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 […]
Spaces to Love Week 7 – A Cape Cod Style Home
While looking for this weeks ‘Spaces to Love’, I came across a traditional Cape Cod home with an interior that was a little bit different, and it wasn’t just one space I fell in love with it was the entire house.
When I discovered this pretty Cape Cod style home, it was the image above that caught my eye, a little traditional (fireplace and table) and a little contemporary (chairs, mirror and lighting). In fact, the entire house is a mix of traditional and contemporary pieces, it is not your typical Cape Cod look and that’s why I love it so much.
Kate Marker is the genius behind these gorgeous spaces and working with a predominantly white colour palette on the downstairs walls she has created spaces that not only work but are fresh and modern. Using older pieces such as the painted bobbin chair and antique table and mixing them with nearby contemporary pieces such as the ghost chairs and block of wood as a side table, she has created a unique look for this lovely home.
The bedrooms have been given some colour in pastel shades of pink and blue and a soft grey. These colours invite you in, yet keep the relaxed look and feel a bedroom should have. Other rooms have pops of colour and pattern by way of cushions. In fact, the larger Geometric design cushions behind the dining table are the same design and colourway I used in a recent project for a neighbour (link below). I won’t analyse the images, just let you enjoy them and draw inspiration…