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 […]
Brooklyn to Waterfront – Design by Chango & Co
I have no idea what happened with yesterday’s post, it was about my new beach house but for some odd reason it is not showing on blogger as my last post..odd! I do hope everyone received an email update about it and that you will join me on the journey of the progress of the house. Today however, I wanted to share the home of a couple who relocated from Brooklyn to a beautiful waterfront home.
Chango & Co were given the freedom to create the perfect home for this family. Chango said they used “rich finishes, lush furnishings, a heaping spoonful of personality and a lot of love to create an interior design plan that exemplified the beauty they saw in the home owner’s and allowed them to finally feel at home”. There is a simplicity and order to this home that immediately attracted me, not to mention the palette of blue, white and taupe which works wonderfully in a coastal home. These colours when combined with natural wood and rustic touches, help to create the relaxed look we all want to achieve for our homes, gone is the look of stiff formality.
Above: Wood floors, sisal, linen and natural wood all help to create a relaxed look
Above: Tall windows allow plenty of light into the living area
Above: A wonderful view across the bay. Striped cushions add a coastal feel
Above: I love organised book shelves. Stack your books as well as having them upright to add more interest
Above: Large lights feature over the kitchen and dining area
Above: A slightly industrial look to the dining area. Mixing chairs with bench seats, especially if you are a little tight on space is a great idea
Above: Marble is the perfect accent in a bathroom
Above: This bedroom has a relaxed style that perfectly suits the style of this home
Above: Striped rugs always look great in coastal homes and can be teamed up with striped cushions too
Chango & Co have some beautiful images of other projects, so if you want to view more, please visit their website. Another lovely home to tour is their East Hampton Beach Cottage project.