Inspiring Contemporary Home with Monochrome Interior

  • 9 July 2015

Overlooking Sydney’s Middle Harbor sits this stunning home by Richard Cole Architecture.

The view is obviously THE star attraction here!

Massive flush finish cavity sliding doors seem to act as magnets enticing you into the outdoor space.   The transition is visually seamless the sheer width of the opening instantly creates an additional room to the home – a fantastic space to soak up the balmy Australian weather.

There are lots of other details to admire in this spacious light filled home……

The sharp combination of a Black and White Kitchen with negative detail handles and mirror splashback is dramatic, notice the accessories inserts in the Stainless Steel bench top – everything you need at your fingertips!

Touches of Timber combined with dramatic Black provide balanced warmth to these wide open spaces. It won’t take a minute for me to pack my bags I could be ready to move in any time!

Contemporary Bathroom Design Inspiration

  • 24 June 2015

So it’s freezing outside, winter is here and its HARD to get out of bed in the morning, just for a moment lets imagine waking up and discovering that one of these bathrooms had magically arrived while you slept ….woo hoo!! How different mornings would be, what a delight to start your day here – you couldn’t help but emerge beautiful!

Now all you need to do is decide which one you would choose, trust me it won’t be easy!

Will it be this light filled elegant room with gorgeous freestanding bath and vanity, super simple at first glance but the detail is there

Or will it be this sharp modern masculine room with simple rectangle lines? His and Hers vanities, good mirror cabinet storage, pendant lighting

Or this………. an outdoor shower indoors?? Amazing!!

Well I would be delighted to find any of these but would give special thanks to the night fairies if image number one turned up, how about you?

Image 1 & 2, Image 3

Skyline living

  • 2 June 2015

At 54 stories high the ZLOTA Building in Warsaw, Poland is the highest residential building in Europe the sheer scale of this project is mind blowing, global architecture firm Woods Bagot created 236 one, two, three and four bedroom apartments.

A three part  Design brief focused on Warsaw’s rich heritage, a sense of living in a space that was almost a work of art and a contemporary aesthetic that clients could personalize.

It goes without saying that 54 floors above ground the views are spectacular, and while the structural concrete element is apparent in the spaces the addition of timber and textiles have ensured a sophisticated calm warmth. Magic!

Clean Aesthetic

  • 29 April 2015

These beautiful clean interiors are the work of Sydney based award winning designers Ardent & Pyke.   The images speak for themselves, while each project is quite different the Ardent & Pyke’s clean aesthetic is clearly visible in both homes. No surprise to read that The Pavilion was short listed for the Australian Interior Design Awards 2014 among other accolades – it is certainly a beautifully balanced home. The finely crafted stone splash back is incredible, as is the carefully considered detail of the raised stone supporting the timber bar cap. The clean airy aesthetic is repeated in the bathroom with beautiful mosaic tiles.

The Avenue offers a different feel altogether. This project was awarded The Best Residential Interior Decorations accolade  at the Australian Interior Design Awards 2014. The scale of this home is magnificent I love the fabric selection – especially the couch and the Moody Blue walls

Classic Design

  • 13 April 2015

Each week I flick through hundreds of Interior and styling images, you know how it is one site links to another to another….. it takes a while to sift through all the repetitive that and its super easy to become sidetracked. So lucky to have world wide inspiration at our finger tips! I like to apply the test of time to sites I find – book marking them and revisiting them in a week and see if they still make me ohh and ahh. Jason Urrutia’s work has withstood my test of time and my goodness I do love it! The Californian Design Studio describes it’s scope of work as Contemporary with a Classic feel.

What I noticed is the clever play on scale that is prevalent on each project, super size mirrors elegantly resting on the floor, oversized light pendants, industrial sliding doors, sharp contrasting colour pallets and yet the spaces feel comfortable, each feature finding its own space.

All the images for the Mill Valley project are stunning – look carefully and you will see tiny attention to detail like this tile detail, a very elegant way of linking the colour pallet.

Ultimate Classic timeless design – beautiful!!

Harlequin Amazilia

  • 17 March 2015

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.

Kieran Kinsella Stools

  • 12 March 2015

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

Discovered on Design Blog Bliss

Kitchen contrasts

  • 3 March 2015

I have a few kitchen projects on the go currently, working on multiple projects at once has its advantages – my eyes are wide open searching for  contemporary, french country  and classic inspirational images.

When I look collectively at what I’m attracted to there is a common theme ….. two toned  block colour kitchens, is that a description?!  What ever it’s called  I like the balanced result, and its not just dark tops verses light cabinets, it’s more about colour designating the units use and balance ALWAYS balance

Images 1,2,4,5  image 3 and images 6,7

If you took the contrast colour out of all of these kitchens you would probably pass the by, but with a dash of colour they are something special! How good is the sunshine Yellow?… love it.

Elegant Kitchen

  • 12 January 2015

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.

Timeless!

Decus Interiors, Design Studio based in NSW Australia.

Fine detailing

  • 4 December 2014

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!