The time has come – this home is just a few minutes walk from the beach, has an outdoor pool, and is located in a protected area of outstanding natural beauty. I mean, no one is going to come over and build a house in the middle of the house. opinion. It’s been the longest day of the week, so if there’s ever been time to be on the beach, it’s now.
And to that end, to buy a 4-bedroom house in Winchesley, East Sussex, plus a 2-bedroom annexe, plus a home with a Devol kitchen (which is probably the selling point these days): You can expect to pay £2.35m in the way of unique real estate company.
So whether you’re looking for a home or just come here for inspiration because you don’t know what resonates with you, you can come.
It’s all white and stripped down, but with plenty of texture, you can make good use of pale colors or create a more rustic look if that’s your mood. So the walls are clad in timber, the fluted washbasins in Belfast reflect that, and the cupboards are meticulously crafted. However, there are wooden worktops, brass handles, and copper kettles and pots. This means that a lot of natural colors and materials are used.
If you’ve ever wondered about the power of misdirection to hide what you don’t want to see, just look at the blue cupboard on the left. How many of you first noticed the microwave? My guess is that you looked at the cupboard and then your eyes drifted down. The question is, without the blue cupboard, would the corner of the microwave vanish completely, or would the blue color draw more attention to the microwave, or would your eyes actually find the blue cupboard interesting? And are you ready to overlook the microwave below? . By the way, I’m not saying that all kitchen appliances should be hidden. This is my workroom, so I have to. There is no point in having everything in the cupboard. otherwise it cannot be used. That said, I know people who keep their toasters in their drawers.
And yes, I think I’m confusing the annex with the main building, but that’s partly just to get the room seen and partly by what I have to say about a particular room. It’s decided. This is the other side of the kitchen, and another trick to tidying up a room’s kitchen (as well as somehow hiding appliances) is to use unexpected lighting. Both lamps on the right side of the photo have frills (and under fur) and are closer to the living room than the kitchen, but they are far enough away from the cooking action that they can be dealt with. Be careful with fabrics and fringes in small kitchens as they will only attract oil and dust. But it works fine here.
I rushed past this area because I noticed a vintage glass cabinet on the wall. I see these everywhere I look now. So, if you have one, put it on your wall and ride a trendy horse. If you don’t have it yet and want it, hurry up. Otherwise, you won’t find a bargain.
Now let’s briefly discuss trend Y and trend ING. I was going to write about this in a separate article, but I’ll keep it brief. Trends are often fads and fading. You should only buy it if you like it, examples being pineapple motifs and shiny copper lamps, which can feel like you’ve reached a saturation point so you don’t need it after a year. be prepared in case
Or maybe something is trending. That means it’s a classic getting its runway moment. So vintage glass cabinets always look great, but you’re going to see a lot of glass cabinets at the moment. Once the show is over, you want to feel like you’ve always added something fun to your home, so invest only if you think you’ll love it forever. I don’t care about fashion. Brass hardware is an on-trend classic. Shiny copper homeware – that trend is now gone. Scalloped tiles – probably trending (unless your permanent ambiance is art deco) – square tiles – definitely trending.
If you’re not sure if an item is on-trend or on-trend, first see what the vintage version looks like. Coming back to the pineapple, it’s actually a classic motif of welcome. So while vintage lights and ice buckets are always in vogue, appliqué cushions may not. Another version of this is the difference between style and fashion, style never goes out of style, but not everything in fashion has style.
And that concludes today’s lesson. I’ve included the image above, which is a step change from pure white elsewhere to show how to add color to a pale background. By the way, cream is often easier than white. The white and color give it that super-clean Palm Springs look that Jonathan Adler loved (by the way, listen to him on next week’s podcast). You want a little pretty blue and pink hues, but if you prefer something rustic, paint the walls cream and add all the fall colors like we did here. Bronze, by the way, is a dramatic, but softer color than black.
If you have a private bathroom, see if you can move the toilet away from the door if possible. A radiator or washbasin would give you a much better view. If you can’t do that for space or budget reasons, keep the door closed.
This is the view from the aforementioned bathroom, and I really like the color palette here. Olive is always a favorite for soft pinks, and you can also add darker pinks and navy to mix colorful yet soft shades.
another bathroom. I love the pop of red here, but if you’re blessed with an architectural feature like this arch, try making something with it. Perhaps this started out as something annoying. We all have odd shapes and spaces in our homes. Sometimes it’s hard to appreciate the fact that you can’t put the litter box where you want it or expand the space, but if you can, take a step back.
This is clearly a room structure, probably not wide enough to tuck a toilet in, but you can own it by painting the inside of the arch to match the bath blue. Or the entire alcove. Alternatively, you may want to install a blue basin to match your bath.
Coco Chanel famously said that the last thing you wear should be taken off. In the interior, the opposite is true. Maybe there’s something missing in the overall scheme that just adds one more thing.
Let’s go for a dip while we think about it. Have a nice weekend everyone. We will all be gathering, so please let us know if you buy this.