• Posts Tagged ‘hallway’

    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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    Friday's fetish: woodland-inspired decorating

    by  • October 22, 2010 • Beautiful boudoirs, Desirable dining, Inviting hallways, Stylish living • 2 Comments

    Thought I’d give you all a break from my Christmas decorating looks on the high street addiction. I’m not the biggest fan of getting really excited about something and realising I have to wait 3 MONTHS for it, so I think it’s best I end the week inspired by something that is a bit more current.

    Country Homes & Interiors‘ latest decorating trend is all about taking cue from the Autumn forest with its turning leaves (although the closest tree to my home in London is a mug tree) and abundant wildlife and creating your won cosy nest in rich, warming colours.

    Check out these beautiful schemes.

    Combine a plain sofa with an armchair in a tree-print fabric for an informal snug-style living room. Add a selection of cushions in different fabrics and a rug in a bold design.

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    Country-style living room from Country Homes & Interiors

    Dress a French-style bed in crisp linen, smart stripes and cosy throws. Bring in the woodland element with curtains and scatter-cushions in embroidered leaf, tree and animal designs.

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    Rustic, woodland-inspired bedroom design idea from Country Homes & Interiors

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    Colourful nature-inspired hallway decorating idea from Country Homes & Interiors

    Make a wooden-topped Gustavian-style table the centrepiece of a dining room using teal as the accent colour, dress chairs in loose covers, and of course, choose a fabric in a warm Autumnal pattern.

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    Elegant country-style dining room design from Country Homes & Interiors

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    Christmas decorating looks: The White Company

    by  • October 22, 2010 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Christmas Envy

    noun

    • a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by the fact it’s freezing and yet isn’t Christmas time yet. She felt a twinge of Christmas envy while looking at this year’s Christmas range by The White Company.

    • (the Christmas envy of) a decoration that inspires envy: The The White Company‘s laid back festive style and modern country chic is the Christmas envy of… Jenny!

    Festive front door | Christmas | Christmas decorating ideas | The White Company

    Add subtle festive touches to your front door this Christmas

    Festive dining room | Christmas | Christmas decorating ideas | The White Company

    Add shimmer and sparkle to your Christmas dining table with metallic accessories and LED Christmas lights

    Festive mantelpiece | Christmas | Christmas decorating ideas | The White Company

    Liven up your Christmas mantelpiece with a mini Christmas tree and mini gift boxes filled with chocolate

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    Friday's Fetish: Country cottage crafts

    by  • October 15, 2010 • Bathroom bliss, Beautiful boudoirs, Desirable dining, Inviting hallways • 0 Comments

    I LOVE everything homespun style! It’s such a cosy and warm look and really gives your home a welcoming, ‘lived-in’ feel… as opposed to a home that screams ‘Oh this? I only use this to sleep?’ or ‘well it’s better than sleeping outside!!’

    The cottage craft look is a big country-style trend this year. It’s all about funky patchwork, eclectic embroidery and pretty knits in the latest feel-good fabrics.

    Check out these cosy decorating schemes

    Create a patchwork-effect feature wall using two different colours of a vintage floral wallpaper

     

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    Pretty up a bedroom with country-style patchwork quilts and colourful wallpaper

    At the table, lay a cloth hand embroidered in orange, turquoise and red, and stencil roses on to the chair…

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    Update your dining room with cosy country craft accessories

    Choose fabrics with decorative bobbles, ribbons and tassels, or add them to a plain blind. Complete the look with crochet towels and stylised posy patterned wallpaper.

     

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    Liven up your country-style bathroom with a colourful wallpaper

    Cheer up walls with a display of handmade needlework birds, alphabet tapestries and canvas signs…

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    Add colour to a neutral hallway with colourful homespun accessories

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    Getting excited about Transformer 3!

    by  • October 8, 2010 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    I love the Transformers movies and could look at sneak peaks and spoilers all day, BUT I’m no slacker, I wouldn’t DREAM of spending my day do anything that wasn’t related to the world of decorating…

    … so here’s a tour around Transformer 3 director, Michael Bay‘s home in Miami, as featured in Elledecor.com!

     

    bedroom | Michael Bay house tour | Transformers 3 | Elle Decor

    bedroom | Michael Bay house tour | Transformers 3 | Elle Decor

     

    The boudoir…

     

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    kitchen-diner | Michael Bay house tour | Transformers 3 | Elle Decor

     

     

    bathroom | Michael Bay house tour | Transformers 3 | Elle Decor

    bathroom | Michael Bay house tour | Transformers 3 | Elle Decor

     

    … imagine the celebrity dinner guests…

     

    bathroom | Michael Bay house tour | Transformers 3 | Elle Decor

    bathroom | Michael Bay house tour | Transformers 3 | Elle Decor

     

    … and what’s a famous film director’s home without a home cinema??

     

    TV entertainment zone | living room | Michael Bay house tour | Transformers 3 | Elle Decor

    TV entertainment zone | living room | Michael Bay house tour | Transformers 3 | Elle Decor

     

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    Hallway decorating ideas

    by  • September 28, 2010 • Inviting hallways • 2 Comments

    I love making a colourful entrance… although that does usually involve me turning up late with an unmatching pair of shoes. These colourful statement hallways are a much safer way to make your friends and family speechless!

    Find hallway decorating inspiration from this video, you’ll find fantastic ways to add colour from your banisters to your stair risers!

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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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    Summer of Love: 3 best hallway ideas

    by  • September 9, 2010 • Inviting hallways • 3 Comments

    OK, so onward with my summer favourites! Hmmmmm, let’s start with sexy hallway ideas. I’ve been browsing the web daily for inspiration for my hallway ever since I decided to buy my house!

    Here are my top 3 hallway ideas of the summer…

    1) Casual hallway seating. I love the thought of my friends and family (travelling MILES to visit me, of course!!) slumping down into a cosy haven as soon as they get through the door!

    roomenvy - floral seating hallway idea

    roomenvy - floral seating hallway idea

    2) Update a white staircase. I fell in love with the rainbow bannisters, what a great (and, most importantly, inexpensive) way to update a neutral space.

    roomenvy - colourfully painted hallway staircase

    roomenvy - colourfully painted hallway staircase

    3) A touch of good ol’ coastal style. Summer wouldn’t be summer without at least one seaside-inspired decorating scheme to wow me. I love this hallway idea, especially the personalised memo boards for each member of the family.

    roomenvy - coastal-style hallway

    roomenvy - coastal-style hallway

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    Hallway ideas – make an eye-popping entrance

    by  • September 7, 2010 • Inviting hallways • 1 Comment

    Looking to glam up your hallway? Those decorating gurus at Homes & Gardens have come up with some fantastic high-impact, low-effort ways to transform your hallway whether you update the walls or the floors!

    Check out this video for hallway decorating inspiration

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    Step inside Sophie Conran's swanky home!

    by  • September 2, 2010 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Do you remember Linda Barker raving about designer Sophie Conran‘s sexy pink kitchen on our The Room I Envy series? I loved it then and I love it now – especially seeing it surrounded by the other beautiful rooms in her … MANSION!

    Oh the high life!

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