Monday, August 29, 2016

A designer's classically chic Georgian home!


This beautiful Georgian house belongs to designer Sarah Bartholomew that she shares with her husband and their four young children. Decorated in a traditional style with a modern twist, this abode is nothing short of stunning. Let's check it out!

















Photo credit: Laurey W. Glenn

This home is right up my alley! I really like how she uses a classic approach with a dose of modern elements for a fresh and updated vibe. I am also drawn to her fearless use of bright and bold patterns. The gorgeous powder room with the striking green lattice wallpaper and the curved marble vanity is especially my favorite! Are you a fan of this classically chic residence as well? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Friday, August 26, 2016

A designer's chic and glamorous Dallas home!


This historic home in Dallas used to be old and run-down but with unlimited potential so homeowner/designer Tiffany Taylor decided to bring it back to life with an extensive renovation. Let's check out the results of this transformation, shall we?


















Photo credit: Stephen Karlisch, Lacey Land, Jason Jones and Alana Highberger

Such a chic and glamorous home! I really like how the designer incorporates a mix of eclectic furnishings and unexpected pieces to create a layered, visually interesting abode. The brass and lucite pieces are especially my favorites. There are tons of beautiful inspirations to take away from this delightful home, what's not to love? Your thoughts?

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Favorite room of the week!


How fabulous is this room? This swoon-worthy bedroom belongs to popular blogger Alexandra Evjem of AVE Styles. With virtual design help from Jessica McCarthy, this space is transformed into a delightful, bohemian chic room! The first thing that grabs my attention is definitely the gorgeous curved rattan bed! This showstopping piece provides the perfect focal point in the room. The bold teal accent wall creates a wonderful contrast to the bed, emphasizing the beautiful rattan textures! The beautiful juju hat and hanging chair on the other hand, inject a playful touch in the room. Other lovely elements such as the vintage rug, glamorous accents and live plants are the perfect finishing touches for the space. I truly love this laid-back, boho-chic room, what about you?









Photo credit: AVE Styles

Designing The Perfect Back Garden!


This article is provided by Daniel Lummis.

Designing the perfect back garden does not have to take much time or effort- this simple guide has some great ideas which can be implemented quickly and cheaply. Read on to find out more.

Install A Fence

Installing a fence will increase the security of a garden. This is a good way to define house boundaries between neighbours. Always consult with the neighbours before putting any barriers up. This will help to prevent any potential arguments. Fences can be augmented with vines and flowers to make them look a lot more appealing.

Put Up Outdoor Blinds

Outdoor blinds in Perth can be used to give privacy to a garden shed which is being used as a study or a play area. These blinds can also be installed outside any rooms which face onto the garden. Put up Westral’s outdoor blinds in Perth to prevent prying eyes from looking inside. Blinds also help to keep buildings cool during hot weather, as they deflect heat.

Lay Down A Patio

Use decking or paving slabs to create a patio which can be used to relax on during glorious summer days. Decking and slabs can be bought for extremely reasonable prices, so do not worry that a new patio will break the bank. Sometimes patios can be overexposed to the sun’s heat, so grow some plants or put up awnings around the patio to deflect some of the sun’s rays.

Buy Garden Ornaments

Ornaments can bring a garden to life and turn what was a boring backyard into a natural art gallery. Statues can be used to create a striking contrast with the house. Why not install some Greek-style statues next to an art-deco house, or put modern sculptures next to a hundred-year-old cottage? This clash of styles can be extremely appealing to the eye and will get visitors talking.

Put Up A Gazebo

A gazebo will give the family a place to cool off when they are in the garden. Gazebos can also be turned into a bandstand or an area to serve food during a garden party.

Plant Flowers

A garden should be a riot of color. If plants and flowers are dead or dying, dig them out and replace them with vibrant new plants. This will give the garden a much-needed lift and will also attract all manner of wildlife, from birds to bees, to the backyard. Vines and creepers on the outside walls can give any house a unique look.

Plant Trees

Planting a tree will give the garden a strong focal point. The tree will become home to all kinds of animals, and can be decorated with lights during holidays and on special occasions. Make sure that trees are regularly maintained because they can cause problems if they get out of hand.

Follow this guide for designing the perfect back garden. Good luck!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Cool designers alert- Louisa Pierce and Emily Ward!


