As you will know, we moved onto our Palm Springs dream home four months ago, after months of planning, selections and building. My husband Ryan is a builder and we own a company called Real Living Homes where we build residential houses for our clients. For the past 11 years we have also be building and subsequently selling our own homes that we have lived in. We have moved around a lot, and it has been some of the hardest work we have done, but it has lead us to this beautiful place we call home.
Or house is located on the Sunshine Coast and in boutique, residential estate in Didlillibah. Here we have over one acre of flat land where we are designing and creating a resort style, Palm Springs inspired oasis. As always building, decorating and landscaping a new home takes up lot of time, but it is enjoyable time, creating something we are proud of.
Ryan is very much in charge of the outside, whilst I work on the inside of the house, creating a space that feels like home. For this I decided to select an Interior Designer to guide me and work with me on bringing our home to life. I chose to work with the wonderful Katrina De Vere from De Vere Design Co. Katrina’s company is a Sunshine Coast based bouquet Interior design and styling company, and as her Instagram says, she brings her clients dreams to life.’ This is exactly what she is doing for us and so much more. Together we are working our way through each room of the house adding in more Palm Springs and mid century modern details, and sharing the rooms on my house Instagram account Palma Soleada.
When it came to our first room, the master bedroom, I really had no idea what I wanted for this space. Katrina came to me with four completely different, concept designs to choose from that she would then build on. The tones and feels of one in particular spoke to me, and I am beyond thrilled with the final look of the room.
Here’s a note from Katrina…
Natalie and Ryan had created a beautiful new build, however as with any new build, as stunning as the features are it is those finishing and personalized touches that transform it from a house into a home. One that fits the needs and personalities of those who live in it. The vibe they wanted for their home, “Palm Springs,” is just about the most fun style to work with. As fun loving adventurous people it was no surprise they chose this style, they were such great clients, they really wanted to take the style and run with it. As a result of that trust we have together created a beautifully layered , calm and colourful space for Natalie and Ryan to enjoy for years to come.
The Master Bedroom is a very large open space that opens out visually to the pool area, the walls were all white as is usual with a new build. Their existing bedroom suite suited the Master they had in there previous home, which was moody and heavy. With the Palm Springs style it is all about play , colour and furniture which is fine lined or light in appearance. We began with wallpaper as a base and built the other features of the room around it, pairing the art work, bed linen and occasional chair to fit together, then adding in smaller touches in softer tones in our colour pallet.
The key to a well balanced space is about layering the room and choosing a colour pallet and sticking to it. Here we chose pink as our main colour, and added green and white along with Rattan and timber to ground the space. You will notice that each pocket of the room uses colours from our pallet in various ways, and in varying tones of the colour. We wanted the room to feel fresh and relaxing. The use of the low to the ground rattan bed allows us to maximize the wallpapers impact and balances out the bulk head above the bed. Natural linen sheets and covers on the bed, along with making the bed in an informal way, creates a feeling that is welcoming and not fussy. We stuck to the rule of three, using groups of three decorator pieces in various sizes in our vignettes. The addition of the stunning velvet and gold chair added another textural layer to the space.
Adding subtle curves into the space softens the room and adds to the calm feeling it gives when entering. From the curve on the sides of the bed, to the dome lamps bedside it, our rounded floor lamp and the floor arched floor length mirror, to the even more subtle curves like the balloons in the art work or the rounded decorator pieces. When all tied together each and every design feature in this room has taken a well designed floor plan with a killer out look, and turned it into one of my favourite all time Master Bedrooms.
All of the photos in this blog post were taken by the talented Empire Art Lifestyle.
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Bed – Abide Interiors – Castaway Bed
Bedding – Eadie Lifestyle – Linen Sheets in Rose Dust and Linen Duvet Cover in White
Green cushion – My own existing from Adairs
Side tables – West Elm – Roar Geo Brass Geo Inlay Nightstand
Side lamps – Adairs – Dome Table Lamp Blush
Floor lamp – Beacon – Shore Tan Rattan
White cacti – Raw Furniture
Green cacti – Ikea – SJÄLSLIGT
Pots – Kmart
Cacti ring dish – Bed, Bath Table Palm Springs & Giraffe Palm Springs
Frames – Kmart
Books – Harry Hartogs
Platter Style Dish – Adairs
Hour Glass – Adairs
Small Vase – H&M Home
Tea Light Holder – H&M Home
Pots – Ikea and Kmart
Framed Dried Flower – Perlplex – Dried Flower Décor Box
Vases – Kmart
Green Cacti – Ikea – SJÄLSLIGT
Candle – Boston Glow Luxury Soy Candles – The Boston Lisette Armchair
Side Tables – Ikea – KRYDDPEPPAR in green and KRYDDPEPPAR in pink
Pots – H&M Home
White Cacti – Raw Furniture
Pillows – CastleryArch Mirror
Frame – Kmart
Artwork – Art Printz
All items above were existing in our home that Katrina was able to reuse for this space. The metal board is used as my vision board and is from H and G Designs. The gold leaf dish is new and is from H & M Home.
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