Nicky Line - Monday, February 18, 2013
Black and white, stripes and scale - this rug has it all.
A long-time lover of oversized rugs, I have used the Stockholm Rand rug from Ikea in so many projects, for so many customers and in my own home and it always comes up trumps.
I keep noticing it in other shoots, mags, blogs and images - clearly a rug with "cult status"!
Want some instant, low cost impact in your BedNest - this rug's your answer!
Images from Houzz, charliesdesigndiary, imbusyprocrastinating
Nicky Line - Thursday, February 07, 2013
Yesterday I took a couple of hours out and popped in to the Decorate & Design show in Sydney.
I have to say the show itself wasn't so amazing but the hour I spent listening to UK Interiors guru Abigail Ahern at her seminar on "Decorating with style" was utterly inspirational.
For several years now Abigail's individual, eclectic and refreshing approach to interiors and her absolute passion have made her daily blog update a wonderful and anticipated part of my day.
A big believer in not following rules, trends or pre-conceptions but instead trusting your instincts and sticking with a few little tricks, Abigail seeks to create spaces that are daringly different, very beautiful, utterly individual and personal and in her words "make your heart race".
Dark walls, wallpaper, layers, patterns and textures all with in a "reigned in" colour palette are all part of her style and I LOVE it!
Yesterday she shared some of her tricks, some great images to make us think differently and above all her genuine belief in the power of interiors to bring happiness to people's lives - it was fabulous to have the chance to listen, absorb and enjoy!
Sign up to her blog and you'll be on the inside too!
Abigail's own bedroom
Images from Abigail's Projects
Nicky Line - Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Nicky Line - Thursday, January 10, 2013
Yup, we admit it. It's so easy to work with white walls - we love this blank canvas as it gives us a chance to work with BedNesters to add colour or texture or pattern (or even all 3) with the fabrics we use on their bedhead, cushions etc.
We're also long-standing fans of a nice stoney neutral (NOT too yellow-based) - Hogs Bristle from Dulux we love.
Over the last year, however, we've been brave and bold and daring (well, by our standards) and working so much with grey walls. Not life-changingly different certainly, but that shift from "always light" so "sometimes dark" on a wall colour is not nearly as scary as it seems. Dark walls are NOT just for the northern hemisphere, libraries, studies and sheds - they can work so well in this beautiful sunny climate of ours and especially in a bedroom. What they create is a cozy, intimate space with instant personality and appeal and dark grey is definitely the way to go.
One of my utter gurus Abigail Ahern is THE guru on dark interiors and as she so brilliantly puts it "go dark, cross over to the dark side, we promise way more fun and its pretty darn life changing!"
Here are a few images we love, both from bedrooms and other spaces - not all the greys are very dark but you get the picture....
Images 1,4,5 Desiretoinspire, Image 2 AbigailAhern, Image 3 Blueprintbliss
Nicky Line - Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Wishing you a very Happy New Year.
We've got a great feeling about 2013 and hope it brings you all health, happiness, fun and plenty of down-time in a home you love.
Oh, and lots of playtime at the beach!
Nicky Line - Sunday, December 23, 2012
Nicky Line - Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A couple of weeks ago we ran a competition on the fabulous blog Interiors Addict to win our gorgeous new Maddison bedhead below...
We were absolutely swamped in entries and Jen and I were delighted with how many truly inspiring bedroom images were sent into us.
Here's the winning entry...
.....on first glance it's a gorgeous image but maybe not the most inspiring, but have a look at the detail and you'll see the real beauty...The colour scheme, the combination of pretty/feminine and contemporary, the stunning feature wall, the clean lines of the furniture shapes with a real nod to tradition, that amazing parquet floor. SO inspiring in a very understated and elegant way.
Nicky Line - Friday, December 07, 2012
We love the results, hope you do too!
Nicky Line - Thursday, December 06, 2012
For our recent shoot we used the fabulous linen bedding from CULTIVER. Available in a perfect charcoal and simple white, the quality is beautiful and it is SUCH fabulous value. AND you can buy it all from the fabulous online store - oh how we love fingertip shopping!
Go have a look guys... and read Nicolle's blog while you're there, great interiors, styling, shopping and general lifestyle ideas & inspiration.
Nicky Line - Monday, December 03, 2012
We were excited enough last week to be featured in the Adore magazine blog....the latest issue of this inspiring, utterly readable and beautifully put-together magazine is just out and guess what? Yup - we're on the front cover.
Look at the Maddison bedhead looking all glamorous and just a little bit Hollywood!
The bedroom styling feature on page 96 features lots of our new BedNest products - have a look here...
Thanks Loni and team - for another great issue of the mag and for featuring us!