Source: Inside out
Sunday Funday! It’s a long weekend here and I’m feeling bright & inspired! We could all use a little colour in our lives every once in a while. I mean how could you not feel happy when walking through this door? Hallways are transient spaces but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with them. In fact, if you’re only passing through then make the most of it! be bold, be bright and decorate it like a disco ball! (or not….. just have fun!)
I’ve blogged this image before but meh, who cares. Why am I doing it again?!? Because I’m in the Caribbean baby! back home for a week for a mini break and a wedding extraordinaire! I Love being home. It’s a different pace of life and a chance for me to recalibrate & recalculate what’s most important to me. I dream of renovating a decrepit gem down here and actually, I’m sure it will happen, but all in good time. For now I’ll take inspiration from this! How good are those ceilings?
Source: Elle Decoration
Did you hear? Elle Decoration UK has revamped their website and now has a whole host of fun new features including inspirational room images, shopping and design news. Maybe I’m late to the party on this one (I’ve been a terrible blogger as of late!) but at least this is a start. Other major magazines (AD, Living Etc) have had this and more for yonks now, so Welcome to the party Elle Decoration! Good of you to join :)
P.s. I want that daybed and side table please.
Source: Suzy Hoodless
If I had a office/home library this would be it. End of story (although mine might be a little more, lets call it
messy “lived in”). I love the graphic floor tiles, simple vintage desk and dark, daaaarrrk walls. Seeing dark walls like this just reaffirms my love, nay obsession with them. I’m slightly worried my house will turn into one giant pit of endless darkness, but at least I’ll love it! :)
Source: Vogue Living
I’ve been a bad blogger as of late, but work had been keeping me very busy! Anyway, I’m back and thinking about a crucial piece in my living room. The fireplace. The house is an old Victorian terrace so it makes sense to restore some of the period features - fireplace being one of them. Architectural Salvage yards are a great place to find said fireplaces. I’m thinking marble for sure.
Source: The D Pages
Today I bring you one of my fav designers du Jour - Ilse Crawford. I have a bit of a girl crush on this woman - I mean have you seen her interiors? She artfully mixes old world and contemporary to create a sort of moody romantic vibe. The colour palette is muted but the textures are rich. Definitely a design inspiration I’ll be taking tips from when doing up my own place.
Source: AD España
"Art" thou wonderful to look at!. Something I find as important in a home as furniture is Art. Good art - although this is always a highly controversial and somewhat personal subject because taste differs from person to person AND THEN it opens up the whole debate about "what is considered art"? Let us not go down that road. Let’s keep it simple. For me, art should have 3 main things. 1) Subject - if the subject doesn’t grab you then so be it. End of story. 2) Colour composition - this can sometimes go against number 1 because often it doesn’t matter what the subject is, if the colours are right then I’ll like it (confused yet? just wait….). 3) Scale. Now that doesn’t mean oversized but more about whether the scale fits and compliments the subject and detail. So, take the piece above for example.
1) The subject may not be to everyones liking but I find it intriguing - it makes me want to know more and want to study it.
2) The colour composition - It grabs my attention and I love the way the vivid pink is centralised because it really draws attention to the subject (not overlooking the fact that this piece was clearly created to cause controversy)
3) Scale - if this image were a small photograph would it have the same impact? Personally, I don’t think so. I think a large part of its appeal comes from the scale.
Anyway, you may or may not agree with what I think but that’s the beauty of Art - it’s in the eye of the beholder ;)