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Interior Trends: Enduring or Fads?

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Trend: Monochrome Interiors

On April 18th, 2013 by .

Everyone is going mad for the Monochrome trend right now, so here are a few black and white rooms which I think are really successful.  Although it’s a simple palette, the question is what ‘style’ of Monochrome do you go for?  Romantic: delicate and decorative textiles with pretty ceramics, Graphic: strong geometric pattern, clean lines and an abundance of black and white prints or Industrial: lots of textures, warehouse style with faded linens and a hint of charcoal.  I know, I know, sorry to add more options, but this is worth considering before you start planning!  One thing is for sure, the strong black and white theme will be certain to add impact and drama to any room in the home.

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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 2

On January 24th, 2013 by .

Embracing the trend of Fluro, Dulux introduces ‘Collective Passion’ , their second collection from a series of five for 2013 . With punchy splashes of neon orange, red, pink, yellow and green, this collection is all about building on colour, much like a piece of artwork.  The palette is then harmonised with pale neutrals for the floor and furniture, using polished and highly reflective materials.

It’s refreshing to see new paint techniques, which move away from painting a room with just one colour.  Whilst it is still popular to create a feature wall, this is decorating on a whole new level! I love the second from last image with the grey sofa; the colours on the wall have been applied in painterly layers, this draws the eye up, and by using accessories in the same tone the look is pulled together.

To mirror this look, be creative with the application of paint, consider using panels of colour that graduate in intensity (look at the bedroom below for an example of this technique) add interest to long corridors by layering strong and fiery tones such as pink and orange.  Treat your walls like a large canvas, feel free, and try to have some fun, although do plan out your colours before you begin.  A good idea is to paint a scaled down version on a large piece of paper, that way you can test your scheme before you commit to painting the walls.

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