3 Fun Ways to Update your Summer Decor -Go Tropical

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Urbanara re-mixes southwestern with a Scandinavian simplicity for any outdoor space….mix your textures and planters with vintage pieces. Combine colors like blue, yellow and green for a modern yet fresh look.

Enjoy our tips for adding new splashes of color and decor for your summertime space!!

 

1. Just Add Pineapple!

 

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Pineapple decor is absolutely fun. …Drinks anyone? Delicious Tropical Pineapple Storage Jar – Ice Bucket from The Contemporary Home

 

 

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Mia Fleur Pineapple tray for that sumptuous touch of gold……

 

 

2. Chose Bright Yellows and Greens for a Fresh Summer Look

 

 

 

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What a wonderful parrot from The Contemporary Home! And…Arthouse curates that perfect livable space with brights and tropical patterns, you cannot go wrong!

 

 

3. Tropical Themed Artisan Bespoke Textile Touches!

 

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We love Penelope Hope’s bright and modern textiles and colors….a sure bet for beautiful updates! This year the brand has a wide variety of tropical fabrics, made in England and designed in Guernsey by the founder Nadia!

 

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Penelope Hope

 

 

 

Natural Modernism -An Interview with the Australian Designer Kate Walker

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Kate Walker is an Australian designer who takes her cue from the vibrant and elemental colors, forms, and patterns of the natural world. Her commitment to well made materials and a lovingly designed space means that every project is just stand out gorgeous. Through a process of curated selections of unusual textures and fine hard surface materials, Kate beautifully combines historic detail with contemporary design to make livable and bright spaces.

It was super fun to interview Kate and learn about her process and dedication to craft and well made things the home. Enjoy Kate’s story, the beautiful pictures of her various projects, and learn about her very special approach.

 

 

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Kate Walker by Brent Lukey Photography

 

You grew up in a family that lived, worked and breathed design and artistry. Tell me about some of your favourite memories of this special upbringing. 

My mum created an amazing home. With seven children, home was always really busy.  We lived in very old 1900s Victorian house. It was a big original Homestead in Geelong called Chesterfield. So whilst my brother was climbing the Norfolk Pines at the front of our property, and mum was busy trying to make sure he didn’t fall and kill himself, she would leave my sisters and I alone. We would redesign our whole bedroom, and it would take us all day.  We’d move our antique iron beds, change doona covers, swap furniture around and hang things on the walls.  Sometimes the layouts worked and sometimes they didn’t but mum just let us do it. I think she enjoyed the quiet.

So she’s still one of your main inspirations? 

The pieces my mum has in her home all remind me of my childhood.  There’s such a difference between a house and a home, and that’s what mum gets. Inspiration came from my mum and our family. What she did enable us to do was to put looks together, often on a shoestring. As little kids we would be given jobs to keep the house tidy, but anyone could walk into our house at any time and it would always look beautiful. And I have kept that tradition in my own home.

In the 1980s when three colored cornicing was in, mum would have painted them green, pink and blue and then she would decide it wasn’t quite right and we’d come home and she would have changed it to shades of pink or shades of blue.

Even if mum didn’t have a lot of money to spend, she would spend what she could on making our home beautiful. Her house was on the cover of House and Garden years ago when stenciling was in.

 

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And she was one of the first people I knew to use the color blue in her interiors. Blue is my favorite interiors color now too.  I don’t know how she did it with so many kids but she always kept an amazingly beautiful home.  We were always told to go and play outside, so I developed a love for our garden.

 

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Do you have a favorite historic designer or architect? 

The Australian architect Marcus Martin without a doubt, 1930s architecture. His windows, his proportions, his staircases, and the entry ways. Really, Marcus Martin for me is heaven, so it’s no surprise that I bought a 1930s home.

 

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Let’s talk texture, great contemporary design often has a way of combining unexpected textures, and many of your projects exhibit this sensibility, there is such care and precision in the pairings. Tell me a bit about this process, how it’s determined by the design vision, the client and some of your inspirations? 

