• Posts Tagged ‘coastal’

    Child's play

    by  • June 20, 2012 • 'The Room I Envy' by ... • 0 Comments

    My friend’s daughter loves horses, so when I saw this Gymkhana wallpaper from Hibou Home I immediately knew she’d love it.

    Your child may not be into equestrian-themed walls, but there are so many ways of incorporating their hobbies into a room scheme. Here are some of my favourites…

    Indulge a love of buses with London-themed design.

    A seaside theme is great for the summer…

    Treat your little princess to a perfectly-pink design

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    Drift away…

    by  • May 9, 2012 • 'The Room I Envy' by ..., Beautiful boudoirs • 0 Comments

    There are two things in interiors that I’ve heard a lot about the last few months. One is red, white and blue – all things British are big for 2012 as you may have already noticed. The second is coastal; think seaside, think shells, think driftwood.

    So here I bring you a bedroom that I think blends these two themes perfectly. Courtesy of WorldStores, this scheme conjures images of life by the sea, with its mix of sun-bleached floorboards and frames teamed with splashes of jubilant nautical shades. Perfect – but what do you think?

    Laurie

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    All in a theme

    by  • March 9, 2012 • 'The Room I Envy' by ..., Beautiful boudoirs • 0 Comments

    I recently helped a friend decorate her bedroom. Asking her for ideas as to what she wanted, all she could come up with was that she liked the colour purple – we decided to go down a Moroccan-inspired route, with floaty voile, mosaic tealights, jewel-coloured cushions and silver gilt mirrors. It got me thinking that when you’re short of inspiration, there’s nothing like a ‘theme’ to get you motivated.

    Whether it’s a colour, an animal, a pattern or a country, we’d love to hear whether you’ve ‘themed’ any of your rooms. This coastal-inspired bedroom belongs to a Suffolk seaside apartment you can see more by clicking here.

     

    Laurie

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    Cosy up in coastal fabrics

    by  • August 25, 2010 • Beautiful boudoirs • 1 Comment

    Anyone else struggle to get out of bed this morning? Imagine if you woke up in this little beauty! Plumped-up cushions, fresh white walls and coastal-inspired fabrics… what more could you want?

    Coastal bedroom - Homes on Film - Roomenvy

    Coastal bedroom - Homes on Film - Roomenvy

    And if you thought this was tempting – check out the abundance of seaside prints and pretty kids’ bedlinen on Homes on Film.  You’ll be re-creating coastal chic before the bank holiday has even begun!

    Coastal living room - Homes on Film - Roomenvy

    Coastal living room - Homes on Film - Roomenvy

    Floral cushions in a variety of colours bring this white-washed bench right out of the ordinary. And I adore the vintage tea posters!

    To see more coastal schemes check out Homes on Film. And don’t forget to join Housetohome’s webchat with Linda Barker today at 1pm! She’ll be on hand to answer all of those niggling decorating questions…

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    Coastal-style living room scheme

    by  • August 11, 2010 • Stylish living • 2 Comments

    I love the new Homes on Film blog, it basically goes behind the scenes of Ideal Home magazine‘s shoots and gives us allllllll the secret gossip, loads of sneak peaks and … of course, beautiful decorating ideas to inspire us.

    This rustic seaside-inspired living room has certainly inspired me, I’ve always loved this style. Nautical stripes, weathered furniture, hard-wearing flooring and some coastal-inspired accessories and soft furnishings to complete the look.

    roomenvy - coastal living room

    roomenvy - coastal living room

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    Lunchtime lust: sexy seaside style

    by  • June 24, 2010 • Beautiful boudoirs, Best of the rest, Stylish living • 2 Comments

    These beautiful decorating schemes from Country Homes & Interiors have made me more and more eager to head to the beach this summer! What’s better than a trip to the good old British seaside? (Besides a trip to a tropical island)

    Find inspiration from the sun, sea, sand and sky with these coastal decorating schemes.

    Cushions and throws in aquamarine, grey blue and turquoise are teamed with white upholstery, rattan baskets, weathered furniture and a sisal rug for a relaxed look.

    roomenvy - coastal-style living room

    roomenvy - coastal-style living room

    Blue organic patterns plump up this cool and dreamy bedroom. I LOVE this scheme.

    roomenvy - seaside-inspired bedroom

    roomenvy - seaside-inspired bedroom

    Oh to be having breakfast there right now. An appliqued fish design rug, mix-and-match nautical tableware, oh and THE SEA!

    roomenvy - alfresco dining by the sea

    roomenvy - alfresco dining by the sea

    I love the cute accessories in this outdoor room, from the scattered cushions and shells, to the lanterns.

    roomenvy - nautical conservatory

    roomenvy - nautical conservatory

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    Friday's Fetish: decorating with coastal blues

    by  • June 11, 2010 • Beautiful boudoirs, Desirable dining, Inviting hallways • 5 Comments

    I’m loving these cool breezy blues, they’re sure to bring a relaxed and uplifted holiday mood to any room … and I think we’re all in need of that at the moment. From chalky stonewashed shades to lilac hydrangea tones and crisp navy, these sea blues are fresh, natural and easy to use!

    Painting just below the dado is a great way to add colour without compromising on light, team it with a warm ivory. I love those individual family memo boards!

    roomenvy - coastal-style hallway

    roomenvy - coastal-style hallway

    Break up an expanse of blue wall (however uplifting this sky blue shade is!) with a stencilled design in off-white. For the coastal look, rattan storage baskets are a MUST!

    roomenvy - patterned dining room

    roomenvy - patterned dining room

    Use accents of coastal blue to frame a seating are or highlight a particular feature you love, like this oversized sofa. I love the seaside-style accessories and rustic finishing touches.

    roomenvy - nautical touches living room

    roomenvy - nautical touches living room

    That shell wreath above the bed is so cute (it looks enormous?) and I love the mix of patterns and stripes.

    roomenvy - coastal bedroom

    roomenvy - coastal bedroom

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