Trend: Block Colour and Pattern

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Main image via Dulux.com.au

One of my favourite trends for 2016 is all about block colour and pattern! It’s so perfect for the current summer season with the positive, happy vibes that it puts out.

The main image above is from Dulux Australia. Dulux is always streaks ahead when it comes to trend forecasting and the image above says it all. The graphic paint colours on the wall mixed with the cosmic energy coming from the sky outside is so exciting right now in interiors! (cosmic patterns are a huge new trend that I will bring to you in the coming weeks.)

Don’t forget the easiest way to update your interior is by using paint techniques so why don’t you follow the lead of Dulux and try some bold colours in your home this weekend? Then you can accessorise around that with some of the items above. Clashing colour = so awesome right now!

Lx

1. Bazaar Paper Vase, Unique and Unity | 2. Profile Vase, Andrea Branzi at Panik Design | 3. Metro chair in Designers Guild fabric, Delcor | 4. Cushion, H&M Home.

Latest trend: Jungle Fever!

Trend_Jungle Fever

Hi All!

I’m sorry for the radio silence for the last fortnight. I have had a number of big shoots on and I also gave a really exciting talk at the Heal’s store on Tottenham Court Road last week that I had to prepare for.

It was a wonderful event put on by the KLC Design School to a room full of about 120 design addicts! We talked about about the Styling industry, tips and tricks to make your home feel like a magazine and also about the latest trends on the interiors market. I’m so sorry to all those who missed out but hopefully there will be more in the not-to-distant future!

Today I’m bringing to you one of those trends that I talked about in my presentation last week and thought I would show you where you can buy some of the items to fit the look.

I am obsessed with all things emerald green and walnut at the moment so this is perfect if you are anything like me! Especially with the summer coming up and now is probably the time that you are thinking of sprucing up your home for the upcoming season.

Check out the items above. What are your thoughts on the look above?

Lx

Main image via The Style Files

1. Crosley record player, Urban Outfitters | 2. Barcelona floor lamp, Jonathan Adler | 3. Linea Palm branch, House of Fraser | 4. Honeycomb vase, West Elm at John Lewis | 5. Pineapple silk cushion, Silken Favours at Amara | 6. Lovbacken table, Ikea | 7. Manila fabric, Sanderson.


 

10 of the Best House Numbers

Door numbers

Hi All,

I hope you have had a lovely week so far!

One thing I love about Britain are the vast number of different coloured front doors, door knockers and house numbers that you find on every street. No two are the same and I love seeing how adventurous some people are with their colour choices. So, I thought I’d show you some of my favourite house numbers that could complement the many front doors out there in the UK.

Hopefully you’ll agree that there is something for everyone in the round-up above. I’m particularly fond of item number 4- the mid-century ones. They are made of vitreous porcelain clay and are suitable for both indoors and out. They wouldn’t look out of place in an amazing 60’s property or even on the front door of the Flinstones!

I also have a soft spot for item number 9. They are sourced from old Soviet buildings and are available from this etsy store. And there is no denying the beautiful craftsmanship that has gone into the smooth timber numerals from Another Country (item number 10). Those talented guys always put quality above anything else!

Which one is your favourite?

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1. Ceramic House Tile, SoMiTileworks at Etsy | 2. Slate tile, Homebase | 3. Flowering Brass house sign, Anthropologie | 4. Handmade Prairie tile, PrairieMileTile at Etsy | 5. French metal door signs, I Love Retro at Notonthehighstreet | 6. Art Deco House Sign, Lumley Designs | 7. Illuminated Sign Light Lamp, eBay | 8. Carlisle Brass door number, Leader Stores | 9. Vintage Soviet sign, 888 Vintage Shoppe at Etsy | 10. House numerals, Another Country.

My favourite finds from Maison et Objet, 2016.

Hi All,

I went trend-spotting at Maison et Objet in Paris last weekend on behalf of Tom Dixon, so I could report back to you about what the latest designs are in the wonderful world of interiors!

Please keep reading below to see my round-up of favourite finds while I was there>>

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Iridescence

This seemed to be a significant trend throughout a lot of the higher-end brands at Maison et Objet, especially when to came to vessels and vases in all shapes and sizes. Also, the incredible tables above from Glas Italia are absolutely stunning and have to be seen to be believed at how beautiful they are!

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Studio Love: Oliver Gustav Studio

Oliver Gustav

Cast your eyes over the visual feast that is Oliver Gustav Studio. He is a creative consultant based in Copenhagen (say no more..) all you need to do is look at the kinds of exquisite curiosities he sells in his boutique store and you will know why his name has become synonymous with style. Style that is all about rich textures and tones, simplistic shapes and classic, timeless design. Oliver strives to create a ‘quiet and dramatic atmosphere’, as he puts it.

Oliver Gustav offers unique and limited edition pieces, from a carefully curated edit of international designers and artists. Set on a monochrome backdrop, mixed with strong and modern cultural influences, spellbinding doesn’t describe the half of it. If teleporting did exist, I know where I’d head, right now.

Lx