Thursday, February 14, 2019
Will this be the year you ditch the grey daze you are in? Finally inject some colour and pattern in to your home? Freshen up for the springtime ahead with some of our top colour injections and inspirations for every room in your home.
With fabric and paint choices, to colour blocking patterns on walls, have a little fun with these muted pastel hues, then contrast with a little zingy number!
Playful and family friendly
Colour pop perfection with soft furnishings as the central colour injection. Try using bold solid shades on soft furnishings, not only with your sofas and chairs but why not try more colour with your blinds or curtains?
We want to see more playful tones in the home in unsuspecting places. Kitchens tend to be play it safe spaces, but why not paint your kitchen walls in fun family friendly shades to add a little character?
Go bold or be tonal
Bathroom designs became mundane and generic over the last year. However, we have seen a strong Memphis design resurgence with bold pattern walls and prints coming back through across design fields.
Try a tonal selection of colours if the thought of bold colour pops is too much. Try working lighter and darker shades together with subtle more sleek colour contrasts such as this pink sofa. Pattern also adds that little extra umph on the blinds!
Monday, September 17, 2018
Feature walls are back. Gone are the days of eye watering wall paper as 2018 sees textures making a key design statement, especially in the kitchen. The technical development of materials means marbles are more cost effective and laminates are more durable to extend the variety of offerings in the market. Our advice: expand your comfort zone, be experimental and be unique!
Create textureBelow, we used the contrasting marble worktop as an extended splash back which returns giving a high-level shelf. This creates a strong seamless look allowing the natural marbling to be the design statement.
What’s your brickwork like? Sometimes the best design pieces are the ones you already have. Here we used exposed brick accompanied by contemporary textured wall paper. Create contrast!
Modern classicsWood panelling has consistently stood the test of time when it comes to kitchen wall finishes. Here, tongue and groove panelling painted a rich, deep blue compliments the kitchen, yet still stands out as a feature wall.
If budget is a constraint or perhaps you want something a little more subtle, tiles are a tremendous way to create a feature wall. For a contemporary touch have a play with the layout. Here we ran the tiles up to the wall cabinetry in a 45 degree herringbone pattern.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Revitalise your home office with a fresh,
tropical atmosphere this spring. Balance a strong design
identity with a focused working environment by mixing a tropical feature wallpaper, monochrome
accessories and cool grey walls.
How to style up this look.
• Hints of black and white patterns.
• Tropical plants and succulents.
• Light wood and black office accessories.
• Darker, muted wood floor.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
This month it’s all about colour. Our creatives have kept the trend innovative and fresh using bold shapes and balancing key block colours for this sculptural look. Our team have pushed the boundaries with this trend through set design and home inspirations.
Block colour in your home
Break up large spaces with colour blocking. The graphic shapes contrasts against the
delicate design of this furniture.
Why not use a key piece of furniture to create the colour
block? The mid-century style works
perfectly in this fun living room.
Contrast colour and texture
Don’t be afraid to mix contrasting colours and shapes. The pink statement chair radiates against the vibrant blue wall.
This inspirational colour palette illustrates how colour can bring new life to old objects, mixing industrial shapes with textile surface designs.