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Trend: Modern florals

On May 16th, 2013 by .

As ever with interiors, we see constant parallels with the world of fashion.  You can guarantee that what you see on the catwalk will ultimately filter down onto the high street, albeit a few seasons behind.  We saw this happen with colour blocking, coastal style and utilitarian design, the list goes and will continue to do so.

I know flowers and design have been around for decades, but ‘modern florals’ have bigger and brighter flowers with a more painterly feel, great for companies  such as Designers Guild, who are one of the best when it comes to pattern.  I have picked out a few images from the catwalk and high street, including Next and House of Fraser, who have both mastered the look, but first, a few hints and tips on how to pull the look together.

The key to any successful scheme is balance, not too much of one thing, if you are going to go crazy with a busy pattern, you will need to calm the look down with plain blocks of colour.  My advice would to pick one large area for your floral pattern, this could be your large furniture pieces such as the sofa or armchair or, it could be your walls.  Then, pick a few colours from the pattern and use these for the rest of the room scheme.  Below is a good example of this rule. You can see that the beautiful vermilion colour (pinky/red) has been used for the chair, the oatmeal background colour from the pattern has been used for the lamp and the pale grey flowers from the design have been matched to the wall panels, thus making the picture perfectly balanced.   If you follow this rule of thumb, no matter how big your room, your scheme should feel confident and pleasing to the eye.  

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Image credits: House to Home, Linea collier Campbell, House of Fraser
Moschino, Next, Clements Ribeiro, Linea House of Fraser, Marks and Spencer
Chanel, Marks and Spencer

Jansen+co's table top collection

On February 12th, 2013 by .

Jansen+co is a young Table Top Design Company which was founded by Anouk Jansen and Harm Magis.  Their USP is ‘functional table top products that are both contemporary and original’.

Their collection is a fusion of industrial production combined with a hand finish, and what a gorgeous finish it is. The bold colours of the collection scream out at you, but the simplicity and organic style of the ceramics makes the products extremely pleasing to the eye.  I hope you enjoy looking at the collection as much I did.Jansen_Co_Pippa_Jameson_Interiors.3

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2013 Paint trends: part 1

On January 17th, 2013 by .

We are always looking for room schemes that can inspire, and help us make those all important decorating decisions. The images below are taken from the first of Dulux’s five paint trends for 2013. First up is ‘The Art of Understanding’ which sees 50′s influence from the catwalk, film and TV, all of which are set to make a big impact on interiors in 2013. Pippa Jameson Interiors first wrote about this in 2010 with our feature ‘50′s Interior Trends 2010/2011‘. We predicted that this was going to be big, and we were right.

I am a big fan of this collection, and used correctly, the colours will create character and depth. The key is layering, and using accents of colour, rather than painting a whole room in one shade, which is what we have been used to. I love the first image where just the window cils have been painted with deep pink (90RR 18/450) By doing so, they become defined and several focal points are created around the room. This technique particularly suits this loft style flat, as from above, the borders are viewed as solid blocks of colour creating a more dynamic and confident look. The pink frames are then balanced with the introduction of cushions in similar tones. The secondary colour is deep blue, which adds a striking contrast. The look has been finished with a cream highlighting colour, which lightens the scheme.

Celebrating the aesthetics and order of the fifties reminds us of less complicated, more glamorous times” as quoted by the Dulux Trend team.

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