unique window treatments

Anything can be a ‘window treatment’. Blinds, curtains and shutters probably come to mind as the most obvious. But anything you put in front of a window decoratively or for privacy is technically a window treatment. So let’s explore an array of options in these photos and let me know what you think!

maximal minimalism

An oxymoron for sure, but it’s an emerging style in the design world. Both on and off the runway, and into our homes, this style embraces a minimal aesthetic, with maximum impact of all the important things.

Here is the definition: Maximal and minimal elements. ... Zorn's lemma states that every partially ordered set for which every totally ordered subset has an upper bound contains at least one maximal element.

And here are some decorating examples. What do you think of this so called ‘new’ look? Does it make any sense after seeing these images? Yah, I’m not so sure either… but it’s a thing so I embrace it!

black kitchens

A white kitchen is always classic. Navy, dark green, other colours and also different woods and stains are all beautiful if you dare to stray from the classic. But what if you don’t dare to stray but do want something different? Is the black kitchen your thing then? I say yes!! Here are some gorgeous images of how the black kitchen, like the white kitchen, can feel classic and easy to work with too. Too dark for you? Or just right?

the accent wall

The accent wall of a room is often that because of a feature like a fireplace, a brick wall, or even a gallery wall of pictures. But we also talk about the accent wall as the wall where we might just add a bit of colour if the room doesn’t lend itself to all being that colour. Sometimes we choose an accent wall to simply be a different colour, and sometimes it is more of a feature like wallpaper, or wood planks. Or as mentioned, a full wall of pictures or a brick wall. But whatever your take on the accent wall is, it’s a thing! And it’s been popular for a while and doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.

Check out these examples for inspiration and then go ahead and do your own thing! Maybe choose your favourite colour and go to town on one wall in a room that needs a bit of a lift? It’s an easy way to add a touch of ‘wow’!!

Coorie - Scotland's take on Hygge?

If you don’t already know about Hygge or Lagom, check it out here. Then come back here to see what Coorie is all about. Simply put, it is a word that now doesn’t capture it’s true definition, but rather a sense of well being, embracing the outdoors no matter the weather, and taking on traditions with a healthy twist. Think a quieter existence that has work balanced with small pleasures - like throwing on a tartan coat that keeps you warm on a walk upon a hill. While we’re at it, let’s leave technology behind for a bit too.

At the end of the day, it is about reconnecting with people, food, and, naturally, the outdoors. Sounds idyllic!