Recently, I have been experimenting a lot with with the use of black and dark greys on walls. The results are a topic of an entire blog, but what I have learnt is that it can be a very difficult look to live with and pull off, especially if a room doesn’t have a lot of natural light. If you are interested in moving away from the safe (aka boring) white-on-white look and shaking things up then try painting your window frames dark.
Crisp white walls with contrasting black window frames can make an otherwise monochromic room look stunning. I am particularly enamoured with the contemporary edge of black industrial metal frames. It is a technique I am going to use for an office refurbishment project on which I am currently working.
The offices of fashion label Becksöndergaard, via The Style Files
vía Caribbean Living
The home of fashion designers Keld Mikkelsen and Marianne Brandi, via A Thouch of Luxe
The Maison Rika guesthouse in Amsterdam, via We Heart
Villa Amelie, St Barts via Saint Barts Villas
I adore the simplicity and minimalism of this room. But, I’m not sure I’d be able to practically have it or even want it in my house, but love it nevertheless.
I think I’d succumb to a huge sofa into which to sink, snooze or read a book and drink hot chocolate. What about you?
via my paradisi
Life is frantic at the moment. So, I am dreaming of a solitude and emptiness; somewhere to sit quietly by myself in the gentle spring sunshine.
If I had a room like this one I wouldn’t even read, I think I’d just stare out the window at the cherry blossom.
Melbourne design studio Hecker Guthrie has achieved the impossible with this small bluestone in inner city Fitzroy, Melbourne. These cottages are normally dark, gloomy buildings, but this one has had life breathed into it. The result is an inviting home with lots of natural light ideal for contemporary living.
No wonder it is a finalist for the 2011 House of the Year Award.
via Hecker Guthrie. Photography Shannon McGrath