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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

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.

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.

purrrrrple

I am love love loving musty, dusty purples right now.  Lookit’ these couches!  Hot damn.  My head understands that my living room will never look like this, as it is somewhat smaller than a tennis court.  I know, okay.  I get it.  But my heart tells me silvery-purple velvet is a perfectly sensible use of our down payment, I’d only have to turn a few tricks to replace the cash before JJ notices it’s missing…

This is the work of photographer Richard Powers, no idea who’s responsible for the design/styling.

cozy industrial

Home of architect Guilherme Torres.  Slice of perfection.  Manages to look downright cozy, while being super stylish and modern and industrial.

Cozy industrial: the new modern rustic.

via Design Crisis

an attainable kitchen

Here’s a kitchen that might appear in the home of a regular person such as myself, don’t you think?  DIY tiles and some Ikea cabinets, done.  There’d be a more industrial-looking table in my version, and a bit of colour somewhere.

via Design Crisis

This is nice too.  I love me some white marble.

via Ikea Fans

In fact, my dream kitchen would probably have acres of Carrera marble and Tom Dixon lights, like this:

via Apartment Therapy

My other dream kitchen would have a slightly more industrial vibe (but still lots of marble), like so:

via Dwell

Le sigh.  Currently I’d settle for any kitchen in which the upstairs neighbour’s dirty dishwater didn’t drain into our sink.  Yes, it really does, and it IS as gross as you think.