Nouveau Traditionalis

(noun) "new traditions"
a wanky phrase I made up to name the type of interior design I love.
what I want to create for myself and my family as we make a fresh start in life
the inspiration I want to give my daughters to embrace change and create a life they love

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


We are deciding upon our floor coverings. I thought it would be fun, but it is actually really stressful! It is quite different to look at a picture and say “I love that!” than to actually look at samples and say “I want that throughout my house!” lol. But we are getting there.
Originally I wanted quite dark floors, but without the red undertones. I adore the look of these, what can only be solid timber floors. Devine.
Source unknown via La La Lovely
We are going for floating timber floors, and I have been disappointed with what is available in the darker range. Mostly they have a distinct red tone or wenge, which wasn’t what I am after. Hubby suggested a lighter, almost limed look instead. I think I am liking it!
Schappacher kitchen via Little Bits of Lovely
via Traditional Home

We are going for white cabinets but are still deciding on bench tops. I love the second picture, especially the contrast between the countertops and black stools.
Any thoughts on the flooring-bench top combination?
xx Romana

Monday, September 6, 2010

Kitchen inspiration

I have an obsession with lovely white kitchens…..luckily my husband doesn’t mind them, although he is drawn towards more modern styles than my traditional preferences. When I opened this page in the Oct/Nov Belle mag, I jumped with joy. It was definitely what i have been trying to describe to the hubs. Mmmmm.

Justine Hugh-Jones Interior Design
Oct/Nov Belle

Romana xx