Thursday, November 27, 2014

Competition Time!

The new Annual Adore Home Magazine is out! To win yourself a copy all you have to do is

1. Comment on my facebook page post telling me the favourite thing about your home
2.   Like Inspire My Interior Facebok Page
for extra entries simply follow my blog Inspire My Interior 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Interior Styles - Yeah Baby!

Do you love Retro? The bold geometric patterns and bold colours combined with straight lines gives an energetic feel reminiscent of the 60s and 70s.  For a modern version of retro use white as a base for your walls and floors and then accent your room with retro inspired designs, this look can then be easily and inexpensively changed when you want to try something new.

Need some inspiration? Check out these fabulous rooms with touches of retro flair









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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Patchwork tiles

There are soooooo many choices when it comes to tiles... and the one Im posting about today isn't anything new, infact it has been quite popular in Eurpoe for eons... patchwork tiles!

Patchwork tiles are a collection of tiles of any theme, colours, shapes, florals, neutrals, monochrome or anything you like, that are mixed and matched to enliven the wall.   They create a very happy, relaxed, carefree look, great for floors, walls,  splashbacks, feature walls or feature floors!

Check out some of these fabulous patchwork tiles for some inspiration.






They are pretty awesome don't you think?

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Stunning Staircases

Do you have stairs in your home? I bet they aren't as awesome as these ones below!! Stunning, spectacular, and very cleverly designed, perhaps some not so great if you have kids around.... but they do look great!

The Australian Building Code regulations have rules to comply by when it comes to stair and balustrade design to ensure they are safe.  Some of the staircases below wouldn't be in Australia because they certainly don't comply with our building code, but nevertheless they are great to look at.  Here are some of my favourites for your inspiration today :) hope you enjoy! 







Aren't they fabulous and so clever! which do you like best?

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Styling your bookshelf

Bookshelves can say a lot about who you are, your interests, tastes, dreams, travels and loves. Obviously books are the main purpose of bookshelves but you can create artwork in your bookshelf by styling it and showing off your personal treasures.

Some general rules to follow include:

1. Mix up shapes and sizes of your items on each shelf, large items and smaller items
2. Place books upright and flat to alternate them
3. Add photos, artwork, your own keepsakes or ornaments for that personal touch
4. Add different elements of colour and texture to keep it interesting
5. If you want some extra colour paint or use wallpaper in the backs of your bookshelves
6. Keep it uncluttered and simple

Here are some beautiful styled bookshelves for some inspiration 









I hope that has given you some ideas for your own bookshelf, let me know how you go in styling yours.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Strong Black

The owners of this stunning contemporary home located in Barwon Head  Victoria, have gone very bold in their colour choices, particularly in their use of black throughout. 

The black painted timber exterior certainly gives a strong feel to the home. Im really loving this look!

You then walk in to see gorgeous polished concrete flooring (one of my favourite flooring types!) , and grey block walls for a strong solid backdrop to the energetic and colourful interior selection.
Another unique feature of this home is the black ceilings.  Its certainly not something many would consider (myself included!) but it works so well in this home, especially with the pop of artowrk by Clare O’donoghue.
The kitchen island bench was made from stacked rough-sawn cypress timber, a clever way to recycle un-used materials.

What do you think of the colour pallet used in this home?

This home was featured in Real Living Magazine and you can view it online here. 

Styling: Julia Green
Photography: Armelle Habib
Styling assistant: Emma O'Meara

Photos courtesy of Real Living

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Etsy Finds ♥ November

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

My Bathroom Reno

So I've been thinking about updating my bathroom... The existing layout is functional so that's not the issue, but the workmanship is terrible! Plus there is no waterproofing because when my house was built it wasn't a building code requirement ...  so I think its time to rip it out and do it properly.

Its a small bathroom (unfortunately) so there isn't a lot I can do in changing the layout due to its size and position of the door and window.  I've had a think about different options, like to move the bath to the end... have a shower over the bath... etc.. but Ive concluded that the existing layout is probably the best for the space.  So it will just be new fittings and fixtures and new tiling!  how exciting!!!

I've hopped onto the Reece website, they have this awesome Bathroom Planner on there where you can plug in the dimensions of your room and select their bathroom products,  as well as flooring, lighting, windows etc to see how your bathroom will look.

Id really like a freestanding bath, but if I cant do that I could get a bath in a hob (which is what I have in my existing bathroom..)what do you think?

This is my favourite at the moment, but you cant really see the tile... I'm after a white marble look tile, floor to ceiling, I think it will help make the room feel bigger, and also luxurious!

Or this option with the bath in a hob? I was also playing around with different tile options on this one...

And then I was again playing around with different tiles designs... feature walls, colours... hmm so many options!


Which do you like best?
I've had a lot of fun using the Reece bathroom planner, check it out here if you want to have a go at designing your bathroom! Now I need to cost it all up and see where the $$ it at!
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