A lot of people are afraid to use color, so texture is a great way to bring interest into a beige color scheme.  We’ll often use tonal colors to create a lot of interest and depth.  I have become very adept at using texture because clients haven’t been adventurous.

I will always encourage clients to use natural materials where possible, because natural materials don’t date. Anything natural adds charm which modern finishes just don’t have.

 

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You can’t really clash natural materials. You can put a beige travertine with a grey Carrara and it works. Mother Nature just works. On my Instagram feed you’ll find lots of landscapes and seascapes because I see so much beauty in nature. It might be a photo of lichen on a granite rock, with greys next to the electric green and I’ll be inspired to use grey and green as a colour palette.  Browns, greys and greens work so well together.

 

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The Wright Project – this historic front with a modern back exterior is such a gem, I love the entire house, and wondered why we are seeing this kind of “renovation” more and more. It’s wonderful and reminds me so much of the best of the classic American mid-century homes, those who look out to greenery from the rear of the house. I grieve the demolition of these houses here, and celebrate the way this tradition is expanded in places like your Wright Project. 

In Australia there are lots of regulations to maintain the heritage of properties, but heritage doesn’t come with livability.  Today we need open plan living, and we need light.  Many of the old houses have small windows because there was no cooling or heating, so windows were kept small to minimise the loss of heat or keep in the cool.  Houses were generally dark and they weren’t designed for orientation, whereas today we always try to orient toward the north to make the most of natural light and get the best solar ratings.

 

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The Wright House

As a result we are seeing a juxtaposition of historical meeting modern to pay homage to the property’s origins whilst maximizing livability.  Residential land sizes in the city are so small that the best way to bring the outside in is by building a glass block on the back.

Whether I agree with such a stark juxtaposition or not, my job is to blend the old and the new internally by creating a seamless flow.  It may be having the same flooring throughout or connecting the look by using modern brass fittings in the extension to reflect the old brass fittings in the original house. Trying to use as many natural materials as possible is important to pay homage to the building’s origins, be it using old bluestone or reclaimed timber flooring or Shaker style kitchen doors to make it more traditional.  I am always advising clients to keep the historical elements of their home.

 

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Mathoura

 

Mathoura, absolutely gorgeous -tell me more about this palatial looking building! 

Mathoura holds a special place in my heart because my family actually lived in the classic Victorian house that was originally on that land.  We moved out and the property was sold to a developer (Kokoda Property Group who I have worked a lot with over the years) who built these amazing apartments.

They engaged Stuart Rattle to do the interiors.  He is a very well-known interior designer who was tragically murdered shortly after completing the build so it was a privilege for me to work with him on one of his last projects.  He did all of the internal finishes and it was my job to source the incredible natural stone which we imported from Turkey specifically for this project for all the bathrooms. And we sourced the bluestone for the paving.  I felt honored to be able to work with such an incredibly talented designer.

Favorite project? 

My favorite project changes all the time.  My current is an incredible, eclectic property where the brief is ‘Regency on Safari.’  The property is in Brighton (Melbourne) and is owned by a South African family.  The owner is an artist and she is amazing, and  so enthusiastic about using color and texture.  I’ve never had a client who is so excited about all the different elements we have featured in the design. We have a peacock-blue kitchen with chartreuse velvet banquette seating and animal print wallpaper with black and white marble flooring.

There’s multi-green scalloped handmade wall tiles and wallpaper with mountain-scapes by Pierre Frey.  And we’re also featuring Cole & Son wallpapers.  We’re using the most incredible quartzite bench tops which will be backlit. We have Scandinavian timbers and brass grills in the kitchen and a handmade brass and stainless steel range hood with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. There’s fluted glass in the bathrooms with slab marble and brass taps. The timber flooring is representative of zebra skin. For the outdoor loggia she has allowed us to use stone we are importing from Egypt. We’re doing cobblestones. Every single thing that I love in design is going into this home.

