Tag Archives: neutral

Small spaces: Textures in Antwerp

This image had me doing a double-take when I spotted it on Pinterest this week, because at first glance it resembles the little flat we lived in in London! Not that ours was nearly as modern and tidy, but the layout and the white and neutral tones are a very close match.

One difference is that we had a dividing wall between the kitchen and the dining/living area that made it more poky and a lot less amazing than this apartment in Antwerp.

Nevertheless, it makes me long for the simple life of living small in a big city! I remember the only baking I ever did was a packet mix brownie that came with it’s own foiled cardboard baking tin! And it actually tasted pretty good!

While I couldn’t resist adding some personal touches if I lived here, I do like the pared back colour palette, and the textures in the brick wall and the plywood cabinetry. And the sofa.

Happy hump day!

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Ode to Duck Egg Blue

As you have probably guessed, I have a thing about duck egg blue.

It is one of those “super colours” which spans generations, genders, trends and even my ever-changing mind.

It’s practically a neutral. See:

It does brights, feminine, classical romance, and sea-change – all without a single complaint.

Stand by for some tastes of duck egg blue in our after photos (just arm yourself with a good supply of food… you could be here a while).