March 01, 2014
Some of you may know I also own a clothing store called IGLOU. We recently moved the shop in Orange to a new location which gave me the opportunity to experiment with some D.I.Y projects.
Top of my list was painting a wall in a colourful geometric pattern. I had been seeing clever ideas on Pinterest and I've attached some of the images that inspired me. I always say that painting a wall is a quick and affordable way to change the feel of a space and if you don't like it you can always paint over it! Scroll down for my step by step guide.
Before I started I knew I had to clean the walls. I discovered this amazing product - sugar soap wipes - just like baby wipes but for cleaning the walls. They worked a treat and had the walls prepped for painting in no time.
It was a little tricky getting my head around the angles and the maths! They are all right angles! I started with an image of a geometric pattern I liked and then I roped in my handy husband; armed with his tape measure and spirit level, to draw the lines on the wall.
I then carefully stuck on the painters tape - which is the fantastic tape you can paint over and later peel off to reveal crisp straight lines. I placed my tape just next to my pencil lines so the paint would cover the pencil lines and I wouldn't have to erase them later.
I painted one colour at a time, following the picture and plan I had created prior to starting. I started with darker tones in one corner, blues and greens and then moved to pinks and peachy tones in the opposite corner.
The wall with the painters tape still attached. I was taking very deep breaths here, petrified I may rip off half the paint with the tape - but it all worked perfectly!
I actually found the painting quite relaxing!
My first look at the wall after taking the tape off.
I then decided to continue the pattern onto the next wall and it really works
After finishing we added some faux floral installations and the two complemented each other so perfectly.
February 17, 2013
Abigail provided us with so many wonderful tips we have divided this post into three sections. Take a look at our first part of tips here.
Following on... colour, pattern and texture can add depth to a space as does herbs and spices to cooking. It can take a space from bland to brilliant.
Colour: Did you realise that paint and colour is the cheapest, most transformative tool to use in an interior? Neutrals can become cool when an odd/crazy colour, like neon pink, is added.
Pattern: Abigail suggests to mix patterns in a similar colour pallet and your room will be elevated to another level. Rugs with some sort of pattern are really important. We suggest our Dash & Albert rugs which are available online here.
Texture: You can’t overdo. The more you mix the more exciting!
Need some pieces.. We are thinking our Dash & Albert rugs, the zig zag misty quilt cover from Kip & Co, the Dora cushion and Barton was the Master collage by Little Land of Pia which are all available online.