 

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Learn more about the wonderful vision of this Australian designer, special hard finish products and beautiful spaces by Kate Walker Design on her website or via Facebook | Instagram 

6 Great Summer Outdoor Living Ideas

 

 Getting ready for summer and want to maximize your outdoor space, lounge appeal and style? Enjoy our curated selections of beautiful high design pieces for your deck, porch, seaside abode and backyard gatherings.

 

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A place of total perfection, love the different seating areas, clean yet warm and welcoming style. Beautifully conceived by Adam Christopher Design, UK, the artist’s site is absolutely worth checking out, the combination of sculpture, and industrial design is visually gorgeous! We love all of the designer’s concrete planters because they represent a contemporary expression of the tradition of true artistry in furniture and decorative arts.

 

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Adam Christopher’s Femkant Garden Planter, Corten Steel Effect

 

 

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1. A Required Investment -An Elegant Outdoor Dining Table for Parties

Goodbye old-fashioned splintery picnic tables, eating outside is natural luxury. We love adjustable tables, high quality and durable materials. Ease of storage is always a plus.

 

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Skagaarden Oxno Collection, Houseology

Nardi_Rio Air Lunch Table

 

The Nardi Open Air Lunch Table  is gorgeous…..and incrediably practical it can adjusted for size and stored easily but is also made of a super durable material, and if you have a beach house you know this is super important!

 

 

2. Add Gorgeous Outdoor Chairs + Sofas

 

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Minotti Modular Outdoor Fabric Sofa and Vincent Sheppard Leo Dining Chair, Lagoon

 

High Design is not only for your indoor dining room, chose something sturdy, durable and well designed.

This is definitely an investment worth making, however as a veteran beachside resident, I say put it away in the winter or during very intense storms. Also tie down your furniture during hurricane season!

 

3. Your Easy Outdoor Living Style Upgrade – Add a Bench

 

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La Granja, Ibiza, Summer 2017, Tine K Home

 

 

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No longer the stuff of public parks lovely benches are a perfect way to modernize your outdoor space, and provide extra easily converted seating. This fretwork embellished is actually a DIY project via HGTV.

 

 

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Elegant Retro Rattan Bench by PIB

 

4. Embellish with Beautiful Outdoor Modern Textiles

 

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We love the chilly nights by the sea, and think that Lenz & Leif has it right their color block style in merino wool, perfect for those who want to be cozy but love that modern look.

You don’t have to go designer or high-end for good-looking textiles, it’s pretty easy to make your own, you can try Spoonflower for fabulous fabrics, and the inserts are readily available at craft stores.

I am going to teach you how on the next blog!!!!

 

 

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Oliver Bonas

5. Try a Contemporary Hammock

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This is a little different from the rope hammock of my childhood…it’s basically a bed to watch stars from –check out the new Taj Hammock by Lujo Living as it seems just perfect for beachside living, I can totally imagine this on our upper deck, it gets windy every evening and this is a great way to look at the night sky! The stand is Kwila hardwood and aluminum, so it’s sturdy but beautiful. Made in New Zealand, it actually ships free!

 

 

6. You NEED an Outdoor Bed

 

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Canopy Daybed from Nest, Fabrics from The Natural Curtain Company + the Camas Balinesas de diseño Daybed Vela

 

Amazing, this is the last frontier of my wish list ……how luxury…now the mosquitos definitely would have eaten us alive at my grandparents’ lake house but this is perfect for beach ocean side living….There is not an ounce of doubt that I need either of these absolutely immediately…..

 

 

 

Pillow via Las Cositas de Beach, Anabelle James Enamel Tray, Vitra Vegetal Chairs, Nest UK and a concrete Bon Planter.

Inspired by Spring -Easy Decor Upgrades

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Good morning beautiful…a few gorgeous finds to inspire your spring or easter time decor, with a modern touch, bright spring colors and sense of fun and play! Enjoy these tips + ideas for trending decor ideas! Easy upgrades to add new life to your space…

 

1.Minimalist Beauty -Neutrals and Floral Accents

 

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Image courtesy of Pixers, add a floral covering to plain black, and the gorgeous fun of a Pixer’s mural or go with that classic white we all know and love. 

