• Zen bedroom

    by  • May 27, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    Simple, white, minimalist – this space is so chilled, even the bed looks like it’s floating. No side tables, no bookshelves, no furniture clutter. Just some of the owners’ artwork (both husband and wife are artists), two sleek Berenice lamps by Luceplan, a rustic blue urn placed on the floor and a Ghanaian textile throw that cleverly echoes the framed pictures. In this sanctuary of stillness, less really is more. What’s not to like?

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    Natural wonder

    by  • May 26, 2015 • 1 Comment

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    Sunlight streaming in through the skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows, leafy vistas from the balcony, natural fibres and woods all around – it’s like living in your own natural world up in the treetops. This earthy sitting area may have a relaxed holiday feel, but there’s been no slacking on the styling front. A lot of thought has gone into the texture and details – we love the wide reclaimed wood floorboards contrasted with the short higgedly-piggeldy stone slabs and the layering of thick, rustic coir mats and baskets. Even the wall covered with a seemingly incongruous print-on-white background wallpaper – like all the collections of knick knacks, cushions and lighting here – picks up on the botanic and animal theme. Natural genius.

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    Chic shoe storage

    by  • May 22, 2015 • 1 Comment

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    It’s Bank Holiday weekend, the weather’s fine and thoughts turn to what to wear. If, like Livingetc, your shoes are located somewhere at the back of the closet, covered in half-empty shopping bags, you can only step back in admiration at seeing this heavenly piece of storage. Not only is the footwear easily accessible and neatly arranged, but those twin chairs are perfect for sitting down and trying on an ensemble well before the party begins. And any outfit is going to look great set off against that cool grey backdrop and wide, lime-washed floorboards. Simply divine, darling…

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    Colour coordination

    by  • May 21, 2015 • 2 Comments

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    Using different hues from the same colour palette is a well-known decorating technique. To see this idea at its creative best, check out this clever sitting-room scheme. Hints of purple and pink in the artwork are picked out in the rug, while the soft grey tone of the backdrop is echoed throughout. Working on such a scale takes thought and effort, but the result is truly inspiring.

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    Bringing the outside in

    by  • May 20, 2015 • 1 Comment

    Screen Shot 2015-05-13 at 19.06.46If you’re lucky enough to have a room with a view or large patio doors, why not make the most of them? With an effective use of spring greens and floral prints, the owner has made this modern open-flow living room merge seamlessly with the lush-looking garden. Taking its colour cue from the verdant backyard, the bright fabric sofa contrasted with splashes of vivid fuchsia really pops against the pared-back white interior, while the homely battered brown leather Chesterfield and warm wood coffee table ground the space. The natural palette has never looked so inviting.

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