Interior Inspo | 3D Roundup

10.02.2014

I'm giving you a dose of interior inspo today courtesy of the talented 3D artists who publish their work on Behance. Starting with a lovely loft apartment with incredible ceiling height and windows, followed by a clean Scandi-style bedroom design, both of these were designed by Tsvetan Stoykov. I can't help but notice his bedside table has been inspired by NZ designer Timothy John's Sidekick Collection!


Ever since I first showed you the incredible interior design work of Raya Todorova, I've been checking in regularly, eager to see new work. Here are her latest room designs which are in keeping with her signature monochrome style. I love the mix of marble and metallic accents in the kitchen, and the gorgeous cot and wallpaper in the sweet little nursery.


This elegant apartment featuring a mix of black and white floors and steel framed doors is a conceptual project by Oskar Firek. I've also picked out one of his stunning bathrooms to show you, from another inspiring home he designed here.


I came across a lot of cool bedrooms, but this one, La Maison d'inspiration IKEA by Alexandre Jarek, is my pick for today. It makes me want to step inside the room, walk across the beautiful herringbone floor and climb straight into the cosy bed and layers of luxe bedding.


Before I go I just wanted to tell you about a giveaway that's currently being run by BNZ GoodHome, the new website and quarterly email for which I am one of the contributors. Containing a collection of inspiration and expert advice for smart homeowners, if you sign up now, you could win a gorgeous Kate & Kate Jagger blanket from LET LIV! The offer is available until October 7, 2014. To sign up (you don't have to be a BNZ customer) pop over here







PAQME

10.01.2014

New Australian brand PAQME has just arrived at online store LET LIV. Makers of beautifully stylish rainwear, their Anywhere Raincoat features impeccable detailing.  Super-light, it packs into a cute little pouch to put into your handbag or suitcase, making it a must-have item all year round. 

This is great news for anyone like me who has been caught out by unpredictable rain on many occasions, or has lost numerous umbrellas due to the wind! I keep telling myself I must invest in a good raincoat, and finally I've found one that I love the look of, that can go from casual to a little bit dressed up. 




The classic trenchcoat style raincoat has a detachable hood with a drawstring and snap button neck closure. Made from waterproof material with a concealed front closure, the standout detailing mentioned earlier includes branded buttons and a gorgeous contrast interior trim. 



The PAQME Anywhere Raincoats are available in four colours including black, dalmation, khaki and blossom. Keep an eye out for the next drop which includes reversible kids styles! 

Menu at Home | Ladder + Wire Bin

9.30.2014

Those who follow me on Instagram will have caught a couple of glimpses of my dreamy new Menu products recently. The Menu Ladder and Wire Bin, both from Simon James Concept Store have been on my wishlist for a while, and as expected they fit beautifully into our home. Understated and elegant, I love the versatility of these pieces which allows them to transition easily from room to room. Not only does the ladder provide the perfect finishing touch to our living room, I can use it to hang magazines and the odd throw. 


Prior to ending up here it has been in our bedroom and looked so beautiful next to the bed, its absence has definitely been felt! 


In keeping with our white String Shelf and pale wood floors I chose the white with light oak, but it is also available in the equally beautiful black and dark oak.  The Ladder looks gorgeous alongside The Overcast Artwork by MacArthur & Co, from Mildred & Co. 


I knew that the Wire Bin would make the perfect companion for our Yeh Wall Table, once again providing a space to store small items such as magazines or a throw. 


The nude colour was the obvious choice for our living room corner, but it also comes in a gorgeous moss green, chrome and brass






Dark Walls in the Bedroom | x 3

9.29.2014

There is something very appealing about a dark moody bedroom, especially when teamed with beautiful luxe linen bedding. The kind that drapes perfectly with just the right amount of crinkle, in soft muted colours and earthy tones, to create a stunning contrast against black or very dark walls. Black light fittings blend seamlessly (the Flos 265 Lamp is still a fave of mine), greenery 'pops' and you cannot go wrong with a white artwork or black and white photographic art to add further contrast.

The stunning black bedroom of Lina Kanstrup which she styled here for Residence magazine / Imagery via Emmas Designblogg, 79Ideas and Kanstrup Studios / Photographed by Kristofer Johnsson

I love how the headboard and open wardrobe in this next bedroom has been painted in the same dark grey colour as the walls. The workspace has been integrated into the room and  features shelves and a desk painted in the same grey, offset by a gorgeous muted shade of coral. 

Styled by Pella Hedeby and Marie Ramse / Imagery via Stil Inspiration and Hitta HemPhotography by Kristofer Johnsson

Now one for the kiddies, because who says they can't have a dark bedroom too? I absolutely LOVE how Apphia Michael, the online fashion editor for Wallpaper*Magazine has taken a brave risk and painted her daughter Tallis' bedroom walls in an almost-black colour. Accents of pink and natural wood by way of the cot, Muuto Dots and Hay Gym Hooks add a soft touch, while the gorgeous MiniWilla poster and YarningMade blanket look amazing against the dark backdrop. 

Images via La Petite Blog 

Nodi Rugs | Organic Lines

9.26.2014

Every time I pop into the beautiful Herne Bay Store Tessuti I admire the gorgeous Nodi rugs that are displayed on the shop floor. Created by talented New Zealand designer Olivia Smith, I'm excited to finally be sharing her incredible work with you today. On my latest visit to Tessuti, owner Ali told me of the newest Nodi collection, Organic Lines, which in addition to the beautiful rugs they have become known for, includes a new print collection. One artwork in particular caught my eye. With beautiful muted colours and fluid forms, it  is perfect for my office where it now continues to catch my eye as I work. 

Inspired by the visual lines created by natural light, Olivia says "Organic Lines reflects both the balance and the imperfections of nature. Contrasting textures, shapes and a dynamic colour palette create natural yet structural designs." 

Organic Lines Print - Design 3 from Tessuti

Organic Lines Prints - Design 2 by Nodi Rugs

I could only imagine how amazing the new rugs would be, and when Olivia sent me through the imagery, they didn't disappoint. Hand woven in India, they are pieces of art that will undoubtedly transform a space. Olivia's background working for textile houses in Milan, her extensive research during time spent in India, and her passion for quality, texture and finding beauty in the naturally imperfect shines through in the collection. Made from a combination of cotton, jute and banana silk yarns, the unique design and traditional weaving techniques result in an engaging, tactile experience. That said, I'm sure that they will be even more exquisite in person. 


Take a look at the Nodi Rugs catalogue, where you will find the entire Organic Lines collection, the Looped Nodi Staples, as well as colour palettes, sizes and pricing.

Imagery courtesy of Nodi Rugs

Variety Show Studio

9.25.2014

Variety Show is a new online shop and graphic design studio located in Southern California. Founded by husband and wife team Amber and Mike Asay, the creative couple specialise in brand identity work and art direction. They also love creating their own work for others to have in their home, and have recently produced their first collection of prints showcasing their love of typography, lettering and illustration. While these debut prints have a distinct Scandi vibe, the couple say that stylistically they strive to bring different cultural stories and eras to their work. 


Amber very kindly offered to send me a print and I chose the Shaped Glyphs. I love the clean lines and bold typography, screen printed in black and metallic copper. Striking in a black frame, I chose a white one because I know it will look amazing on my living room picture wall, alongside the other white framed prints. Such a fun print to work with, here's how I styled it for you today. I like it so much, it might end up staying here for a while!



Varitey Show ship internationally and even better, the prints are currently on sale, so be sure to pop over for a look, with your credit card handy! 

 

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