Each home is a unique destination, so infuse yours with a character inspired by these brilliant interior styles from around the world.
1. Mediterranean Blues
The cool mix of patterned blue tiles gives this bathroom and unmistakeable Mediterranean flavour. We love the relaxed contrast of a modern white stone sink sitting on top of a rustic wooden counter. Carry on the holiday vibe with traditional hamaam towels and nautical accents, then finish with touches of brass for a bathroom you’ll feel permanently on holiday in.
2. French Eclectic
Famed for being effortlessly stylish, the French know a thing or two about creating brilliant room schemes that are as cool as they are timeless. The lines of this classic sofa may be formal, but the bold striped fabric brings it bang up to date. The chandelier is luxe and glittery, but combining it with fun cushions takes the stuffiness out of it. Très chic.
3. Italian Quality
The luxe velvet fabric of these dining chairs, modern pendant light above the table and a gallery wall filled with painted portraits make for some unmistakeable Italian flair. Go with quality design, chic colour palette and eclectic mix of artwork for a timeless, elegant look.
4. Island Life
Ibiza influences pour into this light and bright interior with sunshine yellow colours, white walls and floors and a dash of relaxed pattern. Arrange low-seat sofas and poufs in a way that invites lazy afternoons lounging with a book and a chilled glass of vino.
5. Mexican Cool
A riot of bright colours and Aztec patterns is characteristic of Mexican interiors and these fun design elements work brilliantly in modern homes too. Here, the elegant grey and white scheme is given an instant lift with a bold patterned rug and bright yellow chair. Add warm rustic wood and potted herbs for a relaxed, family-friendly space.
6. Far-East Zen
Japanese minimalist style equals simplicity, calmness and functionality. Turn your bathroom into an oasis of calm with natural wooden accessories, unfussy furniture and gentle colours taken from nature. To ensure the space stays clutter-free, remember to include enough built-in storage at the design stage – clean lines are key here.
7. Moroccan Spice
Nothing says Moroccan style quite like the traditional red Kilim pattern. Cosy up an otherwise minimal white interior with spice-coloured textiles, characterful wooden armchairs and a mix of metals for an eclectic look
8. Wild Wild West
Create a nomadic, free-spirited feel with traditional elements borrowed from the American west. The emphasis is on hand-made quality and natural materials, such as warm-toned matt leather and untreated wood. Plant cacti in rustic terracotta pots and finish with ethnic print throw and patterned wool rug.
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Lighting is very important to any room. With all the varying styles, it can be hard picking the right lamp for an end table. But when it comes to choosing lamps, it’s easy to feel left in the dark without a little guidance. How big is too big? And which shade goes with which base? Here are a few tips that could help shed some light.
1 – Think of your lamp as part light, part sculpture/jewelry for the room. Your lamp needs to perform a function but should also look pretty!
2 – Think about what style you are going for. If your room is traditional, generally a tapered lamp shade tends to be a good option. If your room is modern, stick with a streamlined drum-shaped shade.
3 – Think about your lighting needs for the room. If you need a lot of light, don’t pick a black (or really dark) shade, instead go with a lighter colored one to give off more light.
4 – Think about the scale of the table it will be sitting on. If you have a ‘beefy’ or heavy-looking end table, a small & delicate lamp most likely won’t look right. Pick a lamp that is proportionate to the size of your end table and the surrounding furniture.
5- Don’t be afraid to take home a few different lamps from the store. Keep the one that works and return the others! Just make sure you know the store’s return policy!
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Stuck on how to accessorize an end table or nightstand?
There are so many ways to style/accessorize a table, and really there are no rules. However, if you aren’t sure where to begin below is a list of basic items to use that you can’t go wrong with:
In addition, here are a few more accessorizing tips to get you on your way:
Use items of varied heights to keep the eye moving. Have something short, something medium, and something tall. Use stacked books to add height if needed.
Layer your accessories. Don’t be afraid to let your lamp cover a portion of the artwork.
Group differently shaped items together. If everything is square/rectangle it just looks boring.
Add pops of color.
Use unique items that mean something to you, such as something purchased from a trip. These are great conversation starters, and will add a lot of character to your arrangement.
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How to choose the correct rug size for your home?
I receive lot of queries asking about the best rug size for their room, and since buying a rug is often a significant investment and a wrong choice can make or break your design scheme.When it comes to dining room, living room and bedroom, its essential to pair the right area rug.
I have answered some of our most asked design questions though the illustrations below. Feel free to comment if you have any other questions. Enjoy!
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I am back with blogging now. Its been really long i haven’t. This time i am going to write about mirrors. As they are one of the most important element in any space. I just recently realised that mirror can totally change the look of any room.
Not only can a mirror be a feature on a wall, it will also enhance the room by making the space feel bigger as the view it’s reflecting is effectively repeated back again. With this in mind how do you select a feature mirror for a space? Below are some tips and ideas which you can use in your home.
Firstly have a good look at the room and decide whether you’d like a floor standing mirror or one that hangs on the wall. Secondly refer to images from Pinterest and your favourite interior magazines for inspiration.
Our ‘top-tip’ is to be bold and a bit daring! Have a look at some of the ways in which you can use mirrors to create an enhanced space.
To increase space on your dressing table, hang a mirror on the wall.
This ornate, over-sized mirror creates a luxurious feel in the room, while making the space feel much bigger.
The collection of circular mirrors with gold frames helps to create a luxurious and sophisticated space.
The white-framed mirror in this bathroom is subtle and reflects the dark tiles in the bathroom.
The long mirror subtly gives the room added depth.
I hope these ideas and inspiration helps you in any way. Cheers!