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.
If your planning a trip to Barcelona any time soon, I highly recommend you to check out Soho House. It’s designed beautifully adding elements of colour and textures throughout their rooms. Nothing is left untouched and the attention to detail is like no other. Exposed brickwork allows a room to automatically feel old and authentic so this is something you should not cover up. The lights look like pooky lights (a shop you should check out if you haven’t already) as they are beautifully crafted with bright shades and quirky patterns. It’s a lush environment to sit back and relax.
Ever just feel like you love the city but the country has your heart? Well why not incorporate a rural/country feel within your space.
Yes, rural in your city space. You can do it, you can do whatever you like to your space. At spicer we say ‘Ditch the trend following and just follow your homes heart’ . The minute you take that on board, you will not only find but also feel the beauty of YOUR interior space.
So wether you’re after a rural feel in the middle of the city or a city feel in a country home.. go for just that!
Warm hues and rich textures will help invite that country feel to your space. Why not try Farrow and Balls ‘Stony Ground’ on your walls alongside ‘Wimborne White’ in an Eggshell finish on your woodwork?
Follow your interiors heart. Go ‘Rural in the City’
Industrial design is the hipster of the interior design world and continues to be cool and edgy through every season. If you want to be in with this clique, why not act out and expose some raw materials to give your home the quirk it needs. Whether its brushed concrete on the floor or exposed brickwork this trend of using the unexpected will make your space look unique and industrial. Not only are these design features sstunning, many are eco-friendly as well, in particular concrete floors which are long wearing and keep temperatures moderated. For furniture choices why not try upcycling wooden planks to use for a table top or using stainless steel as a worktop. Think lofty and old factory buildings and you’ll have the style spot on.
Give all your guests table top envy with gorgeous gold rimmed crockery this season! Rustic and individual, this style of plate will show personality and a natural flow to your summer table. Laura Letinsky has a stunning range of plates and bowls which can be bought individually starting from £59 or if you would like to just dip your toe this season why not try Suite One Studios Gold Splashed plates which retail from £20. These can be added to a white crockery set to add a touch of style or as a complete set to really show off to your dinner party guests! Either way your summer table is sure to look stunning with this simple yet luxurious detail.
Minimal what? Minimal who? This season is all about the eclectic, the prints, the bold. No body wants to play safe anymore. The Suns been beaming and inspiring us all to go colourful. I mean sticking to Ammonite, Skimming Stone or Dimity on your walls is absolutely fine but you are aloud to add a little character in your space. Let your space do the talking!
At Spicer Interiors we are firm believers in your space being a representation of you! So why on earth have a space that says ‘Hey, I’m Plain Jane’? You want your house to yell ‘Welcome to MY space’!
We understand a lot of people plan to resell their properties eventually or even rent. This is the reason everyone can get away with making their house a home without having walls covered in Charlottes Locks and Arsenic. It’s all in the furniture and accessories guys.
Simply adding a rug and cluster of cushions and pictures on the wall, works wonders!
Graham and Green have an amazing range of authentic rugs, all sourced in exotic parts of the world. They’ve also got a great range of cushions and picture frames… Ohhh and they’re extremely reasonably priced!
So yes, you can go for all the safe options on your walls but step out of your comfort zone a little when it comes to furnishing and accessorising. Accentuate your space with diverse pieces.
Let your space do the talking!
Plain and boring no more; blinds can be any shape colour or style you wish so why not bring them into a room for a practical and easy solution. Moroccan style blinds and shutters have been on the rise to give a quirky edge to a very average household necessity. The intricate shapes of the blind itself or pattern can add detail to a room in the most unlikely place. Adding a sheer curtain and fringed ties can make a stunning feature window area.
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!
Switch it up this summer and take design outside! Making the most of your outdoor space will make those long warm evenings that little bit more special. Adding patterned cushions, throws and dining accessories will give a bohemian feel which would compliment any exterior space. Using a mis mash of new and found furniture, it will bring the look together and will be easy to add new pieces as the seasons change. Try these beautiful printed cushions from H&M Home for an instant outdoor facelift or push it further with up-cycled tables and chairs.
Blush pink has been dominating the fashion world and is now moving into the interiors game. This wash of colour along with grey and a splash of copper give a slouchy yet cool feel to any room in the house. Layering these colours in the bedroom with duvets and cushions oozes effortless style. Add a hanging pendant light and a few copper accessories and you have the perfect scheme! The cool tones of grey and shades of blush are balanced by the warm copper. To bring the look outside of the bedroom you can tone down the blush and really bring through the grey and white to have a more masculine look.