Have you seen this beautiful Australian hotel recently all over the inter-webs and pinterest? It is SUCH a dreamy, perfectly designed space, I had to share it with you all here as well. Halcyon House and it’s restaurant, Paper Daisy, were designed by famed Australian Designer, Anna Spiro and are the perfect mix of old and new, beachy and comfortable, relaxed and formal. And of course it doesn’t hurt that the main color palette used throughout is INDIGO BLUE!
Each Room is decorated in a slightly different unique way. Spiro mixes patterns and textiles effortlessly to create a cozy environment for each room. Brass hardware and vintage furniture are used to add warmth to the space. The Paper Daisy restaurant is layered with vintage artwork, indigo vintage textiles, and Serena and Lily chairs. The result is casual chic – the perfect place to dine and relax.
Visiting this hotel is on my bucket list – next time you are near Byron Bay – it is a must see for sure!
Open shelving in the kitchen is so beautiful. It is such a lovely way to break up walls of upper and lower cabinetry to create a styling moment and add texture. I love the look, particularly wood or metal shelves on white walls. When they are perfectly styled with uniform plates, bowls, glasses, and jugs they look fabulous! I particularly love this look in large kitchens when space is not an issue.
But I don’t think open shelving is always right. They have to be styled to perfection, otherwise they look like a catch all of mismatched dishes, sippy cups, and appliances. And they tend to collect dust as well. So while this trend is gorgeous for some people, and some kitchens, its not for everyone! What do you think, are open kitchen shelves something you would consider in your home?
Unless you live under a rock you know that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is going on right now. They have some amazing home products on sale until August 3rd including this Barefoot Dreams super soft stripe blanket and waterworks marble tray! My favorites, of course, include everything blue and white and natural (I’m pretty predictable, I know!)
Have you found anything good at this year’s anniversary sale this year?
Basket light fixtures have totally captured my heart. They add just the right touch of ease and texture into a kitchen or dining room. They make a big statement but there are lots of great options which are easy on the wallet too! I really love them paired with a modern kitchen with plank doors. This kitchen below is pretty fab, don’t you think?!
I’m officially the worst blogger ever – haven’t blogged in a while! I’m knee deep in some fun projects so the blog has taken a back seat for now. Thank you for your comments on my last blog post. Seems like a new blog name is in order soon!
Let’s take a little friday breather and peruse some beautiful serene outdoor spaces. I’m feeling this palette of neutral with pops of black and a backdrop of greenery. My yard here in California is looking more brown than green these days (to save water) and more colorful (um, we have a few toys out there, just a few). These spaces have me doing a double take, they look so relaxing and serene! All of these can be found on my outdoor living board on pinterest.