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

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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!

Bathroom texture

  • 12 November 2014

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.

Simply lovely

Black and marble kitchen

  • 14 October 2014

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!

nifty cabinetry

  • 18 September 2014

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

light filled bathrooms

  • 1 August 2014

More bathrooms that are too good not to share, this time it’s the sunbeams flooding these rooms that appeal… soft shimmering  wash of light what a perfect place to unwind in.

In comparison this bathroom is the polar opposite, dark and moody but still inviting right? Look carefully to see the detail that makes it work so well, full width and height mirror with wall mounted taps attached. Strip lighting and of course the wallpaper!!

Bathroom envy you are experiencing was created by  Lubelso, part of  The Canny Group a Melbourne based Design and Build company.