19 Sep Style in 7 – 219
Founded by neighbours and friends, Christine and Sarah (and PS, they had a leg up in my love department since I’m Christine and my sister is Sara) their new blog 219 is devoted to all things interior design…as two self-confessed decor obsessed mamas, the two also have plans to open a shop so stay tuned on that front.
For now, I’ll tell you that I’m VERY smitten with what they’ve already put together.
Their blog is crisp, modern and filled to the brimski with pretty.
I stumbled upon shots of their homes in one post and well…
…we’re clearly speaking the same language…I mean that chinoiserie console and the vintage perfume bottles…delish…and don’t get me started on Sarah’s dining room…it’s seriously one of the best spaces I maybe have seen…ever. The JRS painting…those chairs…the lamps…the sheers…luuuuuuuuuv.
Anyone that can put rooms together like these two seem to be able to, clearly deserve a little love in the follow/admire/read blog department so without further ado…their fabo Style in 7…
- Mix it up! Sarah and I completely agree – the rooms that have us coming back for more are those that layer and blend different periods, pieces and styles!
- It’s the little things… Whether it be architectural elements, fabrics, wallcoverings, fixtures, trim, accessories, you name it – details distinguish!!
- Impact – This can come in any number of forms – unexpected pairings, art, furniture, fabrics, textures, colours, etc. – but every space needs at least one thing that draws you in and leaves you wishing…
- Classics – lines, pieces, colour combos etc. E.g. French pieces, black/white/cream colour combo, slipper chair, Billy Baldwin-style sofa, French-pleat linen draperies – classics anchor a room and you can play around with the rest.
- Balance – Victoria Webster summed it up best when she said: “I like having a lot to look at without it being busy”. Back to principle #1 and the art of effectively blending and layering!
- Vintage/antique – So much goodness – a great art deco side table, vintage sputnik chandelier, great Louis chair etc.
- Keep it real! – Sure we’ve deliberated over the placement of a piece for more time than we care to admit, but overall, we like spaces that feel authentic, accessible, and lived-in – not contrived or deliberate.