When it comes to decorating, sometimes you can't go past the classics for a truly classy and stylish environment. This doesn't mean your approach is dated or old fashioned, rather it's about taking inspiration from the past, and reimagining it in new and exciting ways. That was the method of the decorators of the home we'll be exploring today, and we think you'll agree the results are spectacular.
The home uses a monochromatic base of black and white for the walls, furniture, and decorations, but breaks it up with bursts of colour that really bring it to life. Combined with the use of refurbished vintage furniture, this home has all of the charm of a 50's diner. However modernity still shines through in the kitchen and bathroom where you'll find contemporary fittings and the latest technology to create a home that is as practical as it is beautiful. Let's take a closer look!
The home features an open plan living area that combines the living room and dining room into one spacious area. The first thing you notice in the living area is the striped wallpaper on the feature wall. Wallpaper is having a renaissance in the world of interior design as a versatile and reliable way to decorate you walls, and we think this living room proves why. This room features an interesting interplay of patterns between the wall, the patterns of the cushions, and the mat in the living room, that combine to create a dynamic decor.
We start with the super practical entranceway. All it takes for the perfect entrance is a coat rack, and somewhere to take off your shoes, and this one does it in style with a striped bench seat that foreshadows the fantastic decor in the rest of the home.
The home features a number of storage and display options, ensuring that you're home doesn't become cluttered or messy, notably in the fantastic bookshelf and the cabinet. The home has been decorated with colourful items like that artwork and the aqua blue vase of flowers that break up the monotony of the colour palette.
The dining room table is a beautiful antique piece that has been restored and painted, and combined with a variety of different chairs for a charming shabby chic aesthetic. While people generally tend to buy a whole set for the dining room, this can look a little bland and uninspired, so don't be afraid to mix it up like they have here!
In the bedroom they introduce several new elements into the decor, with timber panelling on the wall, and a purple cushioned headboard that introduces colour, and perfectly complements the blue curtains. We find more gorgeous antique pieces in the bedroom with a delicate white desk that provides a distraction free workspace away from the living area, and also adds to the beauty of the room.
The kitchen is super modern as far as fixtures and appliances, but still nods to tradition with those timeless shaker cabinets, and the carved high table that acts as a casual dining area, perfect for a quick breakfast. By wrapping the cabinets around the room in a U shape they have managed to include as much counter space as possible, a really space economical approach for small kitchens. The kitchen accessories too are vintage pieces, that look great with those hanging copper lamps that ensure this is a light and bright space.
The home features two bathrooms, with this serving as a guest bathroom. The same hardwood floor used in the living room climbs up the back wall, while the fixtures continue the black and white theme seen in the rest of the house, tying the aesthetic together.
The main bathroom features a luxurious tub, and all white walls that make the space feel bigger. The black and white checked floor is complemented by the artwork on the walls, showing the dedication of the decorators to make every room in this home special.
What a stunning home; it really is the perfect blend of modern methodology and vintage aesthetics. For another small apartment that makes a big statement, check this article out!