 

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Rachel Ashwell Lloyd Chair

 

 

SMALL HAND-ETCHED BRASS VASE from the Decorators Notebook

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Lovely muted tones, washed texture and minimalist decor with the cheer of spring. Pink washed linen bedding by Linen Tales on DaWanda.com

 

 

2. Amazing Wall Murals + Brights for Spring Time Joy all Year Long!

 

 

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Pixers definately is the winner here with their inspired designs and eclectic interior ideas that combine folk art inspiration, Scandinavian beauty + practicality and unique art murals. We also love the handmade precision and prettiness of the Casetta Living Line.

 

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Casetta Living, Table + Messy Posey Tablecloth

 

 

3. Vintage Style Details + Toys for Play or Decor

 

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Pixers, Hellblau Herr + Frau Hase and Luggy Basket from Mira Mira

 

 

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Lewis the Hare, Image courtesy of Mira Mira

 

 

 

4. Handmade Inspired Touches

 

Whether it’s just a sweet vintage look with white wash, or handmade items, this is a sure way to go to add eclectic beauty to your interior.

 

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Easter Eggs by Ahoj-2012 on DaWanda.com

 

 

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Sweet springtime sky blue colors…Light blue napkins Linen Home Shop on DaWanda.com

 

 

 

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Somerset by Rachel Ashwell

 

 

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Rebu Aqua Ombre Salad Bowl from Amara Home

Rebu Pink Ombre Fruit Bowl from Amara Home

 

 

 

Ombre Fruit Bowls from Amara Home

 

 

 

 

Beautiful Designs by Pixers

 

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Inspiration Ideas for Your Home -Add Charming Prints

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Chloe Cheese’s Cat Print

  Decorating Ideas for you -try charming drawings made into prints……

I really love the familiar children’s book illustration style of Chloe Cheese’s work, and the color scheme means her prints fit into any decor style. Her pretty illustrations reminds me so much of Judith Kerr’s fantastic Mog the Cat books! Before I admired the painting on Chinese porcelains, or the plaster sculptures that adorned my grandparent’s living room, the Kline blue paintings, it was the aesthetic wonder of illustration that was most important to me.
And anyone who has followed this style blog for a bit knows I adore any sort of lovely home decor with cat motifs. And mid century style. ….Enter Chloe Cheese, a printmaker whose amazing still life illustrations of the prettiness of every day life are absolutely charming. I found out about Chloe’s work from Emma Hardiman from Athena Art, London. Athena is famous for their c. 1960s shop on High street. Tremendously popular, today Athena is internet based and well known for their pop culture inventory including vintage albums.
However, it was the handmade illustrative work that really caught my eye when I was chatting with Emma who described Chloe’s work perfectly! “This collection encapsulates the essence of her passion for finding the extraordinary in the ordinary of everyday life. She finds beauty in the things that we might not even notice and causes us to pause and relax in the moment.” 
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Prints of Chloe’s work and other working artists can be purchased on the company site.
and check out Facebook,  Twitter + Instagram for more!

Trends in Decor -Enamelware

 

Enamelware is a beautiful tradition, bright colors, matte pastels with or without whimsical decorations from eastern Europe and the nordic countries. Great for kid’s rooms, kitchens whether modern or traditional and to add color to a neutral Scandinavian style. You can find vintage pieces in flea markets and more, although I suggest you use those for decorative uses only.

