I’ve had quite a break over Christmas and New Year but back now and kicking the year off with a project from one of my favourite designers… Mixing pattern, textures and materials are the key to Studio McGee’s designs, for example juxtaposing a leather sofa next to a linen sofa. A dark almost black buttoned […]
Another fabulous project from Studio Mcgee, contemporary meets traditional… What’s not to love about this space, a mix of contemporary pieces and traditional give it a modern look with a heritage nod. Textures are big with Studio McGee and if you look closely at the coffee table in image 5 you will see it has […]
Crib Creative If we want to make a personal good impression we will want to dress our best, this can also be said of the first impression one receives as they step inside our home… When someone visits our home for the first time, it gives them an impression of the person we are, it […]
Described as “Cape Cod meets West Indies”, another fabulous project by one of my favourite design companies. The exterior architecture of this new build leans towards Hamptons, however Black Band Design have also injected a tropical feel inspired by quote, the “vibrant waters of the Caribbean”. When planning a new build by oneself with no interior designer […]
1. Image via Mercer Interior The word, ‘boho’ may conjure up a riotous mix of colours and patterns, muddle these together in a messy but creative way and throw in some greenery and you may have the boho of the past. However, today boho can be far more chic, in fact…..’boho chic’. ‘Boho’ stems from the word […]
“Casual and sophisticated, modern and timeless, serene but colourful” is how the designer describes this relaxed, South Carolina home. The designers, Guest House Studio, have used varying shades of blue for this project, with paint, soft furnishing and artwork. Blue is ‘cool’ on the colour charts but can evoke a moody or calming affect when you […]
Peek inside a gorgeous cottage of blue and white with the addition of a few surprising colours. Designed by award winning interior designers and home builders, Cottage Company of Harbor Springs, this sweet home has the perfect balance of style for coast or country. Specialising in creating “beautiful, classic cottages where generations of families can […]
Breeze Giannasio is an interior designer to the stars and I literally have stars in my eyes when I see the transformations she makes to these Hollywood homes. I’ve been in love with the distinctive style of designer, Breeze Giannasio since I viewed a video of her transformation of Mila Kunis parents condo on Houzz. Breeze takes […]
Earlier this week I shared the most gorgeous Hamptons beach house, there were so many images, I didn’t get a chance to post all of them, however, I promised I would feature part two later in the week, so here it is…
First of all, if you missed the previous post you may want to catch up… here. Part one featured the downstairs living, dining, kitchen and outdoor area. This beautiful home is a project by interior designers, Chango & Co and is located in Amagansett in the Hamptons.
This home is truly special, it has a coastal feel but at the same time it’s more than that. Chango have kept the interior fairly minimal, introduced organic pieces and plenty of texture which adds warmth to the white shiplap walls. The bedrooms have been kept neutral with added texture and natural wood furniture. Symmetry can be seen throughout this home. The children’s bunk room is fabulous and a place where Chango have added lots of personality with its blue and white anchor wallpaper and the contrasting red, wooden crab over the door. Really there is no need to comment more as these lovely photos by Jacob Snavely, speak for themselves.
I hope you enjoyed the remaining photos of this lovely home, it felt coastal but not overdone. Personally, I am inspired by the beautiful and classy bathroom and the textures used in the hallway with the wooden art. I can’t wait to move down to our beach house in the future as I hope to decorate it in a similar style.
If you like Chango & Co’s style and would like them to work on your project, head over to their Chango & Co’s Houzz profile, where you can view more of their work.
This stunning home epitomises all that a beach house should be with its calm, coastal appeal, yet at the same time it feels sophisticated and its light filled, organic aura must welcome all that visit her. Of course, little coastal touches have been included but far from overdone, this beautiful home is a long way from the humble kiwi beach bach.
No matter what part of the world you live in, if you love interior design and home decorating you will be familiar with the term “Hamptons”, not only is it an influential holiday suburb near New York, its name has become a much in demand design style. The Hamptons depicts a quiet coastal sophistication which is portrayed in this project by Chango & Co. Chango and Co are a well respected and award winning New York interior design studio led by by Creative Director, Susana Simonpietri. Susana has headed projects for various international resorts, hotels, restaurants and high profile residences, and this beautiful beach house located in the Hamptons in Amagansett is just one of their successful private designs.
Later this week I will post part two, the upper floor of this home with it’s gorgeous bedrooms, bathroom and fabulous children’s bunk room, so don’t miss out, you can sign up for updates which will go direct to your inbox, your email is always kept private and you can unsubscribe when you wish.
If you love beach houses, you may want to visit these previous house tours the first of which is another Chango and Co project, the others are a fabulous New Zealand holiday home and a Stunning beachside home in Brisbane.
Just as a white door can look striking against a black or grey house, a black door against white or pale grey paintwork can look amazing. However, if you have a narrow door, painting it black it can make your doorway look smaller, so let’s look at a simple trick to prevent this.
To counter the effect of a narrow door if you want to paint it black, the trick is to paint the door architrave the same colour as the door (see image 2), this makes the door appear wider than it really is. You could also use a dark colour such as dark blue or dark grey as (image 1 above). Using the same colour as the door however, will make the doorway appear wider. Of course if you have a wide door then finishing the door architrave in white is perfect for a black door as the contrast will look fabulous. Remember to make sure when you are painting your door that you mask off any glass areas and areas that are going to be beside white paint and it is important not to leave your tape on too long as the sun will harden the glue and make it difficult to remove. Painting my front door black is high on my “to do” list, however I am waiting until I replace my door so I have been looking for a few ideas for black doors with curb appeal.
2. Above: Painting architrave black to match the door will make it appear wider, the perfect solution for a narrow door. The black planters frame this door and are the icing on the cake.
3. Above: This doorway is fairly narrow, if they had painted the door architrave the same colour as the door as in image 2, it would have appeared wider. A black planter to the left could create more balance and “lift” this porch
4. A wide fabulous wide door. The pot does look a little odd on one side of the step, the tree to the left outside the steps, is probably all this grand entrance requires
5. Perfectly balanced, if the owners had wanted the door to seem wider then they could have painted the sidelights the same colour, (see image 8)
6. A perfect size door for this home, the white architrave balances this space and the small black pots complete the look
7. Another door that has the side lights painted white, I still think they would look better in black and give a slightly grander entrance (see image 8)
8. Painting the sidelights black creates a sense of a more space