Keeping with the spring theme…

Oct 1, 2012 | Anoushka's Blog

I’m so inspired at the moment by homes that are simple and understated in the way they have been designed and decorated. I’ve always been someone who needed lots of colour and pattern around me, but this spring I’m coming to realise that my outlook is changing. I’ve started to introduce crisp whites, greys and natural linen hues into my home in various ways, such as covering my office pin-board in a gorgeous grey geometric pattered fabric, and re-vamping an old lampshade in my guest bedroom with a lovely grey and white polka dot fabric. I’ve also moved away from creams and beige and invested in new bed linen reflecting the white, grey and blue décor that I have in my bedroom. Today my sofa goes off to my upholsterer to be recovered in a lovely putty coloured fabric.  And I’m putting plenty of throws and scatter cushions into storage to create a more simple space.

These small tweaks have made a huge difference to each room. I feel that each room has been lifted, they are lighter, more crisp and in turn deliver a feeling of calm.  I hope to continue along this path to get to an interior that is paired back, simple and elegant with a no fuss sense of living.

The below images have really inspired me along that way, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Gorgeous room using white and natural timber to create warmth. Simple and elegant! (take from www.79ideas.org)

This Scandinavian house takes white to another level. This back drop then really makes the most of the other materials used in the room. A lovely calm space. (taken from www.79ideas.org)

The white back drop in this bedroom really makes the gorgeous blue bedlinen pop. A classic combination for a bedroom. (taken from www.decor8blog.com)

This bedroom is a great example of how to use natural materials and colours to create a really interesting interior. (taken from www.79ideas.org)

This home in London works well due to the simplicity of the colours and materials used. It's a long narrow space with plenty of light and so the white works well. (taken from www.79ideas.org)

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