Friday, 14 April 2017

Blue and White Mediterranean Style


I've always said no matter where you live, country, seaside or suburbs, you can evoke a feeling of being anywhere with thoughtful interior and garden design. If you have wonderful memories of holidaying in the Mediterranean then there is nothing to stop you re-creating those memories by adding touches of the Mediterranean with colour, pattern, furniture and the right accessories. Today's house tour is a holiday home that feels as if it could be in the Algarve, yet it is resides in the locales of Florida.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Beautiful Hamptons Beach House - Part Two


Earlier this week I shared the most gorgeous Hamptons beach house, there were so many images, I didn't get a chance to post all of them, however, I promised I would feature part two later in the week, so here it is...

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Beautiful Hamptons Beach House - Part One


This stunning home epitomises all that a beach house should be with its calm, coastal appeal, yet at the same time it feels sophisticated and its light filled, organic aura must welcome all that visit her. Of course, little coastal touches have been included but far from overdone, this beautiful home is a long way from the humble kiwi beach bach.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Making an Entrance - A Black Door


Just as a white door can look striking against a black or grey house, a black door against white or pale grey paintwork can look amazing. However, if you have a narrow door, painting it black it can make your doorway look smaller, so let's look at a simple trick to prevent this.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Summer Loving, Los Angeles - Summer Patio Ideas


1. Above - Light grey is a great colour for the exterior of a house. If you have other out buildings in view, keep the same colour palette.

Since my little art studio was finished, it has meant an entire shake up of my rather tired deck and "lawn-less" back garden. In fact, I now realise more than ever how the patio/deck and garden definitely need to be an extension of your indoor living. This means a great flow from indoors to outdoors, the style of outdoor furniture, landscaping and those all important finishing touches as seen in the patio and pool area of this Californian home.