Last month, I moved into my most centrally-located London flat to date and have been on a manic spruce up mission ever since. And not without challenges. As London law goes (the better the postcode the smaller the space) this particular abode proved to be a bit of a storage/logistical nightmare.
Fast forward a few weeks and the puzzle is solved; gallery walls, gadgets, storage hacks, minimalist white & wood palettes, metallic design accents, and a fully personalised flat – just in time to throw a holiday party.
Welcome to the love shack, friends!
When I browsed my way to this Midwestern home, I was surprised by the connection I felt to the space. With my own minimalist style in mind, the newer and infinitely busier aesthetic seems like the kind of space that would ordinarily be a visual stress.
The magic, for me, is in the details. Our colour palettes are not entirely dissimilar but there are a number of worn and jungle-inspired pieces throughout their home that amp up the cool factor.
Wanting to create a wishlist of items that could recreate the space in my own personal style, I accidentally hit the jackpot with Eichholtz on Pavilion Broadway. The brand have quirky-contemporary down to an art.
Design porn at its finest.
Regent Street clock
Leather handle wine cooler
Chandelier la Coupole
Bittersweet set of trunks
There is no greater pleasure than making a house a home. Though I have yet to buy my ‘forever home’, I really lucked out in my newest London abode: high ceilings, great light, and a neutral colour palette.
For the items I had collected over the years, it was a perfect canvas but a canvas larger than anticipated. Naturally, I went on a bit of a furniture binge.
One of the most exciting new additions was a gorgeous vintage-inspired sofa. The Moray – from DFS – is curvy, oatmeal-coloured, and acts as a perfect focal point for all the smaller gold and cream accents in the living room.
Though I had quite a few pieces from Made in my arsenal already, the discovery of their social network (Unboxed) increased my wishlist tenfold. A gorgeous sideboard later, the room was complete (I have since uploaded everything to Unboxed, obvs).
Click through to see all the finer details; bar cart, superhero and London-themed gallery wall, et al!
…meaning I often blog from bed, obviously.
After being asked to create a Pinterest board of my inspirations by C.P. Hart, I had a look through their trend report from Cersaie – the world’s largest bathroom and tile trade fair – and found it refreshing to find that they had pulled ‘tactile textures‘ out as a theme – it is everything I love about interior design.
Tactile textures, as a design genre, has to do with textured finishes on a natural palette – often incorporating rustic or tribal patterns (my favourite example of which is probably The Wheatsheaf, which I found on their trade site). Texturally, I think it is very easy to go overboard; clashing one too many prints, mixing heavy and light textures that don’t compliment each other, or utilizing colour in a way that distracts from the textures themselves. This is why a clean palette is the key component in making texture work.
Focusing on the sense of touch, my project-dedicated Pinterest board has now become a dream compilation of interior features and inspirations. Want to take a look? Simply click here and lust with me!
(In the meantime, you will find me attempting to take baths in C.P. Hart’s showrooms…shh.)