE DOESNT HAVE TO BE BORING

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 photo from Living blog
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via paulina arcklin

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 images: nina k.studio interior journalist: Jonna Kivilahti photographer: Nina Kellokoski

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photo: elisabeth heier

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Courtesy of Spacesmith via arch daily

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Photo: Husmanhagberg

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via trendesnser

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via they all hate us

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via 100layercake

ladder to success


The difference between a warm home and just a house is in the detail.  One of the best ways to add warmth and personality to a home is by adding decorative elements.  A ladder is the perfect way to do this. Whether you put towels, magazines, scraves or lights on it, a ladder just adds a rustic and natural touch. Let me know what you have put on your ladder.

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via style files

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photography: Annette Nordstom, styling: Wenche Holte, via interiormagasinet

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photography: Mikkel Rahr Mortensen, stylist: Gitte Kjaer

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via skonahem

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found on easy.com (no longer available)

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via remppahaikara.blogspot

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via houzz

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via ruemag.tumblr

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via shelterness.com