28 February, 2014

My Office & Studio

Me in my hobby room


I had a busy weekend redecorating my office and studio.

I share this space with my husband who has is a landscape architect. Despite living and working together 24 / 7 we get along amazingly well. This is probably due to the fact that our businesses are separate so if I am slacking off blogging and not working he doesn't care!! When we first moved into the new house - I just used the same bits and pieces from the old office - lots of black with pops of primary colours. Both of us felt like it didn't tie in with the colours and the beachy vibe of the rest of the house. Armed with some pretty inspiration I'd collected and saved on Pinterest ...sere here, I went to work changing the colour palette and the general feel of the space. We are so lucky to have such a big, bright, beautiful space to work in. It's light filled and we both have lovely views out to the garden. That crazy sandstone fireplace will keep us cosy in winter and it's nice and cool in summer. I had an old dark couch reupholstered in a light, fresh colour and added custom made cushions in aqua for a splash of colour. This corner is a great little area for meeting with clients. I have my computer desk, my bookshelves to keep me organised and a layout table as well as a fantastically big storeroom for samples, folders and junk. The look has been lightened up with lots of white, ocean-inspired artwork and aqua accents. We're both really thrilled with the end result.

Melissah xox

Inspiration images 2+4 / Photos by Matt Lord for Coastal Style Blog

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27 February, 2014

Organic Elements

Natural Details

Raw materials, weathered timbers, rustic wood, organic fibers, textured materials, driftwood and natural stone are key elements to creating natural, relaxed beach house feel. A palette of earthy materials will tie the house into it's surroundings helping to bring the outside in. These materials remind us of sandy beaches, wind swept sand dunes, driftwood washed up on the shore and pebbles smoothed by the sea over time. A tonal room with plain furnishings provides the perfect backdrop for an interesting mix of textural additions.

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2-4, 34, 5, 6, 7, 8 9 moodboard by Coastal Style, 10-11

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26 February, 2014

A Pantone Summer


Pantone Summer

With only a few days of summer to go I am reminiscing over ~
long hot summer days at the beach
impromptu drinks on the deck
the feel of cut grass under foot
sand between my toes
the smokey smell of a bbq cooking
and a riot of bright, summery colours.
I am going to miss summer!

Melissah xox

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