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    G’day mate! Let’s celebrate Australia Day

    by  • January 26, 2011 • Bathroom bliss, Beautiful boudoirs, Best of the rest, Stylish living • 0 Comments

    OK, sorry for the unoriginal and tiresome headline, but Aussies are known for their warm, welcoming and ultra-cheery nature, and it seems this even extends to their home decor.

    Today is Australia Day, so in celebration I want to show you this gorgeous single-storey Seventies house in Sydney, which mixes cool retro patterns and shapes with modern design features.

     

    Australia Day decor | Australian decorating ideas | Room Envy

    It’s so easy to go overboard with retro furniture – the rule is, keep it simple and buy top quality. It’s clear owners Andrea and Ben Miller have stuck to that rule, mixing simple modern artwork and accessories with a few key pieces, such as the geometric rug and the low armchairs. I can imagine sinking into one of these chairs and watching the amazing Australian sun rise and fall.

     

    Australia Day decor | Australian decorating ideas | Room Envy

     

    Wood and stone are the two main materials that are used throughout the house, and here you can see just how surprisingly warm and stylish these materials can be – even for a bathroom. I am struck by just how many shades of wood there are. The gilt-framed mirror is a lovely glam touch, too.

    Australia Day decor | Australian decorating ideas | Room Envy

    Turn up the heat with hot pink

    All this wood and stone could look dull if it weren’t for the large windows that go around the house. But hot pink adds even more brightness, and what’s more reminds me that when you have a lot of neutral, such as stone and wood panelling, anything can work. A mixture of textures in this room makes it super-cosy too.

    See the rest of this house for more Australian decorating ideas

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    Friday's Fetish: plaids

    by  • January 15, 2010 • Bathroom bliss, Beautiful boudoirs, Desirable dining • 6 Comments

    According to Rhoda Parry, editor of Country Homes & Interiors, plaids are set to be a hot country decorating trend this winter. Tartans are going bold and brassy (good on them!) and are ideal for adding warmth and cosiness to your home.

    The tartan-covered headboard makes a highland statement in this bedroom, chuck on throws for a cosy winter’s night … I might bring one of these to work!

    roomenvy - pretty plaids bedroom

    roomenvy - pretty plaids bedroom

    Plaid wallpaper looks great in bathrooms or cloakrooms. I love the soft grey shades and the matching painted panelling.

    roomenvy - dove grey wallpaper bathroom

    roomenvy - dove grey wallpaper bathroom

    And if you think plaids are gonna settle for walls and bedlinen, think again! Check out these bespoke tartan dining room lampshades. Formal but welcoming.

    roomenvy - stylish tartan lighting dining room

    roomenvy - stylish tartan lighting dining room

    Check out Rhoda’s blog, Countrydays, for all the gossip in the world of country decorating!

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    Bathroom inspiration: back to the future

    by  • January 11, 2010 • Bathroom bliss • 1 Comment

    I must say, my idea of a relaxing bath or shower, is NOT wondering whether or not tonight will be the night I get zapped into an alternative universe – and I don’t think I’d take that risk with these futuristic bathroom designs.

    I found them on Freshome, which always chats about the latest bathroom designs … well they don’t get more modern than this! Innovative and funky, yes, cosy and inviting?? … not unless you’re into alien abductions.

    Check out this bathroom from Spiritual Mode – scrub a dub … zaaaaaaaaaaaaap!

    roomenvy - science fiction bathroom

    roomenvy - science fiction bathroom

    And be careful when you’re showering next to this MOSAIC VORTEX, designed by Glassdecor. How can the rest of a bathroom look so innocent, while the shower looks like a ominous hellmouth?

    roomenvy - futuristic mosaic bathroom

    roomenvy - futuristic mosaic bathroom

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    I can still dream though, can't I?

    by  • January 7, 2010 • Bathroom bliss • 4 Comments

    Well thanks to Ideal Home, I now have some great tips on how to create the perfect hotel chic bedroom … but what do I do about the freezing cold weather?

