Industrial&Modern kitchen solution

Kitchen moodboard

All the houses I leaved in, and there are few now, they all had a bright kitchen with the working area near the window. Therefore, every time I have to design a new space I think, first of all, if there’s enough light and airy surfaces. I love open shelves which are practical and fun – you can add so much flair to the space by mismatching pottery and kitchen accessories; I love to see herbs in pots; I love the texture of the wood – I couldn’t never see myself working in a kitchen where there’s no wood whatsoever ( although I like it to be in small amounts) …and I definitely love tiles.

This moodboard was made for a potential kitchen of a client – unfortunately the new property came with a kitchen already, so we couldn’t go with this projects, although he was so thrilled of the project. From the beginning he wanted something industrial but cosy with black cabinets and white tiles. Because the kitchen was near to a water canal, I wanted to add accents of natural textures and linen fabrics so it will feel a bit summery – taking in consideration the grim London weather.

I had to leave the space as simple as possible so it will stick to the budget, but if I have to play a bit more with my imagination I could add  just a bit of colour to the scheme and some graphic accents: some Moroccan tiles or illustrations on the wall , some playful Mexican or Asian plates and mugs… and i will have to stop now otherwise I’ll risk having a creating atmosphere.

Hope you like the project and find it inspiring for your own kitchen.

Have a sunny day.

Ela

London designers guide – Designers Guild Store & Project

 

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It gives me a great pleasure to introduce you to one of my favorite designers – Tricia Guild, the founder of Designers Guild . Since I arrived to London I wanted to visit one of her showrooms and stores, and yesterday was that day. I had to dedicate a full article to her and put together a styling project.. and I’m so happy with my pics. Let me tell you something: with Guild designs, you can never go wrong. The collections are full of life, joyful and the patterns will create an exotic atmosphere… as if you were in the most luxuriant bungalow in Laos or India.

First image it’s a moodboard created with: fabrics, catalogs, wallpaper and different objects collected yesterday from the store; followed below by 2 images of the windows. BTW, I was almost hit by a car as I had to stay in the middle of the street to take the shoot …hihi .. if you wonder why I had to do that?! it’s because I have a fix lens.

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Next, is my styling project created before I went to see the place. The center peace is Tricia Guild’s new book which I simply adore. You just can’t stop browsing it.

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And here we are showing you how the store looks like. I was so glad that they allowed me to take pictures. There are a lot of things going on, so it was very hard to take simple shoots and create a light atmosphere, but in the end I manage to get few quite good ones…I may say.

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I hope you enjoyed my gallery and work … and probably even convincing you to go to the Designers Guild store or order online.

Take care till next time and be creative!

Ella

Mexican Kitchen Ceramic – styling project

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The whole week I had in mind to come up with a interior styling project. But I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do exactly. So, what to do in this case? I drove to the Home Sense store, my source of inspiration and from where I can get the products I want, and I a look around hunting for something fun, colorful and inspiring. I was super excited when I found this amazing handmade ceramic pottery from Las Amos – Mexican Kitchen. It was my perfect find as I just spent a weekend with a Colombian family which I adore. We had Latino music and traditional food. It felt like I was back in time when I visited Mexico. Therefore, this beautiful items remind me of the ceramic markets full of colour and Mexican embroidery. It was so much fun to have a play with them and considering the fact that I used only natural light and my camera was a old iPhone5 , I’m pretty pleased of my results.

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Have a sunny weekend.

Ela

Mediterranean & Scandinavian styles combination

airySummer it’s almost here and although I love spring, I can’t think of how much I miss the sea and the sun.  I yearn for few days somewhere near the ocean/sea, to feel the sand beneath my feet and lie on a soft white cotton sunbed. Because, again I have other plans more important than affording ( as time)  a holiday, I thought to come up with a design solution which will bring that feeling alive no matter where you live. I didn’t want to overly use the maritime theme and because the most relaxing moments are brought by light shades and airy spaces, I thought that I should combine the Scandinavian style with a touch of Mediterranean influence. White, cream , grey and accents of black and blue is what you need. Use cotton and translucent fabrics and do not forget the plants to give you that impact of an exotic scene.

Accessories : 1. Lantern from Think Fabricate  2. Sofa from Invaluable    3. Curtains from Urbanoutfitters  4.  Fragrances from Urbanoutfitters  5. Twin Tables from TwentyTwentyone  6.  Rug by The Rug Company  7. Octopus Print from Bashla website  8. Prin by Mirella Bruno   9. Cabinet by Hierve  10. Wall clocks from Anthropologie 11. Chair by Japanese designer Jin Kuramoto found on Dezeen  12. Plant pot by Atelier Stella

Hope you’ve been inspired and you like my work.

Have a sunny day,

Ela

Classic never dies

clasicWhen you thought you had enough of Classic from me…. Up-a-daisy! another post! …. I had this collage made few weeks ago when I was obsessed about elegance and masculine touches. I couldn’t just leave it there in my folder, so this morning I took the decision to post it. Especially for the ones that are visiting my blog for the first time.

I opt for a combination of calm browns and a bit of blue to balance the pallet.  I see it in the hall, near the entrance when you usually keep your most useful stuff. I used the white floor and wainscot to give it a bit of modern touch and to avoid the oppression feeling ( which a classic look can easily give ).  I would have choose a wallpaper, but I didn’t found the right one.

what do you like about my setting and what you don’t like about it?

have a good day

xx

List of objects : desk- Dering Hall  / buckets- ZincDoor   / rug- Joss&Main  / classic phone – Homestead   / sconce- Flicker   / Painting – LaMaisonGray

Elegant Rooms – Navy & Caramel inspiration

Elegant Rooms – Navy & Caramel inspiration

Some spend Saturday mornings in bad, some at the Mall buying shoes or bags, some watch TV …. welllllll not Me. If I’m not working, nor participating at a Fair, then I am in a Flea Market for sure.  As … Continue reading