We’re still having a love affair with dark painted walls – and our own house has quite large expanses of these shades.
This moody blue bedroom looks like an amazing place in which to go to sleep and wake up.
The decor is quite eclectic. There are pieces of vintage mid century looking furniture such as the peacock chair and splayed leg bedside table; what looks like a lovely antique Persian rug; also, more contemporary textiles as seen in the gorgeous bedding, cushions and light shades. Along with the warm Scandi furs, these softer textures contrast beautifully with the industrial touches such as the cast iron radiator, distressed paintwork and bare bulb light fittings.
We think the room is very successful indeed – the matt, inky green blue makes the perfect backdrop for this wonderful mix of materials and brighter highlight shades.
- Uno basic 5 light cascade pendant by Bulb Attack
- Hand-printed Napoleon bee fabric
- Squirrel cage tungsten filament bulb
- Farrow & Ball ‘Hague Blue’ estate emulsion
- William Morris ACANTHUS cushion Aegean blue / off white
- Birdy side table
- Mid-century bedside table – acorn
- John Lewis Boutique Hotel silk cushion cover, natural
- John Lewis Boutique Hotel silk bedspread, natural
- Rattan peacock armchair by Out There Interiors
- Yolanda faded Persian Jacquard rug – 160 x 230 cm, petrol blue
Every so often, we yearn for a major change in our lifestyle – sell up, buy a camper van and go off travelling. We sometimes think about narrowboat living; scaling down on our possessions and simplifying our existence.
This narrowboat home is moored up in Docklands, London. It may be a mere 19m long x 5m wide, however, it boasts 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and oodles of living space. This lovely multi-function area manages to feel spacious and bright, yet cosy too.
- Jieldé D1260 loft floor lamp
- Tom Housden dipped terracotta pendant light
- Vintage Godin wood-burning stove
- Pols Potten wire Supplement table
- House Doctor hemp & natural grey ottoman / pouf
- Vintage Greaves & Thomas egg chair
- G Plan Fifty Eight sofa
- Brunel dining table | Brunel bench
You all know how much we love bright interiors, so it should come as no surprise that we’ve chosen to feature this kitchen decorated in bold primary colours.
This is a family kitchen in a 1960s, ex-council, end-of-terrace house in Dulwich, London. It may not be the biggest of kitchens; but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in storage space. There’s a yellow, U-shaped bank of overhead and floor-standing cupboards. There’s a floor to ceiling room divider that offers double-sided open shelving. Even the end of the worktop has been turned into ingenious cookbook shelves!
- Caravaggio pendant light – black P1
- Yellow Sierra kitchen
- Dualit 31290 2+1 Combi toaster, canvas white
- Kenwood SJM040S kMix stainless steel jug kettle 1.6L, silver
- Fresnel wall lamp / ceiling lamp designed by Joe Colombo for Oluce
- John Lewis Spectrum DAB/FM digital radio, teal
- Jieldé Signal table lamp
- Miura stool designed by Konstantin Grcic for Plank
- Eames LCW chair – red stained ash
This blue sitting room is stunning!
Deep marine blue panelled walls and door gives the space a real sense of style. The tonal, buttoned sofa in plush velvet provides sumptuous texture.
The painted surfaces contrast wonderfully with the gold coloured statement trumpet pendant light and metallic nest of tables. The flashes of yellow provided by the throw, patterned cushion and hardback book also work very well and balance the room nicely.
An indigo feather Cameroonian juju hat (read more about its origins here) provides a beautiful centrepiece.
The overall feel is luxurious and dramatic… and very successful indeed.
- DelightFULL Botti pendant lamp
- Mullen Bogota Quirky wall light
- Yves Delorme Angelie throw
- Dulux ‘Marine Blue’
- Royal blue Juju hat / Bamileke headdress
- Round nest of tables
- Connor 3-seater sofa
I discovered this Barcelona home when it was recently featured over on Apartment Therapy. It’s the rented apartment of couple, Alida and Alex. You may recognise many of the furnishings in this cute, compact kitchen diner; Alex works at IKEA and obviously brings some of his job home with him!
- Kitchen cabinetry, VEDDINGE, grey
- Picture ledge MOSSLANDA, white
- Handle TYDA, stainless steel
- Side table on castors IKEA PS 2017 beech/white
- Door DJUPVIKEN, white
- 9-bottle wine rack HUTTEN, solid wood
- Copper pineapple storage pot
- Crosley Presley floral Bluetooth Cruiser vinyl record player
- Tray KLACK, rubberwood
- Gateleg table NORDEN, birch
What is it that makes this space such an elegant sitting room?
The owners have retained the original 19th century features where possible, yet it looks thoroughly 21st century – bright, spacious and uncluttered.
The soaring ceilings with central rose and cornicing give the room grandeur. The wide, lime-washed Douglas fir floorboards elongate the space.
Then there’s the statement lighting – the oversized floor lamp and luxe ‘Bling’ chandelier have real impact.
The modern feel is further enhanced by pieces of mid century design furniture, contemporary artwork and textiles.
- Bling chandelier by Robert Abbey
- Farrow & Ball ‘Great White’
- HEKTAR white floor lamp
- Marble oval coffee table
- Raffles sofa
- Ercol Studio couch
- Douglas fir flooring