Inside Out

Inside Out

When your stuck indoors on a chilly Winter day pining for the sun,  wouldn’t you just love to bring nature inside?!  I could spend all day in this room and do nothing but kick back in the chaise and look up at my indoor trees.  Really this look is SO simple but just incredibly effective…what have the interior designers done here to get it so right ?

  • The tree cuttings of course – one big bold gesture can make the whole room…everything else can be understated.  How easy is this idea!  We all have some rambling trees that need pruning, bring them in to your home rather than down to the bin.  Unlike flowers, they will last several weeks. Then you can change them out with new cuttings and get whole new look every month!
  • Kudos on the generous use  of white – and not a dirty or creamy white either…a nice crisp white that is the same on walls, brick, trim and ceiling. Not possible in my house with small children…someday….
  • Furniture that looks like it did NOT come out of a factory.  The reclaimed timber coffee table is a clever play on the “tree” theme and compliments the retro modern chairs beautifully.  Not so sure about that couch though…think it should be a bit more comfortable
  • The honey tones in the timber and rug add much needed warmth.  Many timber pieces  today shy away from yellow tones,  but they are very homey.
  • There is almost NO pattern – as a dedicated print lover,  I admire that this space focuses on all different textures – the brick, art, rug, wood, lantern and trees to keep it dynamic and stylish.
  • If it is at all humanly possible to add a fireplace and window seat to your house – DO IT!  There is nothing that says HOME quite like them.  I have put a fireplace into my last 4 projects and they are on the sunny Gold Coast!  Interior Designers can be very persuasive :)