ROOM OF THE WEEK :: 8.27

When something is inspiring me in the moment, there’s usually good reason. Case in point – this bathroom.

a hacienda style home boasts this beautiful poured concrete sink with a modern pendant | via coco+kelley

I’ve been trying to gain some design direction for our downstairs bath, and this gorgeous scenario has me swooning. A concrete poured sink, clean lines, natural textures and elements, and that gorgeous gorgeous lighting. I love the addition of that unique wood shelf as it warms things up a bit. The little touches of green are a must. Bathrooms are my favorite places for plants!

a poured concrete shower with natural elements and skylight  | via coco+kelley

In the shower, similar tiles and more poured concrete are stunning under that natural skylight (if only!). The couple also incorporated a large rock found in big sur to use as their soap dish, which I love. It’s those little elements that make such a huge difference!

Every inch of this home is just as beautiful too – see the whole tour here.

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HOME TOUR :: URBANE SOPHISTICATE IN SYDNEY

Accessible interiors are so much the trend these days, that it’s become a bit more rare for me to feature the higher-end homes that I used to around here. Everything is white and scandinavian or ‘bohemian’ style, worn and collected. Rarely do I find a home that’s refined without being stuffy: that perfect mix of classic, elevated and yet still somewhat approachable design.

new traditional living room in sydney | via coco+kelley

When reading the article on this Sydney home renovation, the style was described as ‘urbane sophisticate’ which made me pause because those are the two words we’ve used around here many times to describe our own style.

This architectural gem that displays refined taste but allows for comfort is, needless to say, right up my alley.

new traditional living room in sydney  with oversized art | via coco+kelley

The scheme is simple – tons of white walls, black accents, and a serious art collection. Nothing overdone, some spaces feeling even slightly underdone (clean!) and every selection meticulous.

arched doorway in hall with rustic floors | via coco+kelley

The kitchen is just as you would expect it to be – simple – but featuring beautiful details like ceiling cladding and what looks to me like nailhead trim along the top of the cabinet moulding.

black and white kitchen with nickel pendant lighting and marble counters | via coco+kelley

white cabinets and black island in the kitchen | via coco+kelley

Naturally, there are three dining areas (ahem). 

casual dining room with iron doors to patio | via coco+kelley

A more casual dining space, which I would assume is adjacent to the stunning kitchen, opens to a patio where a small outdoor dining area lies in case you’d like to bask in the sun over breakfast (yes please).
outdoor patio dining area with woven chairs | via coco+kelley

formal dining room with slipcovered chairs and striped rug | via coco+kelley

Then, of course the formal dining area, which I actually love. For all it’s ‘formality’ it still looks cozy and comfortable. Plus I’m always insanely jealous of a fireplace in this particular room.

Upstairs, a serene master bedroom…

master bedroom in grey and blue | via coco+kelley

master bedroom fireplace | via coco+kelley

I’m only assuming that this fireplace was original to the house, and if so, I have to say that I love that they worked with the color. A soft blue or mint is always my favorite counterpart to a brick red or burgundy, and thus what could have been an eyesore becomes a beautiful focal point.

clean bedroom with blue paneled walls | via coco+kelley

The paneling in this guest room is just gorgeous! Given a room with this much detail on the wall, I would do exactly the same – show it off with textured wallpaper!

modern bath featuring rich wood and white | via coco+kelley

You can see the master bath in the full tour here, but I prefer this one with its mix of warm wood and white surrounds, with a clever shelf for display.

2 responses on “HOME TOUR :: URBANE SOPHISTICATE IN SYDNEY

  1. Holly Irwin

    What a treat!! Thank you for sharing this dream home……..all of my favorites are here……the monochromatic color scheme, contemporary art, and those black iron windows and doors, oh my! Seriously sophisticated!

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  2. Lisa

    Truly gorgeous. Reminds me of Nancy Braithwaite’s work. How does one achieve such a level of sophistication without formality per se, and use so much color and keep a calm look?

