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Sparkle Your Home!

 

Christmas may be over, but that does not mean we have to stop injecting sparkle into our homes! I love the silly season and one of my favourite things about it is the fairy lights and unashamable amount of glitter floating around. I have been searching for some non-christmas sparkle inspiration and here are my top picks. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Images from, Classy in The City, Kip and Co, The Glitter Guide, Boston Magazine

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Interview with Canvas Home



‘With a blank canvas, textiles can transform any setting into a fresh, new space.’
Canvas Home evolved from our love of creating and designing beautiful bespoke collections while travelling the globe for inspiration. Collaborating with Indian artisans, our collections are rich with a kaleidoscope of vibrant hues, stunning textures, hand block printing and appliqué.

We hear you recently took a trip to India for work, what would your day look like in India?

Up early and eat the most delicious ‘masala dosa’ for breakfast. It is an Indian breakfast with paper thin crispy crepes with spicy potato filling. It really wakes you up! Spend time with suppliers designing ranges including fabrics, colour palette and block printed patterns. The Indians are very hospitable and there is always ‘Chai’ on offer to keep you going. We try and stop for lunch and love visiting ‘Latitude’ the café on top of Good Earth in the Khan Market in Dehli. It is a must every trip. Salty lime sodas are a favorite! Off to another supplier - taking photos out of the taxi as I go. Camels on roads, monkeys on power lines are all in a days work. Return to the hotel and enjoy a well deserved Gin and Tonic or two.

Shopping in India can be fabulous - what was your best buy?

A beautiful hand stitched vintage wall hanging that is massive and hangs on the wall at home – it was so heavy I had to ship it back with stock. 

Favourite Curry?

Eating a ‘thalis’ (which is a selection of all different tastings) by candlelight on a rooftop Haveli in Jaipur

Finish this sentence, 'a trip to India is not complete without...' 

Getting lost in the Kinari Bazaar, literally the ‘trimmings and trinkets’ market in Old Delhi.



Where do you find inspiration?

All around from trips in Taxi's to the incredibly talented people we work with.

Most memorable car trip?

Driving home down a dirt road from dinner near the Amber Fort in Jaipur, we literally came across an elephant coming home from work at the fort. His master stopped and he was poking his trunk in the car windows and we were able to get out and meet him!

Favourite colours from the trip?

The Saris the women wear are incredibly beautiful and the colours always inspiring. Hot Pinks, Orange, Yellows and even the Neon colours are on trend there!

Shop our amazing collection of Canvas cushions here.

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Welcome To Our Entrance!

The entrance to your home should blow people away! O.k, that may be a little O.T.T but we are here to gently encourage (lecture) you on moving the muddy boots and bulky raincoats out of the road and inserting some serious style into the spot all your visitors are making their first impression of your house!

So, as recently mentioned, remove all old shoes, toys, junk mail and items you are planning on returning to people. This de-clutter will allow you to see the space clearly. Do you need a new console or buffet to help keep the area tidy? Or some baskets to put the shoes in? 

Is your entrance screaming out for a fab hall runner or rug to help define the space? 

We suggest placing an amazing artwork In your entry way. Every time you come into the house you will be reminded of how gorgeous your home is! 

Images from: Better Homes and Garden Blog, vt wonen, design sponge, The Diversion Project, dawanda, Spacecraft Jumbled, Fjeldborg, The Cool Hunter, Jumbled online

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Get back to 'Work Spaces'

At some time in your life I'm sure you have had this very romantic idea of working from home. We've all said "I'll be SO productive" whilst imaging yourself typing furiously in your fluffy slippers, rising only to brew a quick herbal tea before retuning to make phone calls and file things away in the cabinet next to your scented candle. We have complied a little 'how to' for creating the very space to make the dream a reality.

Firstly to the desk. Function here is important, although we would suggest sticking to neutral organic colours such as wood, white or dark grey / black to allow for colour in other places.

Wooden tables are sturdy and work well with light floors and walls.

White tables are crisp and clean and work better with darker floors or walls and make the space appear bigger.

Collaging artwork above your desk is the perfect way to ensure you are always inspired. If your eye happens to wander away from your task, at least it will have something beautiful to gaze upon! We suggest using colourful wasabi tape to attach magazine clippings.

