Saturday, 20 September 2014

French Country Cottage Appeal, With a Modern Twist

A simple image, however it immediately captured me. The relaxed sofa with its deep squashy seats and natural creased linen juxtaposed against the rough sisal flooring. Not to mention, the blue and white (my favourite combination), and those crisp, green apples you feel you could pluck from the painting above. This space conjures up an afternoon of lounging on the sofa with a good book or a pile of House and Home magazines... relaxation without the massage.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

1950's French Parquet Table, Chalk Paint™ Makeover

I am still Chalk Paint™ crazy and just about to begin an exciting new project, I have to admit though, I haven't tackled anything quite as beautiful as the French table Kaye has just completed.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Interior Designer Kate Jackson has a fresh take on Coastal style

There is no denying this home's coastal style from the moment you enter the front door and spot the antique, model ship and pair of oars. Subtle shades of blue and white can be seen in the living area with accents of bright blue as can be seen in the print above. In contrast, the bedrooms have a contemporary look with pops of pink, and graphic patterns of black and white with touches of orange. Interior designer Kate Jackson takes a modern approach, blending new and old to create a coastal, cottage look with contemporary appeal in this lovely home.

Friday, 12 September 2014

2015 Colour Trends - Soft Shades of Sorbet

I must admit when it comes to fashion, as a blond I have a penchant for pastel shades, however when it comes to my home I am much a neutral kind of gal with accents of blue. 2015 is going to see a lot of soft pastels/sorbet colours on the catwalk and as fashion and design go hand in hand, pastel shades are sure to make their way to furniture and home ware. I browsed around Pinterest to see what interior ideas I could find. Pretty pastels encapsulating shades of delicious summer sorbets such as rose, peach, mint, lemon and watermelon...

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Bedside Tables - Inspiration from rustic to gold

I am still in the throws of planning the re-decoration of my bedroom and have been looking at ideas for bedside tables, I have already promised to share my design board, however as I am still undecided on a lot of things, I am not quite at the stage of completing the board. On the other hand, I found lots of interesting ideas for bedside tables, some I love, some are not my style but I am sure that you will find something that may inspire you and personally, I am inspired by a little black in my room.

Monday, 8 September 2014

An Original Cape House Renovation - Cosy and Countrified

The kitchen in this authentic Cape home first captured my eye. The glimpse of the contemporary art work and the brass and glass pendant lights, combined with the traditional style faucet made me want to explore more.