Thursday, 24 April 2014

How do your walls wear it?

It’s not always easy putting together a dark moody scheme. Planning and having a clear visual cohesion to your accessories and accents is critical. Over on pinterest (here) I’ve pinned some rooms with dark walls that are doing it well (and some not so well!). 
Whilst I'm kinda over dark grey at the moment I think the above really works because of the great accent colours in the art piece, the brass and the way the vignette has been put together. 
shapes + texture = interest

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Colour Colour Colour – for #makeyousmilestyle

It’s pretty well documented here that I have a love of colour.  So you can imagine my delight at opening the wonderful new book by Will Taylor of BrightBazaarEmbracing Colour For make you smile style. It's jam packed with full on hues and daring colour combinations and has tonnes of advice on how to make colour work in your home.  It’s wonderful to see hints and tips to help take away the fear of getting it wrong.

In honour of Will’s book I thought I’d share some bright corners of my own home.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Got to have it – vintage Scandinavian design

I’m always finding things on 1stDibs (and etsy for that matter) that I want to own or ear mark for a project.  Today’s lusting can be blamed on the Rum magazine I was “reading” this morning  – that actually means I was looking at the lovely pictures as I can’t read it – it’s in Danish. There’s something so beautiful and thoughtful about Scandinavian Design from the 1950s through to 1970s, especially in the way it balances form with function and conveys quality craftsmanship and is sympathetic to the materials. That’s not say to that modern Scandinavian design isn’t equally as covetable or skillfully created.  However the vintage designs steal my heart as they often look as good now, as they did when they were conceived.
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