 

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Berry Red

 

 

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The Contemporary Home

 

 

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Anabel James

 

 

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Berry Red

 

 

 

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Emporium Cook Shop

 

 

Wild Wolf and Inkoo

 

 

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Inkoo

 

 

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Silvia Dekker

Decorating with Gold -4 Ways to Add Splendor

Gold is the material of royalty, treasured throughout the ages…Add gold accented pieces to your modern living space for a sense of luxury and heirloom quality elegance. Whether taking your cue from Ancient Rome, Neo-classical Europe, the splendor of Rococo, Art Deco or the ornate vegetal patterns of the east, gold takes your decor to the next level. Enjoy our guide to decorating with gold hues and gilt surfaces…

 

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Koket Projects Gold Kitchen

 

 

1. Chose an Accent Table or Bookcase with Gold Detailing

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Wareham Coffee Table Base Finish: Antique Gold Gilt

 

 


METAL CLOUD BOOKCASE IN GOLD LEAF DESIGN BY LAZY SUSAN

 

 

2. Add Gold Hues to Bedrooms

 

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Newtons Furniture

 

 

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Splash of Gold Cushion, The French Bedroom Co


Gold Ombre Cristal Lumbar Pillow by Lorena Maxilla

 

 

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Ashes of Roses Gold Bed -Newtons Furniture

 

 


Wayfair’s Abbie Floral 6 Light Semi Flush Mount Finish Gold Leaf

 

 

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The French Bedroom Co

 

 


White & Gold Embroidered Cristal Sheet Set by Lorena Gaxiola

 

 

 

 

3. Retro Style Decorative Pieces with Gold Details

 

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Ambiance Honor Side Board, Memoir

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Ostentation Folding Screen, Memoir


Red Pomegranate Gilt Bowl
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Angled Bird Leg, Candle Stick from Arbol + Ovohouse

 

 

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Dar Lighting Group, Be&Liv, Boca do lobo, and Touched Interiors 

 

 

 

4. Add a Piece of Design that is Truly a Work of Art

 

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The sculptural Lapiaz Center table from Boca do Lobo is inspired in part by karst formations, a vision of stone frozen and dramatically cracked open to expose a rich mineral interior of gold.  

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Koket

 

 

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Mia Fleur



 

 

Citrus + Warm Brights -5 Tips for Revitalizing Decor

A certain way to add life to your space is by adding depth of color. Paint an accent wall or woodwork, table or chair brights. Add a refined sofa in bright blue, yellow, or orange.

Beautiful brights like orange and yellows with white walls and eclectic accent pieces… I have a special affinity for orange, although I know it can go terribly wrong in decor …too much can leave one feeling a little overwhelmed, and orange has an awful habit of just not looking the same out of its paint can.

 

1.Velvety Brights

My love of orange clearly comes from my grandparent’s house where they had a lovely orange couch covered in itchy wool. There was lots of relentless complaining about its texture but I spent hours sitting next to my grandparents on this couch, as they talked with their friends, often falling asleep in my grandmother’s lap as she argued with someone about the merits of Dylan Thomas. Whatever it is you want to debate it can be accomplished in comfort in an overstuffed updated model of the orange couch –cozy comfort courtesy of Loaf. Or add bright pillows from Ragged Rose (pictured above).

 

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Pudding Couch by Loaf

 

2.Add character with a Boldly Bright Accent Piece

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Lush Designs

 

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Orange is beautiful with pinks and evokes a sense of play and subtle brightness. Wonderful bedding Gingerbread Girl -Fox Face from Indie Art and Design.

 

3. Embrace the 1970’s Look

 

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Emfurn amazing sleek lined contemporary furniture that allows the texture of materials to shine…

This is such 1970’s perfection, so much great orange and those omnipresent non exotic house plants that just filled everyone’s homes in that era. And yet, there is exquisite balance in this vignette. I love the patterns of Orly Kiely but find too much of a good thing can be overwhelming.  The textile designer shows us how to get it just right in this picture of her home -so cozy yet with lots of retro fun!

 

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Image courtesy of Dwell Magazine.

