• Posts Tagged ‘bedroom designs’

    Can I come in? 16th Century country cottage

    by  • November 4, 2010 • Beautiful boudoirs, Cool kitchens, Inviting hallways, Stylish living • 2 Comments

    Now I love the story of Hansel and Gretel at the best of times, but could I live in their home? Could you?? Well I am in the mood for chocolate and sweets, and I am on the hunt for a cosy country-cottage home, so maybe I should!

    The classic kitchen scheme is in keeping with the rest of the house…

    kitchen-diner | country cottage house tour | country homes & interiors

    Ah the token Halloween pumpkins, I miss them already!

    Plain walls make the perfect backdrop for this opulent French-style bed…

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    Let a glamorous bed take centre-stage in a country-style bedroom

    Eastern-inspired fabrics create a cosy feel in this country cottage living room

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    Transform attic space into a cosy country cottage living room

    The exposed stone passageway leads to a modern garden room, and is built in reclaimed stone to match the rest of the country cottage.

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    Stone walls set the scene in this rustic country-cottage hallway

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    Bedroom design ideas – the good, the bad, the ugly

    by  • October 8, 2010 • Beautiful boudoirs • 2 Comments

    I come across a lot of weird and wonderful bedroom designs in my job. Some make so jealous that I go home and look at my own bedroom like it’s a cheating love rat. Others horrify to the point where I want to run home and hide under my duvet in case they chase after me!

    Today is one such day. A ‘why do I live in England again?’ bedroom a ‘should I call the police?’ bedroom and a ‘feels like it’s constantly watching me’ bedroom.

    The good – size-of-a-swimming pool ensuite bath, utter luxury and the fact that it looks out to the tropical ocean aside, this beautiful bedroom is warm, inviting and has bags of five-star style.

    bedroom | bedroom-design ideas | Hotel-style | Freshhome

    bedroom | bedroom-design ideas | Hotel-style | Freshhome

    The bad - my only concern is that those ‘stone accents’ were once this resident/prisoner’s only windows and doors?

    bedroom | bedroom design ideas |Freshhome

    bedroom | bedroom design ideas |Freshhome

    The ugly – I don’t know if it’s the cobweb-like canopy or the wooden skull/CLAW bed frame, but there something very eery about this bedroom design for me. What do you think?

    bedroom | bedroom-design-ideas | Canopy-bed | Freshhome

    bedroom | bedroom-design-ideas | Canopy-bed | Freshhome

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    Monochrome Mondays! Stripe not strike!

    by  • October 4, 2010 • Beautiful boudoirs, Stylish living • 2 Comments

    Why can’t answers to Monday’s questions be a little bit more black and white?? Q: How can I possibly get to work following the tube strike? A: By some sort of giant bird? Q: Do have the stomach for my Monday gym class as much as I had a stomach for a food-filled Saturday? A: Depends if there was a prize involved. Ultimately, the answers are baffling!

    What will cheer me out from beneath a cup of coffee, though? Easy – whisk me away in beautiful monochrome decorating schemes, please!

    Use wall space above your media unit to display photos – stick to black and white pics and frames for a coherent look.

    living room design ideas for monochrome decorating fans - roomenvy

    living room design ideas for monochrome decorating fans - roomenvy

    This wallpaper is sure to give your space the ‘oh my WORD, WOW!’ factor!

    wallpaper ideas for living rooms - roomenvy

    wallpaper ideas for living rooms - roomenvy

    Give your bedroom a designer edge with black on black wallpaper, velvet upholstery and a symmetrical layout.

    bedroom design ideas - design your own bedroom - roomenvy

    bedroom design ideas - design your own bedroom - roomenvy

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    Friday's Fetish: Autumn impressions

    by  • September 24, 2010 • Beautiful boudoirs, Cool kitchens, Desirable dining, Stylish living • 1 Comment

    If you’ve stepped on a crunchy leaf, it means it’s Autumn! No longer am I longing for hot sunny weekends, I’m now embracing the snuggley, cosiness of the Autumn months when the sun’s still shining, but your cheeks and nose are chilly, and where you are surrounded by the beautiful colours of nature… don’t I sound profound!?

    This season, the decorating world is ready for rich shades of hedgerow fruit and leafy woodlands will be captured on watercolour fabrics and artisan ceramics. Just add warming wools and painted furniture for a free-spirited bohemian look.

    See for yourself with these stunning country-style schemes

    Use painterly fabrics in the latest shades for curtains. Team with homespun-style accessories for an easy-to-live-with living room.

     

    roomenvy - colourful living room decorating idea

    roomenvy - colourful living room decorating idea

     

    Mix and match colourful painted chairs, rustic crockery and pressed glass to create an eclectic country-kitchen look.

     

    roomenvy - autumnal country kitchen

    roomenvy - autumnal country kitchen

     

    Snuggle up by the fire with a cosy chair and punchy floral upholstery and soft furnishings.

     

    roomenvy - cosy living room fireplace

    roomenvy - cosy living room fireplace

     

     

    roomenvy - harvest festival dining room

    roomenvy - harvest festival dining room

     

    Grey painted bedroom furniture works beautifully with bedlinen in subtle floral fabrics.

