black kitchen cabinets

When I have a kitchen of my own I am totally getting black cabinets.  Ideally, they’d just be bottom cabinets, accompanied by 12 foot ceilings and giant huge windows.  Like so:

photo by Ditte Isager via the marion house book

loftlife

Jessica Helgerson

OWI

Stuart McIntyre

texture

More bedrooms for L.

Two very different ideas, that somehow became one in my head. Lately I’m seeing white and/or grey bedrooms with monochromatic textured bedspreads – either boho crochet or sleek quilts – everywhere. They might seem like unlikely bedfellows (see what I did there?) but as the first room demonstrates they can play nice.  Though usually it’s one or the other.

Per Magnus Persson via Desire to Inspire

Dick Clark Architecture

Riddarfjarden via Desire to Inspire

Marie Claire Maison

Creative Flats, via The Diversion Project

Domino via sfgirlbybay

Apartment Therapy

moon diamond

Bling for your wall: this is a photographic print of an image of the moon that was sliced up and reassembled to form a diamond.

Created by The Best Part, a one-man operation consisting of Orlando artist and designer Jason Dean. Available for $50 from his online shop.

Detail:

purple is back!

I’ve been waiting 20 years for this.

My favourite colour isn’t embarrassing anymore.  Purples are suddenly everywhere, particularly silvery lilacs and dirty aubergines.  So dirty…yum.  I would wear this first bedroom if I could.

1st image Decor Pad, 2nd & 3rd Marie Claire Maison, 4th & 5th Elle Decor, 6th Charles de Lisle.

sunday hideaway

Wow, having babies sure takes up a lot of time everything.  And here I thought I’d have lots of time to post, since I’d just be hanging around at home changing the odd diaper.  Haha…that would be funny if it wasn’t my life.  Well, anyway – this is the perfect place to sneak off to with a good book.  Turn off the cell phone, bust out the good chocolate – lazy Sunday nirvana right here.  The kind of thing I’ll really enjoy 18 years from now, when I next have a lazy Sunday.

via Remodelista

tufty time love

Oh yeah…bring it baby.  Found some more beauty shots of the super sexy mystery sofa of a few posts back (Tufty Time, by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia).  Va va voom.

First two images from B&B Italia, third source unknown, last from Elle Decor via Design Crisis.

bedrooms: grey-gold-olive

What goes well with pale grey for a bedroom?   Golden yellow has lodged itself in my mind, despite being told by L that she HATES yellow.  Sorry dude, I just can’t shake it.  Will look for more pleasing colours next, promise.

These weren’t chosen for their styling, just the colours.  Blur your eyes for the ugly ones, k?

Might as well get this out of the way: Dwell Studio Draper Stripe bedding.  Love those lamps in the second picture.

Pale creamy gold, from Jeremy & Kathleen.

Chocolate, grey and gold, from Design Crisis.

Changing gears: mustardy-yellow?  This from If The Lampshade Fits.

Living Etc says this is a ‘calm bedroom with a touch of opulence’.  I don’t know what they’re talking about, but it IS grey and mustard yellow.

Alright.  This is not a bedroom.  Use your imagination.  Styled by Lucyina Moody

Abigail Ahern‘s remarkably subdued bedroom, from Design*Sponge.

And to wrap it up, a trio from A Perfect Gray.