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
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
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.
- Ay illuminate ceiling light, hand-woven cotton
- Muuto Restore storage basket
- Light up message board
- Nexus floor lamp, white finish by Nordlux
- Duke large side table Ø 90cm
- Stelton grey Emma vacuum tea jug
- Acapulco lounge chair
- Grey sheepskin rug
- Coconuts milky white 121 scented candle by Broste Copenhagen
- Grey Columbia corner sofa
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.
- PHALAENOPSIS orchid
- Poul Henningsen PH 5 pendant light
- Orchid high pot cover
- White Panton chair
- KENSTAL white long coffee table
- Lucido extending dining table
- Mayne sofa bed
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.
- Large oval mirror
- Farrow&Ball Old White 4
- Brass and marble desk lamp
- Kensal console table by GillmoreSPACE
- Zinc: 4 seater sofa
- Zinc: pattern large footstool
- Zinc: pattern scatter cushion
- EKENÄSET armchair
- Cast Tec Verona carrara marble fire surround
- Cromwell small 16 inch solid fuel fire basket
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.
- Ladderax shelving
- Industrial steel drum pendant light
- Mones dining chair by Homestead Living
- Silver travertine honed tiles
- STRANDMON wing chair and footstool
- Rustic balustrade handmade dining table with paint effect base
- Vintage Navajo rug / Native American wall hanging – 1930s/40s