Archive for: March, 2011

03/31/2011 // 21 comments

Casual Living

If you’re like me you’ll probably think of your home as a sanctuary from the world; a place where you can shut off and relax. Casual Living is the latest offering from best-selling author and interiors expert Judith Wilson, and provides ideas for two key looks around this idea – Country Casual and City Casual. The books details the different ingredients you need to create a relaxed and comfortable look for your home, before going onto show you how they translate into rooms throughout the house. I’ve picked out some of my favourite looks and spaces from the book – which space calls out the most to you?
Casual Living by Judith Wilson | Ryland Peters & Small | Photography by Polly Wreford
A few weeks ago they charmed my socks off with their makeover of the RAST chest of drawers; this week the DIY spotlight is on the PRANT box. The team at Livet Hemma used a collection of the PRANT boxes to create a modular storage system, fixing them together with stationery clamps and painting the insides with soft pastel hues. I think it looks brilliant! Have you ever done something similar?
Lately my love for mid century modern furniture has stepped up a notch and I’ve been trying to find out what triggered my higher than normal levels of Mid Cent Lust. Eventually I came back to this delightful living space. Since I pinned it to my Pinterest account a few weeks ago I’ve had it on the mind: the mustard yellow sofa, art wall, mid century pieces and lashings of natural light have me weak at the knees every time. What do you like about this space?