living room

winter wonderland


winter1via vtwonen

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stylist: gray label, via style files

winter4Mozhaisk House by Alexandra Fedorova, via homeadore

winter5via justthedesign

winter6via planète deco

winter7source unknown

winter8via theberry.com

winter9Parsonson Architects,Photographer: Paul Mcredie, via archdaily

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.

texture8photo by herz-allerliebst

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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GET ME SOME SCANDI STYLE


Scandi style is extremely popular at the moment and is a very definite ‘look’.  But how do I create this look for a client in a home? Firstly, check out these few examples and then Ill show you some key pieces to buy that help create Scandi Style in an instant:

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Home of stylist Lota Aggaton, photography: Pia Ulin

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via temple and webster blog

Now that you have seen what I mean by Scandi Style, here are some great products to try: (ALONG WITH PAINTING YOUR FLOOR BOARDS AND WALLS WHITE)

scandi3sheepskin via HKLiving

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wall mounted moose available via ebay

scandi5black and white print via ikea.com

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scandi sideboard available at replica furniture

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cushions from adairs

Here’s a little mood board of my own I put together.  Looking very scandi already!!!  Feel free to ask any questions.

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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!

homes with soul


soul9source: Arttiles

soul1Bruce Buck for the New York Times

soul2

via Amy Butler Design

soul3

photography by Bob Martus, via desire to inspiresoul4

photography: Laure Joliet, via Design Sponge

soul5

by Abigail Ahern

soul6

photography: Debi Treloar

soul7

image via Debi Treloar on Apartment Therapy

soul8

found on houzz

soul10

found on Fantastic Frank

Because I’m happy….


happy10

via designsponge

happy4

photography:Pablo Zuloaga for Elle.es

happy1via domiwnetrze.pl, by Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer/Sisters Agency

happy2

via The Saturday Paperhappy3

By Alpha Idea, via home-designing.com

happy5

via thepeopleshop

happy6

via Jelanie

happy7

photography: Bob Greenspan, via houzz

happy8

via Decorators Notebook, stylist: Sarah E Owen

happy9

via kulchi

sit up and take note


week5from laredoute.fr

week1

By Paula Magnani Freitas

Picture 214

By Michael Paul Photography

week3

from VTWonen

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Foam Road Fingal Residence by Jam Architecture

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Images: Marcia Prentice via apartment therapy

week7

Designed in 2012 by Studio Guilherme Torres.Found on Home Adoreweek8

photographed by Logan Beck. Found on camillestyles.com

week9

from boligcious

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Canadian Architects rzlbd, via ootdmagazine