Amazilia is the stunning newly released collection from Harlequin very aptly named as it is indeed Amazing!
Described as “Featuring extravagant tropical motifs in exotic colourways, delicately depicting hummingbirds, botanically-drawn butterflies, feathers and glossy over sized leaves” it is a typical Harlequin explosion of colour.
Only with the use of Digital print technology can fabrics show such intricate realistic details and vibrant colours. It’s nigh on impossible for me to pick a favorite – I’m a bird girl so many of the designs delight me, BUT if I had to narrow it down…..
The Spray Dyed Velvet is incredible, the intensity and shade of colour changes across the width of the fabric subtly drifting from one colour to another, the warmer of the 8 available colourways are seemingly on fire.
I can’t resist anything to do with birds – I have an every growing collection of nests and feathers in my office so the Limosa wallpaper is a given for me. Available in 5 colour ways I love the water colour effect of the image and the multitude of colour you can pull out as coordinating shades. The proportion of space verses pattern is well balanced and restful.
Oh boy this is a treat Kieran Kinsella’s work encompasses all things I admire in design – simple elegant forms that enhance natural materials
When I look at these wooden stools I immediately think of the illustrations on Maurice Sendak’s book ‘Where The Wild Things Are” these little babies are ready to march across the room! They all ooze personality, look at wedge detail…..aah no way I could choose just one
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It’s the tiny details that make this elegant kitchen by Decus Interiors work so well – details applied to ordinary items that every modern kitchen has.
To me the stand out detail is the Scullery, a ‘must have’ in most modern homes the scullery is a space that is typically shut away behind doors – strictly utilitarian, the simple addition of beautiful glazed doors, timber drawer fronts, full height tiling has been transformed utilitarian into spectacular.
Flagstone floor tiles, panelled cabinetry, industrial element of the Stainless Steel all elegantly cloaked in a soft neutral colour palette.
Decus Interiors, Design Studio based in NSW Australia.
There is some seriously fine detailing in this home, Australian Interior Designer Sally Taylor has managed to make every corner of this family home in Sydney shimmer and glow.
The entrance is oozing intricate detailing and yet it still appears calm, warm and inviting. The texture of the block work is beautiful, the variation of block size had been repeated in the timber screen and again in the entrance door – clever!
Fabrics are beautifully vibrant, again attention has been paid to the tiniest of details – scatter cushions piped to match the couch upholstery, feature fabric used on the back of the arm chairs – perfect for a bold print. The change in direction of the flooring emphasizing the shape of the room and the oh so simple fire place. Gorgeous!
Stop searching I’ve found it! This has to be THE perfect bathroom, – actually if you follow my blog you will know that I have made this claim before – sorry!
So often I see bathrooms that have be overlooked in the ‘looks’department and treated as purely functional I do get excited when I come across a bathroom of beauty.
Beatrix Rowe Interior Design of Melbourne have left no stone unturned here
There are soooo many things I admire in this room, the window is obviously exquisite and the clever placement of the full width mirror expands the detail. A great example of a monochrome room of texture – matte timber, polished marble, the tiny mosaic floor tiles verses the over-sized proportion of the light fitting.
More often than not projects that catch my eye are Australian, our architectural style has a definite affinity with that of Australian homes, it makes sense our climates and lifestyles are alike, its easy to see to see the similarities – touches of timber, an emphasis on relaxed outdoor living. This gorgeous home by Richard Cole Architecture could sit very comfortably on this side of the ditch!
I love the choice of products in the Middle Harbour House kitchen, Black and White is an absolutely timeless combination.
Simple black cabinetry, note the black handles, white ‘marble’ bench tops, mirror splash back, great attention to detail see’s the chopping board and oil bottles integrated into the bench top…brillaint
The simple colour pallet of the kitchen extends into the living area seamlessly with the full height cabinetry creating a solid backdrop to the room. Again we see touches of timber, add natural fiber fabrics, full height drapes, subtle lighting and massive doors opening the entire width of the room. What more could you ask for?….nothing I think!
I like little things … finely crafted bowls of glass, wood or colourful china are impossible to pass by without touching, I also like little spaces I feel more comfortable in an intimate space than a large voluminous space.
Small things and spaces require much more thought and attention to detail to be successful I think that’s why they appeal to me.
Small thoughtful spaces require nifty cabinetry and I think this All-In-One-Bunk Bed by Studio Oink is amazing!! See how everything has multiple purposes, the black board is a door, raising the bed double storage space.
More importantly if your a kid it just plain cool
Wow this attention to detail stopped me in my tracks, how gorgeous is it?? Beautiful layers of texture and warmth applied to simple shapes.
These stunning images are the work of Danish Interior and Graphic Designer Stine Langvad luckily we can follow her on Pintrest
I love the mirrors in the bathroom below and the vibrant turquoise tiles
Photo credit Joachim Wichmann
I have always been intrigued by the concept of internal courtyards in homes, as a student I visited a circular house with an internal courtyard, since then the concept has remained firmly at the top of my wish list. I love the self-contained privacy of them.
This home by Selldorf Architects is a great example; located in Colorado the images immediately reminded me of Queenstown.
The building is arranged around a central courtyard as a series of one-story pavilions dedicated to specific functions, spaces are linked by an internal corridor. Many of the external walls are floor to ceiling glazing making the most of the stunning views. While the internal courtyard is always protected from the prevailing wind and the neighbours!
(Photos: Todd Eberle)
This Ensuite is part of an apartment renovation I have recently completed, the Design brief was to make a very small, internal, dated master bedroom ensuite into a sophisticated, light, spacious, functional space with storage.
This type of brief requires all the tricks to be pulled out of the bag! The main focus was to create an illusion of space , a wall hung vanity top clears the floor space, full width mirrors that have storage behind them visually doubles the wall space, contrasting black tiles on the end wall of the shower push the wall away elongating the room. Mood lighting along with task lighting adds depth. Job done!
Image by Living Visions Photography