Recently I stumbled across the blog ‘Crystal Palace Toilets‘ by Laura Clark, of Lamp Architects, which shares her incredible journey of transforming an underground toilet block in Crystal Palace (South London). Whilst I am not sure that I would like to live there personally I definitely have an appreciation for her incredible vision and execution of a surprisingly bright, light and airy apartment. Amazing! Such creative thinking in a city where space and housing is at such a premium – and the project came in at £65,000!
You can read a detailed article with specifics here – but I thought I’d share some of the pictures – because as you know I love a good before and after. Enjoy x
After – Exterior
After – Interior
Hi all in the blogging world. It may only be a matter of weeks but it feels like forever since I have posted. I have been away on holiday and then incredibly busy at work on return – but my mind has been mentally writing posts as I seem to be constantly inspired by surroundings and the beautiful people in my life. A problem I have is that I like to do so many things, and have so many different interests, but feel there is so little time. I am making it a priority to take time out to switch off though and lately I have enjoyed relaxing in beautiful cafes with a coffee and magazine the perfect solution.
I have started to collect a list of links I love & now I have a little space to share them on my ‘i love’ page!
Here you will find some of my very favourite little places to hang out with a cup of tea on the web. Of course this list will be constantly growing, I love that the blogging world constantly delivers new delights. So check them out, I hope you discover a new little gem to enjoy & I also look forward to hearing about any blogs you think I should be reading!
A creative wall project has been on my radar for some time and I am currently deciding on which wall and what style. I am not personally a huge fan of plain colour block painted feature walls but there is something I love about a wall feature created with art, patterns and exposed textures such bricks, wallpaper, murals and wood etc. If you are in Australia and have watched any of the home reno reality TV shows, such as The Block or House Rules, you will no doubt have noticed the use of these different mediums. I think creating such walls requires taking risks, and the confidence to be bold, but the results are worth it. Here are a collection of ideas I have been admiring, browsing and inspired by. I will keep you posted with my creative wall outcomes!
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Do you stick to one defined style for your home? Do you merge multiple styles? One problem faced when you are fascinated obsessed with interior decoration and design is that you really can love and appreciate so many different styles. The possibilities and options are endless. Minimalism, industrial, modern, vintage, luxe, eclectic – they all offer something special for the right space and environment. Some mix, some don’t. With care you can create your own unique, perfect blend.
Sometimes I will crush over a certain look for a brief moment but then there are certain styles that just always makes me go ‘ooooo and ahhhhh!’ This is how I feel about the Nordic/Scandinavian style. It makes me feel relaxed and calm; it’s one of my absolute faves and I love that it lends itself easily to repurposed or upcycled pieces. I have handpicked some pics for your lusting. If you crave more you will find some links to some lovely blogs at the end of the post.
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