Inspired by this weeks The Hermitage, I thought a wee bit of pinspiration was in order to end the week!
I have selected some gorgeous images that really display the variety of ways wood can be used in the home, and the various effects it can create. See how the natural colours and textures of wood can add warmth and interest to your home. From Scandi to Rustic, I think I have covered all tastes and styles!
Herringbone parquetry is still my number one obsession… what style do you love the best?
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One of the most beautiful materials to use for furniture and homewares is wood.
Wood comes in so many varieties which allows this massive variation in colour, grain and texture. The natural beauty of wood can be showcased by using many different techniques, the sculptural possibilities are endless and the results can be simply stunning.
Below are some amazing pieces that I think celebrate wood in all it’s glory, th result is items that are beautiful and timeless.
1. Oak Pendant Light by Ross Gardam
2. Birch Sake Pot by Kota Fukunaga / Mjolk (Wine Cooler also available)
3. Petrified Wood Trivet by Anthropologie
4. Snake Wardrobe by Fuers Heim
5. Wooden Hammock by Adam Cornish
6. Homestead Candlesticks by Ladies & Gentlemen / available in Australia through Douglas and Bec
7. Mk2 Wood iPad cover by Miniot
So it’s friday, you haven’t had time to buy Mum a present yet, you have missed the delivery cutoff date for most stores, so what are your options? Most people will instantly think flowers, but how about trying something along those lines that will last a lot longer (and probably cost the same price too!)
Your local nursery is the place to go! What I am thinking is how about making a living bouquet out of succulents! Succulents are the coolest little plants, they come in this huge array of colours, patterns, shapes and sizes. They won’t cost you an arm and a leg, and they are very forgiving for those who do not possess much of a green thumb.
Below are some inspirational pics to display the sort of effects you can achieve with these little winners. All you need to do is choose a container that suits your Mums style and character, and then fill with soil and your selection of succulents. Voila, one living bouquet for Mum!
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It is hard indeed to return to work after the four-day Easter break so this week let Hermit whisk you away to an exotic tropical paradise instead.
Let the warm sunshine bronze your skin, feel the kiss of salt air on your cheeks and let your toes sink into the soft sand as you relax and unwind in pacific style. Escapism has never been so easy…
1. Swing by Edward Van Vliet
2. Tropical Palm Cushion by Whitlock and Co
3. Fish Bowls by Andrew Ludick
4. Seaweeds Vintage Canvas Poster by Arminho
5. Woven Fish Net Runner By West Elm
One of the most exciting new developments in gardening has to be the vertical garden. It allows us to free up floorspace, obstruct views of our man-made environment and create the feeling of being immersed in nature again. It softens the hard edges of our architecture, absorbs noise and filters the air, all whist creating an green oasis within any environment.
Initially I think vertical gardens were a little messy in their design, but as people play around with the concept more we are seeing some beautiful creations coming to life (literally!!) I especially love the idea of shaping your garden into a decorative form either by use of framework, or through application, as with moss graffiti. There is so much potential and so many different avenues that you can explore when creating your very own piece of living art. This really has to be the most inventive way to green your home, wouldn’t you agree?
I have always loved the idea of an edible garden, so this vertical herb garden below is now on my projects list for my home, fingers crossed I can keep it looking as healthy and happy as this one!
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Seeing plants on shelves isn’t anything new, but plants IN shelves? Well, that is the makings of something extra special.
Enter designer Domenic Fiorello and his stunning Plant Pods. A sleek, minimal design which comprises of a floating shelf that contains a cavity, or pod, to house a succulent or cacti. The shelves are available in either White Oak or American Walnut which has been machined beautifully to created organic, flowing curves that complement your chosen plant-life.
Succulents are very hardy plants that do not require a lot of water which is key in allowing this design to appear so slimline. The shelf becomes more like a plinth used to highlight the sculptural forms of the your selected succulent, a living installation that is low maintenance but looks modern and edgy.