Come on a journey of inspiration & adventure while renovate & restore a beautiful Victorian home 'St Elmo' in the picturesque Hunter Valley, Australia & laugh at a few of our family adventures along the way.




Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fashionable friends design inspiration

Ive been helping a very fashionable friend with some ideas to add some finishing touches to her brand new home.

interiors contemporary bedroom
                                                                    Source Houzz
She has a very neutral colour scheme & would like to add some pattern & texture to create a stylish, yet relaxed feel to an otherwise modern home.
We are opting for a few feature walls in either paint or wallpaper to give a real WOW factor!!


Bedroom contemporary bedroom
  Source Houzz
Love this pattern...

In the main living  area she was looking at a nice green feature wall with a few pops of a deep red as an accent colour. There is a kitchen, dining & lounge area in this space.
 Everything else is cream with dark timber furnishings & a wall of large windows to let in tonnes of natural light. It really is beautiful already!!!

Ish & Chi: The master bedroom (UPDATE) traditional bedroom
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I love these wallpaper swatches framed as art. What a fabulous way to carry a theme through the house!

We talked about a possible feature wall in the bedroom & adding a few extra accessories around the room for some added cosiness.

Source The Lennox

We talked about layer picture frames of different heights & sizes she has a lovely sideboard that sits in a recessed area in the dining space of the room. There is a long narrow window that runs horizontally above it.This side board is a place to display treasured family photographs & by layering with different height & sized frames it creates a connection with the window & keeps the feeling of the space casual.  

SR-115 Zebra Black and White Contemporary Rug Network Rugs

Downstairs there is a lovely sunny kids activity area, that is an L shaped room. It is also painted & carpeted in neutrals with a light brown sectional. She would love to inject some fun into this room choosing a nice deep red paint for a feature wall behind the couch & one of the small walls to be painted in blackboard paint, to entertain the kids. I think a zebra print rug would add to that sense of fun.
This one comes from Buyster  & at a very affordable $203.00 I think a wonderful choice for a kids area.

I suggested adding a few baskets around this room for toy storage & added texture

Source Brabourne Farm
 
We talked about a picture wall running down her staircase, this one is particularly glamorous don't you think!
 
Source The DIY show off

I like the relaxed feel of this asymetrical layout as well as the whimsical images!!

At some stage we will head off on a girlie shopping trip, scouring the home wares stores & peruse through some wallpaper books at a local paint store.
Oh how much fun will it be!!!

I really do enjoy playing decorista with friends & I am always very honored to think they would be interested in seeking my advice.
Do you enjoy the opportunity to help your friends to decorate?

CHEERS
Trish xxx




 


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