| Melbourne Cool |

The Design Files┬áis an amazing blog featuring gorgeous Australian homes and creatives. The home is a 1930’s “Tudor Revival” owned by an architect and electrician !

There is a serious design boom going on in Australia and I can’t get enough of it. It’s very refreshing and I’m sure I’ll be sharing more.

In my opinion, the home has many diverse design elements in terms of how the couple styled it. You’ll find cool contemporary pieces mixed in with preserved historic elements, contrasted with a calm Scandi inspired bedroom and then a desert/ arts and crafts dining area.

Love it. Check it out !


^ The deep teal blue accent sofa paired with the preserved wood and fresh white strikes a great balance of color and style.


^ I love this super neutral dining room that uses texture and some accents of color to bring interest. And those dining chairs are amazing…


^ At first I was like “Whoaaa super departure from what we were seeing before.” But then I figured its a great idea to make the bedroom seem almost like an escape for rest and relaxation. And those cool colors are doing it for me. *ready for a nap*


^ Who knew wood paneling could still look good ? It works so well mixed with the tile floor and greenery. And the clean white office with great statement pieces (large art, gorgeous chair, Nelson lamps) is screaming timeless taste.

I have stamped my approval. x

All photos by The Design Files.

| Pantone Love |

Sooooo… can we just talk about 2016 Pantone color of the year ?

They didn’t just select one color, they selected… two !

Ah, it just can’t get better than this. I feel like this pairing has gotten a lot more attention than previous years, and for good reason.

Say welcome to …..



The names are just perfect alone. Pantone explained:

“Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.”

So here’s a little inspiration for application of these gorgeous (and meaningful) colors: