Magnificent Matte Black: Kitchen & Bath Fittings

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When designing kitchens and bathrooms you can’t go wrong with the elegant and timeless color combination of black and white, marble, and wood. It is a style that is as classic, yet current, as Audrey Hepburn’s black shades, pearl necklace and little black dress.  But what’s exciting and new with this color palette in kitchen and bathroom design is inclusion […]

Shop One of a Kind: Kids Room Decor

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When it comes to decorating modern nurseries and kids rooms the easiest way to to create a truly unique interior that any child would love is to incorporate some one-of-a-kind handcrafted accessories.  The online resource Great.ly is the perfect place to find such accessories –  each made with love and produced by small, creative businesses / artisans located around the globe. You can […]

Leila Jeffreys Beautiful Bird Art

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Australian based photographer Leila Jeffreys portraits of native Australian birds are the perfect art choice for injecting a dose of personality and happiness to any interior design scheme. Leila is not only a photographer she is a ‘bird whisperer of sorts’ and has a way with birds which puts them at ease and allows her to truly capture their unique personalities, whether it is […]

Pantone Colour of the year 2015: Marsala

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Each year Pantone likes to tune our eyes into certain colours. And for 2015 it wants us to think about Marsala 18-1438, a wine-red with earthy brown undertones. Well how do they know this hue is ‘the one’? The new ‘colour of the year’ isn’t just picked on a whim but selected by a group […]

Inflatable architecture – Exxopolis Luminarium

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Imagine a giant inflatable structure with a labyrinth of interconnecting tunnels and domes awash with a kaleidoscope of colors. This is ‘Exxopolis’ – the creation of Nottingham based Architects of Air, which is currently being exhibited at the Brisbane Festival. Image Source above: Lamar Francois via Architects of Air. Exxopolis is an impressive size – approximately 10 metres high and 50 […]

Brass Revival – Modern Interiors

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Not since the height of the 70’s have we seen brass so strongly embraced in interior design. Along with its other warm metallic counterparts (copper and bronze), brass is also enjoying a huge revival. Beaten, folded or polished – designers are celebrating it’s luxurious, yet industrial appeal, making everything from chandeliers, pendant lights, tables, dressers, chairs, bath and kitchen fixtures and […]

The perfect pop of yellow

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Yellow … it can make or break your interior design scheme. It’s the color that conjures up images of sunshine and sand on a warm Summers day, but when it comes to interior design, a little bit of this attention grabbing color goes a long way.  Here are six fabulous ways to use yellow to make your interior […]

Vitra 2014 Collection – Bright, bold & graphic

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Modern lines, abstract graphics and colorful fabrics dominate Vitra’s new 2014 collection of furnishings launched at Salone Del Mobile in Milan. Vitra reissued timeless pieces from renowned designers like Alex Girard, launched new products by designers Edward Barber, Jay Osgerby and Hella Jongious amongst others and expanded their color library of fabrics, giving many of their […]

Missoni Home Collection 2014

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Launched at Salone del Mobile in Milan, the new collection for Missoni Home screamed flower power, along with black and white stripey or chevron print and a loose patchwork pattern. A diamond-shaped pouf was among my favourites from the new soft furnishing pieces and the Pretoria outdoor fabric sparked an idea for a new outdoor living scheme I’m working on. At […]

Mood board: retro patterns, geo shapes & zesty accent colours

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Retro patterned prints, light wood, geometric shapes and a zesty colour palette is guaranteed to put zing into your space.  To visualise how this style could work for you, read this post and see some room shots styled with items on the mood board.  This mood board is interactive –  hover your mouse over the […]

Colour palette: add zing to an all white scheme

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A lovely white backdrop, oak wood flooring, and a large expanse of glass overlooking the garden was the starting point for this interior scheme.  Working with a zingy palette of yellow, orange and a touch of blue, this room is punctuated with bright pops of colour, retro patterned prints by Orla Kiely and a nod […]

Modern Global Eclectic Interiors

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From Mexico to Africa, Peru to Java, London to Philippines, Turkey to San Francisco, this week we are lusting over Modern Global Eclectic interiors. Think colorful, ethnic handcrafted furniture and accessories made around the globe by talented local artisans mixed together with your favorite modern pieces. A superb mix; these interiors have real substance and depth to […]

Mood Board: Outdoor living rooms

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Outdoor living rooms…who wants one? We do – that’s for sure!  Style your patio or deck area with a good mix of seating including outdoor sofas, lounge chairs, floor cushions and poufs like the Kite Kilim Floor Pouf (4) from West Elm (also loving the whole range of poufs – see them here).  Rock on […]

Lust list – Copper Crush: Home Decor

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Metallics are huge in interior design right now, and copper (more prominent in the past) is making a big comeback. Thank you Tom Dixon for putting the vogue back into copper! Copper is showing up in modern home decor and furniture – everything from light pendants, art and coffee mugs to side tables and beds. Copper […]

Colorful dining chairs – Modern Mix Up

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It is funny how in a period of about five years the term ‘matching’ has almost become a dirty word in the interior design vocabulary. Mixing it up is what it’s all about right now and this applies to all rooms in the home; the dining room and dining chairs are no exception. A mix-up […]

mood board: black & green

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This modern ikat design pillow (7)  from Designed Goods in Los Angeles landed on my desk last week and sparked the idea for a green and black mood board.  With the Echo pillow as my starting point, I was inspired to go bold and graphic and create a look with an industrial edge and a little rock chick at […]

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