Design Inspo | ’80s-Inspired Home Decor

Following on from my interior design trends round up post (last week, it was all about Greenery), today we’re talking 80’s-inspired geometric home decor. Think crisp, graphic prints and plenty of bold colours. Making Spaces’ bold drawing room (below), pulls this look off immaculately. Most of what I remember from the 80s was not pretty as far as home decor goes, but I am loving this modern take on it. Especially the lighting – there is some very good geometric lighting out there right…

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Design Inspo | The Greenery Trend

Design Inspo | The Greenery Trend

I am currently in the midst of a self-imposed spending freeze, and to curb my desire to shop/decorate, I’ve been window shopping online instead. I found a lot of pretty things, so I’m rounding up a whole host of them to piggy back off my 2017 interior design trends round up post. Starting with green, glorious green. I labelled this trend in home decor “Botany” in my last post, but although palm prints can look amazing (like in Whistler Leather’s showroom, above,…

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Design Inspo | Interior Design Trend Report 2017

Design Inspo | Interior Design Trend Report 2017

I spent last Thursday perusing all the pretty things on display at London Design Week. I’ve been asked a few times recently – particularly by friends and family who want help decorating their own spaces – what’s trending in interiors. Now, I’m not saying you have to follow even a single one of these to have an awesome home. Because, you know, you do you. Except I personally love almost all of the interiors trends in this round-up. And whether…

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Design Finds | A New Orleans Family Vacation Rental & …

Design Finds | A New Orleans Family Vacation Rental & A Tiny Home

Travel // A New Orleans Family Vacation Home One of the best family holidays we’ve taken was to New Orleans. There’s tonnes for kids to do, and the food is amazing. We took the Amtrak from Chicago and slept in a sleeper car – so fun! We stayed in a hotel, but if I went again, I’d like to rent somewhere with a more authentic New Orleans vibe. Like this lovely little shotgun rental home in the city’s Lower Garden…

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Mood Board | Industrial Inspiration for an NYC Apartment …

Mood Board | Industrial Inspiration for an NYC Apartment Design

Today’s New York bachelor apartment design features industrial details, combined with organic elements and a refined colour palette with on-trend accents of deep green. The Brief Give character & style to a generic new-build 5th floor studio apartment Provide suggestions for arranging open floor plan into kitchen, living, dining, bedroom & bathroom areas Create a space with a “wow” factor Incorporate existing furnishings and artwork that the client has collected on his frequent travels Industrial interior inspiration I can honestly…

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Reworking A Floor Plan

Reworking A Floor Plan

I’ve drawn up floor plans for the last few houses I’ve lived in, just as I would for clients. They’re so handy for space planning. This home is about 1100 square feet (102 square meters). Current Floor Plan As an interior designer, I’m constantly imagining what I could do with the space if I owned the home, and how we could make the floor plan work better for us. There are a few things that I’d love to fix. They stem…

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Mood Board | A Black And White Bathroom

Mood Board | A Black And White Bathroom

As a serial renter, I’m always thinking about what I would do if I had free reign on the homes I live in. High up on the priority list for our current house would definitely be a black and white bathroom renovation for the master suite. Of course, I already have a design plan in mind. A monochrome palette would work well with the design in the master bedroom, and adding brass and wood accents would warm the scheme up…

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Boy’s Bedroom Design Update, Mortlake

Boy’s Bedroom Design Update, Mortlake

I’ve made a few updates to the kids’ room I made over last Spring. We had them sharing for a year or so, but now this room is inhabited solely by our seven-year-old son and given his sister her own space. It didn’t take much to make it his rather than theirs. After moving one of the twin beds out, the blank wall felt unbalanced. Moving the bookcase over there fixed the problem. The bedside cabinet is a placeholder until…

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Design Finds | A Shibori Headboard & A Boho Rental …

Design Finds | A Shibori Headboard & A Boho Rental in LA

Finds // A Shibori Headboard I am head over heels for this shibori headboard from Urban Outfitters. I love shibori fabric, and upholstered headboards. It’s no longer available but a similar look could be achieved if you’ve got some handy DIY skills! Finds // Organic Terrariums West Elm have their cute wood and glass terrariums back in stock. I have a similar terrarium with a big air plant in it on our dining table and I love the organic element it brings…

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