Ive been helping a very fashionable friend with some ideas to add some finishing touches to her brand new home.
She has a very neutral colour scheme & would like to add some pattern & texture to create a stylish, yet relaxed feel to an otherwise modern home.
We are opting for a few feature walls in either paint or wallpaper to give a real WOW factor!!
Love this pattern...
In the main living area she was looking at a nice green feature wall with a few pops of a deep red as an accent colour. There is a kitchen, dining & lounge area in this space.
Everything else is cream with dark timber furnishings & a wall of large windows to let in tonnes of natural light. It really is beautiful already!!!
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I love these wallpaper swatches framed as art. What a fabulous way to carry a theme through the house!
We talked about a possible feature wall in the bedroom & adding a few extra accessories around the room for some added cosiness.
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We talked about layer picture frames of different heights & sizes she has a lovely sideboard that sits in a recessed area in the dining space of the room. There is a long narrow window that runs horizontally above it.This side board is a place to display treasured family photographs & by layering with different height & sized frames it creates a connection with the window & keeps the feeling of the space casual.
Downstairs there is a lovely sunny kids activity area, that is an L shaped room. It is also painted & carpeted in neutrals with a light brown sectional. She would love to inject some fun into this room choosing a nice deep red paint for a feature wall behind the couch & one of the small walls to be painted in blackboard paint, to entertain the kids. I think a zebra print rug would add to that sense of fun.
This one comes from Buyster & at a very affordable $203.00 I think a wonderful choice for a kids area.
I suggested adding a few baskets around this room for toy storage & added texture
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We talked about a picture wall running down her staircase, this one is particularly glamorous don't you think!
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I like the relaxed feel of this asymetrical layout as well as the whimsical images!!
At some stage we will head off on a girlie shopping trip, scouring the home wares stores & peruse through some wallpaper books at a local paint store.
Oh how much fun will it be!!!
I really do enjoy playing decorista with friends & I am always very honored to think they would be interested in seeking my advice.
Do you enjoy the opportunity to help your friends to decorate?