Friday, September 27, 2013

An Unbelievable Futuristic Apartment

Now I am a lover of the modern style of interiors but this apartment brings a whole new level to the modern style.  This futuristic apartment found in the Ukraine is just amazing featuring the very popular monochrome look. It The proves that skilful combination of simple elements can become really stylish and liveable.
If only I had a spare corner in my house I could do with a swinging chair.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Shake It Up with Real Living Magazine

If you have been reading my blog for a while now you will now my favourite time of the month is around the 10th when my Real Living Magazine magically appears in my letterbox.  I think I may have a magazine addiction, I can't begin to explain how many I have in my collection and every time I find a new one that I love I can't help but subscribe. My latest subscription....Vogue Living....heading my way in October, very excited!

So after skimming the pages of the October edition of Real Living I fell in love with their theme for the month "Shake it Up".
Real Living Style Editor Sarah Ellison shows you in some amazing ways how to "...ramp up the volume at your place with a pretty punk rock vibe." The explosive colours and clash of both trends and textures is fantastic. 
(Please excuse the shadows in the pictures, it was late at night and I really wanted to get this up asap.)
In the homes section of the magazine they also feature one of the most creative and inspiring homes of architect and interior designer, Dorothy Measer. The pops of colour and style in this home really show that all colours can work together and that retro is back! Dorothy combines both the retro style with the modern eclectic introducing some old school furniture pieces and with some really amazing modern pieces, like this Kartell "Frilly" Dining Chair in Transparent Yellow.
Another amazing home features in the magazine "Light Box" home of Kris De Roo and his wife Sarah. This home really takes advantage of natural light bouncing of white walls. The wood used in the furniture pieces is just beautiful and gives the home a real natural feeling.
This months magazine is definitely worth a look. It has some great styling ideas and inspirational homes and rooms. I just love the way the interiors industry is heading with the amazing splash of colour and texture. And the wallpaper.....oh the wallpaper. If I didn't spend almost a week peeling the old wallpaper off the walls in my house I would love to incorporate wallpaper into so many of my rooms. The horror of deciding I don't like it any more is a little too scary and fresh in my memory for me to take the jump. Maybe my next house.... 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Spring Fashion Trends

Spring time is finally here! It would have to be my favourite season. I adore the blooming flowers and gorgeous weather that is generally not too hot and not too cold. Unfortunately today the clouds are covering the sky and releasing their stores of rain but hopefully it won't last very long.

Spring is such a fantastic time for all things styling, whether it is interiors, fashion, makeup or accessories.  Some new trends have are coming in this season that I absolutely adore, one of them being the amazing blush colour.  It is such a beautiful colour and looks amazing in all things accessories and fashion. It is so easy to style with makeup and works for any occasion. Pale pink is also another trend that is covering the shelves at your favourite stores.

Makeup styles this spring are also amazing. Very neutral but with same touches of glitter. I love this style, although every time I try and do it I look like I have a black eye.....need to work on my technique!
The fashion world however is keeping a broad scope when it comes to colour and accessories. Whether it follows the blush or pale pink trend

 Or the brighter more solid colours.
The accessories and interior industries are certainly brimming with spring fun. It is also following the fashion world with the neutral and pastel colours with a small burst of colour.
There are so many colours that are trending this spring. Whilst we have seen a lot of neutral and pastel colours there are also a few bold solid colours that are making an appearance this season. If you are looking at painting a room, some furniture or even looking for some colour inspiration for some artwork, these are some colours trending this spring. Please note however that the names of the colours are from Pantone and will not be the same colour names if you pop down to your local bunnings.
I hope that you are all enjoying the beginning of spring and looking to allocate some time to liven up your home and bring some colour back into your life after the Winter. I also wouldn't be a good property stylist if I didn't suggest that you allocate some time this season for some Spring Cleaning!! I know it is not always the best job but it is incredibly satisfying once you have finished. Decluttering is so important when it comes to your home, whether you are looking to sell or not, it is a vital part of enjoying your home and making it look fabulous.