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Colour Series - Sunshine

Yellow is the colour of happiness. It's sunshine, warmth, love and its bright! Chin up buttercup, its time to put some yellow in your home. Be inspired by your surrounds, imagine daffodils, lemon tart, canola fields and sunny days at the beach. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Images from: Simply Boho, Seesaw Designs, Design Inspiration, flickr, Desire to Inspire, Farrow and Ball, Shelterness, BHS Blog, La Maison

 

 

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Colour Series: Shades of Blue

For the month of February we plan to run a colour series on our blog to help inspire. First up is Shades of Blue, including midnight, pastel, cobalt, sky, electric and everything in between! Enjoy!

Images from: Ignite Light, Desire to Inspire, Pinterest, Jumbled Bowls, Martha Stewart Weddings, Bibliotheque, Decor8, Jumbled Armchair.

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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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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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Modern Retro

Everywhere you look someone is re-inventing a retro classic, yet giving it that modern flavour. We love seeing the 70's retro parker inspired sofas emerging and the vintage buffets making a well deserved comeback. It is easy to upcycle an old worn out chair with some fresh cushions, or give that old chiswell sideboard hiding in your parents garage a modern spin with the right artwork and vingnettes diplayed on top.

We have been really inspired lately with this retro inspired look and it has us shouting bring back the teak!! Check out some of our favourite looks below.

On the left, the painted wall and light artwork really modernises this retro sideboard. And on the right, this is an excellent example of a retro lounge modernised bycushions, rugs and a light bright vignette of blooms

Wow! Acid yellow needs little else and we love collection of framed prints and books resting on this retro sideboard.

Dress up your retro lounges with bright artworks and cushions. We have a great selection of framed retro posters online and in store that can help you achieve the look like the Sainte-Maxime print.

Our new range of retro inspired sofas and armchairs are so comfy so classy!

1. Apartment Therapy 2. That's Chic 3. Mokkasin 4. The Designer Pad 5. House To Home 6. Sainte-Maxime print from Jumbled 7. Ardena Buffet from Jumbled 8. Charcoal sofa from Jumbled

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