     

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    roomenvy - autumn bedroom design

     

     

    roomenvy - country-style laundry room

    roomenvy - country-style laundry room

     

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    Country-style decorating trend – monochrome

    by  • September 23, 2010 • Beautiful boudoirs, Inviting hallways, Stylish living • 1 Comment

    I love the monochrome look, but as country-style decorating girl, it can be difficult find a black-and-white decorating scheme that would suit the rest of my home – it’s sits pretty as a contemporary type of look.

    However, Country Homes & Interiors has made me eat my ‘modern monochrome’ words! Black and white is getting a country twist this season on toiles and hand-blocked patterns. Yippeeeee! Be inspired by these beautiful schemes on how to get this classic colour palette in your home.

    Mix small and large-scale designs with an upholstered headboard against a statement wallpaper…

    roomenvy - statement wallpaper bedroom design

    roomenvy - statement wallpaper bedroom design

    Choose an elegant toile wallpaper and cushion fabrics and team with ticking cushions and a white linen sofa cover for a classic country look

    roomenvy - monochrome ideas for decorating a living room

    roomenvy - monochrome ideas for decorating a living room

    Use a beautiful patterned carpet to define areas such as stairs. Keep the look up-to-date with decorative wall stickers

    roomenvy - autumnal hallway decorating idea

    roomenvy - autumnal hallway decorating idea

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    Bedroom designs for those on a budget

    by  • September 23, 2010 • Beautiful boudoirs • 3 Comments

    (… and those who weren’t naughty enough to decide to have THREE summer holidays!) I always go straight to the ‘cash clever decorator’ section of Ideal Home magazine (although I make sure I do it subtly on the tube when surrounded by important-looking people in designer suits). They always have beautiful decorating ideas that won’t hurt your purse’s feelings.

    Take this vintage bedroom ideas, all for less than £130!

    It’s all about blowsy rose-prints in bold black and white. This is perfect if you want a girly scheme but your husband has vetoed any pink!

    Decide where the main focus of the pattern should be – they’ve opted for the bedlinen, but you could go for a feature wall or curtains – and go for a twist with the pattern, the rug here is dominantly black with white flowers while the bedlinen is the opposite. Keep the rest of the scheme light with black accents like the flower wall art.

    roomenvy - monochrome bedroom design

    roomenvy - monochrome bedroom design

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    Country decorating idea – the simple life

    by  • March 25, 2010 • Beautiful boudoirs, Desirable dining, Stylish living • 2 Comments

    Yes, I know it’s not the same as being taken away to a lovely romantic log cabin in the country for the long weekend, but surely ‘weekend retreat decorating‘ is the next best thing … at the very least it’ll give him a MASSIVE hint!

    According to those country-style gurus at Country Homes & Interiors, it’s all about going back to basics, with durable denim (I’m just thinking of Heath Ledger’s jacket in Brokeback Mountain) that can take scuffs and knocks, and patchwork quilts and throws to soften the look. Then of course there’s the rustic wood furniture and vintage accessories.

    roomenvy - cosy country retreat bedroom

    roomenvy - cosy country retreat bedroom

    The classic country combo of blue and white is perfect for a bedroom update – combine ticking stripe bedlinen, cotton quilts and delicte lace tablecloths.

    roomenvy - relaxed family living room

    roomenvy - relaxed family living room

    Loose sofa covers in hardwearing denim and layer up with patchwork cushions and quilts. Love the Union Jack chest … in case you suddenly feel like you’re in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming.

    roomenvy - pretty breakfast area

    roomenvy - pretty breakfast area

    A high breakfast table with bar stools makes a casual place to eat. Cover stools in pretty mix-and-match fabrics.

    roomenvy - denim patchwork seating

    roomenvy - denim patchwork seating

    … and here’s the must-have patchwork! Psssssssst, I’m making my own one of these over Easter weekend – check out housetohome’s guide to making a patchwork seat cover. It looks really easy … even for a giant Easter egg (nb. that’ll be me by 5pm Sunday).

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    Vintage bedrooms – it's love!

    by  • March 1, 2010 • Beautiful boudoirs • 5 Comments

    I adore the vintage glamour look – whether it’s in decorating or the fashion world – and this vintage bedroom is no exception. In fact, it actually made me warm inside – no mean feat on a Monday morning.

    Here’s how to get the look:

    1) Choose a trailing floral wallpaper in a soothing tone for an elegant backdrop

    2) Layer a traditional-style bed with shimmering silk cushions and throws

    3) Add accents of sparkling glass and crystal, and snap up some vintage chic mirrors.

    4) Accessories, accessories, accessories! Keep yours firmly on display with pretty hooks and a tailor’s clothes dummy!

    roomenvy - glamorous vintage bedroom

    roomenvy - glamorous vintage bedroom

    Plus, if you love the world of vintage as much as I do, check out my mate’s super-cool vintage clothing blog – boy und schwester – for all the latest gossip AND pretty outfits to peruse.

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