Monday, 8 January 2018

Coastal Style on Lido Island


Three of my favourite things, Blackband design, blue and white and coastal style, add them together and you have a beautifully designed coastal interior. 

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Adding Character to a Home with Solid Wood Flooring

Above - My 1940's cottage with solid wood floors

If you are building a new house or renovating, one way to add charm and character is with solid wood floors, I say "solid" as there are a few other options including engineered wood, however, if you want quality and durability, you can't go past the beauty of solid wood. With the many types of wood finishes, I've written this post with hints on selecting the right look for your style of home. 

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Mud Spaces for Small Hallways


1. The perfect mini mudroom - image by Charlie Kingham 

Not everyone has the luxury of a separate mudroom, however, with some thoughtful design, even a small hallway or entry can achieve organisation for coats, hats, shoes and the dog paraphernalia many of us accrue. 

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

A Bold Take on a San Diego Beach Cottage


Image via CM Natural Designs Company

A beach cottage should be decorated in a relaxed style, however that doesn't mean you can't inject some colour and personality, just as the designers have done with this lovely home.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

A Traditional Style Bathroom with a Modern Touch




This is a bathroom that goes above and beyond a small space for passing through. The designer has put her creative and architectural knowledge into "his and hers", individual spaces making the room, not only functional but beautiful too.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

A Modern Take on Chinoiserie

1. A chinoiserie design painted cabinet

Chinoiserie, a strange word some might say, others may conjure up a mix of patterns depicting birds and flowers and colours of emerald green, blue and emperor red, a somewhat confusing space of oriental origins. This may depict chinoserie of the 18th Century, however today's designers have a less busy approach to making it work for this century and today's homes.