And now, just in time
for your weekend of blissdom,
comes the last part of this
Something's Gotta Give fest.
Today, let's look at a couple of small touches that make a her-yuuuuuge difference to the house.
It would be easy to go on for weeks and weeks with all the beautiful touches that this house uses to create its glorious whole but I've stuck to two big scheme ideas and two li'l detail ideas to keep it simple and, I hope, more inspiring.
Consistency of furniture: Although at first glance, the furniture choices may seem rather random...the African-style stool in the Living Room, the formal round dining table.....
BUT look at the wood. ALL of it is dark. ALL of it contrasts with pale surroundings. From chair arms, to side tables to sideboards.
It doesn't matter if your furniture is a bit of a hotch potch...but it DOES matter if there is no common thread that links it all together. My TOP TIP would be to stick to either light, or to dark wood.
Secondly, the lighting.
There is absolutely no shortage of lamps in The Beach House. Think of their electricity bill!! All around, there are main lights, wall lights, table lamps and standard lamps so that the mood can be changed at, literally, the flick of a switch.
How easy-peasy-japanesy it is to do the same in any house. Don't rely solely on overhead lighting. The light is often harsh.
I love, LOVE, L:O:V:E lamps. So much versatility at so little cost.
This weekend, if you have a moment, and fancy a treat, buy an extra lamp and see what I mean.
What's coming up next week?
A Farrow and Ball extravaganza.
Culminating, next Friday,
with the coolest giveaway in the world.
Yes, you heard it here first.