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    Rustic French Kitchens

    When somebody says ‘Rustic French’ my first thoughts go to beautiful artisan bread, fresh out of the oven with a smell that instantly makes my mouth water. When somebody says ‘Rustic French Interiors’ my thoughts are somewhat different, albeit often wondering to spaces where said bread could be made. I have always thought kitchen’s are the heart of the home, where all the excitement and activity happens. They are places that bring people together to chat, cook, entertain and dine, and you can’t argue that the French are not passionate about their food. Which brings us to today’s focus. Rustic French Kitchens vary in style quite dramatically, however, there are a couple…

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    Industrial Interiors

    Industrial interiors would have to be the most popular style for loft apartments, old buildings, re-purposed and commercial sites. The style is all about proudly showing off the buildings architecture and using this as the canvas for furnishing and decorating. Industrial spaces are like a naked form – raw and ready to be styled. The look is all about polishing a raw, unfinished look, but without finishing it off. It’s embracing an exposed brick wall, concrete floor or exposed trusses and then adding in furnishings to compliment and enhance the space. This aesthetic works best alongside modern, minimalist or rustic styles and today I’m going to share some key elements of how to achieve this…

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    Palm Springs Style

    Someone please, take me far away from this cold winter chill! If you are anything like me, it’s about this time of year when I decide I’ve had enough of the cold and am ready for some warmer weather. It’s not just the warmer weather, but the colour & vibrancy that comes along with it. Winter is just way too grey for my liking (even though we’ve hardly had a drop of rain since April!). Usually I start yearning for tropical spaces, filled with salty air, colour and warmth, but this year is different. This year, there is a new yearning in my heart and it’s for a place that up…

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    Interior Design Trends 2014 – Innovative Combinations

    Thanks to the likes of Etsy and Pinterest we have been seeing this trend grow stronger and stronger over the past couple of years. The look is all about mixing styles, shapes, patterns and colour to create a room that is one of a kind. The days of buying a three-piece sofa set with matching TV unit, coffee and lamp tables are making way for rooms filled with pieces that been discovered in unique and wonderful places. While this trend can look quite simple to replicate that does not mean this it is! Simply taking elements you like and throwing them together can easily end up looking hodge-podge. There is…

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    Interior Design Trends 2014 – Mixing Metals

    Once upon a time I was told that gold and silver shouldn’t be seen together. Once upon a time, I was also told that going to a solarium was a safe alternative to the sun. And like sun beds, we should definitely reconsider some of the design advise that was given to us many moons ago. Mixing metals is one trend that can be as subtle or as bold as you like and either way it can work an absolute charm at giving your room that finishing touch. The addition of mixed metals can be added into a variety styles such as industrial, vintage, classic, glamour or even rustic rooms. There are a couple of simple tricks…

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    Why I love The Hamptons

    Aah The Hamptons, filled with such beauty and a relaxed coastal vibe, this is one destination that is right up the top of my bucket list. If only for a day, to gaze at the beauty of all the homes and architecture. My number one style in a nutshell would have to be the hamptons. I could talk for days about all the things I love about this gorgeous style, but you know what they say about a picture and a thousand words? Well, here’s five thousand words to describe the beauty of The Hamptons (but just to be sure, I’ll throw in a few of my own words too). It’s…