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Posts from September 2015

11 inspiring spaces that will banish those winter blues…

September 30th, 2015

This week it feels like spring has finally sprung! Lots of sun streaming into the house & it is warm enough to open the windows & invite that fresh smell of spring air inside. The natives in my garden are in full bloom & I am enjoying snipping the foliage & flowers to dot some beautiful, free arrangements around our home...

In celebration of the new season I have gathered some bright spring inspired interior inspiration - lots of fresh white & green, floral prints & natural surfaces to help shake off those winter blues...

Above Images; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

Links to browse the above pieces in store...

1 & 2. 'Ikat' Denim Cushion, 'Sita' Silk Kantha Cushion

3, 4, 5 & 6. 'Chandika', 'Sukhi', 'Vidhya', 'Nalika' Vintage Kantha Quilts

7. 'Alia' Kingsize Cutwork Bed Throw

8. Large Natural Seagrass Basket

9 & 10. Jute/Silver & Jute/Gold Metallic Stripe Entrance Mat

Live bright, Natalie x

Don’t forget this on your next building or decorating project…

September 23rd, 2015

Sightlines.... How important are they? The line of sight from one room to another, how 2 spaces connect, the 1st view of a space when you enter, those moments that surprise you & make you want to see more - I think these are important yet often overlooked things to consider when planning a room or space...

Above Images; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

When planning/building a new home or renovating or refreshing an existing one, it is crucial to take time visualising walking into/through the spaces (I know! Easier said than done!). A few things to consider....

  • What view will visitors be faced with when entering your home? Do you want a line of sight right through your home to a view out a large picture window or tall glass sliding doors? Or do you want your main living spaces screened from the front entryway? 
  • Thinking about the aligning of windows & door openings to create focal points is a great idea - a cleverly positioned window at the end of a view draws you though the space towards it. 
  • When planning a bathroom, where possible hide the toilet out of plain sight, behind the door opening, behind a half wall or obscured by the vanity. 
  • When you open the door to a bedroom, do you see clothes baskets or an overflowing wardrobe? Or a beautifully dressed bed, feature armchair or striking piece of art? 
  • Walking through a hallway, is there something at the end that sparks interest & entices you towards it? 
  • Where possible you ideally want to keep private areas like bathrooms or laundry out of plain sight of your main living areas. 
  • When it comes to decorating, think about how 1 room flows to another - for adjoining rooms you may want to keep colour palettes & materials consistent so you have an effortless flow from one room to the next. 

For a new build you can design spaces with these ideas in mind, but for existing spaces it can be trickier; however - a simple furniture re-arrangement, space de-clutter or positioning a feature decor item like a chair, plant, lamp, mirror or artwork can be easy ways to improve sightlines & how a space generally looks & feels.


Link to browse the above quilts in store... Adi, Aja, Naija, Kalyan, Revathi, Vaayu.

Live bright, 

Natalie x