On Friday we are headed to Melbourne! Among other thing, the city is known for its gorgeous, laid back design scene and an obsession with coffee - so I think we will get along just fine! Cant wait to see and try these coffee shops . . . so much inspiration!
Maybe it is because I am a child of the early 90s but I think there is just something so lively, fresh and happy about a pop of neon! The essential key is to keep the vibrant hues as a unexpected accents and to pair them with plenty of calming neutrals. Also by limiting the neon tones to small pieces (textiles, art, ceramics) you also allow for easy updates when you fancy a change. Neon + neutrals is fantastic in children's room but also works beautifully for more grown up spaces. Here are a few of my favorite inspirations . . . .
And lastly my our living room - just one pillow for a burst of neon yellow energy!
Interiors can be so challenging to capture - but some talents, like photographer Paul Costello seem to do it effortlessly. For me his images are able to capture the life and vibrancy of each space while still conveying a sense of calm. I especially love the casual and wild feel of many of the rooms - everything looks stunning but nothing is too perfect, which is so inviting - after all that is real life in the end! Here are few of the images I found most inspiring, and for even more beauty check out Costello's New Orleans home here. . . .
While most of us shy away from black as a paint option - black interior doors can lend a fantastic hit of style. When done well, black doors are surprisingly vibrant. They can add a rich, warm feel to a space and are a quick way to infuse a rental or new build with personality and charm. I especially like the contrast of black doors with white walls and warm wood toned floors. It is also lovely how well a black door can work in interiors both modern and vintage! So, I have I convinced you to give black doors a try?