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 […]
Coastal Style in Brisbane by Designers, Verandah House
Recently I came across a beautiful Brisbane home whose interior has been designed by mother and daughter design duo, Verandah House. I was initially drawn to the image above as I love the black and white contrast and how beautifully the bookshelf has been styled.
Recently I’ve been helping out in a shop my son manages, Matt has a background in retail and visual merchandising and I was commenting on his beautiful window and table top displays. He said that he not only changes the window weekly, he also moves around objects in the shop to keep it fresh and interesting. I feel this attitude should also apply to our homes and I am a great believer in changing around objects by putting away some items and replacing them or moving things around from one room to another. I had a black and white theme going on in my bedroom last winter but have switched back to pale blue and white for summer. However I am seeing lots of inspiration from this Verandah House project and a few ideas to add to my bedroom when I bring out my black, grey and white check duvet again this winter.
3. Above: Stacking some books and arranging others upright, create balance to shelves. I love to see matching spines but it isn’t always possible. If you have many books you could organise them in the colours of their spines.
4. Above: In the vignette above the designers have used differing heights and repeated curves in the objects and vases they have used. The two pom poms on the wall are at different heights and if you take into account the object below, you can see a triangle forming. Triangles are often used in artwork, I myself try to make my flowers form a triangular shape on the canvas as it creates interest and balance.
5. Above: I am not personally a fan of antlers but these lights are perfect in this space which has a coastal/Asian influence about it
6. Above: Mixing textures, this space has a rustic feel in contrast to other rooms in the home
7. Above: A stunning mother of pearl shell light
8. Above: Shell necklaces and coral along with the vase and woven string bowl, make an interesting textural display. Obviously the pineapples are the perfect accompaniment to the artwork above
9. Above: Round tables make great dining tables as they are the most sociable shape. This heavy carved table could have been too much but the addition of the lighter, rattan chairs soften it and are perfect for this space. Don’t match your chairs with your table, buy the table you love or the chairs you love and then find that perfect accent piece/pieces.
10. Above: A feminine corner to a coastal style bedroom. Shutters are perfect for a coastal room and are fabulous to allow the air to filter through on a humid night.
11. Above: I love this folding wood and tin table, perfect for a coastal interior.
12. Above: A feminine vignette in the master bedroom
I hope you enjoyed the tour of this beautiful home, If you are based in Australia and interested in Verandah House for your personal project, please visit their website for contact details.