Monday, 29 June 2015

Updating My Bedroom For Winter - Exploring Black and White Checks


The fastest way to update a bedroom is to change your duvet and throw pillows, however, if you do introduce a change of colour and pattern, remember you could change the overall feeling of the room. I purposely wanted to take my bedroom from coastal to country and have been seeking some black and white inspiration.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Bedrooms - Natures colours you May Not Expect

Mehditash Design

If I was to ask you to design a room using natures colours, I wonder what you would choose. For me, I look at the deep blue of the ocean or the gentler blue of a winter sky. Varying shades of autumn leaves, from the palest orange to a more vivid, burnt orange. Deep red leaves fading to soft pink and of course touches of green. All the bedrooms I have chosen today reflect colours of nature but maybe not the ones you would expect.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Modern Farmhouse Style



What if you built a new house with traditional farmhouse architecture but wanted to add a modern twist. What furniture would work and how could you achieve a contemporary look yet still retain the character and charm of a farmhouse? Today's tour is a Blackband Design favourite that hits the nail on the head when it comes to 'Modern Farmhouse style.'

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Character Abounds in the Interior Design of a Beachside Home


Shying away from blue and white in favour of green and yellow and adding a touch of dusky blue/grey, a beach side cottage makes a statement of its own.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

A Recent Design Project - Contemporary Living


I don't usually take on design projects as I don't profess to be an interior designer, however I recently accepted a small project for a client. After an extensive exterior renovation they wanted a new colour scheme, carpets, curtains and new furniture for their interior.

Monday, 8 June 2015

A Fisherman's Cottage in Black and White


In New Zealand, it is the second official week of winter, however, today felt like a mid-summers day. Abandoning my winter woollies for a T-shirt and trainers, Poppy and I set out this morning for a long walk along the coast. Two hours later I found myself back at home and hopped on the computer to find something nice to share with you, quickly discovering this cute fisherman's cottage, it seemed appropriate on such a lovely day.
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