Aug 24, 2021
Inhabiting a space where you feel inspired and joyful is the most underrated feeling. Whether you’re the only one who sees your home or you’re an entertainer with guests constantly crossing your threshold, creating a space you’re proud of is always the goal. So, we’ve rounded up some of the most inspiring designs that the Property Playground community have been saving and sharing in August. For some end-of-summer inspiration to create a space you love, check out the stunning work from these home professionals.
There’s something to be said for a monochrome kitchen where dark-hued walls allow the sleek white cabinetry to take centre stage. Quartz runs off the kitchen island, creating that luxurious waterfall effect and setting off the contrasting dark cabinets perfectly. Spotlights and three smoky pendant fittings bounce light around the room and off that slick black lacquered splashback. Each time you look at this space, there is something new to behold. We don’t know about you, but we can imagine countless lazy Sunday mornings spent admiring this thing of beauty while the kettle’s on.
These days, we’re all in search of our own patch of green space. While living in the capital isn’t synonymous with lush gardens, creating your own natural rooftop escape can provide a tranquil oasis above the city. Here, the urban gardener enjoys mature shrubs, leafy foliage and wildlife-attracting plants with a natural, grounding effect – even when hundreds of feet above. With louvred slats allowing dappled sunlight to filter through, it’s clear to see why this serene city image has proved so popular among Playground visitors.
A barn conversion is one of the best ways to enjoy the delights of country living. With the expert eye of an interior designer at work, this living room celebrates the natural materials of brick and wood, drawing out the rustic brick hue with splashes of red in throw cushions and flower arrangements. Everything else is pared back and neutral, leaving the original features, like the beamed walls, to sing. The result is a cosy yet airy space to delight all year round.
The living room TV as we’ve known it is over. For years, interior designers and homemakers have grimaced at the big, ugly screens that dominate a space, so much so there have been numerous developments to hide it, from units to clever hide-away cabinets. But the solution is so simple: a TV mirror. Housed in a beautiful frame, the TV becomes a piece of art instead of a black hole. When you’re finished watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s, switch it to mirror mode for an inconspicuous camouflage or press pause on your favourite scene for on-demand wall art whenever you fancy.
We’re not surprised that this sophisticated and sensuous bedroom design has been getting so much attention on Playground. With that dark, luscious red on the walls and the jet-black headboard/lamp combo, this East Molesey boudoir is anything but timid. Cool grey bedding soothes the fiery red and balances the drama for a romantic yet contemporary feel.
Discover, save and share endless home improvement and design inspiration on Property Playground. Collect your favourite ideas and connect with professionals who can bring your vision to life. Start exploring today.