I'm constantly inspired by people and places around me. A project or room I'm working on could be influenced by anything from a palm tree on a trip to Bali to reclaimed industrial timber topped stools from France. To be inspired you just have to keep your eyes and your mind open.
In this week's post I am showing you one of the story boards I am doing for a current client. The client's house is very contemporary and most of the rooms we have worked on, or are in the process of doing, are in a contemporary Scandinavian style. For two of the guest bedrooms rooms I wanted to do something different and decided to make these two spaces more of a traditional/modern mix in style and a slight escape in style from the rest of the house without feeling alien. They wanted the rooms to have their own 'handwriting', and to be a place guests could feel was their own.
The room below was inspired by travel to South East Asia, design diva India Hicks, and a modern version of colonial tropical style - a style I feel works so well in Brisbane.
A quick overview of the space not shown in images:
- Walls painted in crisp white with 10% hint of dove grey: the ceiling and all trims painted crisp white as a subtle contrast.
- Floors carpeted in mid-tone grey graphic square pattern loop and cut plush pile (existing)
- A series of twelve 19th century English black and white lithograph prints of wild animals from Africa and the Orient. All double mounted and in simple square white frames. These I will cluster on one wall to read as a whole story of images.
- A velvet cotton upholstered bed head with two larger prints in a similar style above it.
- A large white basket weave rattan and timber mirror placed on the wall above the commode/ chest of drawers.
- A black bamboo corner chair upholstered in canary yellow cotton canvas with white piping.
- All bed dressing finished in white with black contrasting black cross grain trim to the pillow slips and two 50x 50cm cushions in the same yellow as the bamboo accent chair however the piping will be black.
Have a great weekend,