Add a pop of block colour with a chair, notice board, or lots of functional accessories.

And lastly, if you really want to add some magic to a shared workspace, you can't go past a colourful throw acting as a curtain or some fun feature fairy lights!

Images from: design sponge, oh happy day, petitvanou, uncovet, decor8 and the glitter guide

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The Perfect Guest Room

For those of you like us, who have regular family and friends visiting (or in my case babysitting) you will appreciate the need for a stylish, yet comfortable guest bedroom. The simplest things can make the biggest difference in a bedroom for example, a jar of gorgeous flowers next to the bed, some great design books to browse thorough in the early morning sun, or an antique map or original abstract to create a talking point.

Colourful bedding, a special cushion and some fun towels will complete your guest room and show your visitors you really appreciate their company!

If your visitors are the type who often arrive without much notice, have some quality faux flowers on standby to pop on the bedside table to add that extra special touch.

Images from mimi and me blog , apartment therapy, kip and co, 79ideasles ateliers, petit sweet, HGTVFancy design blog.

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Be Brave - Dark Walls

If you have been contemplating painting a wall in your house a dark colour tone, then you have come to the right place. We have sourced some fabulous inspiration to give you courage to take the plunge. I am sure you have heard the old cat call 'dark walls create confined spaces' but this is simply not true... (at least not all the time!)

Dark walls work perfectly with wooden floors or an organic natural carpet or rug. And can be easily made to feel bright with artwork, maps and wall hangings. If the painted walls are in the same room as large windows or exposed brick walls you can easily create a feeling of the industrial style.

 

Adding lightness and colour to a dark wall is the key to making the most of the darker tones. White or colour can sometimes become toned down when placed on white walls, however when they appear on dark walls they instantly become highlighted and their impact is much more dominant.

  

Yellow and natural wooden tones work so well here with the dark wall. The mix of colours is ironically bright and warm. 

 

 

In the bedroom a dark wall can create a dramatic and intense feature when combined with light bedding and colourful artwork

You can really make the most of a mixed media and multi frame wall when they are combined with a dark wall. Mix and match frames, colours and textures to get this style to work.

Images from: Smitten Studio Online, fraupilli.blogspot.de, Fawn and Forest, Working Girl Designs, Planete Deco, The Design Files

 

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Blooming Marvellous!

We enjoyed the delights of florist Jane Lampe of Floreat Floral at last weekend's Jumbled Floral Styling Workshop. Jane worked her magic by showing us the ease and simplicity of flower arranging that is quite simple and nowhere near contrived.

By following a few simple design tips, we were all thrilled to see how ordinary blooms from the garden can be turned into stunning arrangements (even if we do say so ourselves!)

The favourite blossoms included the humble rosemary bush, along with crab apple branches and simple daisies. It seems that you don't have to spend a fortune to end up with a florist's touch in your home.

The food was delicious, the champagne and coffees delightful, but the warmest feedback came in terms of the lovely company we shared. Yes, it's true - girls really do love an excuse to get together.

The feedback from our guests included "I really enjoyed the workshop, especially the relaxed atmosphere and the delicious food and bubbles - such a great afternoon."

Be sure to sign up for our Jumbled Newsletter to stay in tune with the next Jumbled Workshop. Sign up here

 

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Let's get married!

We couldn't help but be blown away by the stall holders that we shared space with at last weekend's One Fine Day bridal fair. It's not until you take time to talk to business owners that you realise how they can make an amazing day even more amazing for brides and grooms.

We were in a studio full of awesomeness at One Fine Day and we just wanted you to know how we would organise our next wedding (should we feel the urge!) Let's take a fast paced look at the organisation of a wedding....Jumbled style!

Once the proposal is made - often the hardest part - we would pop along to August and Pemberton jewellers to have them work some magic on the ring finger. The coloured stones are amazing and let's face it, we deserve it!

Before getting too carried away, it would be a good time to call Melissa Bowman who is a wedding planner extraordinaire! There's a certain feel about a wedding planner that's super duper organised, shares home made lemonade and oozes calm. Yes, she is the one who is going to bring this whole day together.

After chatting with Melissa, it turns out that a marquee is exactly what you picture on your special day. So it's over to Jock at The White Umbrella for the most spectacular marquees you have ever seen. There will be no stilettos stuck in the grass, no these marquees have timber flooring so you can dance the night away. Magnificent!

