{The Design Nest} Heritage love

One of our very favourite contributors to the blog is the delightful Christine Ghrayche from One x One Interiors. Christine operates One x One Interiors in Orange and offers individually tailored interior design and architectural services to her clients.

Christine is a passionate lover of all things design and has a brilliant ability to see the beauty in the everyday. She is a mother of two, a coffee addict and wine lover.

We are delighted to have Christine and her knowledge onboard. So if you have any design questions, Christine is your go to!

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Heritage Homes 

Orange, Bathurst and all the other towns throughout the Central West are filled with beautiful period homes, and with many of those homes going through a generational change, they are also undergoing updates to suit the modern family.

If you’re lucky enough to have a heritage-style home it’s important to plan your renovations in a way that is sympathetic to the original details and let them inspire you, so that any additions don’t seem out of place. Here are some tips to emphasise that period-drama.

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Inky blues can add a sense of depth and luxuriousness to your space (read more in Why Navy Is The New Black) while still keeping the overall tone of the room fairly neutral. A beautiful example of this is Greg Natale’s Clark Payne House below, which features stunning navy walls contrasted against white trims; allowing the heritage details of the cornices and skirting boards to shine.

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Clark Payne house by Greg Natale Design

Shaker Cabinets

Characterised by their recessed centre panel, shaker cabinets are an ideal style for heritage homes due to their refined simplicity and timeless appeal.

Available in a huge range of profiles, including molded and straight edge finishes, the shaker cabinet can be combined with traditional pulls, as featured in the image below, or with contemporary handles depending on your desired look.

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Shaker Cabinets Pinterest

Lighting

There’s chandeliers, pendants, downlights, track lights, sconces, and that’s just the beginning, so when it comes to lighting we really are spoiled for choice. But, when it comes to heritage homes I tend to lean towards chandeliers and sconces due to their detail and period charm.

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Kristen Marie Interiors Malibu

When you’re considering your lighting in your bathroom you of course think about the style of lighting and if it compliments your overall heritage scheme, but also where the lighting is being placed. Remember, lighting must be first and foremost, functional for everyday tasks such as applying makeup and shaving.

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Tamara Magel New York

Finally, It is important to keep in mind that when you decide to renovate or extend your heritage beauty, that any changes you do make will be adding to the history of the house and how it will be viewed by future generations.

For help with your renovation or extension visit www.onexoneinteriors.com.au  to get started.

Christine Ghrayche, owner of One x One Interiors and lover of all things design, is a passionate interior designer, mother of 2, coffee addict, wine lover, and has called Orange home for

{The Design Nest} #RugLife

One of our very favourite contributors to the blog is the delightful Christine Ghrayche from One x One Interiors. Christine operates One x One Interiors in Orange and offers individually tailored interior design and architectural services to her clients.

Christine is a passionate lover of all things design and has a brilliant ability to see the beauty in the everyday. She is a mother of two, a coffee addict and wine lover.

We are delighted to have Christine and her knowledge onboard. So if you have any design questions, Christine is your go to!

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Selecting the perfect rug for your spacerug

Adding a rug to your room can be likened to a double edged sword – when done correctly a rug adds warmth and defines your space, but when done incorrectly it can turn your space into a design disaster. The 3 main elements you need to consider when selecting a rug are size, colour as well as texture and traffic. 

Size

The size of the rug is crucial – one of my biggest pet hates is seeing rugs that are too small for the space they are in. A rug that is too small will not only look disproportionate to the room, it also makes your space look smaller than what it is. The size of the rug should also be considered if you are wanting to define a space, for example if your home is open plan, placing a perfectly sized rug can separate the living room from the dining room, giving the space clear guidance while still maintaining an open flow. pink

Colour

The colour of the rug you select needs to be considered against everything else in the room, from the floors, to the walls, to the other furniture, because while you may have fallen in love with a particular rug you saw in a showroom, if the colours and style don’t compliment your existing look, it will just look out of place. So, always keep your style in mind when rug shopping – think sisal or jute rugs if you’re style is coastal or beachy, woollen rugs in vibrant colours and patterns for a contemporary style, or Persian when decorating country-inspired rooms. water

Texture and Traffic

When selecting your new rug always, always consider whether the area you are putting it in is a high traffic area, as this will make a difference. Rug textures range from low pile and flat weave, which are a perfect all-rounder and suitable for high or low traffic areas, to shag and high pile which should be exclusively for low traffic areas only – the last thing you want is to put a gorgeous shag/long wool rug in an entrance way only for your new rug to begin to show signs of wear and tear by being flattened and squashed after a few months of heavy foot traffic. hampton

If you would like some advice or help in selecting the perfect rug for your home contact me on 0424 420 254 to arrange a consultation.

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{The Nest Designs} 16 Dreamy Celebrity Nurseries

Here is some fantastic design inspiration to help you to decorate a new room for your littliest love.

Nurseries are many things, they are sanctuaries, sleep zones and play areas. A place for tears. A room of love. A vault of memories.

The fabulous team at Brit & Co have put together a sneak peek of some of your favourite celebrities’ nurseries!

We particularly love:

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Jessica Alba’s Nursery

We are also diggin’ the eternally stylish Rachel Zoe’s choices:

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Rachel Zoe’s calming nursery

You can find more here -> 16 Dreamy Celebrity Nurseries

Happy decorating Nesters x

{The Nest Design} Black and white, classic alright!

If you are lucky enough to be looking down the barrel of a new bathroom then here is some brilliant design inspo for you!

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Inside Out have complied some of the very best black and white bathrooms available for you to lust after. bathroom 2

Happy renovating Nesters x

 

{The Nest Buys} Do you want to lay your head?

Okay, in case you are looking to update a bedroom in your house (and you have quite a bit of coin to drop) I have found the MOST GORGEOUS bedheads ever!

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The deliciously, delightful Mexsii Bedheads are absolutely sublime.

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They are creative, bright and fun.

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You can enter the land of wonderlust on their website Mexsii and a collection of the bedheads are available locally from Jumbled in Orange

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Happy shopping Nesters!

P.S If you are a watcher of Channel Nine’s‘The Block’ you will notice that Shannon and Simon used the beautiful Mexsii in their master bedroom!

{The Nest Home} We need to chalk..

We are totally thinking about getting a blackboard wall in the toddler-bird’s room.

Yes, I am aware of the total mess that chalk can cause, and the hubby-bird does have a serious concern that it will teach baby-bird to draw on walls, but it just looks so damn cool.

Plus, I am convincing myself using the Picasso theory of life that ‘all children are artists’.

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Source: Pinterest

What do you think? Could it work? Do you have one? Am I just being completely ridiculous and lining up for a big fat regret?

{The Nest Design File} Little girls sparkle wherever they go..

Having little girls is the absolute bomb. They are precious and tough, fierce and delicate. A perfect mix of contradictions.

Here is the truth about little girls:

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Available from Etsy – The House of Belongings it is the perfect addition to any little lady retreat.

Happy designing Nesters!