Posts Tagged ‘decor’
Beautiful art glass doorknobs by Out Of The Blue Design Studio, made by their team of highly skilled glass artists. Each piece is handcrafted, so no two will be exactly alike.
First of all, sincerest apologies to my faithful readers for the lack of posting here lately. I hope you’ll both forgive me :P.
Between my new job and all the learning of new stuff that it entails, and the absolute nightmare I’ve had trying to get a broadband connection at my new house, it’s been difficult to get online long enough to put a decent post together. So without further ado, here’s my latest installment of design inspiration…
I’ve decided to go for black walls in my living room, despite my concerned friends and family members’ pleas with me to reconsider (my counter-arguments: a) it will not make the room smaller. I was no physics whizz at school, but I have yet to come across paint that can physically alter the dimensions of a room. b) It’s my darn living room :P)
I had one black wall in my last house and I loved it, so I’ve decided to go for full on drama this time. It’s a small room, and the effect I’m going for is very cosy and den-like – I have so far got cream sofas and a pale grey floor, and will eventually have lots of art on the walls. I’d love to hear from anyone who has done this in their own home by the way.
(These are not all living rooms but humour me, it’s the visual impact I’m after)
Just a few yummy white flavoured interiors I’m liking currently… I’m at that new house stage where everything is still all clean and white and it’s really making me want to keep it that way 🙂
Well, I’m all moved and getting settled into my new home. I gotta say – it rocks 😀 I’ve got some pics, but I couldn’t upload them today as I’m using my Mum’s computer at her house and it doesn’t have my phone software (which is packed away somewhere in one of many boxes). My interweb connection will take another week or two – hopefully by then I’ll have decided which decorating project I want to tackle first.
I’ve decided to take my time, get a feel for the place and get used to how the light looks in each room on different types of days before I do anything… let the house tell me what it wants me to do kind of thing :).
I’ll post with pics from my inspiration files when I can post from my own computer again, but here are a few that caught my eye to get started (and a few things on the wishlist for my kitchen!)
I love this idea for kitchen/dining chairs. I’ve got six mismatched wooden chairs that I picked up second hand and I think I’m going to do this with them. (Image from Apartment Therapy)
I can’t remember where I found this image – if anyone recognises it, please let me know. I think the round paving stones look really cool – I’ve got a cute little back garden and this would set it off really nicely.
Totally droolworthy – from Design*Sponge’s sneak peek of peggy Wong’s home. I’ve decided to have my hallway and stairs area all white and I love how this picture wall is done.
Black floor & ceiling – love it :D. I don’t know where but I’d love to have this somewhere in the house – I’m torn between the living room and my bedroom. I had a black feature wall in the house I’ve just moved out of and I’d really like to bring some black into the new place too. (Image from Interior Design Degree Blog – I can’t find where I’ve saved the link to it though!)
And just a few things I’m coveting for my kitchen – even though I want most of my stuff to be second hand or hand made – there are a few things I might have to invest in new unless I’m lucky enough to find them on eBay…
Big Flip Clock by Karlsson
Tobias Chair from Ikea
Fly Pendant Lamp by Kartell – I’ve wanted one of these for the longest time.
Inspiration to go stick paper on stuff….
Praying Skeleton Plate by PricklyGirl
Decoupage Earrings by Joanna Jewellery
Postage Stamp side table – via Apartment Therapy
Decoupage Bookshelf via Curbly
Footed Bowl by John Derian
Decoupage Box by Tia Mariinha on Flickr
Map Tin by Heather Donohue Crafts
A selection of very cool conversation pieces from the world of transportation….
Airplane Desk, made from the wing of a 1944 Douglas DC-3 by Dolph Bode via GreenUpgrader
Lamp from a reclaimed train signal lens by Greenlight Concepts
Reclaimed Traffic Light Lamps by Greenlight Concepts
Reclaimed Railway Sleeper Chest from Gila Timur UK
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