Wednesday, 14 November 2012

A Perfect Space For Little One's

Children clearly change the dynamic of a home, not only in noise levels and the scattering of toys (they have so much stuff!), but also with the styling and organisation of your space.   I'm talking about storage!  It's obviously not possible to confine toys and general kiddy stuff to a playroom or bedroom, so in my most recent project I've been thinking about how to make a home family friendly, whilst still being stylish, elegant and organised.

I love this image to the left.  The stylish dining room still screams 'adult', but the little chairs and desk is an ideal space for colouring and craft time and an area for homework.  By using simple storage boxes for pens and papers the children's desk still has a grown up feel.  Love the chalkboard too for family lists!  

The below image is so stylish, clean and simple, and is also a great space saver and storage area for your little ones vast amount of stuff.  I think every child would love a bedroom like this.  Who doesn't love a ladder right?  

Don't get me wrong, I love an all out baby wonderland for a nursery.  I cannot get enough of soft cuddly toys, pastel shades and mobiles.  But these nursery's are so chic and understated, and I have fallen in love with them.  The grey and white in the below image is so subtle and calming.

Simple and elegant, this bunk bed filled room is just gorgeous!  The subtle taupes with the pale pinks is stunning.  The chandelier and porthole style mirrors give it a grown up charm.  

The sugary tones in this room are beautiful against the white back drop.  The sparkling chandelier gives that grown up influence once again. 

Children should have a stylish space too!

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Friday, 2 November 2012

A Little Inspiration Required

I have been lacking quite a lot of inspiration of late.  Maybe it's due to the 'renovation' meandering along at what seems a glacial pace, as builders continue to let us down, which continues to push the project back and back.  My dreams of a Beech House decadent Christmas seems to be spiralling in to non-existance.  

Log Delivery
But on a positive note, next week sees the fitting of our log burning stove in the sitting room, so the copious amounts of logs that were delivered a few weeks back will be getting used pretty sharpish now the weather has turned wintery.  We were planning on having a log burning stove in the kitchen too, but our lovely stove expert convinced us not to, as we have a gorgeous and ornate surround that will be ideal for an open fire.  So he will be fitting the grate and most importantly disconnecting the gas to allow for an open fire.  I cannot wait! 

Most rooms in Beech House, apart from the kitchen and bathrooms are ready to decorate, we are just waiting for a few messy jobs, like the kitchen and bathrooms to be transformed before we put the finishing touches on the rooms (brick dust and builders  might well wreck our light and airy scheme!).  

I am still entirely focused on having a home that flows. Working with a limited colour palette of neutrals will mean that the house (and any home) will have one style, will flow effortlessly from room to room and will appear bigger as a result.  Obviously pops of colour can be introduced using accessories.  But what can I say, it's the Butterfly Lane way!  

I have managed to find a few images for every room in the house that have ignited my inspiration this week.  Have a look below...

The Bedroom:  Clean, crisp and elegant.  With hints of shimmer in the textiles, mirrored furniture and strong black accents, this is a calm retreat.

The Entrance Hall:  Light and airy, these rooms create a sophisticated and welcoming entrance to your home.  The creams and soft greys look just stunning.  The dog is a cute addition too!  

The Kitchen:  Sophisticated and simple.  The marble just screams luxury.  

The Sitting Room:  I just love the cool greys and beiges against the clean white.  The stone fireplace is a stunning feature!  This room screams less is more, with simple paintings hung on the wall with great effect, and the TV (which lets face is the bain of any room design!), tucked neatly above the fire place so you can hardly see it! 

I hope you are a little inspired by the images I have discovered this week,I know that I am!  

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