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ROUNDUP :: TOP 10 REMOVABLE WALLPAPERS

This week I’m starting on the next room in the house, and I’m super excited about the fact that this time it’s a space that’s all my own, which means… WALLPAPER! I’ve never had it, and I want some sooooo baaaad.

classic bedroom with wallpaper by brittany ambridge for domino

But, being a commitment phobe, before I paste anything up, I thought I’d take a look at the options out there for removable wallpaper patterns. You know, in case I change my mind in a year (likely). Turns out, a lot of them are more fresh and customizable than regular wallpaper options and there are plenty of styles out there for everyone…

top 10 removable wallpaper designs and sources | roundup via coco+kelley

1 // Hygge & West has some of my favorite wallpaper out there, and their selections for removable designs don’t disappoint! Their collaborations include lines with designers like Karla Pruitt, Joy Cho, Anna Rifle Bond,  and more.

2 // Kate Zaremba might be my favorite Etsy option for fun removable wallpaper. Her patterns are really fresh, featuring items like avocados, zebras, swans, pineapples and more.

3 // Chasing Paper just announced their recent collaboration with Lisa Congdon and also offers lines from other well-known designers. The styles are on-trend and offer a range of more modern, geometric styles. My favorites are those from designer Kelly Ventura.

4 // WallFlora is an Etsy shop featuring (you guessed it) floral and tropical patterns. Everything from traditional to trendy, I love the palm print above and this awesome skull pattern too.

5 // CoverME Wallpapers is another Etsy shop out of Latvia (I’m sensing a trend) that features some more fresh and whimsical patterns like feathers, origami sail boats, and geometrics, all in (you guessed it) customizable colors.

6 // Betapet offers their own versions of some very popular patterns that you might recognize, but also offers the option of choosing your own color for their wallpapers. This shibori-esque print has me seriously considering it for my own home!

7 // Timothy Sue might be best known for their ‘hearts apart‘ pattern, but I love this bold blue ‘waterways’ collection myself. Their style is funky and colorful!

8 // I had to give a second shout out to Hygge & West because this pattern from Linna Rennel is a personal fave! I love her organic style.

9 // Modified Tot is an outlier in this round up as she only offers one pattern to choose from at the moment, but I loved the colors so much, I thought it worth a mention! There are tons of wallpapers out there that are so fun for kids, but this is one I’d use in my own nursery for sure!

10 // Livettes is another Etsy shop out of Latvia, and I love their selection! Yes, they too offer customizable colors, and their patterns err on the fresh, modern side.

image via domino

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MODERN + HISTORICAL SEASIDE WEDDING IN SICILY

You know we hardly ever post weddings here these days, but with my one and only wedding of the summer coming up this weekend, I thought it was time to throw a little bridal moment your way. Especially when I ran across this simple seaside wedding in Sicily, which (being a Southern Italian girl myself) would be a dream destination…

seaside wedding in sicily | via coco+kelley ceremony under a tree | via coco+kelley

This magical venue is the perfect balance between not-to-fussy but still super special. I love that the ceremony took place under this magical arch of trees dripping with exposed light bulbs…

seaside wedding in sicily | via coco+kelley

berry + astilbe bouquet | via coco+kelley

The bride’s bouquet features one of my favorites (pink astilbe) and berries, and she wore a simple crown of ivy in her hair… so sweet.

seaside wedding in sicily | via coco+kelley

seaside wedding in sicily | via coco+kelley

In the bride’s own words, the setting was, “A classic Italian Seaside vista wedding, highlighting bursts of culture amidst modern style.” I love how the food and drink were set up in these little ‘cabanas’ that lined the outer walls of the venue overlooking the sea…

modern wine bar at a seaside wedding in sicily | via coco+kelley

seaside wedding in sicily | via coco+kelley

seaside wedding in sicily | via coco+kelley

seaside wedding in sicily | via coco+kelley

seaside wedding in sicily | via coco+kelley

In case you’re wondering, the building is an old Tuna Fishery (it is Sicily after all) called Marzamemi’s Tonnara that was built in the beginning of the 16th century. Because of this the bride and groom decided that their favours should be little toothpick boxes that looked like tuna tins in white ceramic.

seaside wedding in sicily | via coco+kelley

seaside wedding in sicily | via coco+kelley

The inside of the venue was transformed with simple strands of twinkle lights for the dancing!

