New and exciting!

Hi guys,

Today would usually be “your opinion please” day, but I’ve been busy working on some new and exciting stuff for the blog for next week!

I’m not going to leave you completely disappointed and empty-handed though!… Here’s some of my favourite pics from my blog-trawling this week that have inspired me, and I hope that they inspire you too! Have a great weekend!

 

via Poema Bat Soilik

 

via Nest Design Studio

 

via Stylizimo

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Your opinion please!

 

Okay, so, here’s the deal-io. We’re building a new house, and my aim is to design the interior as beautifully and as functionally as possible. I’ve been doing a lot of research (hence the fact that I have enough information to write a blog!) and I want your opinion on it.

So, every week on a Friday I’m going to write a “your opinion please!” post on the blog. This week it’s the kitchen.

Following is a couple of photos I came across of a kitchen in a designer’s home in Østerbro, Denmark.

Designers home in Østerbro Designers Home in Østerbro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

via Design Attractor

 

I love Scandinavian design. I think that they make spaces look so effortless and easy to live in. I would definitely need to add some colour – a bright-coloured tea-towel and a few colourful kitchen utensils and bits and pieces artfully scattered around.

So this is what I like, but as the title of this post suggests, I want your opinion. I want your honest opinion (but try not to be nasty!), specifically on two factors: aesthetics (obviously, my kitchen has to be pretty!) and functionality (specifically keeping in mind that I have three children under 100cm tall!).

Post your comments below!

inspir@lia

Chandeliers

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I’m so glad now that I have started writing this blog. I get to live vicariously through it!

I love chandeliers! I think that they can bring sophistication and “wow factor” to any room. You would probably think that, reading this, I have at least one in every room in my home. But alas, no! My husband hates them! So I’m going to live my dream life in the blogosphere and hope that I can inspire those of you with open-minded partners to take the plunge and add some beauty and drama to your space!

Look at this beautiful kitchen. You don’t need a traditional space to have a chandelier. This modern kitchen with strong lines and industrial stools could look very cold and masculine. Instead the beautiful feminine lines of this chandelier give this kitchen just the right amount of drama.

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via HomeCreat

How awesome is this amazing chandelier above a bath by Abigail Ahern?! I love everything that this woman does! How beautiful would you feel, soaking away all of your worries in this bathroom?

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via Atelier Abigail Ahern

I love these custom-made orange-painted plywood chandeliers by Gerard Pinto. They’re in one of my favourite places, San Churro Chocolateria (they have shops here in Perth in Leederville, Subiaco and Hillarys Boat Harbour).

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via AlexEarl

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via Perth Coffee Escape

Such beautiful examples of loveliness!… oh well! I might just have to buy some of these cute prints by ledamae

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…or buy my daughter a gorgeous tee by Billie Mac Clothing

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