I’m so excited to finally reveal my dining room in my apartment. So what was the inspiration? Florida’s tropical Palm Beach and the white sandy beaches of Esperance in Western Australia.
So here’s the colour inspiration (above) for my dining room – whites, blues and greens. Esperance was definitely a main influence for the colours used in my dining room. And for anyone who hasn’t heard of Esperance before, it’s a small town at the bottom of Western Australia with to-die-for beaches. They look even better than the Whitsundays. I’ve now got this destination high on my travel wish list thanks to this short video below by Salty Wings. They’ve captured it so beautifully.
Admittedly my dining room space is more whites and creams than blues, but I think it has just the right amount through the photographic print from Urban Road. You’ll also see a sneak peek of my sofa in the living room – again, blue is the main accent colour, accentuated by lots of pops of green in the foliage of the plants. Plants have totally brought the space to life.
As you can see here, the dining area overlooks my courtyard. We installed a vertical garden pretty much as soon as we moved in, and in the space of about 10 months, the plants have really flourished. It’s so green and tropical out there. I recommend anyone with a small outdoor space, whether it’s a balcony or courtyard, install a vertical garden – it takes up less space than potted plants on the ground, and you can fit so many more plants in when you go vertical (all up we have 56 plants in ours). Just make sure to select plants that are suitable for the sun/shade situation at your place.
I absolutely love my new Oasis planter pot with timber legs from OZ Design Furniture. It has a slight mid-century feel and helps to elevate smaller plants to give them extra height and wow-factor. The Faded Palms print pictured here, is also from OZ Design Furniture – they have such a great range of affordably priced framed prints – definitely worth checking them out.