    I’ve been warming myself up on this snowy afternoon, daydreaming about the ultimate sunny winter escapes … any offers?

    In my opinion, this beautiful hotel on Kangaroo Island, Australia would be the perfect place to sneak off to in the winter, leaving the brrrrrrrrrrrr behind.

    roomenvy - winter sun hotel living room

    roomenvy - winter sun hotel living room

    Now that’s a view – and there’s not even a real need for a stove!

    roomenvy - stunning hotel bathroom

    roomenvy - stunning hotel bathroom

    I will walk to Australia if I have to.

    See more winter sun escapes in Livingetc’s designer hotels section – they’re mouth watering.

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    Lunchtime lust: modern '50s decorating ideas

    by  • January 6, 2010 • Bathroom bliss, Beautiful boudoirs, Desirable dining, Stylish living • 3 Comments

    I simply can’t accept a new decade, can I? Just before I swing myself back into the 2010s, I have to show you these quirky and colourful fifties-style decorating ideas from Livingetc.com. They certainly cheered me up on this super-chilly day.

    I love the mix of Fifties-inspired floral wallpaper with a hot fuchsia sideboard in this modern bedroom.

    roomenvy - statement wallpaper bedroom

    roomenvy - statement wallpaper bedroom

    Raspberry red walls take centre stage with black and white furnishings to create a striking open-plan dining room … don’t understand the pram though?

    roomenvy - retro furniture dining room

    roomenvy - retro furniture dining room

    Who knew that decorating could make the prospect of laundry … fun?

    roomenvy - 1950s laundry room

    roomenvy - 1950s laundry room

    For modern Fifties-style decorating, an iconic chair is a must!

    roomenvy - designer-chic living room

    roomenvy - designer-chic living room

    I’m not positive, but I think that tub could fit that entire cast of Mad Men in it? …  if they need any episode inspiration?

    roomenvy - white bathroom with colourful twists

    roomenvy - white bathroom with colourful twists

    I love the idea of a craft/hobby space, and it’s so easy to devote a section of your hallway to it – however compact your home. I absolutely ADORE that wallpaper. It’s from Designer’s Guild - see you at the checkout!

    roomenvy - rose bud craft room

    roomenvy - rose bud craft room

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    2009 decorating awards! The winners are in.

    by  • January 4, 2010 • Bathroom bliss, Beautiful boudoirs, Cool kitchens, Desirable dining, Stylish living • 1 Comment

    Ok, so I know that the new year is all about moving on – from mince pies, Christmas parties, maybe even a disastrous relationship – but before I get stuck into my new year’s resolutions (less mince pies!) I’ve been having a look at who topped the Housetohome readers’ decorating scheme lust list.

    Here’s some are the winners of our best rooms schemes for 2009.

    Best bathroom 2009 - I, too, might be wooed by the massive tub and his ‘n’ hers basins!

    roomenvy - subtle grey tones bathroom

    roomenvy - subtle grey tones bathroom

    Best bedroom 2009 – it seems everyone loved attic bedrooms last year, or maybe it was the French-style bed that gave this bedroom a hint of … je ne sais quoi.

    roomenvy - classic French-style bedroom

    roomenvy - classic French-style bedroom

    Best living room 2009 – snuggley fireplace with a cosy sheepskin rug, yes please!

    roomenvy - cosy winter living room

    roomenvy - cosy winter living room

    Best kitchen 2009 – simple Shaker-style with a modern twist. It’s a great space for entertaining while cooking, although a bit contemporary for my taste.

    roomenvy - shaker-style kitchen

    roomenvy - shaker-style kitchen

    Best dining room 2009 - I must admit, I was surprised that this topped the dining room list. Maybe it’s the quirky chandelier? That said, it’s better than this dining room … shudder.

    roomenvy - elegant formal dining room

    roomenvy - elegant formal dining room

    Best children’s room 2009 - cheerful and colourful, although I think this might be the decorating equivalent of giving a child one too many E numbers!!

    roomenvy - red and orange children's room

    roomenvy - red and orange children's room

    See what these decorating schemes were up against ….

