Wednesday, 23 August 2017

The interior design inspiration I will be taking from the Air BnB I stayed at in Brighton

Last week we travelled to one of my favourite places Brighton just for a couple of days away and a little break. The air bnb we stayed in was absolutely beautiful so I wanted to share a few photos and the interior inspiration I will be taking forward into designing our next house.

- Mixing metals I would normally stick to one coloured metal for fixtures/ decoration but throughout the apartment there was a wide mix of brass,gold,gunmetal and silver that worked really well in creating a contrast on a real regency but eclectic modern style.

- Mix of surfaces - I loved the concrete work tops mixed with the old scaffolding boards, open brick, painted brick which made up the kitchen contrasted with the detailed tiles injecting a burst of colour. The mix of textures really adds depth and so much interest to the room.

-Lighting - I noticed even though it was such a bright open airy space there was lots of lighting, industrial mixed with modern bedside lights. I love how in the living space the lights help to zone off the areas and hung at different heights really show off the high ceilings. There was also strip lighting above the beams which added a bit of warmth to the high ceilings and open space.

- The bathroom was simply beautiful! I loved how the floor tiles were used as up stands this is something I would like to take forward as an idea in our next place. Again there is a real mix of styles with the modern bath and chrome fittings but then the paintings with gold frames add that old regency style making the room really contemporary.

- Artwork/furnishings - I loved the carefully selected art work throughout the apartment which injected bursts of colour to the blank walls but also tied in furnishings, for example the pop of orange in the chairs was mimicked in the cups and formed part of the large painting, this idea worked well in just tying the whole look together but still keeping the eclectic style.

You can see why I fell in love with this place! If you guys have stayed in any amazing air bnbs please share them with me! I am wanting to arrange looks of little trips across the country to gain inspiration and it just allows me to be super noisy and look at pretty houses.

The Air BnB I stayed in was Charlottes place

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Updating my Desk with TK Maxx and Homesense

I like to change up my desk area quite often, it helps me to stay inspired when designing so when TK Maxx/ Homesense got in touch for me to head into store to see what treasures I could find I knew I would be on the hunt for a couple of pieces for my desk. 

I spotted this little trio set of ceramic pots which are supposed to be for plants and can be used inside or outside but I thought they would be perfect to house my pens and to help keep my desk tidy but also look super cute with the little summery motifs! I also love to keep photos, cards and drawings on my desk and recently took a trip to Brighton where we got some photo booth photos done, I spotted this super cute white frame which has magnetic glass so the photo can be changed real easy. 

I love how affordable Homesense/ TK Maxx is and how I can find some really unique places to update areas of my home.

Now to start designing my collection autumn/winter 

If you have been into your local Homesense / TK Maxx store recently I would love to see what treasures you have picked up!