Get their look: Elegant sitting room

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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.

  1. Bling chandelier by Robert Abbey
  2. Farrow & Ball ‘Great White’
  3. HEKTAR white floor lamp
  4. Marble oval coffee table
  5. Raffles sofa
  6. Ercol Studio couch
  7. Douglas fir flooring

Get their look: Serene Viennese apartment

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This wonderfully serene Viennese apartment is the home of Svenja, a 20-something interiors & lifestyle blogger. She blogs at traumzuhause which translates from German as ‘dream home’.

The brilliant white painted walls, ceiling, door, window frames and up-lighter give a feeling of space and calm. The window is huge and is fitted with an inconspicuous, white roller blind which allows for maximum sunlight to shine through.

The lofty ceiling means that the long statement pendant light fitting has the necessary room to be admired to the max. The beautiful herringbone wooden floor is softened with light-coloured rugs and the grey,  L-shaped sofa allows for two people to recline in comfort.

We highly recommend you visit her blog where you’ll find lots more inspiring photos of her home.

  1. Ay illuminate ceiling light, hand-woven cotton
  2. Muuto Restore storage basket
  3. Light up message board
  4. Nexus floor lamp, white finish by Nordlux
  5. Duke large side table Ø 90cm
  6. Stelton grey Emma vacuum tea jug
  7. Acapulco lounge chair
  8. Grey sheepskin rug
  9. Coconuts milky white 121 scented candle by Broste Copenhagen
  10. Grey Columbia corner sofa

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Get their look: Music lover’s living room

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This music lover’s living room belongs to Silvy – a London-based Italian architect, interiors buff and blogger.

Lots of windows fitted with white Venetian blinds allow diffused light to stream through. High street staples such as the Habitat coffee table are teamed design classics such as a set of Panton chairs and PH 5 pendant light.

The overall feel is airy, bright, relaxed and comfortable.

  1. PHALAENOPSIS orchid
  2. Poul Henningsen PH 5 pendant light
  3. Orchid high pot cover
  4. White Panton chair
  5. KENSTAL white long coffee table
  6. Lucido extending dining table
  7. Mayne sofa bed

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Get their look: Traditional yet modern living room

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This is a fairly traditional yet modern living room. It’s look is easily achievable as many of the fixtures and furnishings are available from the high street or retail park. A calm, neutral palette runs from one room to the next. Geometric patterned textiles provide interest and lift to the space.

  1. Large oval mirror
  2. Farrow&Ball Old White 4
  3. Brass and marble desk lamp
  4. Kensal console table by GillmoreSPACE
  5. Zinc: 4 seater sofa
  6. Zinc: pattern large footstool
  7. Zinc: pattern scatter cushion
  8. EKENÄSET armchair
  9. Cast Tec Verona carrara marble fire surround
  10. Cromwell small 16 inch solid fuel fire basket

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Get their Look: Vintage industrial work-living space

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This vintage industrial work-living space is the Moscow home of Ella and Nathan. The open plan space forms part of a converted sewing machine factory.

The light-filled apartment has a very practical and useful feature; a sliding screen door can be pulled across in front of the sofa, creating a bedroom in the space beyond – a very Japanese influence.

The fabric of the building provides an interesting backdrop. Muted background tones are lifted by pops of brighter colour such as book covers and fabulous yellow upholstery of a very comfortable looking reading chair.

  1. Ladderax shelving
  2. Industrial steel drum pendant light
  3. Mones dining chair by Homestead Living
  4. Silver travertine honed tiles
  5. STRANDMON wing chair and footstool
  6. Rustic balustrade handmade dining table with paint effect base
  7. Vintage Navajo rug / Native American wall hanging – 1930s/40s

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Updating your home style for the winter months

Winter exterior

A new season is upon us and with it comes the challenge of transforming the home. For a season with a reputation for being boring, winter is often viewed as a tricky month to bring into the home. The blues & greys usually associated with winter are cold and uninviting, but it is possible to emulate the warmth and cosiness and sparkle and glamour of winter. Here are two easy to do themes that are guaranteed to bring a touch of winter beauty and character into your home this Christmas without leaving you shivering.

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Winter wonderland

This winter theme is for those looking to inject a touch of class, sophistication and glamour into your home. It’s all about silver colours and sparkle, emulating the sparkle of the frost and the snow and capturing the sparkling beauty of the frosty winter months (not the cold, though!).

  1. The living room

Turn your living room into a winter wonderland by swapping your centre light for a beautiful chandelier. Get some gorgeous sparkly candle holders, light some scented candles and watch the light dance off the crystals. Silver scatter cushions with plenty of sparkles are great for creating a cosy, winter-themed sofa. Instead of bright lights this winter, use candles and lamps to create warmth.

  1. The bedroom

Snuggle into your very own winter wonderland. Swap drab boring furniture for beautiful mirrored furniture. There’s plenty of different styles to choose from – plain glass, or smoky coloured, depending on your style. Swap your bedspread for something glittering and beautiful. You don’t have to stick silvers and greys either; rich purples and royal reds also ooze winter sophistication. There are plenty of places to find bedspreads, including JD Williams.

Winter log cabin

Rustic log cabin

If you’d prefer a more home-made, cosy winter feel, the log-cabin theme is the one for you. It’s all about rustic colours, mismatched furniture, dim lights and rustic fashion.

  1. The living room

Swap heavy lights for lamps and candles to create a cosy, warm, rustic hue this winter. Snuggle up on a sofa that’s covered in comfy scatter cushions. There are plenty available this season in reds, greens and oranges – all with beautiful patchwork patterns or reindeer images. Nature themes are great for this time of year. The more handmade, the better. Drape a patchwork blanket over the sofa, ready to grab and snuggle underneath on those cold nights. Drape some multi-coloured lights across door frames and windowsills to capture the festivities of the season and add some much-needed colour and warmth to what would otherwise be a drab and cold winter.

  1. The bedroom

Carry on the theme of mismatched and rustic style into the bedroom by investing in a patchwork quilt, knitted throw and heavy curtains to block out the cold air. The best colours for the bedroom to instil warmth this season are reds and oranges. Candles and lamps create a beautifully warm and inviting glow. Christmas decorations are usually reserved for downstairs, but a couple of carefully draped strings of fairy lights will set off any bedroom. Swap modern furniture for antique pine to really create the feeling of a log cabin.

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