Now that the big ticket items are organised, invitations need to go out quick smart. So with some wonderful advice and clever design from Starry Night Paperie, it looks like guests will be actually be attending.

But they will need cake. And sweet treats. Enter Short and Sweet Designs, which was well worth the taste test by Sal and Pip! A 'cottage' industry that we have a feeling is about to turn into a 'mansion'.

And of course the big event wouldn't be complete without a fabulous Jumbled wedding registry. Picking out bright artworks and homewares is quite possibly the most fun you can have - and to know that your friends and family will purchase something you have handpicked (and will love) is the best bit. Read more about our Jumbled Wedding Registry here.

So at last, while all of the capable people around you take care of business, why not put your feet up and indulge in a little reading of White Magazine. It's one of our favourite mags for inspiration and all things lovely and white. Imagine if you ended up with your photographs of the big day in there! Best send them an email...

 

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Blogs We Love Featuring Fabulous Lighting

Pip was super inspired in Paris by all the fabulous lighting. In particular interesting bulbs, huge beaded chandeliers, feathered pendants and engineered hanging frames. It is seriously easy to add a WOW light to a space, but the experts suggest scale is the key. There is some great inspiration online and some seriously clever people writing blogs out there. Here we share some of our favourites with a focus on posts about feature lighting.

Left: Fabric covered drum pendants are so great. They look uniform in shape and yet offer intense colour and character to your room. Nordic Design is an awesome resource full of scandinavian inspired design, interiors, architecture and lifestyle. Check out our colourful drum pendants - at Jumbled Online they would look fab above a long dining table or a kitchen bench!

Right: Room Service lives up to its name. But instead of providing food, it provides gorgeous pictures of interiors, houses and other inspiring images from around the globe. Sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty from your lounge!

Left: Sheila from A Punch of Colour (need we say more!) says she loves the impact colour can have in design. How cool is this outdoor setting!! Re-create the look with our green beaded chandeliers.

Right: OEmily Henderson. You are so cute - her catch phrase is "perfection is boring, let's get weird" We are so down with that! This City House Tour features some great pendants and bulbs.

Left: This pic is from a fabulous blog - Seventh House on the Left, by Ashley and Greg Brown. It is just so gorgeous. They look like such a cute couple and all their posts are about renovating, decorating and living in their first home. Really fun.

Centre: Apartment Therapy is all about saving the world one room at a time. I do believe this feathered pendant would save my bedroom and at the risk of sounding a little crazy, I really, really, really, really need it now.

Right: This gorgeous blog 'sf girl by bay' is bohemian modern style from a San Francisco girl. Super cute, lots of great house pics and she loves colour. This pic comes from a post labelled 'Orange is the New Black' - we have a little crush forming!

Left: I don't know what I prefer more, the wallpaper or the gorgeous mushroom lamp! This fab french blog Planet Deco showcases beautiful interior decorations from around the world. Unless you can translate french fluently the writing won't be much good, however the pictures are inspiring!

Right: Wow... just wow. Design Tripper is definitely worth a look. It explores the intersection of travel and design with genuine curiosity and good taste.

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Wonder Walls!

Geraldine James, says in her book Creative Display, "If you love something enough, show the world how much by displaying it for all the world to see."  We are big believers in mixing textures and materials on walls and love spaces that show the personality of their creator. It's great if you are a well travelled person and have carefully selected items from around the world that tell a story. It is just as wonderful if you see something cute at your local shops and love it enough to add to your personal collection.

The key is to love your stuff. Wonder Walls by Sarah Bagnerakes makes sence of the trend, "Whatever your taste, it's about celebrating the unusual, the beautiful, the eccentric, and the simple."  We love rugs on walls, vintage dresses, retro prints and original abtracts. Artwork that grabs your eye and you feel continually compelled to look at is what you should look for. And then complement with bits and pieces from your home. Kids artwork, a favourite tea towel, or your wedding veil. These are all things that will make your walls gorgeous and personal.

Here are some fabulous walls we have found online and think they are perfect for inspiring us all to get creative with our decorating.

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Images via The Marion House book, The Design Files, Decor8, The Purple Area, Just B, Elle Decor, 2.bp, The House That Lars Built

 

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