Get their look: Natural cosy corner

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Every home should have a few quiet cosy corners. Those precious spaces to sneak off to – perhaps to work or read a book. This one is light & bright, simply decorated with natural colours and materials.

This restful space in Sioux Falls, South Dakota belongs to Oksana Silchuk and her young family. Check out her Instagram feed for more pared back inspiration (link above).

  1. Rattan hanging chair
  2. Macramé wall hanging
  3. Concrete table lamp with textile cable and vintage Edison bulb
  4. ALSEDA banana fibre stool
  5. Console table

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Get their look: Span House living room

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This sunny, double-aspect sitting room belongs to a desirable Span house located in Taplow, Buckinghamshire.

Span Developments was a property design & development partnership founded by architects, Eric Lyons and Geoffrey Paulson Townsend. The Taplow development – Cedar Chase – was built in 1966 and consists of 24, Type 30 houses. Back then, the 3 and 4-bedroomed, 2-living room ‘patio’ houses were marketed at between seven and eight thousand pounds – they currently change hands for over half a million!

This room, although fully modernised, has been updated & furnished very sympathetically. The armchairs (1954), side table (1970) and floor lamp (1960) were all originally designed during the mid century modern era in which the house was built.

  1. Harlequin Wallpaper, Oralia
  2. AJ Floor Lamp by Arne Jacobsen
  3. Deluxe Heritage Wiltshire White
  4. Carl Hansen CH417 Tray Table
  5. Mathmos Telstar Rocket lava lamp
  6. FH429 Signature Chair designed by Frits Henningsen from Carl Hansen
  7. Sideboard with tray unit, 2017 – designed by Finn Juhl manufactured by Onecollection

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Get their look: Mid-century lounge

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Our love affair with all things 50s-inspired continues with this mid-century lounge. It has many of the classic hallmarks of this type of space – light & airy, unfussy, optimistic. The furniture is stylish, yet retains a functional simplicity – the distinctive splayed legs and feet associated with the era are much in evidence. The parquet flooring is a wonderful original feature that really suits the overall design. Clean lines and hard edges are softened with textiles and lots of natural foliage.

Whilst we’re concentrating on the lounge area, we love the open plan nature of the apartment and glimpses through to the kitchen and mezzanine bedroom. The glazed panel works perfectly to section off the bedroom area whilst retaining the sight line and flow – this is cleverly echoed by the the mirror on the wall beneath.

  1. ASTRO Tressino S 7042 IP44 wall light
  2. Aspect mirror
  3. Mid-century media 6-piece set
  4. Mid-century turned wood leg planters
  5. Stellar white marble side table
  6. Santiago leather armchair in camel
  7. 2 x Lule high back carver dining chairs
  8. Porto left-hand corner sofa

Have a look at some of the other interiors we’ve featured in our Get their look series.

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Get their look: Dramatic rental property

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This striking rental property is the home of Northumberland-based stylist and blogger, Kerry Lockwood and her family. If you were of the impression that being a renter meant forgoing a beautiful home, then this fabulous place can certainly change that. We know that it’s not always easy (or even possible) to convince landlords to allow changes, but if it is, then the before and after photos of Kerry’s home should provide real inspiration.

This living room is filled with natural light from a large bay window. The dark walls provide a real sense of drama both day and night – and are a perfect backdrop for her collection of artwork. Furniture, accessories and textiles layer natural tones and there’s a shimmer of metallic here and there. It looks like a comfortable, relaxed home – and very lovely indeed.

  1. Bellenger ‘simple pratique élégant favor’ reproduction poster
  2. Kate Moss ‘Life is a Joke’ photographic print
  3. ‘On air’ light box
  4. Nadadora glicée print by Blanca Gomez
  5. Farrow & Ball ‘Stiffly Blue’
  6. Dark grey Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen
  7. Original 1227 giant floor lamp by Anglepoise
  8. John Lewis Ikon large 3-seater sofa
  9. STOCKHOLM handmade/striped black/off-white mat

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Get their look: Funky tropical lounge

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In this week’s Get their look, we’re featuring this funky tropical lounge belonging to US-based designer, Rory Rockmore. This isn’t the kind of look that would look too authentic here in Todmorden, but we love it all the same!

This idea is easy to achieve – lots of bright colour, a flash of neon, a tangle of tropical house plants, a vase of blousy blooms, a pile of bold animal print cushions and the odd pink flamingo or two!

  1. Personalised handwriting neon light sign
  2. Pink flamingo statuette
  3. Sansevieria trifasciata var laurentii (mother-in-law’s tongue)
  4. Banana leaf cushion
  5. Ophelia coffee table
  6. KLIPPAN sofa with Flackery green cover
  7. Braided jute natural contemporary area rug

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Is this the end of open-plan living?

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Over the last two decades, the trend for open-plan living and wall-less dwellings rose faster than you could swing a sledgehammer; however, over the past few years, we’re seeing a complete reversal in interiors trends with home-owners opting for more traditional, segmented living spaces.

There are various reasons as to why this could be. The practicalities of an open-plan living space are not as obvious as you might think. Downsizing all the possessions and knick-knacks you acquire over the years is no mean feat, not to mention the daily struggle of keeping every surface clean and tidy if you have children or room-mates. In fact, families who have previously opted for open-plan living are reverting to traditional, divided rooms as a more practical way of living, according to Jane Green from the Telegraph. Individual rooms provide quiet sanctuaries for homework, reading and watching your preferred Netflix series, and people are suggesting they prefer to cook in the kitchen in peace, without having the constant interruptions from a television that can be seen and heard over the worktop.

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There is no doubt, it seems, that separate rooms provide areas of sanctuary and quiet which in turn, create cosier, more inviting spaces to spend time to undertake your preferred activity of relaxation. One might even argue that segmented rooms are actually driving families back together in a more traditional sense, since the kitchen and dining room are becoming device-free zones, promoting a healthy appetite for dinner conversation.

Dog on a lap on a sofaWith this in mind, we’re thinking about the more conventional ways you could furnish these individual living rooms without compromising on style. First things first, retrieve that box of ornaments from storage and choose a selection of objects that will look fantastic displayed in a bespoke alcove bookcase by The Bookcase Co. Think about quality curation, carefully selecting objects that work well together based on a specific colour palette, as opposed to quantity.

A slim and stylish desk for homework or working from home is essential. This mango wood version from Swoon is effortlessly chic and compact and will fit in alcoves, smaller rooms or even under the stairs.

Enormous three-seater and corner sofas might work well in gargantuan open-plan living areas; however, smaller spaces call for smaller sofas. Create cosy nooks for books with a two-seater sofa from Arlo & Jacob. The perfect size to snuggle up to someone, or stretch out and make the most of some quality alone time.

Dining table & chairs with a tall cactus in the backgroundA well-placed rug can instantly update your interior, bringing with it warmth, pattern and texture. They also help to create zones, if you do happen to have a room on the larger size and want to break it down further. You’ll find a vast selection of traditional and modern rugs from OKA, with the option of wool and cotton, amongst others.

To avoid areas becoming too dark and closed off, this slender floor lamp by Perch & Parrow is fashionable and functional; perfect to shed some light on those newly created cosy corners of your living room.