Black and white styling is always on trend and is a great palette for those a little nervous about getting started with home decorating. I could look at images of black and white interiors all day long! I love the sense of calm that a monochrome interior evokes. Various textures and patterns and even accents of timber give a black and white theme a warm and inviting feel. Layering throws, accent cushions in varying patterns and bold graphic artworks are simple ways to decorate with black and white to create a super stylish space.
I love the styling in this image!! White walls and white painted floors, accents of black and timber and how about those shoes!
Vertical shelving is a great way to add interest to a small space. I love the simple black and white styling of this gorgeous cross blanket, Eames chair and wall calendar.
Create interest to a black and white theme with texture and pattern in throws and accessories.
Washi tape is a great and super inexpensive way to create wall art using your favourite pics. I have just ordered a stack of photo prints and can’t wait to re-create this look at home.
Black and white also looks fabulous in kitchen spaces.
A collection of prints stacked on top of wall shelves looks great and can be changed around to create a fresh new look with ease.
These lights are amazing! What a fabulous way to decorate a corner space!
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These are a few of my must-have black and white items
| cross blanket | big spot quilt cover | stripe rug | abc wall clock |
| storage sack | houndstooth cushion | flip-lid bin |
A recent design board created for the Bailey family. The clients brief was to create a beach-inspired theme for their outdoor patio.
I chose Adirondack chairs with a selection of cushions for seating; a large basket to store the cushions whilst they are not in use; lanterns and a wicker hanging light to create night-time ambience; and a hanging planter and pot-stand for herbs.
I loved creating this scheme. Hope you like it!!
How glamorous is this home office space!
Re-create this gorgeous look with a pastel geometric rug, teamed with a classic Eames office chair, marble base Arco lamp, Moroccan ottoman and add a vintage Vogue poster for instant glam. Très chic!!
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I’m normally a shower kind-of-girl, one who’s in and out in five minutes flat before my 3 boys realise I’ve disappeared and start howling that they can’t find a matching pair or socks, or that some other worldly disaster has occurred and requires my urgent attention. I have it down to a very fine art of shampooing, conditioning, shaving, cleansing and rinsing that does the job but certainly leaves no time for relaxing and pampering.
Last night I was reminded of just how blissful the art of taking a bath actually is. It was only brought about by necessity as I had a wee operation yesterday to remove a skin cancer on my shoulder thanks to a little too much baking in the sun as a teeny bopper on the Gold Coast. So, unable to shower, husbo filled the tub for me and in I plonked to total relaxation!! From now on I shall (I repeat I SHALL) take time out to unwind and enjoy a bath as a weekly ritual.
Bathrooms are a great space to create an area dedicated to relaxation, pampering and taking time out to unwind. Here’s a little bathroom inspiration…
Create a day spa feel with natural elements like stone and wood.
A beautiful carved timber mirror makes a stunning feature.
A hit of colour with floor tiles creates a wow factor.
Simple yet stunning white subway wall tiles contrast beautifully
with dark floors and a black claw-foot bath tub.
A collection of shaped mirrors creates a stunning feature.
Exposed brick walls look great in bathrooms.
Sleek, modern, minimalist.
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Monday is mag day for me. It’s the one day of the week when I treat myself to time-out with a stack of interiors magazines and loads of coffee. It was one such Monday whilst flipping pages and sipping coffee, that I came across the super cool home of Leah and Darius Taylor in Surry Hills, Sydney. I got to reading and discovered this dynamic duo run an online store called The Minimalist.
The Minimalist is all about handmade things, especially limited editions in black and white and pops of colour with a focus on unique and unusual materials and quality craftsmanship.You can view more details of the above products here: 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 |
Dark timber floorboards; pressed metal feature walls; high-end marble accents; and a killer-view of Melbourne, sounds mighty appealing right! These are just some of the stand-out features of the lofty warehouse apartment that was home to Nina from Offspring for the first few seasons. If you’re a fan of the show you’ll love having a sneak peek inside, and even if you haven’t managed to catch an episode you’ll no doubt appreciate the features of this residence in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick which sold in June 2012 for $1,012,000.
Dining, living and kitchen.
Herringbone flooring and marble work surfaces in the stunning home office.
Galley style kitchen with dark-stained timber flooring, white joinery and dark benchtops.
Master bedroom with more of that beautiful pressed metal.
Balcony looking out over magical Melbourne.
A classic, timeless bathroom with crisp white subway wall tiles and composite marble floor tiles.