Turn your urban garden into a dreamy Balinese Oasis

Be inspired by Balinese garden features

Inspired by our recent travels to Bali we have gathered a few of our favourite photos showcasing how to extend your home into the outdoors in that exotic way that the Balinese people do so well, whilst creating a tranquil space that exudes that Bali essence.

 

From winding stone paths to decorative garden accessories and cushions, there are lots of creative ways for urban gardens that work brilliantly. Take a look at our pick of John Lewis high street must-haves below.
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Shop must-have Balinese inspired garden furniture at John Lewis
John Lewis Westminster Valencia Round 8-10 Seater Garden Dining Set £9870
John Lewis Westminster Valencia Round 8-10 Seater Garden Dining Set £9870

 

John Lewis 4 Seasons Outdoor Valentine High Back 6 Seater Garden Dining Set £3,215.00
John Lewis 4 Seasons Outdoor Valentine High Back 6 Seater Garden Dining Set £3,215.00
John Lewis CoSi Amsterdam Weatherproof Corner Sofa Set, Graphite £3,799.00
John Lewis CoSi Amsterdam Weatherproof Corner Sofa Set, Graphite £3,799.00
John Lewis Ethimo Cube Sofa Coffee Set £2,395.00
John Lewis Ethimo Cube Sofa Coffee Set £2,395.00
John Lewis Pebble Tealights, Pack of 6
John Lewis Pebble Tealights, Pack of 6 £8.00

 

John Lewis Fusion Hurricane Lamp, Gold £35.00
John Lewis Fusion Hurricane Lamp, Gold £35.00
John Lewis Fusion Bamboo Globe Lantern, Small £40.00
John Lewis Fusion Bamboo Globe Lantern, Small £40.00
John Lewis Hanging Tulip Tealight Holder £10.00
John Lewis Hanging Tulip Tealight Holder £10.00
John Lewis Hanging Tulip Tealight Holder £10.00
John Lewis Hanging Tulip Tealight Holder £10.00
John Lewis Sitting Buddha Ornament, Gold £50.00
John Lewis Sitting Buddha Ornament, Gold £50.00
John Lewis Dakara Floor Cushion £110
John Lewis Dakara Floor Cushion £110

John Lewis Kelim Pouffe, Blue

John Lewis Kelim Pouffe, Blue £120
John Lewis Kelim Pouffe, Blue £120

Mediterranean-Inspired Garden Goals


Architect Marc Appleton and Joanna Kerns’ dreamy Californian garden oozes rich memories of summers spent in the Mediterranean, sipping on chardonnay in the warm evening’s sun. With a dreamy mixture of northern Italian and southern French influences, we adore this garden setting and simply cannot wait to take inspiration and apply it to our alfresco events this summer!

Get The Look : Green with envy


Green symbolises renewal, growth and hope. Green is the colour of spring, a time when life is revived, it represents a sense of well-being, harmony and balance. Be inspired by these home decorating ideas & tips to refresh your room with the colour of nature and serenity.

Interior design green room decorating ideas
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Add rich tones of green using sumptuous velvet textures. Make the most of the natural light sources and place a plant by the window to create balance and harmony.

Interior design green room decorating ideas
Green velvet and dramatic art work well together to create a dramatic statement against a crisp, fresh white background.
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…or paint a statement wall.

 Interior design green room decorating ideas

Opt for darker hues of green for a dramatic and moody interior. Don’t be afraid of the dark; dark spaces can be warm and welcoming, very relaxing.

Green works well with other dark colours, try pairing with shades of petrol blue or slate grey.

 Interior design green room decorating ideas
Connect with nature. Bring the outdoors inside with the addition of green plants to a room.

Interior design green room decorating ideas

Don’t hesitate, get creative. If you don’t love it, it’s pretty easy and cheap to repaint a statement wall. But we do recommend that you live with it for a few days. It’s surprising how things can grow on you.

Interior design green room decorating ideas
Green is the new black.
Interior design green room decorating ideas
Create a plant haven. Note the subtle green sofa, so delicate.

Interior design green room decorating ideas

Green works in the bedroom because of its calming natures. Try raw, natural shades of green, linked with the outdoors. It will bring a sense of relaxation to your space and leave you feeling fresh and revived.
 Interior design green room decorating ideas

Be modern and brave. Choose a vibrant addition to your room. This sofa adds a zing of colour to a simple scheme.

 Interior design green room decorating ideas and tips Not feeling quite so brave? Well then, choose green accessories for a modern feel. We are craving this modern green bubble light.

Interior design green room decorating ideas and furniture

…..and who wouldn’t just love to add this aged dresser to their hallway.

What do you think? Let us know.

Small Apartment Top Tips: No wardrobe, No worries!

Wardrobe home storage ideas small apartment

Are you struggling to find space for a wardrobe?  These inspirational clothes storage ideas make us want to throw out our wardrobes and make our clothes and accessories part of the room decor. Very on trend. What do you think?

Wardrobe home storage ideas small apartment
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Wardrobe home storage ideas small apartment
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Wardrobe home storage ideas small apartment
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Wardrobe home storage ideas small apartment
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Wardrobe home storage ideas small apartment
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For small apartment storage tips
Image via smart schoolhouse.com

Wardrobe home storage ideas small apartment

Wardrobe home storage ideas small apartment
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Making the most of small spaces

Small home spaces interior design solutions Alphabet Lifestyle

Make your small space work harder with smart architecture and interior design solutions for making it look and feel larger than it actually is.

