• The high life

    by  • July 24, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    We all know that double-height spaces add a wow factor to a home, but we think this one really hits the mark. Glass balustrades on the mezzanine let huge volumes of light flow through the house, while the vaulted ceiling adds to the spacious feel. The bull’s head sculpture is bang on-trend and the chandelier cascading above the dining table cleverly emphasises the height of the space. Top notch, we say…

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    Creative children’s corner

    by  • July 23, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    Little Livingetc had an all-out, foot-stamping hissy fit when he saw this cool kids’ space and has demanded we replicate it immediately. And we’ve been trying to figure out exactly what set him off. Perhaps it’s the simple desk, which is roomy enough for him and his best chum to indulge in a major drawing session at one end and a nosily competitive game of Minecraft at the other. Or maybe it’s the vast, silvered cupboards, which could not only store cool day and nightwear and fun dressing-up outfits, but picture books, cuddly toys and buckets and buckets of Lego. Then there’s the rug, which is big enough and plush enough to cushion little knees for hours of castle play. Hmmm, the boy’s got great taste.

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    Eastern opulence

    by  • July 22, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    Did we hear that a cool wind coming in from the west will drop the temperature down a notch or two? Well, not in this room it won’t – the space’s Raj-style décor will keep the look red hot whatever the weather. Rich crimson damask wallpaper, classic jacquard-weave upholstery and embroidered curtains made in Indian-inspired fabric create a scheme fit for a Bollywood screen queen. But if you find yourself swooning with sheer pleasure, the cool Alpine landscapes featured in the artwork will help revive you in no time…

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    Minimalist luxe bedroom

    by  • July 21, 2015 • 1 Comment

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    Having the master suite at the top of the house is becoming an increasingly popular idea – and this contemporary-meets-mid-century-modern beauty immediately shows why. Attics make for interesting pitched-roof spaces, with huge ceiling height and characterful beams. The sophisticated monchrome palette not only keeps the mood calm and relaxed, but also lets the architectural details, such as the recessed windows, and textures of the button-back headboard and ottoman sing out. Being top of the world also usually ensures great views and some peace and quiet from the busy comings and goings downstairs… pared-back perfection.

     

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