Thursday, 22 September 2016

A Coastal Retreat by Digs Design Company

Newport Home

Living by the coast is a must for me, I might be able to swap it for the country if I had acres and a horse, but being able to walk my little dog along the beach in the morning on a sunny day can make all your troubles seem small. I believe in extending this feeling to your home, whether you live by the beach or a million miles away and I don't mean filling your house with little wooden yachts, anchors and such, just contrasting blue and white in different shades, introducing natural textures against a fresh, neutral background that may fool you into feeling your on a constant holiday. This Newport retreat has it all and I know you will find plenty to inspire.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Front Entry - Curb Appeal on a Budget


The first impression you receive of a home is the exterior, so the exterior of your home should be as inviting as you can make it. Landscaping need not cost thousands of dollars, it may simply mean planting something that will give your home the 'wow' factor such as this amazing wisteria or some carefully placed pots.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Spaces I Love - From Blackband Design

Newport Harbor

One of my favourite US Designers is Blackband Design and this weeks 'Spaces I love' comes from one of their Newport Harbour Projects.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Tips on Choosing Art for a Coastal Inspired or Hamptons Interior

San Clemente
Photo by Blackband Design - I chose this image of water because of the restful movement and colours. This art would also work well in a bedroom because of its almost hypnotic effect

Choosing artwork can be quite a challenge regardless of your home's style, have you ever taken a piece of art home to find it doesn't suit its surroundings, it's a very disappointing feeling as art is not just visual, it can be quite an expensive investment. If you have a neutral, Hamptons style home, when it comes to art, the world is your oyster as long as you remember a few important points.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016