Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Erin Fetherston's calm and airy living area

The process of decorating our new home has taken longer than I'd hoped. The longer things are delayed, the more I often second guess some of my decisions and progressively delay things even further.  But the time has finally come where I can delay no more, as looking at the current state of things is driving me crazy. Predictably I've gone back to my original ideas on almost everything, many of which are very similar from our old apartment, but what can I say, I guess I'm a creature of habit, and once you find a formula that really works well for you, sticking with it will pretty much guarantee you'll like it in the longer term. 

Lately I've been addicted to checking out the design projects by One King's Lane. So many are right up my alley. Their project for Erin Featherston was a particular favourite. Light, bright and neutral with little touches of glam thrown in for good measure. 

This little vignette in particular has stuck in my mind - the rustic wood console in curved modern lines is sleek, functional and sculptural and brings a much needed earthy tone to the otherwise very bright and light space. I love the idea of repurposing a baby's Moses basket as a super handy catch-all around the house.

The rest of the space has a bit more of a formal tone to it, offset a bit with the natural woven jute rug layered with a pale oriental in the living area. These elements, along with the rustic console  really give the space a bit of soul and prevent it from becoming to cold or austere

Monday, April 11, 2016

A Swedish apartment in white, grey and wood tones

Right now our entire house is painted in the same shade of taupe. While it's not an offensive colour at all, I'm itching to paint it all as soon as possible. Of course I found the perfect inspiration in a Swedish real estate listing (browsing through them is one of my favourite hobbies and sources of inspiration these days!).  Right now, especially with Spring approaching, I'm craving the bright, airy feeling of all white and light grey walls. This apartment in Gothenburg, Sweden fits the bill perfectly. All white and airy, with the kitchen cabinetry painted in the perfect medium grey shade. While everything is done quite simply and minimally, there's a warm lived in feeling with details like the mismatched wood chairs, the casual gallery walls of art and imperfectly made sofa and beds, as if someone just stepped out. 

Photos: Alvhem

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A new neutral in interiors: olive green

So often it's said that to find the perfect inspiration for your home you need look no further than your own wardrobe (or at fashion trends, to see what will be big in interiors in the near future), so it should be no big surprise that more and more I've been noticing olive or army green being used in interiors. From my green field jackets, to the green cargo pants that are almost interchangeable with my jeans, olive green has long been a neutral staple in my wardrobe. However, when it comes it decor, I've never really considered myself much of a 'green' person, recently though, more and more beautiful examples are convincing me that I may be wrong on this and I just might need to feature it in my home as well. 



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