Inspiration: Black Walls, Be Bold.

Lately I am in love with black walls. Many people are drawn to black when buying staple items for their wardrobe but would gasp at the suggestion of using it to paint their dining or bedroom walls! It certainly takes a bit of guts and vision, but when pulled together with the right lighting, furniture and fittings it can be simply stunning and absolutely striking. It is on my to do list. Here are some images that I find inspiring, and should you fall in love you can find more here.

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Earlier this year I actually had an interesting experience playing with bold paint colours and I discovered first hand the following myth;  – ‘Light paint colours are always best for small, dark rooms.’  Continue reading

Upcycle: Abigail Ahern Inspired Lighting

Abigail Ahern. Absolutely love her style. Check out her website here.

It was actually over a year or so ago I purchased this lovely book of hers. I love the richness and moodiness of her style.

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She has some fabulous, quirky and creative lights and this one (pictured right) caught my attention. I like its simplicity, yet the defined lines and exposed structure around the soft glow of the light make it seem somewhat intricate. I actually forgot about it for some time until one day in thrift store I saw the perfect candidate (pictured below). The idea came straight back to me and this little project was born. I can be a little impatient when it comes to DIY so these kinds of project are my favourite. A couple of hours is all you need. Continue reading