Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Spotted This Week - 10 Great Spaces

1. A fabulous array of cushions in a beach side bungalow. Contrast pattern, add texture but keep to a minimal colour palette for calmness. In this instance, my personal favourite, blue and white - Designer Lauren Christine Henno.

As a design blogger I see many inspiring interiors, it might be the overall style of a room, a beautiful chair, a fabric or simply an arrangement of cushions that attracts me. Making a great space is not about gathering all the things you love and putting them in one place, it requires balance and composition, much like a painting. It is obvious that a space must be functional but for a house to become a home it also needs to feel welcoming whether grand or small. At times all we need is a glimpse of a space to know that we will love what lies beyond or within.

2. Above: a glimpse of this powder room shows its undeniable elegance. Silver tones contrast with rich, dark wood to add to the opulence - Design by Linda McDougland
3. I like surprises and that is exactly what this copper trough basin gave me when I  spotted it. Think out of the box and you might just come up trumps -  Jeff Sheats Designs Inc

4. Making an outdoor room is a wonderful idea if you have the space. If decorated well it can become an extension of your indoors and make your home feel much larger. Adding a fireplace, dining table and chairs can make it a wonderful all year round entertaining area - Design Linda McDougald Design

5. I couldn't resist sharing this opulent walk in wardrobe befitting of a gracious home - Design by Habersham

6. It's all about the chair! I love this space, it is entirely my style but without the striking dark patterned chair, it wouldn't have quite the impact - Design by The Black Door

7. The chairs and chandelier in this dining space compliment each other perfectly. If the light had matched the chairs 'colourwise', or vice versa, it would not have had quite the same impact- Blackband Design

8. Not exactly indoors, however a combination of my favourites, Roses, topiary and purple Salvia. Planting can add thousands of dollars in value to your home, not to mention  make it more attractive-  Design Focus International

9. I was drawn to the simplicity of the ethereal art and fireplace in this light filled room - Cross Interior Design
10. I am not a personal fan of brown, however this coastal corner looks utterly inviting and the light blue/grey cushions lift this space. Softening a sofa or chair with a throw is an instant invitation to sit down.  In winter, one of our local cafes drapes a folded throw over the back of their chairs, a welcoming invitation don't you think.

I hope you have enjoyed this weeks choices of great spaces. No matter how grand or small your home or how vast or limited your budget, their is no limit to being able to make an inviting space if you seek inspiration and put it to good use.

Photo source image 1: Designer Lauren Christine Henno 

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