Decorating With… White

July 30, 2012

Decorating an interior white is timeless and a versatile choice. It is the ideal colour for giving the illusion of space or creating a light and airy interior. The colour is ideal for updating your home with the latest trends by using it as a base and changing the accessories and soft furnishings, or, for decorating in accordance to the different times of the year by using suitable textures, for example, woollen throws in the winter and linens in the summer. Adding a variety of textures is what gives a white interior character and by using a mixture of textiles, materials and surfaces makes an otherwise disinteresting and plain interior inviting and attractive.

A white interior can also be saved from being stark and plain by using different shades of the colour. Different tones of white can create a variety of feelings within a room. Yellow tones create a warmer interior, ideal for the more traditional home; whereas blue tones give a more contemporary and cooling look. By using a combination of white tones and different textures, you can create a striking home with the relaxing sense that the colour white provides.

Image Via:

http://domesticstorieswithivy.blogspot.co.uk/2010/09/happiness-of-small-things.html

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Love… Emma Bridgewater

July 19, 2012

The other day my mum saved two Emma Bridgewater plates from being smashed in a school fate crockery smash and brought them home for me – from my favourite Pink Heart collection too! I have always dreamed of one day having a country home with a collection of Emma Bridgewater crockery in the kitchen and I am now kind of on my way to that dream…!  Emma Bridgewater is a company that designs kitchen products, all of which are handmade and hand painted. The wide range of collections is fitting to every taste and each one adds a touch of pattern to a kitchen. They are ideal for creating that true country kitchen look and decorating your dresser.

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www.emmabridgewater.co.uk

Interior Trend: Ikat

July 17, 2012

The Ikat pattern has been on trend for a while yet is still proving popular in interior design. It is a great way of adding a splash of colour or pattern to your home.

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1.  Raft: www.raftfurniture.co.uk

2. Monsoon Home: www.monsoon.co.uk/Home

3. Nordstrom: http://shop.nordstrom.com

4. Calvin Klein – Occa-Home: www.occa-home.co.uk

Monsoon Homeware

July 11, 2012

One of my favourite homeware ranges is Monsoon Homeware, not only for its unique and gorgeous products, but also as they are handcrafted and ethically made. Consisting of lighting, bedding, cushions and photo frames to name a few, Monsoon’s look is always individual and distinctive, making their products great for adding character an interior. Monsoon has a boho chic look about it as well as multicultural influences being seen in most of their items. A lot of the accessories would make lovely gifts too!

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Monsoon Homeware: http://www.monsoon.co.uk/Home

Love…Bone Inlay

July 4, 2012

Bone inlay home accessories have been updated with a contemporary twist these days and are proving to be a popular way of adding a touch of something special to an interior. They can add a hint of elegance or a splash of the exotic and can be mixed within a variety of home decor styles. I think they make beautiful pieces because of their hand-made and detailed qualities. Here are my favourite bone home furnishings products:

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 1. Graham & Green: www.grahamandgreen.co.uk

2. Graham & Green: www.grahamandgreen.co.uk

3. Monsoon Home: http://uk.monsoon.co.uk

4. Niki Jones: www.niki-jones.co.uk