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 […]
Farmhouse Style in South Carolina
When I hear the word farmhouse, it conjures up images of a rambling stone building with mullioned windows, muddy boots in the hallway and a bridle alongside the dog lead. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth in this light filled, Carolina, Farmhouse.
A farmhouse is much about it’s location but farmhouse style is something that can be adopted in the city, country or mountains. A style that depicts relaxed, easy living but it doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish or even have a touch of the Hamptons.
This beautiful farmhouse by architects and interior designers, Wright Design is the perfect example of a modern day farmhouse and one I am just a wee bit envious of.It was hard for me to choose one of Wright’s designs as every project was so beautiful inside and out. I decided, however, to share this project as I can identify with its style, and the architecture and materials fill it with charm and personality. The beamed ceilings and ship lap walls could have you believing the building has been here for a 100 years when in fact it is a new build. The interior design has a country, farmhouse feel but it is not too rustic. The interior furnishing and decor is beautifully balanced with a traditional feel.
It is a bitterly cold winters day in Auckland and I can see me spending a lot of time in my little studio over the weekend finishing off my latest, large floral oil painting.