5th August 2014
This post is all about the style of summer so I hope it’s summer wherever you are – and if not, then I hope the sun is at least shining!
I’ve been working on this living room for which the brief was ‘warm, welcoming and elegant’.
It’s a summer house for the family so it needs to be a home away from home, with all the comforts you would expect but a truly relaxed vibe.
I took the cue from the fact that it’s a summer house to make it reflect this most wonderful of seasons with lots of light and pale fabrics.
But you can see how it will provide a warm welcome year round with the gorgeous ivory woodburning stove surrounded by a classic limestone mantel.
If you like nothing more than curling up with a good book, then the wall of shelving will surely appeal. The dark background is a great design trick to add drama and allow the items on the shelves to really stand out.
If you are a fan of blue and white, then using this colour combination in accents is a great way to make a room feel fresh and inject colour at the same time.
As Aerin Lauder says her gorgeous book ‘Beauty at Home‘ : “Blue and white is part of my decorating DNA. I love it in any way, shape, or form.”
And who can argue with a style icon like Aerin?
If you’d like information on any of the items I’ve included in this living room please email me and I’ll give you all the details of where I sourced them.
And if you have found this post inspiring and you would like some advice on how to inject some summer fresh ideas into your home, then please do get in touch!