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Wednesday, 22 June 2011

HOME TOUR: SULTRY DARKS

I often write about my love for bright hues, simply because I find that such spaces inspire me more reguarly. That said, my core design ethos is about people embracing colour - pastels or brights - and using it to create an interesting space. This home does just that: Sultry dark hues create a dramatic yet all the while welcoming space where vintage and modern pieces marry seamlessly. Deep, well stocked, open units in the kitchen create a lived in feel that softens the stained wood surfaces and moody blackboard wall. The living room exercises a restrained country-rustic look, with the introduction of a venitian red armchair and right of centre pendant light preventing the look being too formal. And as for that final bedroom, well, I could do with a winter weekend cosied up in there with a good book. Notice how the stripes in the bedding are subtly echoed in the bed skirt - nice touch. What do you like about this home?

27 comments:

  1. I love how the mix of rustic and vintage makes the home feel so lived-in, warm and cozy. Love the floors, ceilings and the country style light fixtures throughout this home!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  2. Ah, these are gorgeous. I especially love the chalkboard wall, the bookshelf, and the unique lighting.

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  3. Modern vintage! I love it. Must get me some of those light fittings.

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  4. Love these - especially that living room! The oversized ottoman is gorgeous!

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  5. the first photo may be my favorite kitchen ever! absolutely love everything in that room!

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  6. The kitchen! Absolutely gorgeous, and what a clever idea to use that gorgeous wooden trolley as a kitchen island...but then again I think i love just everything about it, the color contrasts are amazing

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  7. loving the almost eclectic flair of these spaces! really beautiful post! xx

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  8. I like the entire home! It is pesonal, interesting and relaxed. And how fun with those retro boardroom style dining chairs! Also like your own added shopping sources.

    Very nicely put together Mr. Bright!

    Warm hugs, Mon

    http://www.splendidwillow.com

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  9. You have OUTDONE yourself with this post - love every single detail!The mix of rustic and modern. I'm in love :)

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  10. Awesome. I love that chalkboard wall. My future kitchen will have that!

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  11. We stayed here when we were in Melbourne. Seriously homely feel and a really bad case of Home Envy - we didn't want to leave!

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  12. perfect colour palette!Stunning ambiances

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  13. I love the mix of modern & vintage here. the sultry darks are very striking & I love the chalkboard wall

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  14. Will, you are just brilliant, your posts are the best informational source and a delight to the eye, thanks my dear!

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  15. Love this post! Especially the bedrooms - so serene!
    ~Olga
    http://olgaduron.blogspot.com/

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  16. Ah this is the fabulous White House, guest house at Daylesford, owned and styled by the one and only Lyn Gardener from Empire Vintage in Melbourne. Her shop is a treasure trove of vintage loveliness.

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  17. i'm a big fan of mixing old & new - creates such beautiful rooms. i love all the dark wood or walls with the white & wood - gorgeous!

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  18. everything! I think I have home envy bad.

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  19. Hi Mr. Bright !! We've just discovered this lovely place and we fell in love with the entire house. Love mixing styles, really cozy :)

    Caithlin y Eva

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  20. It's so relaxed and comfortable!

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  21. Is this all the same home because it is divine!! Loving the bedrooms especially! Not sure if i could be so restricted with colour though - i would have to add some bright flowers!! I do love it though - very calming space
    Rachie xo

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  22. Love this house, comfy with nice vintage and rustic elements. Especially like all the pendant lights.

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  23. I love the herbs and greenery in the kitchen against the chalkboard wall. If I can ever afford my own place I want a kitchen with these elements!

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  24. That kitchen is just great! I love those dark blackboard paint walls.. although I am posting a bright white place myself at this moment ;)

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  25. I like it, I think for me I need a bit more of an eclectic look but this home is really beautiful.

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  26. Hello mr!

    I love the dark matte floors against the creamy white - it really anchors the rooms.
    Though chalk board walls have been painted across the world of interiors for a while now, I still love them. And I still get that 'French bistro' feel when I see them.

    Your de-construction of the rooms is great - thank you for that and for all the great sources.

    Have a brilliant rest of the week.

    Hugs

    xx C

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  27. Every time that I think to myself that there could not possibly be a more "me" house, you always seem to unearth yet another that tops the last.

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