Inspiring Design

The first picture that I ever saw of the Brighton Homestead by Robson Rak Architects was the incredible white entryway.  It quickly earned a spot in my dream design file and I often found myself staring at it wondering what the rest of the home looked like.  Last week though, The Local Project featured a breathtaking home in Melbourne that I quickly fell in love with. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the entryway that had left an indelible mark on my design dreams belonged to this dream worthy home.

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Architectural firm Robson and Rak were tasked with the brief of adapting a stately home into a family enclave for a family with four young boys.  They respected the original features and built a complementary extension which successfully elevated the design of the entire home.  IMG_7626IMG_7631

The brief included creating an amazing zone for the children and this home balances formality with a sense of play throughout the home.  This included extending the underground basement garage to allow for indoor cricket matches.  IMG_7636IMG_7635IMG_7634

The colour palette throughout the home is restrained and elegant, with pops of colour to further elevate the sense of play vibe that this home has.IMG_7632IMG_7627IMG_7624

The colour play of light and dark along with large windows that allow for natural light throughout the home along with exquisite carved details, combine to make a unique and dream worthy residence.  IMG_7637IMG_7630IMG_7633

Spacious, beautiful and light filled, this home is a study in playful elegance.  One that I hope to achieve in my own home.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope that you have a beautiful day! XXS

Photos via http://www.thelocalproject.com.au

Dream Home

I suddenly realized a couple of weeks ago that it was already May and I could barely remember the last few months.  Nothing traumatic had happened for the weeks and months to fly by for me but, I had done something that I normally try to avoid – I had gotten so caught up in the random everyday stresses of life that I had lost sight of the bigger picture. I was focusing on things that really didn’t deserve so much attention and I needed to hit the reset button. So in an effort to get back on track I have been taking some time to just dream, breathe and reconnect with what makes me happy and, what I would like to achieve in my life long term.

As many of you may know, I love interiors and architecture (some may even say that I am a little obsessed) so much of the time that I spent dreaming involved where I would like to live long term.  And today’s dream home is positively swoon-worthy.

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Located in Sonoma’s Wine Country, this home has breathtaking views, beautiful interiors, high ceilings, a swimming pool and fire pit.

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All images are from http://www.sothebysrealty.com

I hope that you have a fabulous day! XXS❤️

Inspiring Interior

I am completely in love with this week’s Inspiring Interior. Since I completed my certification in interior design a few years ago, my style has and design aesthetic has changed a lot. I used to be obsessed with pattern and brightly contrasting hues and now? The simpler the better. I love the little details – simple and elegant texture, a lot of natural light, bright open spaces, and neutral tones with brightly coloured accents. This space completely fulfils my design loving heart.

Located in Berlin, this gorgeous apartment is filled with natural light, gorgeous tones and stunning furniture. High ceiling and stark white walls complement the natural wood floor beautifully, minimal furniture and bold artwork.  Subtle touches of bright colour and bold patterns help to tie everything together. The kitchen is simple and clean yet welcoming and the balcony seems like the perfect place to relax and enjoy the weather. This apartment is front and centre on my vision board at the moment.

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All images from http://www.fantasticfrank.de

I hope that you have a beautiful day! XXS