Are we the only ones totally in love with Bar Carts at the moment? Especially Brass Bars! There’s just something about the timeless elegance they bring to the table.
A snazzy Bar Cart to top off the look in your lounge is a must have. Whether you’re into collecting the finest of Whiskies or simply a Champagne on occasion kind of person; there’s a sense of 1950’s glam a Bar Cart introduces which every space desires.
Now that we’re approaching the festive season it’s not only time to jazz up your guest rooms, it’s time to enhance every corner of your space from the kitchen to… Well… The Bar Cart.
This season is all about the stand-out pieces.
Referring back to our ‘The magic of movement’ post – you really do not have to refurbish your whole entire space. You can simply elevate the stories in your space by making small alterations.
Ok, so we’re going a little off topic now. Spice up that Bar Cart if you’ve already got one. If you don’t; Raise the Bar and get your purchase on!
Have a look at West Elms Carts, they have a fantastic selection and believe it or not, IKEA also have pretty cool Bar Carts…Yep, we said it IKEA!
Sydney based Luchetti Krelle endeavours to offer a total concept; this includes branding and identity design, customised furniture and fitting design, salvaging and appropriation and even sourcing site locations. The result is unique and customised spaces that respond to client briefs and anticipate future trends whilst acknowledging current international design styles.
Imagine having this on your bedroom ceiling as a kid. This is what dreams are made out of, literally… His work is a whole new level of wavey garms. I actually believe that the new thing is having flooring on your ceiling.
All it takes is movement, the right move. Redecorating is a way of expressing yourself, releasing your inner creativity. And the magic of movement is just the same. You can incorporate that ‘brand new/grand’ feel without purchasing up to the minute interior goods. All it takes is a little move… The dynamic of your whole entire space can change within hours, even minutes.
Why don’t you begin with large furniture and then play around with your accessories? Let’s start with the sofa & coffee table for example; moving it from one end of the room to the other will instantly alter your area.
Place the flower vase you’ve had sitting on your dining table in the centre of your marble fireplace. The reflection of the vase and flowers in your Zagora mirror will make everything feel and look extremely effective.
Understand the magic of moment and inject more life into your home without spending a dime.
‘There is too much choice…I don’t know how & where to begin’ – The things we hear almost everyday. This is where your designer steps in. You see, it’s not just about placing a cushion here and a mirror there. It’s deeper then style and design. It’s about influencing behaviours, about connecting with clients in order to help clients connect with their space.
There’s a high rise in the quest for class and comfort in personal spaces. Realising that you can achieve almost anything you want in your home is where the beauty begins. Whether it’s knocking down a few walls or simply going from paper to colour. It’s just the knowing and commencing.
Expression and concept is where we’re headed. Step out of the comfort zone and go for it this Autumn/Winter.
The 3 seater Kensington in Velvet and the Downton Chandelier you’ve had your eye on… Just go for it! Let’s create that pretty incredible space you’ve always wanted.
With many creatives off to university this month it’s a great time to look at creative spaces which will make the ideas flow. Having a section of any room you desire dedicated to creativity and personal exploration is so important to escape to and indulge yourself in your passions. Some great ways to keep this space organised (especially if you are a stationary hoarder like me) is to have lots of boxes and hidden spaces to make your chaos a little bit more manageable. I love the first image below which has reclaimed wooden shelves and steel piping for a raw feel. This is such a personal space so make it whatever you want to be! Try mixing personal items with your tools to make the space seem less workshop like and blend well with you overall interior style. If you fear eccentric, then rejoice at the creative example on the right which shows a chic creative space with a minimalist style. Any style, any room, any size, a creative space is exactly what the doctor ordered this semester.
Being a student is hard; long days, even longer nights and the terrible fear of an empty fridge. To keep at least one part of your mind at ease create a zone in your small space that you can study relax and get back into your own groove. Meeting this combination of needs can be hard but with a few items you can have the perfect Space. First let’s tackle the not so pleasant – study! Get yourself a decent lamp to power through those all nights and make sure to have a comfy seat whether it’s at a desk or not. Relaxation is personal but some full proof pieces such as candles and cushions are a must have. Finally go personal crazy, being away from home can be hard so decorate with what makes you, you. To keep you from going mad, keep this space clean by thinking of some storage solutions like this cute trolley below or add baskets for under desk storage.
Scared of a red hot interior? No fear Spicer Interiors is here to change your mind about the intense shade that many ban from their home. Red can be darkening which is why it’s important to use it in the right places and in the right shades. Painting a feature wall or two in red will look eye-catching and stunning when paired with more muted tones like grey and natural materials. The danger is to use red prints as well as a red painted wall which can look very matchy matchy. For a touch of red in your space try a statement piece of furniture like these red velvet chairs used in a Parisian lounge. Both romantic and edgy, red could be the saviour to your dull interior adding spice and style.
We said we’d be back with some tips for an open plan interior and here we are sharing 3 top ways to section what could be a muddled space.
1. Rugs: The classic way to separate a space is to use rugs to indicate the living area and/or dining area. Rugs are cosy under the feet and also buffer any loud noises which can be handy in such an open and often large room.
2. Corner Sofa’s: Corner sofas are not just made for the corner so don’t restrict them to that space! Using them further out in a room provides a shorter divide than a wall and still leaves the space feeling open. If the back of your sofa isn’t at its heyday, why not add a side table to the back or get it reupholstered.
3. Kitchen Island: Having a kitchen island is many house owners dream and it’s also a great way to show a distinction as to where the kitchen ends. This can provide an easy transition into a dining area or work space. If a built in island is out of reach, try an island on wheels or a butchers block that can also be moved to accommodate the use of the space.
Having an open plan interior is many house owners dream. Bright open spaces where family or guests easily communicate can make for a social and inviting space. However, there is risk of the spaces all merging together and before you know it you’re cooking next to your sofa. Using zoning within any space, commercial or domestic, makes invisible walls between each area so to keep boundaries between living, eating and dining. By keeping the organisation quite structured you will easily be able to see where the living space ends and where the dining space starts. To combat a blocky look, use coordinating colours and patterns throughout the space to keep a cohesive feel.Stay tuned for the best 5 ways to zone an open space, coming soon!
To quirk or not to quirk? That is the question. Are we the only ones who have noticed how everyone is eager to be unique? Well… this isn’t only based on personalities, we all want our spaces to be authentic too.
Many want that striking interior without having to fork out millions. We believe a great way to step into ‘full on quirk’ is by up-cycling or investing in a local up-cycler.
Revamping your old furniture is simply a way of stepping from the old to the new. It also gives you the opportunity to display your inner creativity.
You’d be surprised at how much your space can change after a little touch. The up-cycling trend is forever growing! The simple things will transform your home from that basic ‘Zara Home’ house to a ‘Full on quirk’ palace.
Have your kitchen cabinets sprayed in a snazzy gloss or you could easily change your knobs and handles. Why not change the top on that IKEA dining table and have a beautiful Carrera finish. Your space will literally go from bland to grand!