Friday, 29 August 2014

Stunning Home Extension

Our little home is a constant work in progress, as I slowly turn it into our beautiful retreat. I always think of the kitchen (our last remaining room to renovate) as being the final piece of the puzzle. But as the kids are getting bigger at a remarkable rate, in a few years we will need to either move to a larger home, or extend this home. The home I'm about to show you has inspired me with the rear extension onto their double-fronted weatherboard house.




Techné Architecture + Interior Design collaborated with Doherty Design Studio
renovating the existing home to include 4 bedrooms, a study and open-plan living area.
The facade of the home was retained and a two-storey extension added, based on the form of a contemporary shipping container. The bright blue front door is the only hint that something extra special lies beyond.





There are lots of cool, creative touches throughout. I love the panel with the paint trickling down - the blue linking back to the front door.




Those office chairs are simply gorgeous and I will now be on the hunt for something similar. The leather cupboard handles are another clever touch.




The open-plan kitchen, dining, and living room open out onto a beautiful courtyard and garden. Looking up to the louvered windows of the second floor, it makes me want to explore up there to see how fabulous all the bedrooms are.








We do get to see the two bathrooms, which are both spectacular. I love the blue frame with the mirror filling roughly two thirds of it.




The wood with the white is beautiful. I love the hexagon tiles, and of course, those mirrors. Don't ask me where they're from, I've been looking and haven't found them yet.
If you know, please share with me :)




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Thursday, 28 August 2014

A Touch of Gold | Three Ways

I love gold! The smallest addition can make the biggest impact. The emerald green wall below is stunning, but add the gold mirror and it takes it to a whole new level.


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A painted front door is a lovely welcome, but a gold painted front door is extra special!


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I love a touch of gold in the wardrobe. I've just bought these boots, and they are my new faves. I love the style and the length, but it was the gold details that sold me on them.


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Here are a few more ways you can bring some gold into your home and life...


Adore book | Harriet sandal | triangle pendant | Moroccan pouf
Tilly clutch | petite gold cutlery | hammered candle

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Fabric Wall Hangings

There are so many beautiful fabrics and textiles available these days, I love the idea of using them as art to add another dimension to your wall.






These twin panels look amazing behind the bed. They help to anchor the bed and highlight it as the main feature of the room.




Don't limit yourself to just panels of fabric, a rug or throw can look equally as stunning on the wall as it does on your bed or the floor. This Handira wedding blanket is my favourite.


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