Sun, Cocktails and Massages! Destination: Bali

I have never been to Bali, but its on the list… I could not get over the beauty of the images I found illustrating this amazing place. I’m not surprised that so many people flock to Bali for a cheap and relaxing holiday… it looks divine, don’t you think?

I think I need to make a booking, what do you think of Bali??

Lets do some study… trendy style!

I really love simple modern style. Smooth textured wood and contemporary plastic contrasted with nickel… amazing! This is one of the simplist styles to create and it will never date. I hate study… I hate sitting down and having to repeat information to myself until I memorise it… If I had a desk/home office like this then I may enjoy study just a touch more.

To come up with this look I looked at one of my favourite photographic blogs, Convoy. I love this modern unfussy style!!!

Have a great week!

Fresh and Open Living Spaces.

You know that feeling when you have just started a holiday… or just went for a long walk on a beautiful day… had a beautiful dinner out… ah relaxation. This is the type of feeling I have been chasing to replicate in my own home. A fresh looking, open space which is pleasing to the eye but ultimately relaxing.

These images are my inspiration, I can feel the relaxation breeze approaching…. ahhh.

The print on those armchairs is simply stunning!

This would be my dream. The colours all work well together against the tranquil grey lounge suite. That pistachio green throw is lovely too, looks like cashmere.

Beautiful- The colours are very rich.

Don’t you just want to crawl into that bed?

Seems to me that green is a very tranquil, relaxing colour. What do you think? Would a splash of green freshen up your interior?

Where I’d rather be: The Beach!

I love that decorating and beautiful interior design can transport you to a different place, era or even change your mood. With all the terrible weather we have had in Sydney the past few months I am loving the idea of a beachy interior. Looking at these images its easy to imagine yourself lying back and sipping a cocktail whilst listening to the roar of the ocean. I’ve tried to steer clear of the typical beachy style which can sometimes look a bit lazy and ‘shack like’. Hopefully these images inspire you to create your own modernised beachy interior.

Stunning the clean lines of the ocean coloured chairs really works well with the slat lined coffee table. There are touches of the beachy look here but it is mostly a modern interior.

I love this! The rope-work against that old wood veneer wall is fantastic!

Love, but I’m not a fan of that chunky side table between the two armchairs I think a slimmer or perhaps a glass one could have worked better.

Using a natural coloured woven rug is an easy way to create organic texture in a room. Those armchairs are a divine way of introducing a nautical theme into the space without it screaming “THIS IS A BEACH HOUSE!!!”.

This is very nautical, however those cushions are a good example of how something simple can cheapen a space. I’d simplify here and use less cushions and not double up on patterns. It usually looks better to use different prints and patterns in a similar scheme then have them all matching perfectly.

XXCat

Keep It Simple, Stupid.

Keep it simple, stupid. No four other words have been more valid to me in the field of design. I am the type of person who often thinks that more is more. I love print, I love colour… i want it all, but honestly it just isn’t for everyone. Its often the most simple of interiors that are the most inviting and enjoyable to live in. . Keeping it simple is an easy statement to mutter- but more easily said then done. I came across these excellent images to inspire you. Keeping your palette within the white, black and wood scheme should set you off on the right path.

Completely adore this long desk- quite a space saver in an apartment situation as well. You could buy a very long console and stack together to fill a wall- make sure you keep it tidy though otherwise chic become ick!

I want that light! I want it now! What a great contrast against all the white. The timber table and chairs really softens the look too don’t you think?

Great pictures on the wall too- this is very do-able keep in the same tone with different sized frames. Divine!

LOVE LOVE LOVE- those Wishbone chairs are soooo popular!

Coffee table= divine.

You can’t go wrong with any of these looks 🙂

xx CAT