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:
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.
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.
Display handcrafted artefacts against a simple, crisp white background. Group tribal, ethnic materials to create this out-of-Africa vibe.
A bohemian styled interior is given the travelled look with the addition of raw wood, weathered iron and tribal prints. Think Turkish delight.
Create a display of treasured travel objects, or group your favourite travel photographs to make a statement wall display.
A 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.
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.
Is a bohemian scheme ever finished without an abundance of flora?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Be modern and brave. Choose a vibrant addition to your room. This sofa adds a zing of colour to a simple scheme.
Not feeling quite so brave? Well then, choose green accessories for a modern feel. We are craving this modern green bubble light.
…..and who wouldn’t just love to add this aged dresser to their hallway.
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”.
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.
Whether you’re loving grand gestures or simple elegance, you need to be creating an impact the moment your guests walk through that door. Your hallway is usually the first thing that people see when they enter your home. It’s imperative that whatever your style, make a statement.
Here are some of our favourite hallways!
Interior designer Summer Thornton created this dramatic pink foyer for her fun loving clients. She has managed to successfully retain the period features whilst adding colour, personality and an opulent bohemian style.
Pretty pastels in a Beacon Hill townhouse. This modern wall paper print mixes classic design with contemporary colours. Fresh flowers, a Kalim and the pastel stair runner complete this polished ecclectic look.
We’re particularly loving patterned floor tiles in hallways. Small scale pattern or a bold statement tile, this practical option adds so much personality and pizzazz.
This palatial hallway of Stockholm stylist, Joanna Levén, is amazing. We love how she’s used bold lighting pieces and created clean lines with simple accessories.
Ok, so your hallway isn’t so palatial? Create the illusion of space by raising furniture from the floor and using a white colour palette to add light and keep the area looking fresh and bright. Add black and white photographs and frames for a personal wall gallery.
Let’s go au naturale! Green plants, polished wooden floors, wood accessories and a simple natural rug bring the outside in.
An overglazed gilt mirror draws focus to a foyer display.