Be inspired by talented designer duo, Louisa Pierce and Emily Ward's gorgeous portfolio below!











The designers: Louisa Pierce and Emily Ward

Aren't their work fabulous? I find the collected, well-traveled look combined with a bold and graphic element particularly original and refreshing. There's something undeniably chic and visually delightful about this unconventional design approach, don't you think? I am looking forward to see more of their stunning work in the future. 

To learn more about their work, please visit: http://pierceandward.com/.

A Guide To Interiors: How To Source Good Quality Products!


This article is provided by Samantha Waites.

Today, more people than ever before are choosing to arrange a stay in serviced apartments. The fact that these accommodations offer far more flexibility and comfort when it comes to space and privacy, has helped them increase in popularity amongst holiday makers, the world’s business community, and those looking just looking to re-locate for short periods of time.

As a result, more and more individuals are recognizing the significant return on investment that comes hand in hand with running a serviced apartment in a rapidly expanding sector. Of course, where there is competition, it is important that furnishing professionals offer a unique approach to integrating high quality linen, home comforts and other interiors into  their apartments.

To assist with blending an interior with good quality well sourced products, we have created a helpful guide that all furnishers can use for best effect.

Choosing your linen and furnishings

Although you will be able to find plenty of linen and soft furnishings in high street stores, we recommend turning to a reputable and experienced hotel linen supplier instead. 

This approach will not only allow for the guarantee of quality, solid durability and comfort in linen and soft furnishings, but this will also ensure your guests are able to enjoy the utmost hotel luxury. All of these factors help make an apartment stand out from industry competition.

Build a relationship with your supplier

Forging strong relationships with an experienced supplier is a great way to acquire a lot of insider tips and tricks for catering to guests. The majority of hotel linen suppliers are extremely experienced at sharing  knowledge of different types of linen with you, including the thread counts and weaves they possess, which will effectively allow you to source the very best products for your guests. 

Of course, professional linen suppliers can also help you choose the best products for your brand, regardless of whether your business falls under the boutique or budget category of furnishing requirements.

More choice

One of the main advantages of dealing directly with an experienced supplier is that you will be able to find far greater choice than you will when relying on High Street stores, especially when it comes to luxury or regular hotel bedding, duvets, linen and toweling choices. So whether you are looking for flame retardant soft furnishings or anti allergenic bedding for guests who suffer from allergies, you will be certainly able to find interiors that meet your exact specifications.

Tailor-made products

It is not unusual for many brands to incorporate an identity into individual décor choices as one of the many ways to boost brand identity. And another advantage of contacting a professional supplier is that the products you choose can be tailored to meet your  requirements, which is perfect if you want your apartment to look a certain way regarding  the color scheme, theme and décor you use. 

For example, many suppliers offer a service in which they help you achieve a variety of different appearances. From country chic through to a more contemporary urban feel, many well-established suppliers will even help you to choose the right fabrics and colors based on your vision. 

Blackout lining

There really is nothing more annoying than the sun shining through your window in the morning when you are enjoying a sound and comfortable sleep. And when it comes to purchasing curtains for your apartment, we would definitely recommend opting for curtains that have a blackout lining to ensure the quality of your guests' sleep is undisturbed.

You will be able to find these types of curtains from a hotel provider. If you stand any chance of optimizing the comfort and aesthetic appeal of your serviced apartment, it certainly pays to know how to source good quality interiors that will not let you down when it comes to style, cost and quality.

From connecting and engaging with the right suppliers through to choosing soft furnishings and tailor made solutions that reflect the style of your apartment, there are lots of ways that you can integrate high quality linen, home comforts and other interiors into your apartment.

Monday, August 22, 2016

A bold and beautiful Manhattan apartment!


This gorgeous Manhattan apartment is designed by Los Angeles designer Mark D. Sikes. Bright, bold and beautiful, this home is nothing short of a visual treat! 










Photo credit: Bjorn Wallander

It really takes a gifted designer to marry a myriad of eclectic furnishings, bold colors and a variety of patterns seamlessly because this combination of elements can easily go wrong if one is not being careful. Masterfully styled and decorated, this abode oozes a fresh, global chic vibe, which is right up my alley. Are you drawn to this fearless beauty as well? Your thoughts?