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Styling: Try using bold colours in a small space

I styled these shots last week with photographer Oliver Perrott and we really enjoyed making these seemingly minimal shots look as rich in colour as possible.

I love to use bold colours in a room scheme. You can give so much more depth to a space that way. My inspiration for these shots was our trip to Shanghai back in April and a 1950’s cocktail party that we had at our house a few months ago where the drinks trolley was such a hit that I built up my room around it!

Don’t be afraid to have dark walls in your home, and you can also paint your ceiling a colour too. As long as your ceiling is a lighter colour than your walls, it will still feel bright.

If you like the moody hues of our ‘Madame Butterfly goes downtown’ images below, here is where you can source the products!

Paint colour on wall, Inky Pool, £24.49 for 2.5L matt emulsion, Dulux; Vintage Shanghai Embassy cigarette poster, Hinky; Aluminium bull horns, £78, Harvest Moon; Find retro drinks trolley at The Old Cinema; Hand printed natural rug, £180, Rockett St George; Skye 1717 fabric in Wool/nylon mix, £82 per linear m, Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby and Bute Design Studio at Bute Fabrics; G&T stirring stick, Product of Your Environment


Madame Butterfly goes downtown

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2 Responses
  • Godard_Girl
    September 9, 2013

    Lucy, I love your styling here, this is lush. The Moroccan yellow is a great juxtaposition to the austere grey, the objects and paraphernalia are just perfect, chin-chin!

    • LucyGough
      September 10, 2013

      Thank you so much for your comment. I’m so glad you like my pictures! I’ll be putting up some more new ones on Thursday with lots more lovely grey!

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