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rustic kitchens with style

Deirdre Brennan - Sunday, July 12, 2015
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I am not sure if it is the marble/stone itself or the soft colour palette of the finishes in these kitchens but they do seem to all have a similar look and feel.  It is very much the look and feel that I love.

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It is rustic, yet somehow of the moment. It exudes warmth as well as simply loads of style !!!

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The brass detail for this suspended shelving compliments the brass tap ware perfectly .. rustic elegance !!

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Super rustic .. and super slick.  What a fabulous combination.  The soft wash of light on the stone above is beautiful. I must say I do love a stylish table lamp in the kitchen. It softens what is often a harshly lit utility area and turns it instead into somewhere that is inviting to spend time in. This works particularly well in an open plan kitchen/family room situation. 

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Perfect for washing those pots and pans ... sheer genius.

images: pinterest. Apologies for lack of photo credit.  These were saved as favourites over many months with no intention of reusing.

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when a rustic interior isn't all rustic

Deirdre Brennan - Tuesday, September 02, 2014


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There continues the trend for the earthy and rustic, natural materials, texture and a predominantly monochrome colour palette. On closer inspection it is really contemporary with an industrial edge.

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There is a strong emphasis on collections and the owners possessions playing an integral part in the softening of the hard edges.  Ones books, paintings and photographs, the decoration and character, without which would be minimalist. 

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A timeless monochrome palette with the addition and warmth of subtle shades of taupe, faded washed out grey, blue and green linens, leather, worn wood and stone.

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There is something rather calming in these modern spaces with vintage detail ... the sense that we have been there before. 


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my mood board .... autumn tones

Deirdre Brennan - Tuesday, April 02, 2013

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cappuccino comfort ..

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the golden glow of candlelight ..

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the warmth of timber and ruby red autumn fruits ..

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the feel and smell of new leather ..

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vintage linen and brown bunnies ..

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scrubbed oak ..

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fireside knitting ..

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new season knits in navy and tan ..

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and again, the stylish charcoal and greige ..

 

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this week's neutral palette

Deirdre Brennan - Friday, July 06, 2012

 

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I simply adore this bedhead .... it is a beautiful and elegant shape, classic, stylish and not over the top.  Quite often I do bedheads with bronze stud detail ..... it is simple and just enough detail. I do laugh when I see this style of woven wallpaper in showrooms ... I inherited a sitting room with this paper some 15 years ago when it was not so fashionable and paid a small fortune to have someone strip it off.  My husband does remind me of this on occasions when we come across it looking fabulous.  I am always clever enough not to point it out but do secretly love it now .... particularly when used like this.

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What can I say other than I am very much looking forward to the weekend .... lingering leisurely over my coffee rather than bolting it down in haste as I snatch a few moments to rewrite my list of things to do and places to go.  I do however, make sure my hasty coffee is always a particularly good one. I plan my route around Sydney based on known, tried and true cafe's both old and new. 

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Givenchy as always ... the colour, the detail, the cut .... pure elegance !!!

Have a restful weekend.

a little inspiration from chanel during australian fashion week

Deirdre Brennan - Tuesday, May 08, 2012

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As fabulous as many of the designs were during Australian Fashion Week .... and I am thinking Zimmerman and Toni Maticevski who I particularly admired, nothing came close to the sort of detailing that Chanel is famous for. 

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I love these textures and fabrics and colours !! and just when I thought the beautiful shade of nude was on its way out. I love working with these gorgeous neutral shades for upholstery whether it be wools, flannels, mohair, linen or velvet ... and on whatever style or period of furniture.  

Antiques can be modernized and reinvented by upholstering in neutral textiles.

Natural and neutral tones for textiles and rugs work as a backdrop for the warmth of timber furniture, flooring and even subtle architectural detail.  These interiors being both harmonious and .... inviting to live in. 

 


 

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