home: found this [ DEKORERA collection – IKEA ]

home: found this [ DEKORERA collection – IKEA ]

A new collection from IKEA always gets us excited, and this new one called DEKORERA is a cool, moody selection that is perfect for right now.

‘As the holidays approach and the nights lengthen, we’re reminded of the dark, brooding portraits and still-lifes that typify the art of 17th century Dutch master painters like Rembrandt, Vermeer and Hals, full of swirling, golden light, playful domestic scenes, and shadowy corners’

Combining the colours and style of these artists with Scandinavian craftsmanship the DEKORERA collection is a winner for winter.

ikea.com

home: trend [ dark kitchens ] 

home: trend [ dark kitchens ]

In between the love for white minimal and Scandinavian pops of colour, the strong trend for dark tones within the kitchen is a beautiful stylish style direction to head in. 

Choosing between dark cabinets, counters, wall tiling, floor covering or all of the above creates a deep rich interior – a modern look for a home. 

Ikea // dark kitchen cabinet doors

Bringing together a lot of dark tones (greys and blacks) is a bold move but it pays off. Although high lighting with colour or white is also a great look. Intersperse dark cabinets with white tiling or use a paler paint or  flooring to soften the darkness. 

Tiles / Victoria Plumbing • Cabinets / Ikea • Floor Tiles / Terrazzo Tiles • Cabinet Doors / Ikea •

For accessories, using other on-trend colours of the moment including metallics, blushes and pastels or light greys will really add to the look. 

Tray / Mia Fleur • Tin Boxes / Ferm Living • Kitchen Utensils / Studio • Enamel Jug / Smug •

Across the high street big brands and smaller independent brands, seek out well chosen kitchenalia, ceramics, equipment and utensils to compliment the look. 

Shopping guide: 

Victoria Plumbing / Ikea / Terrazzo Tiles / Mia Fleur / Smug / Studio / Ferm Living 

home: trend [ Light & Dark ]

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home: trend [ Light & Dark ]

This trend is all about heavy contrast and making a statement with colour.
Dark shades dominate the space, with accents of white and lighter shades used on furniture tops and within accessories.
For example in a living room a dark sofa should be dressed with light coloured cushions [ Try velvet and faux fur, they will help with the luxurious element of this trend ].
If it’s a kitchen then use the units and worktops to block the colour, creating a very clean minimal look. [ see pic above ]

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The main colour pallete is Aubergine, Burgandy, Blue, Grey and Green. Head over to the Dulux website to get the best choice of these rich tones. [ Deep Aubergine, Monarch, Buckingham Green, Oxford Blue and Gallant Grey ]

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This trend will create a calming space, with the dark colours on the walls [ pick one or two ]. Add black accessories and dark wood furniture in parts of the room to emphasise the shades, and lift other areas with white and copper tones. [ candlesticks, vases, lamps and picture frames work great ]

Guide:
1. Wood/laquer console-West Elm [ £336]
2. Concrete vase-Rose & Grey [ from£14 ]
3. Table lamp-Rockett St George [ £65 ]
4. Chair-Made.com [ £499 ]
5. Side board-Dwell [ £399 ]
6. Copper light-John Lewis [ £160 ]
7. Candlestick-Ikea [ £9.50 ]