Project: Intersect House, Stoke Newington, London, U.K.

Client brief inspiration: ‘Cozy coffeehouse vibe’

Architect: William Tozer Associates

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A Lebanese cedar island and stainless-steel countertops provide ample work space
Small home spaces interior design solutions Alphabet Lifestyle
The clutter-free, cedar-lined kitchen seemingly awaits the arrival of its barista.

Small home spaces interior design solutions Alphabet Lifestyle

Source: This Kitchen Is as Cozy as Your Favorite Coffee Shop and That’s Exactly the Idea

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips

Ideas and inspiration to help you create a unique, modern industrial interior design that transforms your home environment.

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips
For an industrial interior design include ironwork and accessorise with dark metals Source: @paulinaarcklin.nl

By incorporating exposed brick walls into your home you can add character and raw charm into any interior space. Exposed brick can provide high style, rustic accents or a modern, industrial feel.

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips
Copper tones will add warmth to living room or bedroom spaces

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips

To soften the look team raw elements such as brick and concrete with a natural palette…

…and add a gallery wall and fresh flowers for a feminine touch.

 

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips
Bohemian fabrics and modern lighting installations immediately add character and personality Source:anthropologie.com
Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips
Stick to cool neutral tones for fresh beach vibe
Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips
Texture is important – flaking paint x leafy plants = retro style Source: anthropologie.com

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips

We LOVE this incredible kitchen…

…replicate the look by adding large, inexpensive utilitarian glass jars with metal lids to store kitchen staples…

…add plants, retro wooden chairs, jars for string, wooden cotton reels, old scissors, light globes, pegs and tea-light candles…

…and voila, your own modern warehouse breakfast diner!

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls - Alphabet Lifestyle Design tips
Enhance the earthy brick tones with warm fire shades

Shop the finishing touches

Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls John Lewis Hanging Tealight Holder
John Lewis Hanging Tealight Holder £8.00 – Order online at John Lewis now >
John Lewis Hanging Tealight Holder
Kaemingk Rattan Glass Lantern £75.00 – Order online at John Lewis now >
Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls John Lewis
John Lewis Samara Living & Dining Room Furniture – Order online at John Lewis now >
Home Interiors: Exposed Brick Walls John Lewis
Nordlux Artist LED Large Pendant Light, Copper – £225.00 – Order online at John Lewis now >
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Go Inside a $50 Million New York City Mansion


The grand Clarence Whitman Mansion in Upper East Side, New York, has recently been listed for $50 million! Built in 1898 by noted architectural firm Parish & Schroeder, the impressive property retains many of its original turn-of-the-century details.  Located within walking distance of the famous Fifth Avenue in one of Manhattan’s most exclusive addresses, the mansion has 9 bedrooms, 5.4 bathrooms and 14,000 sq. ft. Would you pay $50 million for this property?!

Source

6 Contemporary Bedroom Designs

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Location: Beverly Hills. Design: Marmol Radziner.
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Location: Aspen, Colorado. Design: Shelton, Mindel & Associates.
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Location: Los Angeles. Design: Holly Hunt.
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Location: Nova Scotia. Design: Ray Frizzell Design.
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Location: Laguna Beach, California. Design: Ehrlich Architects

Source: Architectural Digest

How to Decorate with Autumn Colours


Update your home with autumn colours. Choose shades of gold, red and orange, add rich chocolate-brown and compliment with cool colours such as blues, purples and greens. Use autumn displays to create a big impact and warm up rooms with layers of earthy tones.

Add warmth with a faux fur rug to a design classic
Add warmth to a design classic with a faux fur rug
Check out the autumn colours in these beautiful woven kalims
Check out the autumn colours in these beautiful woven kalims

Buy similar kalim rugs at Urban Outfitters.

But from Urbanoutfitters
Available from Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters
Available from Urban Outfitters

To make a bold statement, we love this autumn orange Smeg refrigerator available at John Lewis.

 Smeg refrigerator
Smeg refrigerator. Available from John Lewis


To introduce an autumn colour palette in the bedroom, layer rich velvet textures for an instant update to your bedroom interior scheme. Try mixing burnt orange with grey for a modern look. Similar bedding available to shop at John Lewis Home.

Heavy orange velvet textures add warmth to a grey colour scheme
Heavy orange velvet textures add warmth to a grey colour scheme
Inspirational autumn colours
Inspirational autumn colours

For a quick and easy way to spruce up your home, create an autumn display using wooden candles and natural dried floral items. A simple way to add interest to your living room.

Create a centrepiece
Create a centrepiece
Use candles to create an autumn display
Use candles to create an autumn display
Choose colours from an autumn palette for accessories
Choose colours from an autumn palette for accessories
Autumn branches and rustic leaves add a seasonal lift
Autumn branches and rustic leaves add a seasonal lift
A natural colour themed room is given an autumn lift just by adding an orange throw.
A natural colour themed room is given an autumn lift just by adding an orange throw.
Missouri home throws in autumn colours. Available at shop.tessuti.co.nz
Missoni home throws in autumn colours. Available at buy at shop.tessuti.co.nz