Thursday, 24 July 2014

Neutral Sofa

If there's one piece of furniture that I recommend you invest in, and don't scrimp on, it's your sofa. Other than your bed, it really is the furniture piece you're likely to use the most, and it needs to be quality and comfortable as well as looking good.

You can't go wrong with a great neutral sofa. If you're brave try white (many now come with removable slip covers for washing), otherwise a light grey or oatmeal colour. Don't get me wrong, I love a coloured sofa, but by choosing a neutral colour it's really easy to change the look and feel of your living room. Add a throw, swap your cushions, a new side table and a piece of art, and you've reinvented your space while retaining your fabulous sofa.

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Duck Egg Blue | Three Ways

I usually favour strong, vibrant colours, but one of my all-time favourite colours is duck egg blue. Soft and pretty, it's fresh when teamed with white, looks gorgeous with warm wood tones and pinks, and holds it own when paired with bold black.

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Kerferd | Whiting Architects

Sometimes I come across an image in Pinterest that I love, and on further investigation I find it's just one of many beautiful photographs from the same home. That's when I know I have to share that home with you. This stunning home is by Melbourne architecture and interior design practice Whiting Architects. Obviously a dynamic duo, architect Steven Whiting and creative director Carole Whiting oversee eight more talented staff members.

I just love the beautiful simplicity and honesty of the materials used in this home. A gorgeous Scandinavian colour palette of black, white and warm wood has been used throughout, with the addition of lots of yummy texture.

There are several nooks (you know I love them!) including this small space that creates an entrance. A table and a piece of art welcome you into the house.

Pushing two tables together to create a large table top is a fantastic idea, if you're lucky enough to have the room. The tables sit on a platform raised above the kitchen floor, which helps to define the two areas.

Another little nook at the end of the kitchen provides a lovely sunny spot to relax.

Above the kitchen is a narrow office. Touches of red and pink help to bring warmth to the mainly white space.

I'm a big fan of delicious linen sheets, and I absolutely love the headboard with the buttons - do you think it's actually a duvet cover that's been re-purposed?

Not to disappoint, the bathrooms are also amazing, carrying on the colour theme and the simple, clean lines. Curves have been used to soften the straight lines, in the bath, the mirrors, the wall hooks, and the stool.

I just love this home, it's really beautiful but restrained, I'm so inspired. For more inspiration pop over and check out more projects by Whiting Architects.
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