Have you seen the latest color creations collection from Flexa!
It just invites color in...... I have choosen a few myself for our new house!
Here is some inspiration:
When it comes to dining chairs, these can make your dining room!
There are so many options out there, whether you are into Colors, Romantic French, Contemporary Modern, Simplistic or Eclectic and everything in between.
That was a little of my favorite dining chairs... I know some of you might wonder why the Eames chair is not included? This is simply because its becoming so popular, that everyone has it, and for me that makes it loss its appeal a little....
I was out this weekend, scoping out more nice little shops and wanted to share with you some of the little pearls in Sydney.
Zouk living in Mosman, has a great collection of oriental and indian inspired accessories. They have the little edge which will create some wonder in your home. From smaller items to larger items as rugs and floor cushions and side tables, its definitely a trip worth if you are thinking of getting inspired.
This winter is all about keeping the warmth of summer indoors and cuddle up to great design, lovely colours and having a great time with a cuppa!
I have gathered some of the designs, I think is truly great!
Something for the electric, the romantic, the simplistic, the modern and the ones in between.
Sofa from Jonathan Adler, in Venice Navy, $3495 AUD from Coco Republic.
Side table in Blush, Navy Blue or Pistacio!
Project 82 $299 AUD
Just a little lovely design ...... Enjoy the winter!
Following my last post, we recently moved!
We have now been in our new place for about 3 weeks, and it slowly starts to feel like home, even though we still have carpets, which I dread, but for now we will just have to make do:)
The first thing I do with a "blank canvas" as a new space is, I sit down with a cup of tea and picture what it is I want, then I start to create moodboards for the different areas, to give me inspiration:)
Right now, I am working on creating a play area for our daughter who is 2 years old, and even though we have to make do with what we have, and the final project is not going to look exactly like the images I found, its still a very good source to get your ideas flowing and start getting something down on paper. This will help you when you start the sourcing of different pieces for your space.
Here you can see my moodboard for the playarea I am currently creating:
I want her to have space for reading a book with her, having space to draw and also, create a space where she can get to her toys, to encourage independent play.
I am not done yet, but wanted to share my progress with you, so this is the play area so far.....
It still needs some framing around the drawing board, some more pillows in the reading area, and I want a tipi or tent, and also some better pictures on the wall, which compliments each other. In addition I would like a real rug to cover up the horrible blue carpet and framing the posters with numbers..... but creating ones home is a process and ones "finished" I will share with you my final result, well almost final, a play-area will change with the child/ren.
I hope this inspires you to get starting on your own play-area.
So its time for me and my family to pack up and move out of our apartment and into our first house!
I am so excited of the prospect of getting our "own" house and garden. I say "our own" since we are still renting, but its a blank canvas, which I will have the absolute pleasure of decorating! I am already creating inspiration folders and moving on to mood- boards!!
Cant wait to share the before and after pictures here !
When starting on an interior design project, its a good idea to start gathering inspiration before even beginning the project!
Take a few weeks to go around and look at all the inspiration you can find.
This does not mean dedicating yourself to a constant inspiration search, but more to be open to the inspiration around you.
Whether this be a trip to a museum to get color inspiration, going to the beach and gather your thoughts or buying magazines and cutting out the pictures which inspire you.
Create folders for each room or if you are just choosing a color scheme, group the pictures and photos in colors.
Them put the things which you like the most on a mood board, slowly a color scheme or a certain style will take form, and you are closer to finding out the perfect fit for your project!
Have fun with it, and happy decorating!!
Decorating a space in terms of color is easy if you use the 60-30-10.
Take a look at some rooms in magazines , you'll notice that the rooms you like the most are almost invariably divided into percentages of 60-30-10. Why this works is anybody's guess. Perhaps it is the human tendency to see an overall theme in the 60 percent hue, unifying the coloration. The 30 percent provides visual interest and the 10 percent, not unlike jewelry, provides that little spark of sparkle.
So, when decorating a particular room, divide the colors into percentages:
60% of a dominant color
30% of a secondary color
10% of an accent color
When you think about it, this color breakdown is similar to a man's business suit:
60% of the outfit's color is the slacks and jacket
30% of the outfit's color is the shirt
10% of the outfit's color is the tie
Translated to a room setting, it typically means:
60% of the room's color is the walls
30% of the room's color is the upholstery
10% of the room's color is, say, an accent piece or a floral arrangement
Choosing a Color Scheme
Trying to decide on the right color scheme for a room or an entire home can be difficult. You can simplify the process by using a color wheel and narrowing down your choices to two color schemes. There are more, of course, but these are the most effective and provide a great place to start.
Complementary Color Scheme
Complementary colors are across from each other on the color wheel, such as red and green, blue and yellow, or purple and orange. Rooms decorated with a complementary color scheme tend to provide a clear separation of colors and often are more formal and more visually challenging. Complementary color schemes should be used in the more formal areas of the home — for example, the living room or dining room.
Analogous Color Scheme
Analogous colors are next to each other on the color wheel, such as yellow and green, blue and violet, or red and orange. Rooms using an analogous color scheme typically are more causal, restful and muted in terms of coloration. This color scheme is best used in the more informal areas of the home. Family rooms, dens and bedrooms — places where you’re searching for rest and recovery from the day — look and "feel" great in analogous colors.
To help you choose a color scheme, look at the colors in the largest pattern in the room first, be it drapery, upholstery fabric, an Oriental rug or a large artwork. Then choose colors based upon that piece. This is much easier (and less expensive) than painting the walls a particular color and finding that absolutely nothing else on the planet, let alone in your room, will match it. In other words, if your favorite piece of art is red, black and gray, you can choose the gray to be 60 percent, the red to be 30 percent and the black to be the 10 percent — or the red could be the dominant color with the gray and black taking secondary and accent roles.