I love old buildings and think it’s great when they are still lived in. Too many of them are just stood there looking sorry for themselves. I keep walking around Glasgow pointing at beautiful buildings and asking my husband why they’re empty when there are lots of new homes being built. I don’t understand this…

I found this renovation project on homify. Terrry Design took on eight apartments in the Victorian Old Denim Factory. It was an urban regeneration project in the Shoreditch area of London. It’s amazing to think that this used to be a busy jeans factory.

the denim factory on homify

Apartments in this Victorian factory building benefit from large warehouse-style windows, private balconies, wooden flooring, limestone bathrooms, large open plan kitchens and reception rooms. What got my attention was the balconies as well as the windows. I wasn’t expecting any outside space when I first saw this building, so that was a nice surprise. It’s also great to see some original features being kept. It wouldn’t look the same without the brick wall and the high ceilings. The open plan living space is modern and what people are looking for these days.

the denim factory on homify

The denim factory on homify by Terry Design

the denim factory on homify by Terry Design

The denim factory on homify by Terry Design

The denim factory on homify by Terry Design

The denim factory on homify by Terry Design

The denim factory on homify by Terry Design

all photos by Terrry Design/homify.co.uk

Who would have thought the last photo is from an old Victorian factory building? I like the mix of old and new.

For more inspiration have a look at my Pinterest boards.

Our monochrome living room has had a bit of a make over with a new print from very talented Elkeland and a new throw. The print Reverie II is exactly that, dreamy. I hadn’t hung anything up on the wall next to the sofa as I wasn’t sure what to hang up, but I think this print looks nice there. The plants you can see in the window sill are really cute.

My monstera plant loves it here. It keeps getting bigger. Can’t imagine my home without green plants now..

The throw in the photos is actually an oversized scarf.

monochrome living room green plant

monochrome living room dreamy print

green plant in monochrome living room

Have a great new week! x

 

 

As textures and patterns are increasingly trendy we see that not only in form of soft furnishings, but also on floors and walls. I’ve been pinning a lot of interiors with patterned tiles lately. Last year I discovered the company Mandarin Stone whilst browsing on Pinterest. They have some beautiful inspirational photos both on their site and on their Pinterest account. I didn’t know it at the time, but they’re the UK market leader in the natural stone industry.

Here’s a selection from their gorgeous product range.

Casablanca Nero_Antracite Decor Hexagon Mix JPEGa

UK market leader within the natural stone industry

This monochrome bathroom is my favourite so far. The trendy marble tiles look great.

Carrara Honed Marble, Mosaic & Calacatta Honed Saturn Basin

 

Statuario Venato Polished Bookmatched Slab

Mandarin Stone

If you haven’t already seen the Mandarin Stone 2015 brochure I highly recommend it. It’s like reading a magazine or actually more like a book as it’s so big. The photos are truly beautiful and the mood boards amazing.

Mandarin Stone 2015 brochure

all photos by Mandarin Stone except for the last one by me

Hope you find the photos as inspiring as I do. Happy Weekend! x