One of my favorite designers to follow is Aussie Anna Spiro. Her Bloomsbury Group/English manor house aesthetic with its revived vintage brown furniture and pattern-on-pattern audacity always makes exploring her projects a veritable gold mine of surprises and inspiration.
Her latest doesn’t disappoint — and if you go for this kind of layered look, you’ll love the what I have for you today.
1. Moody & Muddy Color Combos
I can’t say that I’ve seen Marigold Yellow & Moss Green together before, but, WOW!
Not to mention Brown Paper Bag & Wedgewood Blue …
… or Black & Tan.
Perhaps she was inspired by the beer cocktail?
2. Colorful Patterned Tile
I WANT this kitchen. There’s nothing overdone or fussy.
This tile mosaic is to die for. I wish I knew where she found it. Probably custom.
Patterned encaustic tile blends wonderfully with old world English style.
3. Patterned Gathered Fabric on Doors
This is one technique I’ll be employing in the minuscule mudroom of my “Remodeling a Remuddle” project.
4. Vintage Oriental Rugs
5. Fun with Contrast Trim Details
Nothing looks off-the-shelf when you add some fun brush fringe on pillows!
6. Carrara Marble Everywhere!
Carrara marble is actually not terribly expensive, compared to many other counter materials. It instantly adds soul without breaking the bank like many of the less-densely-veined white marble varieties.
How glorious is that bathtub?!
7. Custom Lampshades
I’ve written about my love of custom lampshades (and my Etsy sources) before. Yes, it takes thought and planning, but the style payoff is huge!
You can see even more images of this amazing project here.
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I’ve been working on a post about a tour I recently took of the largest underground quarry in the world. I also have a ton more to share with you about our upcoming kitchen remodel!
More details soon!
‘Til next week!