home: trend [ ice cream shades ]

home: trend [ ice cream shades ]

The sun is shining, summer vibes are in full swing and we all want to inject some colour into our lives. This season pastels are back and the focus turns to ice cream!

The gorgeous subtle shades of pink, mint, yellow and soft brown create a calming and welcoming feel to any room and whether you choose one colour or a mixture, you will be sure to have a smile on your face whenever you walk in the room.

Image from Pinterest

Add small touches to a space with soft furnishes and accessories like vases and tableware or why not paint a wall or room in your favourite ice cream flavour. With so many amazing paint colors available we are spoilt for choice. Using art is a great way to introduce colour to a room, Desenio is our favourite go to online store.

Image from Pinterest

Try creating large art works on walls using different block colours and shapes to give a well curated feel. Add shelving and mirrors to add drama.

Guide:

Top row – print from desenio.co.uk [ from £6.95 ], plant box from fermliving.com [ £195 ], pepper grinder from trouva.com [ £29 ]

Middle row – sofa from made.com [ £499 ], placemat from zarahome.com [ £11.99 ], lamp from made.com [ £69 ]

Bottom row – sheepskin cushion from oliverbonas.com [ £50 ], image from Pinterest, velvet cushion from hm.com [ £6.99 ]

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home: made [ hanging banners ]

home: made [ hanging banners ]

Following the trend of macrame wall hangings last year as well as the ever popular typography in art, we are now seeing the two combined with hanging banners with quotes.

Perfect for a kids bedroom, or kitchen why not create your own banner with a personalised message. Hang on a wall with a mixture of prints and photos and it her wall decor for an eclectic look.

We have found some fun tutorials to inspire you.

homedit.com

butfirstcoffeeblog.com

alittlecraftinyourday.com

coolcrafts.com

home: made [ staircases ]

home: made [ staircases ]

Time to get creative with your staircase. Across the internet there are so many creative ideas for designing unique looks for a staircase.

From blending colours upwards, stair by stair; using favourite Pantone colours on each tread; mixing treated real wood with a shade that suits your home; using a graphic inspiration quirky design across the stairs.

Have a peak at ;

DIYNetwork.com

ZipperedInfo

DesignerTrapped

home: made [ Easter eggs ]

home: made [ Easter eggs ]

Easter weekend is upon and if you are entertaining or simply like to decorate your home over this period, then we have some cool egg decorating tutorials for you today.

Country Living share some really lovely paint techniques, silk covering, dying and lots more to create colourful and interesting eggs.

Head to countryliving.co.uk & countryliving.com for all the details.

home: trend [ sage ]

home: trend [ sage ]

Continuing from last year we are seeing more and more shades of green in homeware. Not only paint colours but furniture and accessories.

Sage is the colour for Spring and we are seeing it everywhere. It’s a calming shade and works in any room. Accessorise with soft furnishings and ornaments for a more subtle look or go full on with painted walls or wallpaper.

We love it’s understated tone and it brings freshness and wellbeing to a space. Shop the high street and online for an array of choice.

Guide:

Top row – comfort kit for wire chairroseandgrey.co.uk [ £39 ], image from Pinterest, planter from johnlewis.com [ £22 ]

Middle row – wool throw – Coxandcox.co.uk [ £65 ], Fenner sofa – habitat.co.uk [ £1300 ], lampshade – made.com [ £29 ]

Bottom row – paint – farrowandball.com [ from £45 ], cushion cover from hm.com [ £12.99 ], image from Pinterest

home: trend [ colours of 2018 ]

home: trend [ colours of 2018 ]

Every year we are given a top colour from the big names in paint, and every year we ponder on whether to follow the trend or stay well away! This time around there is a mixed bag with the one everyone is talking about from Pantone – Ultra Violet.

Love it or hate it, it’s refreshing to see Pantone share a daring shade to get us all discussing. It’s not a paint colour that many are going to go crazy for, but don’t rule it out. Accenting a room with accessories or soft furnishing in a purple tone will certainly bring a new dimension to a room and make a statement.

Farrow & Ball and Dulux have opted for a more safe colour pallete for 2018. F&B has launched Drop Cloth, a dark cream that brings warmth to a room.

‘We’ve named this colour Drop Cloth in honour of all the painters and decorators who have worked with Farrow & Ball paints for so long, as it’s the traditional name for a dust sheet. The colour has a subtle touch of mystery about it’

Drop Cloth is a great backdrop to put on your walls, allowing for stronger accents and accesories of colour to stand out and compliment. We love this colour for its subtle and understated finish. 

Dulux bring us Heart Wood, a warm neutral tone with a touch of heather. Combine with other natural colours for a relaxed,  balanced space or try navy blue and gold for a luxury feel. This colour can cover a large space and not feel overwhelming, and would actually work in any room.

home: trend [ cool tones ]

home: trend [ cool tones ]

It’s cool, it’s calm and allows you to create a sanctuary in your home. Follow the cool tones trend and fill your interiors with soft greys, cool blues, gentle pinks, pale greens – and textures of knit, linen, cotton and lace.

Use along side light wood or white furniture and keep accessories minimal to not clutter the look.

1 ‘Alpi’ cushion £38 Heals

2 ‘Croft’ bedding (from) £12 John Lewis

3 ‘Dorian’ paint £25.60 Graham & Brown

4 ‘Linen blend’ bedding £59.99 H&M

5 ‘Dusty Rose’ print (from) £11.95

6 ‘Corbin’ throw £45 Habitat

7 ‘Caspar’ sofa £999 Greysons

8 ‘Duck Egg’ wallpaper £18.40 Graham & Brown