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

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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.

Friday, 5 September 2014

My Living Room - Making Seasonal Changes



Spring is here and that means a few changes to my home, I have abandoned the warm shades of winter, done a little shopping, introduced some spring foliage, swapped a few things around and given my living area a fresh, new look...Gasp!

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Designers Guild - Madhuri Fabrics - Exotic colours and patterns of India

Sungadi - Indigo, a traditional Uzbek ikat by Designers Guild

Designers Guild fabrics have always been a personal favourite of mine, their vibrant colours and detailed designs set them apart from other fabric houses. Whether beautiful drapes, a stunning one-off chair or some accent cushions, their fabrics are stunningly beautiful. Their latest collection is inspired by the exotic colours and patterns of India and appropriately named, 'Madhuri Fabrics'.