 


Cayson Orange and Brass Side Table

 

 

4. Stay Classic Manor House with a touch of Globally Inspired Decor

 

Paint by Farrow and Ball, and Rebeccas’s Aix Home Kantha Blanket Collection

 

 

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Farrow and Ball

 

 

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Ann Spiro

 

 

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The Fox and She

 

5. Rich Bright and Anything By Neptune -Classic beauty + Enduring Style

 

AND THE WINNER IS, anything by Neptune, a bespoke UK brand that just gets color right, deeply earthy and lush every room in rich color is seriously gorgeous…the color “Fox” is my favorite, the hue is said to age beautifully adding a sense of luxury and history to the interior or furnishing.

 

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Curated by Kids -Beautifully Fun Rooms Part II

Hello! Welcome to part 2 of our popular curated by kids decor series! This is a fun collaborative effort by Rosalina, her daughters, and a occassionally random group of neighborhood kids, mostly girls age 5-12. We noticed that if something seems magical or fantastical it’s a winner. Case in point, a rabbit leaping over a mountain in gorgeous graphic wallpaper  in the sweetest of muted pinks,  or an eyelashed pillow….or even a pear dollhouse…

 

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Ferm Living

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Pear House by Little Earth Nest Eco Toys 

 

 

 

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Emily Merritt Collection, From Pottery Barn Teen. I find that PBT sheets are a huge investment but they last a lifetime, the percale cotton seems to get better with age.

 

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Engel & Bengel

 

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Yellow is a unifying color and brings these patterns together beautifully. Not a lover of pinks? Not a problem. The blossom duvet is classic and on trend. Mix and match styles, like this eclectic white bed with retro floral designs. Image courtesy of Serena and Lily.

 

 

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Classic white desk that can go to an apartment when your little gets older, or stay @ home for holidays. Image courtesy of The Land of Nod.

 

 

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Oh baby, who doesn’t have a panda crush, and guess what these are from H&M which means they are super inexpensive.

Check out the irresistible prettiness is this Takotomo bedspread in polka dots with gold piping!

How about an  adorable bedside table ? Large Round Wooden Side Table in Mint with Contrast Colored Legs from Sisters Guild.

 

 

Put your stuff away please! Bins, bins +more bins. By RiceDK from Sisters Guild.

 

Curated by Kids -Decor for Little Girls’ Rooms + Tween Style

Got a tween girl? Maybe she is not into the rosebud sheets and dolls as much anymore, and needs something a little more hip? Discover ideas curated by kids courtesy moi and my team of littles.

Expertise provided by my kids, neighbor ladies, ages 8-17, and various mini color lovers, sparkle aficionados, tiny surfers, dog lovers, and excellent students.

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Hate that chaotic look on top of the dresser or the desk? Contain it. We love the ultra modern + streamlined color of Korridor Pyramid Storage Boxes. From Red Candy whose tag line is ShutUpBeige.

 

 

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A fabulous trendy decor addition from TakaTomo.de

 

 

 

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Design within Reach

 

 

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Yes please…cactuses are wonderful from FrankieLoves. amazing bright colors and fun patterns! Warning, if you visit this company’s website, you might fall IN LOVE with the gorgeously curated amazingness. It’s the only place I have ever been that’s made me NEED a hamburger themed lamp shade. Must have…

 

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And the winner is…Junk Food Deluxe Handmade Lampshade rom LoveFrankie

 

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Krispy Dreme Cream Cushion from IDecorate.

 

 

 

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What a nice green desk for your tween. Image courtesy of The Land of Nod.

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Yum! I love pineapple, check out this decorative candle, from RedCandy. And next, hand selected by two tweens –an over the top scrumptiously rococco style bed for your darling.

 

What do you think about this super ornate and amazing bed. Maybe rock this out with funky linens? Move over Marie Antoinette, let’s lounge in this Gold Queen bed from The French Bedroom Company  High-Low it with H&M Linens with stars or maybe half moons from Ferm Living.

 

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Or maybe a lovely bench by RiceDK from Sisters Guild!

 

 

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Design crush time for everything on Ian Snow’s site! This pretty velvet pouf is perfect for hanging with friends.