My Design Weekends

stone houses and a weekend in the southern highlands

Deirdre Brennan - Monday, June 11, 2012


Yes another wet weekend in the highlands but it doesn't seem to have deterred the holiday makers and visitors ..... people everywhere .... impossible to even get a seat in a cafe.  

Out of town, however, it is all very atmospheric .... misty rain and wintry landscape .... this is why people come to the highlands !!! 


Driving through the countryside the many dry stone walls that this area is known for, are now more visible .... and seem to go on for miles. 

I have always been drawn to houses made of stone .... and there are quite a few in the highlands. They just seem to nestle into the landscape.


On the inside, exposed stone works best with a soft neutral palette of creams, caramel and greys.

The use of timber whether it be natural, limed or painted ..... compliments or can contrast with the stone beautifully.


Apart from its beautiful texture, exposed stone has a warmth that brings an interior to life. If a whole house made of stone isn't possible .... maybe a stone fireplace and hearth is !!


images: at home 


Subscribe by Email

Subscribe in a Reader

Recent Posts


design tips white interiors milton park diamond jubilee beach interior design black and white interiors Summer shells London Fashion Week SS 2013 hand-made cafes potts point sartorialist neutral colour palette Amangalla garden kilim rugs baroque flowers, southern highlands joe vinks wood candles justin bishop jasper conran autumn gardening geraldine james container homes bookcases stone houses Somerset House, London furniture images of London country style and design paint colours hotel guestrooms french and country j.crew throw rugs dave coote cabins hunter wellington boots woollen blankets queen elizabeth travel fresh flowers candles in the garden winter holidays Sri Lanka bowral rustic sydneycbd London Pubs dark colours david jones flower show vivid light david jones, sydney beach holidays barbour clothing Christmas Decorations gervasoni furniture country vivid sydney chairs andrew montgomery photography bowral design shops London christmas trees collections suzi anderson home 5 star hotels architecture French Provincial antiques greige Paris homewares beach houses style spring Australia design shops bowral rustic style antiques garance dore wimbledon pure and general facebook hopewood country house autumn books Courtauld Gallery fashion soft furnishings italian furniture mulberry Michelin building, London southern highlands bookshelves design outdoor living winter twig furniture cafe, good food creative walls autumn gardens, southern highlands sydney hanging art artwork belgian antiques potts point rabbit trap timber colours corsica bookshops


    Something else?

    1. Beach House Inspiration ... with a touch of black and white Deirdre Brennan 06-Jan-2016
    2. rustic kitchens with style Deirdre Brennan 12-Jul-2015
    3. Latest Stylish Hotel Design in Madrid Deirdre Brennan 23-Jun-2015
    4. winter whites .. the warmth of white interiors Deirdre Brennan 10-Jun-2015
    5. le marianne, paris ... boutique hotel style Deirdre Brennan 01-Feb-2015
    6. beach houses .. currumbin .. my edit 2014/15 Deirdre Brennan 18-Jan-2015
    7. christmas in paris .. Deirdre Brennan 22-Dec-2014
    8. London Christmas .. a glimpse .. No 4 Deirdre Brennan 21-Dec-2014
    9. Christmas in London .. a glimpse .. No 3 Deirdre Brennan 19-Dec-2014
    10. Christmas in London .. a glimpse .. No 2 Deirdre Brennan 17-Dec-2014

    Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...