RENOVATION UPDATE: MOOD BOARDS & MY INSPIRATION

RENOVATION UPDATE: MOOD BOARDS & MY INSPIRATION

It feels like I have been planning this flat for years, when in reality it’s been no longer than 3 months, but it’s certainly been all-consuming (and with that, so much fun!). We are only 3 weeks into the renovation, but so much has been done already! We expect to be in by the end of February.

The planning and design process is what I enjoy the most, and it’s the most satisfying feeling seeing it all come together. I have been way more organised this time, working with a digital mood boards and layout, but as always, I’m constantly getting a lot of inspiration from Pinterest, which is great when you are trying to envisage and convey a specific mood to a space.

Some key words for this apartment, include: airy, light, warm and soft, using natural textures and materials. The flat is 140sqm, and it’s a corner flat, which means there’s so much natural light and windows. The ceiling height is over 3m, with a lot of traditional and classic features retained. As the apartment itself is so beautiful, I wanted to create a design which won’t take any attention away from this – simply enhancing and creating a comfortable and warm space to be in. As you will see from some of my moodboard snippets below, I’m planning on using a lot of natural colours and materials, such as French oak herringbone flooring, linen, feathers, marble, glass – mixed together dark metals and oxidised brass. I’m going all white this time – both on the walls and all the wooden panelling – keeping the area light and bright, and rather introduce depth, colour and warmth via the furniture and accessorising.


THE LOUNGE

Mood Board

Inspiration 

White walls throughout, with a light & airy vibe. 

Mixed with metals, black and brass, combined with natural materials, such as linen, cotton and wool. 

Pops of warm tones, via brass and rattan details.

Photos via Pinterest 


THE KITCHEN

  Mood Board

Inspiration 

A grey panelled kitchen, with composite marble stone and round brass knobs. 

A kithen island with the wrap around stone, all on French herringbone oak flooring. 

White walls throughout, with elements of warm tones, with the wooden dining table, together with with these black, rattan chairs, and lots of greenery, with our garden balcony oasis. 

Photos via Pinterest 


THE BEDROOMS

  Mood Board

Inspiration 

A calm & serene space, with lots of layering of soft materials, with the curtains and bed linen. 

Neutral colours throughout, with a combination of grey, white and natural sand colours (perhaps even a bit of blush). 

Photos via Pinterest 


RIO’S BEDROOM & PLAYROOM

  Mood Board

Inspiration

A playful & animal themed room, with natural warm textures, such as rattan and straw, combined with tones of greys and blues. 

White walls throughout as a neutral base – bringing the playfulness out with the accessories and toys.

Photos via Pinterest 


THE BATHROOM

  Mood Board

Inspiration

White marble effect stone tiles, mixed with brass fittings and elements of black. 

A walk-in shower with mosaic tiles and an overall light and airy feeling throughout. 


Photos via Pinterest 

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4 Comments

  1. Ash
    January 28, 2020 / 21:47

    Thanks for sharing, looks gorgeous and can’t wait to see it all finished. Have you chosen a rug for the living room yet? I have similar tones and just can’t decide on a rug so any ideas would be much appreciated!

    • June 7, 2020 / 12:07

      Thanks so much! We actually kept the same West Elm rug we have had for a few years as the colours slotted perfectly in :)

  2. Hannah
    January 29, 2020 / 06:53

    Looks SO good!

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