Timeless Home Styling: French Interiors

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Émilie Bonaventure French interiors parisian apartmentÉmilie Bonaventure French interiors parisian apartmentTake a look at this dreamy Parisian apartment owned by interior designer Emilie Bonaventure. Hidden away in Pigalle in the 9th arrondissement, the feminine space offers a discreet and elegant refuge from the hustle and bustle of the vibrant French city.

 

The high ceilings, marble fireplaces and herringbone parquet flooring creates a calming sanctuary, whilst retaining a sense of French simplicity.  

Give your home space a dose of Parisian chic and opt for designs with calming neutral hues and blends of white, ivory, cream and caramel tones. Offset with geometric patterns and lighter textures to make your scheme work for the summer season and beyond…

 

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MASTER THE LOOK & SHOP THE EDIT:

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OKA CHANTAL FRENCH-STYLE ARMCHAIR, OAK FRAME £895.00

 

French home styling tips
John Lewis Flokati Rugs, Natural £35-£115
French home styling tips John Lewis Boutique Hotel Silk Bedspread, Natural £180.00 - £260.00
John Lewis Boutique Hotel Silk Bedspread, Natural £180.00 – £260.00

Get the Look: Black Leather Sofa Living Room Ideas


Do you want to make a bold statement? Do you want a piece of furniture that will last a lifetime? Are you looking for stylish furniture that is functional and practical? Then look no further; meet The Black Leather Sofa.

Firstly, we need to rid ourselves of the old stereotype of the black leather sofa sat coldly in the bachelor pad. Who needs that? Time to rethink the black leather sofa as it’s so versatile! Think modern, monochrome, contemporary, industrial, stylish, classic, sophisticated and pure glamour.

Here are a few living room ideas that will inspire you to reinvent your black leather sofa:

Black leather sofa living room inspiration ideas

How to decorate living room with black leather sofa

Monochrome living rooms black leather sofa

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How to decorate monochrome living room black leather sofa

BLACK LEATHER SOFA

For more home decor ideas, interior design and garden inspiration, we recommend that you click here to check out our Home Decor section of the Alphabet Lifestyle blog.

 

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

Travel inspired interiors

Travel inspired home interiors and home decor DIY tips

We all have those treasured travel pieces that we carefully packed into our luggage to bring home, only to find that we don’t know what to do with them. See our travel inspired interiors for ideas how to blend them into your home decor.

Travel inspired home interiors and home decor DIY travel tips

Transform a simple white scheme by adding ethnic prints. This interior is lifted by simple black and white themed prints and the addition of a few pieces of raw wood accessories.

Travel inspired home interiors and home decor DIY travel tips

Display handcrafted artefacts against a simple, crisp white background. Group tribal, ethnic materials to create this out-of-Africa vibe.

 

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A bohemian styled interior is given the travelled look with the addition of raw wood, weathered iron and tribal prints. Think Turkish delight.

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Create a display of treasured travel objects, or group your favourite travel photographs to make a statement wall display.

Travel inspired home interiors how to display travel photos at home

Travel inspired home interiors - Greek blue & white kitchen tiles inspirationA cool mix of blue and white will add a Greek island vibe. Greek homes traditionally use blue and white both indoors and outdoors. A simple way to create a laid back island vibe.

I love plants!


Whenever I’m looking to spruce up my home, a quick trip to the garden centre solves the problem. For me, personally, the bigger the better. I love large plants in textured pots, grouped together to create impact and make a statement.

Here are some inspirational ideas to add plant glamour to your living space and bring elements of the outdoors into your home.

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Is a bohemian scheme ever finished without an abundance of flora?

Let us know what you think

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?

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Penthouse Architecture: Ian Simpson

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This week we’re coveting renowned architect Ian Simpson’s amazing Manchester Penthouse, set on the 47th floor of the Beetham Tower.

Designed by Simpson himself, the 2 storey apartment complex covers the top 2 floors of this incredible Manchester landmark and boasts an amazing olive garden consisting of 30 spectacular trees and a 23-foot tall garden. It really is an incredible home!

Let us know what you think below.

Get The Look: 10 ways to style a tan leather sofa


Whether you’re loving a cool and modern look or a bohemian eclectic look, the tan leather sofa is making a big statement. If I had to choose my one time favourite home essential it would be this timeless piece of furniture. A great investment piece, it will see you through many years And through different style changes. There’s something warm and comforting about an aged leather sofa. It manages to be sleek and stylish while there’s still something warm and comforting about its timeless elegance.  And what’s more, you can relax with the knowledge that it’s only going to get better with age.

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Tan leather sofa home interiors

Add large artwork, grey walls and a handcrafted rug to create drama

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Sleek, timeless and stylish!

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Pair a classic Chesterfield design with neutral accessories for a modern look.

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Tan leather sofa black and white artwork

…Or create contrast with black and white images.

You don’t want to invest in a new sofa? Easy – simply update your room by adding a classic accessory in tan leather or try a footstool…

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…or a modern leather chair.

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Introduce vintage accessories for a bohemian vibe, or mix dark colours and luxe fabrics to create a rich elegant look.

Interior design ideas tan leather sofa

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Brighten your home with an original piece of artwork


Brighten your home with an original piece of art work by Sandy Welch, an artist from West Hartland, Connecticut, USA.

“Painting is vital to my life. I paint from a youthful, fresh, feminine and passionate perspective. Summer is my mirror, and fashion is my muse. The many faces and inner beauty of women fascinate me. I’m excited by the beauty that surrounds me. This is how I choose to create my life and my art”.

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‘Isn’t it Romantic’ by Sandy Welch
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‘Belle Fleur’
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‘A Splash of 5’
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‘Peony’
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‘J’aime La Vie!’
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‘I Love You Joan’
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‘Sweet-Heart ‘
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‘Shoe Strings’

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Inspired by her love of the world of fashion, she creates images filled with the colours of summer. To see more of her work, visit her website here

Sandy Welch’s artwork can also be purchased at Sattchi Art.