When i saw images of Rachel Bilson's LA home in Lonny last week i knew i had a Muse on my hands; the Interior Designer behind her stunning and eclectic home was LA based Kishani Perera. Kishani is the queen of mixing the reclaimed with the refined to create a layered home that looks like it has been carefully cultivated for years as opposed to months. And the good news is that she is a sharer her blog is filled with tips and before and after renovation images, and in case this isn't enough she also has a coffee table book 'Vintage Remix' and yes she is American so she of course also has a store in LA 'Rummage' which is her personal selection of Vintage and Antique finds. 

In my opinion Rachel Bilson is also oozing style (wait until you see the outfits she dons for the Lonny shoot) so this collaboration is my favourite. The end result is tranquil yet vibrant which is a hard balance to achieve - this was my aim for Paddo yet i think i may have erred too far into the vibrant territory;(

Rachel in a stunning Isabel Marant maxi (yes i will be hunting online for this after i finish this post!) and the gorgeous Kishani

Ok enough of this gorgeous dress; those earrings are vintage coral and gold YSL

The piece de resistance is this custom made teal velvet sectional sofa and the amazing Beni like rug which is actually from Ralph Lauren Home, the windows were deliberately not treated with curtains or blinds so as to maximise the amount of natural light (privacy obviously comes with the benefits of living in a gated estate!)

Rachel sitting at her gorgeous antique piano (certainly beats our ugly electric Roland), the rug looks to be an African mud print

Another picture of the stunning Rachel in another Isabel Marant dress…mark my words our next couch will be velvet!

Rachel and her boyfriend Hayden (yes Christensen) love the Parker Palm Springs look; they fell in love with this Vintage chair and had it reupholstered in a navy wool. Kishani re cladded the fireplace mantle with blonde bricks to add more warmth and texture into the living room

Kishani's clients are often Hollywood stars - she did this nursery for Molly Sim's which i love - oh the joinery and that stunning pendant light; its also refreshing to see a girls nursery in blue as opposed to pink!

They went with a Safari theme - yes even a life sized giraffe sculpture was brought in..

Kishani is an avid user of colour in her paint colours - for small spaces dark colours actually make the space look larger as you can not see the boundaries of the room - this is the perfect blue which i failed at finding for our Paddo master bedroom

She also loves using wallpaper in bathrooms which i happen to love - especially in a small space like a powder room

She uses rugs so cleverly to frame a space - love this Kilim! the use of black paint also enhances the architectural curve of this staircase

Another example of how a rug can claim and warm up a space - love this clustered collection of mirrored frames

I am also slightly obsessed with this polka dot print - i searched everywhere for it as wanted to use it for Paddo; Missoni had a similar print but price per meter made it cost prohibitive; if anyone knows of an outdoor fabric in a polka dot let me know!

Kishani and i share a passion of these retro drip painted lamp bases - i am loving these turquoise and blues of this one

Interesting use of seagrass wallpaper on the ceiling - definitely adds warmth and texture; of course i am obsessed with these blue and white cushions; stunning round coffee table as well; she just creates such comfortable and inviting spaces

Kishani showing off her brave use of colour - not sure if i could live with this kitchen cabinetry everyday but i am in love with that herringbone carrara tile splash back 

And yes this is officially a renovation regret of mine - not using carrara marble mosaic tiles for our splash backs; yes they are pricey but i think worth it?!

 

 

When i saw images of Rachel Bilson's LA home in Lonny last week i knew i had a Muse on my hands; the Interior Designer behind her stunning and eclectic home was LA based Kishani Perera. Kishani is the queen of mixing the reclaimed with the refined to create a layered home that looks like it has been carefully cultivated for years as opposed to months. And the good news is that she is a sharer her blog is filled with tips and before and after renovation images, and in case this isn't enough she also has a coffee table book 'Vintage Remix' and yes she is American so she of course also has a store in LA 'Rummage' which is her personal selection of Vintage and Antique finds. 

In my opinion Rachel Bilson is also oozing style (wait until you see the outfits she dons for the Lonny shoot) so this collaboration is my favourite. The end result is tranquil yet vibrant which is a hard balance to achieve - this was my aim for Paddo yet i think i may have erred too far into the vibrant territory;(

Rachel in a stunning Isabel Marant maxi (yes i will be hunting online for this after i finish this post!) and the gorgeous Kishani

Ok enough of this gorgeous dress; those earrings are vintage coral and gold YSL

The piece de resistance is this custom made teal velvet sectional sofa and the amazing Beni like rug which is actually from Ralph Lauren Home, the windows were deliberately not treated with curtains or blinds so as to maximise the amount of natural light (privacy obviously comes with the benefits of living in a gated estate!)

Rachel sitting at her gorgeous antique piano (certainly beats our ugly electric Roland), the rug looks to be an African mud print

Another picture of the stunning Rachel in another Isabel Marant dress…mark my words our next couch will be velvet!

Rachel and her boyfriend Hayden (yes Christensen) love the Parker Palm Springs look; they fell in love with this Vintage chair and had it reupholstered in a navy wool. Kishani re cladded the fireplace mantle with blonde bricks to add more warmth and texture into the living room

Kishani's clients are often Hollywood stars - she did this nursery for Molly Sim's which i love - oh the joinery and that stunning pendant light; its also refreshing to see a girls nursery in blue as opposed to pink!

They went with a Safari theme - yes even a life sized giraffe sculpture was brought in..

Kishani is an avid user of colour in her paint colours - for small spaces dark colours actually make the space look larger as you can not see the boundaries of the room - this is the perfect blue which i failed at finding for our Paddo master bedroom

She also loves using wallpaper in bathrooms which i happen to love - especially in a small space like a powder room

She uses rugs so cleverly to frame a space - love this Kilim! the use of black paint also enhances the architectural curve of this staircase

Another example of how a rug can claim and warm up a space - love this clustered collection of mirrored frames

I am also slightly obsessed with this polka dot print - i searched everywhere for it as wanted to use it for Paddo; Missoni had a similar print but price per meter made it cost prohibitive; if anyone knows of an outdoor fabric in a polka dot let me know!

Kishani and i share a passion of these retro drip painted lamp bases - i am loving these turquoise and blues of this one

Interesting use of seagrass wallpaper on the ceiling - definitely adds warmth and texture; of course i am obsessed with these blue and white cushions; stunning round coffee table as well; she just creates such comfortable and inviting spaces

Kishani showing off her brave use of colour - not sure if i could live with this kitchen cabinetry everyday but i am in love with that herringbone carrara tile splash back 

And yes this is officially a renovation regret of mine - not using carrara marble mosaic tiles for our splash backs; yes they are pricey but i think worth it?!