For more details on the wedding (including her dress, which I LOVE) go here.  Photography by Guis Marano.

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  1. Michelle

    Beautiful! With my own wedding coming up in spring, I almost can’t get enough of wedding blog posts! So, I appreciate you sharing this! Hope all goes well for your wedding.

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IN THE DETAILS :: RESTAURANT EDITION

Whenever I’m in a bit of a design funk, I turn my sights away from residential interiors and look for inspiration elsewhere: namely hospitality design. Spaces that aren’t meant to be lived in are ‘allowed’ to take a bit more risk, and therefore are way more interesting!

And since I’m gathering ideas for our studio space and my kitchen remodel, I figured restaurant design details would be a good place to start looking!

idea to steal: geometric caging over basic pendants |coco+kelley #inthedetails

Every time I go to Ikea I get another idea for a cool hack, but this one may be on the top of my list. These pendants are awesome! Not to be overlooked – that wood bar pattern. Another really cool DIY idea for your own home if you’re into that style.

How to use it in your own home: Buy a basic pendant and then ask someone who is way craftier than you to make these awesome wood geo surrounds.  Or figure out a way to cram one into one of these. The point is – take something simple and add a detail that makes it all your own.

create triangle shapes with plywood and 2x4, then paint! |coco+kelley #inthedetails

Plywood is the new black these days. Affordable and easily accessible, hipsters and designers are using it by the cartful. While I’m a bit over the look myself, I do like how a little ply and some basic 2×4’s created this triangle pattern throughout the space. Better yet, I love the way they’ve painted some of them in.

How to use it in your own home: Consider this as a facade for a wall treatment or kitchen island! These materials are easy to get at any hardware store.

corner wrap around shelves for plants (with a watering system!) |coco+kelley #inthedetails

I am alllllll about the corner decor. I’ve seen some really cool stuff (like wrap around neon lettering and art walls) but this is a super simple one for those of us who are less ambitious and like our greens. The key to this is the random placement which makes it feel fun and fresh. Bonus points if you work in a watering system like they’ve done here!

How to use it in your own home: Get some basic shelving materials (planks and brackets) and then have them cut to your specifications. Some short, some long, and some cut to an angle where they can meet to wrap around a corner or two. I’d love this in a bathroom!

mixing materials - wood, tin and glass industrial style |coco+kelley #inthedetails

This one’s for the remodelistas! If you’re considering some interesting finishing options for your own home, this one shot has plenty of food for thought. I’ve always loved those old tin ceiling tiles for their decorative nature, and they look beautiful here, but what’s really genius is that they’re kept behind glass casing to keep ’em clean and dust-free. I’ve also seen people do this with wallpaper in the kitchen. Then there’s that hit of herringbone wood, and the cool floor all in this industrial space. So, basically, I’m dying.

How to use it in your own home: Realistically, this look is pretty specific. But, again, think about mixing materials in your kitchen island. Visit salvage stores to find antique materials, and mix it with some industrial moments to achieve the overall style.

penny tiles from floor to counter!  |coco+kelley #inthedetails

This one might be my favorite of the bunch – I am currently obsessed with penny tile. Everywhere. I love how they’ve wrapped it all the way up the counter in this cool restaurant, but the greens are also essential to making it feel fresh instead of cold!

How to use it in your own home: Anywhere you’d consider tile, consider this! Wrap the penny tile up the sides of your bathroom walls, or entryway! Think of it as an alternate to the ever-popular subway tile for the kitchen. And better yet, you can get crafty with patterns! Check out this post for a few ideas to get you started.

images ::  style files // dezeen // travel rumors // houzz // trendland

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