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    Friday's Fetish: autumn decorating ideas

    by  • November 27, 2009 • Bathroom bliss, Stylish living • 0 Comments

    If only it could stop raining enough for me to kick through the autumn leaves and enjoy the smell of smokey bonfires!! (At least until it starts snowing anyway – nothing can compare to that kind of festive fun!)

    I’ve been looking longingly at these country-style decorating ideas on housetohome. They’re perfect for cosying up your home in time for winter.

    roomenvy - cosy country living room

    roomenvy - cosy country living room

    Snuggle up in a rich leather sofa packed with cosy cushions.

    roomenvy - rustic country bathroom

    roomenvy - rustic country bathroom

    Warm up in a stunning roll-top tub. I love how it’s been updated with chalky lilac paint.

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    Friday's Fetish: bathroom chandeliers

    by  • November 13, 2009 • Bathroom bliss • 3 Comments

    When I think chandelier I think ‘statement hallway’, ‘living room focal point’ or ‘ulitmate boudoir chic’, but I rarely think to pop one in the bathroom (maybe it’s because mine’s soo teeny!). However, I’ve been noticing a new wave in bathroom chandeliers and i’m starting to really want one – I don’t really need electricity this month, right?!

    Here’s some gorgeous ones i’ve found on simplygrove – they’re chic, they’re striking and they’ll cover all MANNER of schemes!

    roomenevy - sunny cloakroom chandelier

    roomenevy - sunny cloakroom chandelier

    Bubble and …. sleek, this bathroom chandelier has got to be my favourite.

    roomenvy - balloon bathroom chandelier

    roomenvy - balloon bathroom chandelier

    This attic bathroom is pure lust-worthy!

    roomenvy - starry skies attic bathroom

    roomenvy - starry skies attic bathroom

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    Attic bathrooms

    by  • October 12, 2009 • Bathroom bliss • 3 Comments

    Everyone’s loving attic bathrooms, I even heard someone chatting about it in the lift at work (that’s right, chatting in the lift!)

    It seems the attic is no longer just for storage boxes, out-of-fashion ski wear and questionable board games. We’ve been hunting on housetohome for our favourites – here’s my lust-worthiest attic bathroom.

    roomenvy - chic attic bathroom

    roomenvy - chic attic bathroom

    Not your style? Check out this attic bathroom gallery of other worthy contenders.

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    Can't wait for new Twilight movie?

    by  • October 7, 2009 • Stylish living • 7 Comments

    Is anyone else as HUNGRY for the new Twilight movie/Robert Patterson as me? (Hungry enough to drink blood might be pushing it, but hungry I indeed am!) Well I just cannot wait til November, but luckily Design Tavern has enough to whett my appetite this morning, with pictures of the real life Cullen House! Now you can create the look yourself … perhaps not the location though (not so practical!) – oh if only the gorgeous Robert came with it.

    Thank you so much Design Tavern!

    roomenvy - Twilight - Cullen House

    roomenvy - Twilight - Cullen House

    … and not a moat in sight!

    roomenvy - Twilight - Cullen House

    roomenvy - Twilight - Cullen House

    Where Robert Pattinson relaxes after a long hard day (… yum!)

    roomenvy - Twilight - Cullen House hallway

    roomenvy - Twilight - Cullen House hallway

    Not the house to walk around in your underwear!

    roomenvy - Twilight - Cullen House living room

    roomenvy - Twilight - Cullen House living room

    I just LOVE that oversized floor lamp

    All in all, I really like this house, but I think it looks much better with Robert Pattinson in it. I don’t think I could handle being that exposed (so many windows), plus climbing all those trees to get to it might start to become a bit of a nuisance.

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