Having moved to Melbourne a few months ago, it’s pretty safe to say that The Life Creative is here to stay. It’s been an undeniably cold winter down here and it still hasn’t scared me away; I’m pretty sure this means my love affair with Melbs is a long-term thing.
African design has been popular on and off for years now, but most incarnations of it have featured a colour story of blacks, beiges, whites and the occasional pop of burnt orange. Mix in a few animal prints, some leather and a splash of brass and you have a gorgeous - albeit subdued - African interior scheme (take a look at an example here).
House Rules seems to have flown by this season, with the grand final just around the corner and only three teams left standing; Ben and Danielle, Steve and Tiana, and Bronik and Corrine. Last night, popular favourites Ryan and Marlee were edged out of the competition after delivering a backyard makeover that failed to impress judges Joe Snell and Wendy Moore.
Good golly Miss Molly. I know I saw this every week, but weren't last night's Reno Rumble kitchens the best yet? Both featured the most stunning skylights, which meant sunshine flooding into the spaces. Pull up a stool and pour me a coffee in either of these Freedom Kitchens - I'm sold!
Sunday just gone, House Rules unveiled its NSW whole house reveal (you can see it here) and I have to say, I was really disappointed - both when the episode aired and when the styled photos hit my inbox. The feeling sat with me all week and led to me writing this post.I don't want to gripe, but I do want to be honest - from a design perspective - and say that I think the rooms in Steve and Tiana's house were probably the worst I've seen on a show in this genre. I was pretty baffled by the fact that nobody on the show pointed out how many design mistakes were made, too.
I used to go batty for an industrial interior. I loved the exposed brickwork, I loved the rough textures and I adored the masculinity inherent in these sorts of spaces. Then I went off them for a while, as you tend to do with design styles and schemes.Last night's Reno Rumble reveals had me hooked on industrial again, thanks to the divine kitchen designed by Carly and Leighton below. Of course, I'm showcasing both of the sublime Freedom Kitchens that were unveiled by the teams, but there's no confusion over which one's my fave!