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elegant bedroom

I love designing bedrooms that are elegant and timeless. This one has everything to make that happen- A grey tufted bedhead that you will still love in 5, even 10 years time. Now, let me talk about bed linen because for me it’s all about crisp white sheets and donna covers that always look fresh and yes timeless. Think about when you stay at a nice hotel and there is nothing better than getting into the nice white sheets. I love it! The other thing I like for my bedding is two feature cushions (yes thats right – only two). I don’t have time to fluff endless cushions for my bed each day so for me its all about having two cushions that you really love so a lot of times when I am working with clients these will be custom made so we can get that perfect fabric. If you know me then you know I love ottomans at the end of a bed but for this bedroom there wasn’t a lot of space at the end of the bed so I chose this beautiful love seat to go under the window to the side. This provides a seat to put on your shoes or let’s get real- it will probably be where your clothes get thrown at the end of the day. I chose these beautiful mirrors for above the bedside tables to add height because the ceilings were really high.

essendon main bedroom Hope you are inspired to create a bedroom you love, Andrea xx

Bo ho chic - beaded chandelier

If you love the Bo Ho Chic look or a more casual and relaxed style then these chandeliers are perfect for your home. I absolutely love them all. I am finding that clients are wanting their homes to be very welcoming and very relaxed but they still want them to be stylish so these work well.  Andrea xxx

I love the Modern Farmhouse style that is so popular today because it has a casual lived in look that is perfect for families.

modern farmhouse style

 

 

 

Here are my 5 must have items that you need to get this look in your home

Timber Flooring 1/

I absolutely love timber flooring because it looks great but it is also hard wearing and it has a timeless quality. My favourite flooring to get the Modern Farmhouse look is an oak board as the grain is gorgeous and it has some imperfections like knots. There are some really beautiful engineering flooring available and my favourites are shown below.

oak floorboards

Rustic Furniture 2/

Choose furniture that is made from recycled timber so it has a rustic look. I also like to have furniture that is a mix of timber and metal like the console shown below as it helps to keep the look more modern.

Rustic console

Metal Chandelier 3/

Metal chandeliers are perfect feature lights for this look and I love using them above dining tables, above kitchen island benches and in living areas. Lighting makes a huge difference to a home and I think it is definitely worth investing in beautiful chandeliers to personalise your home and create a welcoming look. These are a few of my favourites.

lighting

Open Shelving 4/

Open shelving is a great choice in a Modern Farmhouse kitchen and it adds interest to the space. I like shelving that is a bit industrial looking with metal and timber like this one shown below.

 

 

open shelving

Traditional Rugs 5/

To create a lived in look I like to use traditional rugs that have a worn look. I think these help to add personality to a space and they create a cosy feel.

 

traditional rugs

sisal, wicker, timber

I love using natural materials in my designs because they have a timeless quality so they won’t date quickly.  At the moment I have a love for timbers that have a muted tone and whitewash finish. They look great in a Hamptons or rustic style home and they help to create a very relaxed look which is very easy to live with. Rugs make such a difference to a room and I generally use wool like this beautiful geometric patterned rug or sisal. Using wicker and sisal is a great way to add texture to a room. I have had a sisal rug in our family room for many years and I still really love it and I find it really easy to live with as any spills come up quickly.  This wicker side table and tray is so handy for a family room and I absolutely love them. The side table can be in front of a sofa and it can be moved around depending on who needs it at the time because its a perfect height for putting food and drinks on. I can not rave about it enough. I Love it!!!!

Linen fabrics are always beautiful and I particularly like to use linen for cushions. This cushion is a lovely natural colour and I do love a stripe so to me its perfection. My last favourite thing is a timber ball chandelier. There are a couple of different styles to choose from but this is a favourite. (check out our website for other style) These chandeliers are great for entrances, living areas, kitchens, bedrooms and stairwells – Lol- they actually look great anywhere.

Hope you are inspired to use natural materials in your home. Andrea xx