Archive for March, 2009

Mirror mirror, on the walls

March 31, 2009

This hallway takes British patriotism to a whole new level – but personally, the cracked glass walls and shrine like set up are less Rule Britannia and more creepy for me. I like the eclectic idea though, and tucking extra seating under the console table is a great way to make extra use of the space.

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hallway

Garden hideaway

March 30, 2009

I love the idea of creating a room in the garden, it’s the perfect way to get extra space without spending money on an extension. This summer retreat is ideal for lazy evenings – all you need is a couple of comfy seats, some bunting and you’re set!

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garden room - housetohome

Shimmering accents

March 26, 2009

Classic, dark wood furniture doesn’t have to be dramatic and dated. Make sure you keep the walls in a fresh pale shade, and pretty up the look with light shimmering metallic linens and accessories for a boudoir look to die for.

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Day dream believer

March 26, 2009

With the clocks set to go forward this week, i’m really getting in the mood for Summer, and I think a day bed, like this one, is just the ticket for warm, lazy afternoons. Team with shabby chic cushions and a colourful bunting for a country-style feel.

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living room

Tiles with style

March 24, 2009

You don’t have to visit a spa to get that luxury feel at home – these watercolour purple mosaic tiles are a great way to get bathroom style from head to toe. Team with a minimalist tub to complete the look.

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bathroom

Not so mellow yellow

March 23, 2009

I can only count five yellow pieces in this dark grey kitchen, but it just goes to show how all you need is a bright accent here, and a bright accent there, and you’ve given your room an instant – not to mention cost-friendly – facelift.

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kitchen

Half and half

March 20, 2009

Sometimes less is more when it comes to wallpaper. If you don’t want to cover your whole wall in a pattern, why not team it with smart painted panelling. This hallway has oodles of sophisticated style.

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hallway

Pictures with panache

March 20, 2009

Before getting carried away with a hammer and nails, take heed of this dining room feature. Family photos in different frames are overlapped along the shelf for an informal yet eye-catching display.

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dining room

Old and new

March 20, 2009

Wow! This living room is not for the faint hearted, but it goes to show how colourful soft furnishings, like the curtains and cushions, can bring life to a dark scheme. I think i’d steer clear of watching TV next to Queen Elizabeth I though.

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living room

Yankee doodle dandy

March 20, 2009

I love this modern take on Cape Cod style. The white four poster bed, mix-and-match bed linen and nautical stripe rugs create a laid-back beach vibe that makes me long for Summer.

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bedroom