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Being creative with Shabby Chic style in Wilkes Barre Pa apartments can be a fun endeavor. Little touches of carved mirrors, unique tables, and cushiony furniture, even in a small room, will bring this chic design home.

An old Victorian bathroom in Wilkes Barre Pa apartments is perfect for Shabby chic style decor options. Adding soft curtains around tub, creative ironworks, and softer feminine touches make a long hot bath with a cool glass of wine a most welcoming experience.

A nice touch to a Wilkes Barre Pa apartments bedroom is an antique writing desk with pretty chair. Simple, white, and totally chic.

Many Wilkes Barre Pa apartments feature dining room spaces. Shabby chic style decor is beautiful in the eating area.  A soft draping table cloth, pillows on chairs, and of course, a chandelier, complete this gorgeous shabby chic room.

A perfect addition to a corner of Wilkes Barre Pa apartments: A French shabby chic…

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Light and Breezy

Built in the early 1990s in the secluded heart of Inanda in Johannesburg, this Carmel Back-designed home was destined to become a modern classic. ‘It has good bones,’ says interior designer Sandra Bowler, ‘and has stood the test of time.’ Fifteen years on, however, the owners felt that they wanted a change. The couple had briefly considered the idea of a new build or cluster, but they knew that their home’s location and clean, uncluttered lines would be hard to beat. Instead they opted to enhance the existing space and give it a lighter, more updated look.

Glass tables grouped together in the garden room. The custom-designed rug is from Paco and the black Twiggy lamp by Mark Sadler for Foscarini.

A charcoal sofa fabric helps anchor the double-volume space.

The guest room features soothing white tones complemented by natural hues.

The original dark granite flooring was replaced with oiled oak floors.

The new breakfast room functions as a cosy dining space, or as a ‘servery’ when the owners entertain. The server, as well as the Eero Saarinen Tulip chairs and table for Knoll, are all from Tonic

In the master bedroom a mirrored wall reflects the greenery beyond. The rug is from Paco, the metallic chest of drawers is from Block and Chisel Interiors and the lamp is from La Grange Interiors.

Neutral colours create a calm feeling in the main bedroom.

James Huniford blends new and old, uniting found objects with refined materials in distinctive combinations and vignettes. Whether it’s the gentle curve of a whale bone or the circular repetition of oversized gears, one-of-a-kind objects inspire all of Huniford’s designs. His signature use of calming wall colors highlights the importance of objects, art, and furniture, as a canvas does for a painter.

“Interiors should be tailored to how people live,” says Ford. “Rooms should flow from one area to another and not have themes. Most importantly, they should reflect the spirit and soul of the people who inhabit them. “

A self-taught designer, Ford was selected by Architectural Digest as one of the “Top 100 Designers.” His work has appeared in the American, Italian and French editions of Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, W, Vogue, the New York Times, and House Beautiful, among others. James Huniford has a unique ability to mix the clean lines of modern pieces with classic and vintage; here are some of his projects:

Manhattan House – A blend of custom furniture and repurposed antiques create a tranquil atmosphere.

Bridgehampton House – This Hamptons retreat is filled with one of a kind furniture and craftsman details.

LoftThis loft, with its dramatic spaces, demanded a stylish, streamlined look with a warm palette.

Loft 2

To see more of their work visit their site here
images via Huniford

Street art Fascination

My fascination with Street art, or Graffiti, has often been the reason for way too many late nights with my laptop.  My latest endeavours to find more unique art, lead me to unurth.com – a collection of some of the best street art out there.

Going by my earlier post on this topic, a lot of our followers share my fascination.  Here are a few of my latest finds – enjoy!

Mesa in Spain

Raul Zito + Tinho, Forteleza, Brazil

Jef Aerosol Hits Sicily

Specter, ‘Manage Workflow’, Brooklyn

Bumblebee, Los Angeles

Michael Aaron Williams, Austria

Michael Aaron Williams, Austria

Mesa, Spain

Liliwenn, Palimpseste, Rennes

Liliwenn, Brest, France

As always, it has been difficult to trace back to the original artist.  I do apologise if I’ve referenced any of these amazing works of art incorrectly.  Please let me know and I’ll be happy to correct it.

Weekend dreaming

It’s been a pretty hectic week with my car in for repairs after a minor accident.  To be honest, it took some carefull planning and manoeuvering to have everyone at their respective engagements and on time.  Talk about dusting off the organising skills!  I am so looking forward to the weekend…

Maybe spend some time at the pool and have a barbeque late afternoon…

Sound good, right?

Design Inspiration

Reflection by Lily&Rose


Well Said

The Cross Decor & Design brings a style to Vancouver that is often seen in European homes and magazines – a relaxed feeling, complimented with beautifully appointed luxury items and found objects, and exquisite furnishings.

Their Millennium Water Project is one that I just have to share. Bright whites and pinks with floral and french accents and a touch of modern. Unlikely combinations, but simply a beautiful space…

images via fabulous k + here

To live in Sweden, is to live in  well aired spaces, it seems.  It is all about the balance between form & function and decorations are kept at an elegant minimum. This 105 square meter apartment’s hub is the open plan living room with a furniture set in woven wood fibers. It is located in  Saltsjöbaden, right by the Baltic Sea—hence the ships, rope motifs and sailors featured throughout.

Anything but your average little seaside pad

Simplicity rules supreme, from the floating bar in the kitchen with built-in appliances, to the dining table for six. Of course, creativity also abound, as seen in the immaculately white wall covered in minute mosaic tiles, or the regally sized chairs around the dining table.

The view opens up to the adjoining street, with its quiet homes and rustling tree branches. Meanwhile, somewhere not too far off in the distance the Baltic sea lapse at the shore and the white boats gently bounce up and down its soft, nurturing waves.

From A to Z

The Alphabet drawers by Kent and London was inspired by vintage printing blocks.  It is a beautifully finished chest of 26 drawers and made from solid oak

 – the perfect place to file everything from A-Z!

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