Rough Neon

bed Wailin Tse; escalator Jeff Wheeler; neon sign Hetero Topia; girl 
digital clock by Crazy Doggy ; Matthew Williamson's Fluro Lights photo by Damian Russell; bedroom and table by Mark Eden Schooley; stitched porcelain Botany vases by Rae Dunn
Paper lights Paula Arntzen ; lady with dog Hasisi Park; Bedroom via Bodie and Fou
Bust via  Haw-Lin; Clutch Clare by Bodie and Fou; Girl in dress by HaoJan Chang

Raw, rough, natural, neutral materials contrasted with neon brights is heaven. No need for sunglasses for this scheme. The trick is to avoid synthetics, plastics and add dabs of colour. 

Neon is everywhere at the moment. This bright and loud 80s pop influence is a chance to have some fun experimenting in creating a sophisticated upbeat space which will make family and friends envy you for a very long time. 

Storage Solution by i29

 Instantly you know something is a good idea when you here yourself say "I can do that". 

All you need is some MDF,  jigsaw and a little bit of imagination. This Amsterdam apartment titled Home 07 features a series of cabinets with laser-cut holes which double as handles.

Dutch interior architects i29 have created what could be a very bland white open plan kitchen and living area into an environment full of depth, creativity and a place to hide and show off the owners belongings. 

I love it and want to have a go with my wardrobe in my bedroom! Wish me luck. 

Up & Coming - This Week

Hi everyone. I wanted to give you a snapshot of what I'm going to be sharing on Welcome Home - a guide to modern living this week. I'm going to try and theme each week and give you more structure on this site.

This week is not just about creating a machine to live in. It is about creating a place that is beautiful and functional. It's about creating a place that frames our complex patterns of living, while leaving room for individual experiences.

Lets underpin the needs of where we live while still having freedom for expression.

See You Monday! 

New Simplicity

 Drawing Lamp by Thomas Feichtner; Picture by Hasisi Park

  1. reduce to the bare essentials
  2. not focused on complex mechanical systems 
  3. delicate use of aluminum, steel and telephone cable  
  4. pushing boundaries in sustainable design  
  5. edit the bullshit

Victoria's Secret

Remember when you decide to create an all white room you will always be the pop-out accessory. Perfect for any fashionista! check out victoria's blog here!

How To Create the Perfect Space

Styling Finola Inger Photography Adrian Briscoe

New Ideas with Paint

Painted Feet by Ryan Austin Dean
Look for inspiration in unconventional places for your next design project picture by Milo Vermeulen

Opt for dramatic and organic instead of static and geometric.  Ink Storm created by Mark van Gennip photographed by Cath Hermans
 Simple brush strokes on fabric by Claudia Caiezel for Jakob Schlaepfer and Prova Prima tabletop collection by Paola Navone for Richard Ginori adds a personal feel to a design or decor.
 Hand Writings by Knots Rugs; Colour Plaid blanket and Colour Carpet both by Scholten & Baijings
      Design Trick: Use a white or black background to display your free expression with paint. If you contain it in certain areas it goes from being an accident to a work of art. Fabric by Claudia Caiezel
 Bespoke wallpaper by Anne-Sophie Leeens; Wedgewood; Henri Aho; Chrissie White; Bespoke wallpaper by Anne-Sophie Leeens;
 Splash by Knots Rugs; Painted Balls by Jewellz
Yellow and concrete are a perfect marriage and add edge to a simple black door.  Painted texture by Craig Jewell; Splash Doorway by Inger Lyndby
 A child's artwork can be blown up or scanned for to be used for wallpaper a cushion print or inspiration. Artwork picture by Craig Jewell; Abandoned warehouse by Aaraon Siladi; Nike Stadium New York Pop Up Store
 Paint Cushion by Bluebellgray
It's time to break the rules! SPLISH, SPLASH and FLICK! No more painting within the lines, no more stress if the paint drips on the floor and Hallelujah if your toddler or teenager gets wild with paint on a wall or your latest sketch for a new design.  

Doom, Gloom and Stress is a constant theme in the world. I don't know about you but it feels like a very wet blanket has hung from many shoulders which is exhausting.

 FUN, FREEDOM and FRESHNESS is my new theme! For me this approach to design is sticking two fingers up and saying thanks for your advice but I will take it from here.

I know some of you think I've gone mad but why not find your inner Jackson Pollock on an old  tablecloth and tell me if it puts a smile on your face.