November 4, 2010
INSPIRATION FOR THIS POST
I have started to receive a few requests for spaces or ideas for spaces. I haven’t forgotten about these request so I thought I better get started on delivering some images around these requests. My very talented and wonderful friend in NY is expecting her first baby and has requested some nursery looks. This is the same talented and wonderful friend who is about to take over the world with her amazing new baby products under her company Elks and Angels– talk about being busy! If you have a moment or are looking for a something special for your baby or as a present I urge to check out the site- these products are about to be the item that every celebrity is ordering so you should be quick I say.
Design to Inspire
House of Turquoise
TRANSLATION: TRY THIS AT HOME
- Don’t you just love how these can add so much colour to a clean space? Pick any colour and repeat like crazy or develop a colour scheme- I love the peachy pinks above.
- If you want to keep the space clean and crisp white pom poms would look amazing too.
- Okay- so you are thinking nice idea Sara but where would I find these? I happen to know that they are super easy to make and you can select different papers and create your own pom poms by checking out Martha Stewarts website here. (PS did you know over 2 million people follow her on Twitter?)
- These are a great idea for a nursery but you could use them in a kids bedroom too.
There are plenty more ideas on Kids Bedrooms to come so I have developed a category for them so you can search through later as I update.
September 13, 2010
INSPIRATION FOR THIS POST
I recently read that 1 in 4 mid century bathrooms were pink- that is around 5 million pink bathrooms (this is a US figure but Australia would have followed suit on the trend). No wonder it took us so long to get over this overload. Now, they do make you look better (pink light is very flattering) but is it possible to image a return to this colour in the bathroom?? I say so- here are some styling ideas that make it work.
The Design Files
Source Unknown- Sorry
TRANSLATION: TRY THIS HOME
- I think there are really two options with this styling idea- either be vintage or be modern.
- If you are likely to try the vintage think about shapes and colours that are sympathetic to the look BUT IN A NEW WAY – round mirrors, vanities with legs, round handles, square tiles (either 10cm variety or mosaic) and stick to the correct shade of pink PASTEL LOLLY PINK.
- Don’t use black.
- If you want to be modern you will also have to commit to the idea- there can be no halfway with this colour.
- This idea does not work with just adding towels and flowers (sorry) you’re either in our your out.
- Wallpaper obviously is an easier option than tiles and can be more dramatic for less cost- I would think about something soft in a modern print- I love this one below from Trove.
- If you are considering pink think about changing the shape of the bathroom- this colour would work well in a large space where you can create a parlour feeling with a dressing area, a bathroom chair, a bath in the middle of the room or dressing table.
- The Lonny Magazine is a good example of how the original tile shape and colour can be brought up to speed with a modern pattern- although it does break my don’t use black rule (IT WORKS BECAUSE THE PINK AND BLACK DO NOT ACTUALLY SIT SIDE BY SIDE- THEY ARE SEPARATED BY WHITE)!
- There is whole a website dedicated to saving the original pink bath rooms called “Save the Pink Bathrooms”- but I think we can start a clean slate and take inspiration instead.
Trove Nekkar Wallpaper In Pink