I have been putting a bathroom scheme together for a client based around a palette of walnut and blue.
The painting on both moodboards is in the clients’ master bedroom, along with a wall decorated with walnut panelling and crisp white paint. It is important that the en-suite to this bedroom follows this theme to allow the two rooms to work as one.
The first scheme (above) uses a fairly light colour palette and creates depth using texture. Alongside the walnut panelling I have proposed using a concrete plaster on the walls and a dark grey textured porcelain floor tile. The blue will be introduced in the accessories, including some glass pendant lights.
Above are two examples of how concrete plaster works in bathrooms. The material is hard wearing, can be used in shower areas, and can be used in recesses for a sleek finish.
Below, the concrete plaster, walnut panelling and Porcelanosa Venis Newport tile in Dark Grey.
The second scheme (below) uses a slightly warmer colour palette, as I received feedback that, as the bathroom is quite large, the concrete and light palette feels a little cold. As we can afford to give the illusion of a smaller space in this room, I have replaced the concrete with copper panelling and a deep blue paint to add warmth.
Below is a closer look at the chosen palette. The paint is Farrow and Ball ‘Drawing Room Blue’, with the same walnut panels, the same Porcelanosa floor tile and the copper panelling.
Here are some examples of how a copper clad wall may look.
Watch this space for updates as the project progresses!
Summer is in full swing meaning most of us are spending lots of time in our gardens.
I don’t know about you but one of my favourite things about summer is being able to sit in the garden late into the evening. It can be so relaxing, particularly with nice lighting.
Candles are a lovely warm and subtle way to light the garden in the evening and create interesting shapes and shadows in the plants, too.
Candle holders do not necessarily need to be extravagant and expensive. Sometimes the most simple are the most effective. Candle holders can be made from many food storage items, meaning they are free(!), such as tin cans and glass jars. The advantage of this is that you can decorate them as you wish.
Here is a collection of simple, modern ways to light your garden with candles.
Pendants and hanging candle holders:
My blog has been rather quiet for a while now as life has been a little busy; moving house, starting a new job, bridesmaid duties and holidays, have distracted my attention from my blogging.
This kitchen was designed for a newly built traditional-style home. The large kitchen is open plan to a comfy seating area, second to the main reception room.
The island provides a lovely, vast cooking and social area at the centre of the open room.
Perspective of kitchen to reception space
The kitchen is a light bone colour as the room is north facing and does not benefit from much natural light.
Perspective of kitchen from reception space
With a granite surface on the sink side of the kitchen, the material is more practical around water than wood. The wood surfaces provide more warmth to the other parts of the kitchen that are open plan to the reception areas.
This bedroom is looking for a wall piece to liven up the plain white walls.
The room is very minimalist, with grey and copper accessories meeting current trends.
I have collated some wall clocks that suit the style and colour scheme.
A clock with a slate grey background would work best as it will best break up the expanse of white. The slate clock from made.com is the perfect colour but the stone material is too rustic for the space. After an hour of browsing online I couldn’t find quite the right composition. Next step, find out how to make a wall clock!
Watch this space for a post on my success/failure of a DIY wall clock.
As a lover of copper, this stunning image stood out to me as I was browsing my ‘Elle Decoration, The Trends’ magazine.
A very brief post to celebrate tonight’s the return of one of my favourite interior design shows – The Great Interior Design Challenge. BBC2.
Above is one of my favourite designs by last year’s winner Sarah Mitchellan. The fabrics and colour tones are just stunning.
My Tuesday-Thursday evenings are now happily filled for the next few weeks 🙂