Thursday, 22 February 2018

Which Shade of Blue Denotes a Restful Interior

 Design by Cottage Company of Harbor Springs

Blue and white are my favourite combination, however as blue comes in many shades and tones, what blue works best if you want to create a restful atmosphere.

Friday, 2 February 2018

Perfectly Charming Home in Balboa



I cannot praise the designers at Black Band enough, everything they touch is just so perfect, from the grandest homes to more modest projects, design and function are perfectly thought out. This project may be smaller in size, however it is certainly not small on design.

Monday, 8 January 2018

Coastal Style on Lido Island


Three of my favourite things, Blackband design, blue and white and coastal style, add them together and you have a beautifully designed coastal interior. 

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Adding Character to a Home with Solid Wood Flooring

Above - My 1940's cottage with solid wood floors

If you are building a new house or renovating, one way to add charm and character is with solid wood floors, I say "solid" as there are a few other options including engineered wood, however, if you want quality and durability, you can't go past the beauty of solid wood. With the many types of wood finishes, I've written this post with hints on selecting the right look for your style of home. 

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Mud Spaces for Small Hallways


1. The perfect mini mudroom - image by Charlie Kingham 

Not everyone has the luxury of a separate mudroom, however, with some thoughtful design, even a small hallway or entry can achieve organisation for coats, hats, shoes and the dog paraphernalia many of us accrue. 

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

A Bold Take on a San Diego Beach Cottage


Image via CM Natural Designs Company

A beach cottage should be decorated in a relaxed style, however that doesn't mean you can't inject some colour and personality, just as the designers have done with this lovely home.