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 […]
Cape Cod Meets West Indies
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 often the interior colour palette is left until last. However, it is important to let your architect know your colour palette from the start as it may have an impact on the architecture. For example Black Band chose the beautiful waters of the Caribbean as their inspiration for turquoise to be “woven throughout the home” and that Caribbean feel also reflects in the architecture of the building such as the bedroom ceilings and vaulted stairwell. Every colour has a wide variation of tones within that colour, this means a bright turquoise could be used in a playful area such as an outdoor patio, whereas softer shades of turquoise can be used in bedroom or living area. Lighter shades again can be used on tiles or walls…colour can be played with in so many ways. In this project greens and blues have been accented with bright reds and corals, perfect shades for a tropical feel. Black Band however have balanced the more colourful rooms with some neutral spaces.
In this beach side home colour has been infused with texture such as wicker, rattan and jute also stone and wood (as seen in one of the vanity basins). Texture and colour are the signature touches of Black Band, however, they never overdo these textures as they always balance their designs with simple pieces.
Build: Patterson Custom Homes
Architecture: Andrade Architects
Photography: Ryan Garvin
If you would like to see more panoramic shots of these spaces, hop over to Black Bands Houzz site, I have placed a link at the beginning of this post.
Have a wonderful week wherever you are in the world.