I’ve been searching for vintage chairs for about two years now and I haven’t found a pair I felt I could confidently invest in, that would stand the test of time. This is partly driven by wanting to own a bit of history but also because I want to upholster my own chairs to accentuate the sofa. I wanted something different. While it hasn’t been a full-time search, nothing caught my eye until now. Continue reading “An exploration in customisation”
The color of spring and a sign of rebirth. Also the color of my most favorite of dishes: guacamole! I have a deep desire to incorporate green into my home but I confess that I haven’t quite figured out how to do so at this point. Who uses green and how do you use it? As an accent? Or a standalone piece? Would love some thoughts and advice!
Given all the time I’ve spent searching for bits and bobs, I thought I would share a few of my favourite websites, so you can also share in the delight! This isn’t an endorsement for any particular site, but rather where I have found things I loved and will put in my home (once its finished). Continue reading “A round-up of favourite websites”
What’s all the fuss about millennial pink, folks? When I was growing up we affectionately referred to it as “Pepto-Bismol” pink and I covered pretty much every surface I could in it (much to my mother’s chagrin). I still love pink today, even if my fondness for blue out weighs everything else…
I know, I’m obsessed with blue! I’ve been trying to take inspiration from everywhere, seeing “blue-ty” in everything at the moment. While this is more for inspiration than anything, I guess I’m trying to say that looking beyond interiors can be helpful when conceiving how to design a home. In the meantime, I’m seeking professional help and color therapy. Any recommendations on where to look, send them my way before this gets any further out of hand! Continue reading “I’ve got the blues…”
So I bit the bullet and bought a blue velvet sofa for the living room, once the renovation has finished. Now I just have to figure out chairs to go along with it and I will hopefully have the most comfortable, inviting living room on my street (if not in the world). What would you pair with a blue velvet sofa?
Blue and white is a classic interiors match, working equally as well in a chic living room as it does on ceramics. Go beyond the willow pattern with this take, which mixes various shades of blue with clashing prints.
The dashing interior designer ditches English restraint in favor of super-luxe materials and flamboyant bespoke furnishings.
‘I planned this room around some old silk ikat I found in Istanbul,’ says designer Jane Churchill of the two-bedroomed terrace house in London to which she downsized. ‘I designed two chairs for it – without armrests but with curved backs for comfort, as there is no space for armchairs.’
Mid-century modern style furniture is at odds with the period features and the whitewash backdrop of this living room, and yet the combination is perfect, resulting in a strong design-led scheme.
The photograph above the sofa is from the Benrubi Gallery.
Designer Wesley Moon spent five years painting, recovering and tinkering with the vintage pieces in this Manhattan home.
I spend a lot of time searching for inspiration to help me decorate my living room and I’m continually drawn to blue and grey. Maybe I need to shake things up? I mean I’ve also put up a blue bathroom. Should I incorporate more colour? Greens? Reds? What do you think? Which one is your favourite?