1. Linen with Geometric Prints
Most people like to play it safe when it comes to their Bathroom design, with the use of block or neutral colours for their tiles and vanity. A way to bring some interest into this space is with bright or patterned linen.
2. Lamps with some Gold Bling
When my 3 young children go to sleep for the evening, I’m often up late working, and I don’t want the brightness of the room’s ceiling lighting to be distracting. A table lamp like this Syn Table Lamp from Temple & Webster not only looks beautiful but is the perfect choice for task lighting for reading, studying or working on the computer. I’m particularly loving lamps with gold accents. They add a touch of sophistication and glamour to the home.
3. Integrated Appliances
What I mean by integrated appliances are appliances, such as your fridge and dishwasher, which are hidden with cabinetry doors. Using integrated appliances means your kitchen will have a cleaner, streamlined aesthetic. They, in fact, save on space and offer more design freedom. Take a look at a Red Hill Kitchen renovation we’ve completed not long ago… can you spot where the fridge and dishwasher are located?
4. Gorman Bed Linen
Bed linen is a fairly inexpensive way to change the mood of your bedroom. You can use bright coloured quilt covers or sheets during Spring, pastel blues for a coastal theme or red and black to create a moody, romantic oasis. My favourite brand for bed linen is Adairs. Having said that, I have fallen in love with Gorman’s linen range, recently purchasing the Spring Fling Bedding Set. This bright design makes me feel happy and energised, brightening not only my bedroom but also my mood. Gorman’s designs are abstract and fun. They don’t just sell linen but also clothing and accessories.
5. Stone Benchtops and Splashbacks
Quartz stone benchtops are now one of the most popular choices used in Kitchen & Bathroom designs. While this product does come at a higher price compared to other benchtop materials like timber or laminate, I feel this material is of high quality and worth the investment. I’m particularly liking it when we run the choice of stone benchtop colour up the splashback area. It makes for a timeless design. A bonus is that with a quick wipe, a stone splashback is super easy to keep clean. My favourite quartz stone, at the moment, is YDL’s Jade Sky. Not because we share the same name, but the texture of this particular stone is super silky and smooth. The pattern is divine and would compliment a range of cabinetry finishes.
6. This Emerald Bed
Isn’t this emerald, velvet Queen bed divine? I’m trying to convince my husband we need to replace our not so old bed with this beauty. It’s luxe, soft and the lines on the bedhead provide some interest. Teamed with brass legs, this bed would suit a number of interior design styles such as Art Deco, Hollywood Glam, Victorian, Mid-Century Modern, Retro and Eclectic. Team it with crisp white and gold trim cushions, or colour clash with reds, oranges or coral. If you love this bed as much as me, you can find it over at Life Interiors.
7. Rope Pendant Light
I have recently added this Byron White Rope Pendant Light from Ivory & Deene to my daughter’s room. Hanging in the centre of the room, this pendant has become her room’s focal point. At just $149, it was an amazing buy. You can also hang these pendants as bedside lighting or above your kitchen island. Suiting a Shabby Chic, Coastal, Hamptons or Scandinavian aesthetic it looks great lit or not lit. Depending on your design selections, you can most certainly opt to make these pendants a feature, or they can look amazing but not take the spotlight away from a more visually impactful focal point.
8. Terrazzo Furniture
Real. Terrazzo. Yes, please! This dining table, I just can’t stop looking at it. At 105cm in diameter, you’ll comfortably seat a family of four at this Cosmos Dining Table from Life Interiors. Contemporary. Tick! Statement Piece. Tick! High-end. Tick! Italian made terrazzo is loved by many, not only with furnishings but with floor tiles. The material is unique and highly durable. I am a fan. Also, to execute consistency in aesthetics across the other rooms in your home, the Cosmos collection also sells coffee tables and end tables. Consistency is a good design practice, whether it be through shape, colour or material.
9. Arch Mirrors
Available in a range of sizes and finishes, the use of arch mirrors in bathrooms, wardrobes and on console tables is extremely popular. This style of mirror came to the surface a few years ago on The Block, but the arch shape is seen in architecture and interior design for centuries. Symbolising rebirth or victory. I like how the arch shape creates the illusion of a higher ceiling. The curved line is soft, feminine and inviting.
10. Coloured Glasses
When your drinking glasses look this funky, you do not have to hide them away in the cupboards. Do you have glass cabinetry doors or open shelving? If so, don’t let them become a visual mess. Instead, house some colourful glasses or plates and bowls and put them on display. I’m loving how these ripple glasses from Fazeek are not only fantastic in colour, but the shape is abstract and interesting. These glasses come in a range of colours, including pink, blue and green. Check them out.
I hope you liked some of the furnishings and home items I’m vibing at the moment. If you’d like support in designing or redecorating your home, I invite you to reach out and say Hi.