Ideas competition

Everyone I know right now is doing up a house. Ros spends every lunch time in our local chazza shop emptying it of the best stuff for Margate (I’m so happy for her. I’m moving my lunchtime forward). And people are still emailing me about tiles. The infectiousness of all this is that I’m doing some ‘jobs’ in my own place and have had many conversations with friends, involving us swapping our ideas then yelling – ‘I was going to do that!’ in each others faces. Nobody wants to look like a massive copy cat is the thing. But seriously, how hard is it to be original? Damn that Pinterest.

Here are the top five favourite ideas we all seem to be having.

1. Painting it black.

Black interiors | Interiors trends | My Friend's House

It just looks good with everything. Not to big up our new venture again, but I do think you’ll love seeing the homes of the Darkroom ladies, who we covered for The Chromologist (this will also reveal another big inspiration behind me painting my floor tiles).

2. Pegboard walls.

Martino Gamper | Pegboard wall | My Friend's House

My friend is threatening to do this on her kitchen wall. I’m. So. Happy. For. Her.

3. Brass or copper bathroom fittings.

Patterned bathroom with brass fittings | interiors trends | My Friend's House

Same goes for lamps. They’re just all so expensive though.

4. Interesting tiling ideas for bathrooms.

Tiled room | My Friend's House

No longer just limited to expensive patterned tiles. The pegboard friend lately got very experimental with some cheap mosaics, which you can catch a glimpse of on our instagram. The above, by French artist Jean Pierre Raynaud in the ’60′s, is how I might line our new shower when it’s done one day.

5.Cool wicker chairs.

Carolina Castiglioni house | The Selby | My Friend's House

This is from Marni’s Carolina Castiglioni’s house, shown in full over at The Selby.

What do you reckon, you feeling these ideas too?



3 Responses to “Ideas competition”

  1. Fi Duke
    June 11, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    personally couldn’t do those tiles……looks like a bridget riley painting and i like her work but on the walls

    the kitchen image caught my eye because they have a round table and a square rug….thinking of changing our long rectangular table to a round one but was unsure it would work with the straight edged rug. Hmm

  2. Emma McNiven
    June 11, 2014 at 4:41 pm #

    Love the pegboard wall – also love a bit of metal mesh and HAY had a great wall-mounted desk (‘Pinorama’) by Inga Sempe which has that kind of ‘hang stuff on me’ vibe. I’m with Fi on those tiles though – imagine that with a hangover…

    • myfriendshouse
      June 12, 2014 at 8:08 am #

      Oh blimey, you might be right about the tiles. Fi, I like that mix of square rug with round table but it might have something to do with the size of both. x

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