Sunday, June 17, 2012

Obsessed with neutral

 I am so obsessed with these interiors from my previous post. I just love the neutral scheme the designer created. It goes to show that neutral doesn't have to be boring. The texture from the rug, carved end tables and woven baskets above the fireplace adds all the visual interest you need to make up for less colour. I think what really makes this work, is the contrast in light and dark with the furniture walls, floor and ceilings. The little pops of greenery add a little more life to the room and lift it as a whole.. I just wanna go here for a relaxing vacation so much that I made a little room plan up myself!! The items used are from a combination of Pottery Barn, West Elm, Kirkland's, Layla Grayce and the Ralph Lauren. Wish I could move in right now!

My Inspiration from the Londolzi Tree Camp - Africa.

Love the zebra ottoman and that cool plant.

The contrast between light and dark is impressive, the life the greenery adds is pretty awesome too!!
Makes me wanna spend $1.99 on some lucky bamboo I saw at the grocery store,
much cheaper than buying a new bunch of flowers every week!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Safari Chic


I've been MIA for a while, but I'm back!! Heaven help me, Pinterest has me in it's grips!! I have been pinning like a mad woman!! I found this stunning pin from Interior Designer, Yvonne O'Brien.... WOW!! Just visit her website and you'll see why. One of her stunning rooms inspired me to make up a British Colonial / Safari Chic style living room. A few of the larger pieces (sofa and coffee table) are from Pottery Barn. But the rattan chair, basket and mirror are all from Kirkland's!! Who would've known? The chair impressed me for it's style and incredible price tag of $499. Me likey, me likey lot. It also gave me a chance to add some of my favourite zebra print into the mix and this fab. turtle print from Ballard. For more details on where to purchase, click the link above to Olioboard.

On a sort of side note, I was totally wowed by another pin, using half whiskey barrels (old Jack Daniels barrels from Home Depot are $30) as a table with glass over it! My husband and I saw these on a recent trip to HD and I thought they would make a great water garden, but this takes the cake. The only thing was they had a boozy sort of smell to them... I wonder how you'd get that out first?? Maybe that's why they have candles lit on the photo below, lol.