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 […]
HGTV Fresh Faces of Design 2015 – Nominated Master Bedroom from Blackband Design
I was excited to recently discover my favourite US Designers, Blackband Design were nominated for HGTV Fresh Faces of Design 2015 in the Master Bedroom category for this Bayshore project.
There is not a doubt in my mind that Wendy and Greg Blackband’s beach style interiors have panache that sets them apart. Wendy has an eclectic take on coastal elegance and her eye for colour, pattern and texture make a room sing. Keeping the colour palette light in tones of blue and white for this coastal master retreat, Wendy and Greg focused on texture and pattern to create a coastal feel. The carved, white-washed bedside tables make a simple statement complimenting the oak flooring and adding texture with sculptural detail. Rattan and woven jute blinds are widely used in the US by designers especially in coastal homes. Here, Wendy has softened their look with a simple blue and white patterned drape on the larger windows. Blackband always use plenty of cushions to soften and pull a room together and their cushions have become quite their signature style. I am absolutely in love with this room and definitely want to add a four poster to my decor crushes. If you want to read what HGTV have to say about this extremely talented design duo, I have placed a link at the end of this post.