E-decorating Website Launch

Well.. I’m not much of blogger, I’ve learned that for sure. My last post was almost a year ago. Not to say I haven’t been busy. I have an instagram and facebook page and now a website!

I’ve just started an e-decorating business at www.rhythmandgrace.com.au.

E-decorating is an affordable interior decorating service all done online. If you want to utilise the skills of a qualified interior decorator, to provide you with furniture and/or decor selections including a mood board and floor plans and feel confident in being hands on in the final purchasing and decorating process, then this is for you!

If you’re looking to re-decorate or perhaps moving house and need to work out how it will all fit then look no further. Whatever your budget and wherever your location, I can help!

Website

Have A Seat! Chair Style Guide

When it comes to chairs there are so many out there. You might hear words like Eames, Queen Anne or Bentwood thrown around but have no idea what they mean!

I’ve done a bit of research for myself lately and thought I’d share the names (and some background) on various chair styles & designs.

Ball Chair

The Ball Chair was designed by Finnish furniture designer Eero Aarnio in 1963. The Ball Chair is also known as the globe chair and is famous for its unconventional shape. It is considered a classic of industrial design.

 

Bentwood/Thonet Chair

Bentwood objects are those made by wetting wood, then bending it and letting it harden into curved shapes and patterns.

The No 14 Chair & No 18 Chair by Thonet are the most common and well known bentwood Chairs.

 

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Official titles are Eames Lounge (670) and Ottoman (671)
They are Made of molded plywood and leather, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for the Herman Miller furniture company and released in 1956. It was the first chair that the Eames designed for a high-end market.

 

Barcelona chair

A modernist style chair designed in 1929

 

Club Chair

A club chair is a type of armchair, usually covered in leather. It was created and made in France.

 

Wishbone Chair

Designed in 1949 by Danish designer Hans Wegner.

 

Tolix Chair

This simple industrial metal chair was designed by Xavier Pauchard.

 

Eames DSW Chair

Another one from Ray & Charles Eames designed in 1948. DSW stands for Dining Side Wood.

Replicas of this chair are currently very popular.

 

Windsor Chair

A Windsor chair is a chair built with a solid wooden seat and the chair-back and legs pushed into a drilled hole in the seat.

 

Ladder Back Chair

I think this style is fairly self explanatory 🙂

 

Queen Anne

Queen Anne style furniture (Developed during and after the reign of Queen Anne of Great Britain) featured curved shapes such as the cabriole legs and cushioned seats

All images have been sourced from Houzz.

Moody Monday

I really enjoy creating a mood board and seeing how various items come together to create a space.

Below is one of the mood boards I did for an assignment. I wanted to create a neutral and natural base for an open and comfortable feel, with feature red and teal and various patterns and textures for some fun and warmth.

Living Room Mood Board

Spotlight on Interior Design Styles: Contemporary

Some friends of ours are building a house and have asked for help in selecting furniture, fixtures etc. They told me they don’t know what styles they like (Although could easily tell me what they don’t like).

So I did some ‘pinning’ of some different styles of interior design to show them and I’ve been doing some more research into what makes an interior design style.

I thought I would share with you, over the next few weeks, some basic descriptions and some examples of a few styles.

Contemporary

Contemporary interior design is essentially whatever is current or up to date. Also often referred to as ‘modern’ (although this can also be referencing another specific style).

This is a style that is constantly evolving but generally contemporary interiors feature modern clean lines, smooth surfaces and mostly neutral colours such as white, creams, browns and blacks etc with bold colours as accents.

Contemporary interiors are uncluttered and can sometimes appear cold with smooth and shiny surfaces but some softer textures, patterns, natural elements and pops of colour can help warm the space. But remember to keep it simple and open with minimal accessories and bold or geometric shapes rather than intricate detail.

Here are a few examples.

Contemporary Living RoomSource: Architecture Art Design

Contemporary KitchenSource: Houzz

Contemporary Living SpaceSource: Houzz

Contemporary BathroomSource: Houzz

Moody Monday

Happy Monday everyone!

I cannot believe it’s the end of September already, but I’m in a very good mood about it anyway.

In a few days time it’s my birthday and I’ll be heading down to Deep Creek for an annual family camping trip over the long weekend in South Australia.  I can’t wait 🙂

I’ve also just handed in my final assignment of my interior design course with The Interior Design Institute. Woohoo!

So to celebrate all these wonderful things I bring you some mood boards.

This was part of one of my assignments where I had to speak to someone I know about some interior design work they would like done and treat them as client.

This assignment was actually mostly about paperwork and I only had to write up a scheme for the room but for my own purposes I created some mood boards/layouts.

Teenage Retreat Mood Board (2)

Teenage Retreat Mood Board (1)

This room is a teenage retreat in a family home. Somewhere for the teens to hang out, watch TV, play video games, music (including drums) and the sofa would be a sofa bed for easy sleepovers.

The trunk & footstool would double as seating and storage and along with the bookshelf and storage shelf, they all help to keep bits and pieces stored away neatly.

The mural wall is to be made of a sound absorbent material to help keep the noise from traveling throughout the rest of the house.

I wanted to create something contemporary with touches of industrial and rustic which is achieved with geometric patterns, bold colours and then industrial lighting and a few rustic wooden items. We discussed the colours grey, navy blue and mustard and I added some pops of pink/purple for contrast, fun and a more feminine touch.

The soft greys and dark carpet keep a relaxed feel while the bold shapes and pops of colour create a fun environment.

If I was still a teenager, I would love a room like this!

Moody Monday

Feeling in soft natural mood today – but can’t help but throw in some zig zag chevrons too!

Here’s a mood board for a calm but fun mix of contemporary and vintage styles.

Bedroom Mood Board

Lucia Canvas in Mustard from Freedom

Throwback Table Lamps in Teal from Freedom

Hemnes Bedside Tables, Black-Brown from Ikea

Hayden Zig Zag Rug – Gray from Pottery Barn

Emmaline King Bedhead from Early Settler

Chrysanthemum Bedspread from Adairs

Albony Cushion in Mustard Yellow from Freedom

Natasha Mirror from Early Settler

Cancun 6 Drawer Dresser in White Wash from Freedom

Olson Lightfilter Eyelet Curtains from Freedom

Natasha Sofa from Early Settler

Tali Throw in Gold from Freedom

Floor Boards from Royal Oak Floors

Photo of the Day

Look at this elegant blend of modern and vintage decor!

The strong vertical lines of the curtains with the tall sleek shelving, mixed with the ornate mirror and chandelier work to create a sense of grandeur.

The bold black and white stripes are juxtaposed with the softer tones and texture of the bed spread, which adds to the more whimsical feel in the room created by the vintage elements.

Photo of the day 4

Source: Brookfield Homes – Mosaic Mirage – Ivory Showhome on Houzz