For art’s sake

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An amazing interior always features amazing art work! Whether it’s a classic Picasso piece or a sentimental hand-me-down; art literally introduces depth and character to interiors. If your wondering what to do with that empty space in your hallway, opt for art.

With a verity of pieces to choose from nowadays days you are totally spoilt for choice. From mosaics to paintings… Calligraphy to graffiti… Art is always a YES from us.

Andrea Leila Brown makes incredible, timeless Mosaic pieces. Also, car-boot sales are a great stop for art.

 

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Weekend activity!

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Get stuck into making pieces for your home on the weekend or when you have free time. You can either buy ready-made stickers or paint murals and designs yourself. Remember to use special paint that won’t come off easily. They look quirky, fun yet also personal. So get creative this weekend and add personalise your furniture.

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Black and Gold

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Doing the morning scan of Pinterest can unveil some gems of design that you may not have considered before! These black and gold inspiration images show how some quite daring colours and metallics can be mixed for style and glamour. Both modern and traditional styles can suite this scheme to bring through a feel of indulgence. The pipe work works really well with the gold covering as it becomes a feature instead of an eye sore. So whilst your trying to wake up why not have a scroll through Pinterest for some morning inspiration and try out some black and gold twists!

Upgrading ikea

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The Swedish furniture giant Ikea is a haven for flat pack and relatively cheap furnishings for your entire home, but can leave your space looking very samey if left as its bought. Make your Ikea finds as brilliant as their meatballs and mash with simple changes to make flat pack look chic and stylish. Adding a lick of paint can change the piece instantly, whether it’s just a small portion of the piece or the whole thing it is sure to look more alive. I love the way of painting half of the steps, it makes the item look unique and up market. Try the old classic of changing the knobs, these leather pulls used below look even more Scandinavian and special. Less is often more with upgrading as you don’t want your furnishings to be too garish or unrecognizable. So we’ve just given you a great excuse to grab some tasty meatballs and a storage solution or two, your welcome!

Green with envy

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Sage, Fern and Moss are this year’s fashions forward greens. Layering these colours looks just as stunning as using them on their own. The woodsy tones bring the natural interior to the height of sophistication without looking too cabin-like. Why not try adding some natural wooden elements and use inspiration from our previous post “Natures Finest”. Bringing these two elements together will bring any interior closer to nature and will be the envy of any visitors. Farrow and Ball are a great place to start when finding colours, try “Card Room Green”, “Breakfast Room Green” and “Lichen” for layering shades.

 

Uncovering Cycle

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Sustainability in interior design can come in many forms. A common and accessible way to make the planet that little bit healthier is to upcycle your old furniture instead of throwing away and buying brand new pieces. There are many ways this can be done such as adding new nobs to old drawers or repainting into a shabby chic style! Annie Sloan has some of the widest ranges of chalk paint on the market which can fix you up with colour to your hearts content. So throw on some overalls and get your hands dirty to make your own furniture one of a kind!

 

Matchy Matchy

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It’s great to see combinations of colour that match and these photos help with inspiration :). One does not need to be conventional when matching colours around a room… From artwork to pillows, to valences and curtain trimmings; the choice is endless but luckily your the person who can choose.

 

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Hopping continents- From Africa to America

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1. Consider the Ceiling
Much character can be added from above. The hand-painted chevron pattern pays homage to a classic Moroccan design, while gnarled, 17th-century beams from Provence give the appearance of a structure being taken back by nature.

2. Don’t Mess With The Mantle

3. Mask Modern Comfort
Historical projects can feel museum-cold, but this corner’s simple daybed invites guests to relax without undermining the fiction of the room.

4. Pull In a Chair

A seemingly disparate piece can save a room from coming off as a mere reproduction.

5. Minimize The Electrical Footprint
Natural light comes through the handmade glass of the courtyard door and the windows—without curtains or blinds to detract from the antiqued walls and the 17th-century fireplace. Lamps are small and unobtrusive to maintain the illusion that the room predates electricity.

6. Embrace Imperfection
He coated walls with Moroccan tadelakt plaster tinted a light blue-gray that adds even more convincingly decrepit roughness.

7. Mash Up Accessories
The eclectic combination of a hand-painted Moroccan panel, 16th-century Syrian tiles and ceramics from Fes.

A working studio

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This studio belongs to Daya Daya, a jewellery company who also live in their own studio. This means that creatively they’re always thinking and working. This environment is also great for friends, but obviously more importantly a great space to work in. They have a small kitchen next to the shower space that has tweed curtains for privacy. As of yet they have still managed to keep going without an oven although this is something they plan to install. Four people live in this space with a bedroom over looking the studio. Projectors hang from the ceiling for prime watching in the evenings. This studio has been built and designed by the designers themselves so well done. This is a great hideout.

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