home: trend [ green & pink ]

home: trend [ green & pink ]

This year has seen an array of colour in the home including yellow, blue, berry red, green and pink.

Sometimes a combination of colours seems so random but somehow works and this time round its green & pink. They have had their moment as stand alone accent colours, but now try and mix the two and witness the gorgeous result.

[ image from Pinterest ]

Pale, moss, apple, olive, whatever the shade of green, there is a pink to compliment. Paler shades of pink can look great next to richer greens.

[ image from Pinterest ]
Add some metalics like gold and brass to bring a lux feel, in accessories and chair legs. There are no rules to colour, it’s a very personal choice. We can only inspire and share what we are loving right now, and this colour combination is one of the best.

Guide:

1. Wallpaper from joyfulhomecompany.com [ £99 ]

2. Armchair from made.com [ £599 ]

3. Bowl from roseandgrey.co.uk [ £18 ]

4. Brass wall hanging from miafleur.com [ £68 ]

5. Image from Pinterest

6. ‘Calke green’ paint from farrow-ball.com [ from £43.50 ]

7. Image from Pinterest

8. Chair from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £580 ]

9. Plant pot from hm.com [ £17.99 ]

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home: trend [ blush ]

home: trend [ blush ]

We have seen many shades of pink throughout 2017 and it seems to still be in high demand. A shade of pink that is not going away anytime soon is Blush. A popular choice for those wanting to introduce colour into a room but maybe afraid to go too bright. It doesn’t matter which room – living, bedroom or kitchen – blush can feature everywhere.

Ceramics from roseandgrey.co.uk

The blush shade works best when on chairs and soft furnishings with tactile materials like velvet and soft linen. Whether your room is a light neutral space or dark and moody, a blush statement chair will fit perfectly. It compliments colours grey and green really well,  as well as materials like brass, copper, gold and dark woods.

Add touches of blush with cushions and accessories. Find interesting patterns and quirky designs to inject fun into your home.

Lamp shade from rockettstgeorge.co.uk

If you look at any online interiors store you will find the blush items are still prominent. This is proof that this gorgeous shade of pink is going to be taking us through to Autumn / Winter. 

Guide:

1. Print from desenio.co.uk [ from £2.95 ]

2. Cushion cover from hm.com [ £6.99 ]

3. Image from Pinterest

4. Vase from southwoodstores.co.uk [ £10 ]

5. Bed frame from made.com [ from £399 ]

6. Storage basket from hm.com [ £8.99 ]

7. Armchair from westelm.co.uk [ £699 ]

8. Vase from miafleur.co.uk [ £76 ]

9. Wallpaper from grahambrown.com [ £40 ]

home: favourite thing [ vintage Danish armchair ] 

home: favourite thing [ vintage Danish armchair ] 

Add another to list of go-to favourite home interiors shop websites – The Joyful Home Company (just launched!) is a must for carefully it’s curated selection of prints, accessories, wallpapers and their own beautifully reupholstered vintage chairs department. 

Our favourite pick from this exciting new store is this utterly gorgeous, incredibly restored large grey Danish armchair, midcentury in style and perfectly reupholstered to keep its characteristics and charm of the era. 

A must invest at £795 but a worthwhile investment. 

home: favourite thing [ leaf wallpaper ] 

home: favourite thing [ leaf wallpaper ] 

Brighten up any room and bring the outdoors in with a choice of amazing leaf print wallpapers. So fresh and organic, we love bold prints of palm or monstera leaves and so many stores are offering great prints in various green shades, various degrees of boldness and size of leaf illustration. 

(Above picture from top left going clockwise : Mind The Gap Banana Leaves / Trouva £150 • Blue & Green Tropical Leaf / Murals Wallpaper from £25 • Monstera Leaves / WallFlora on Amazon from £23 • Christian Lacroix for Designers Guild Eden Roc Wallpaper / John Lewis £79 ) 

Effective for a statement feature wall with a fresh white interior, keeping it minimal but also incredible for a stronger multi wall look, mixed up with other large print patterns. – a strong trend this season. 

Going bold / clashing patterns

home: trend [ big blooms ]

home: trend [ big blooms ]

Floral prints are always a popular choice, especially around this time of year. Spring brings flowers and colour which in turn brings joy and positivity into our lives. This is then replicated in the home with our interior choices. This year its the same, although now the prints are bolder, bigger and more colourful.

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Mural by grahambrown.com

Florals have often felt quite old fashioned and it can be difficult to know how to use them in the home. A great place to start is with soft furnishings; cushions and rugs in a distictive pattern mixed with more plain colours help bring this trend in a subtle way. Mix different floral prints together for a bolder look or with other patterns like stripes and geometric [ see previous trend post floral x geo ].

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Rug from habitat.co.uk

Large floral images look great framed as pieces of art, and just having a few of these around the home or placed together on a wall can create a subtle nod or full on statement to this trend. Go even more bold with a mural wallpaper or an allover patterned sofa. The wall becomes a piece of art on a larger scale and can bing drama to a room and a floral sofa is fun and quirky, making all your guests smile when they enter the room. Go one step further and match your sofa with the wallpaper, for a full on statement.

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Sofa by houseofhackney.com

However much floral you fancy investing in, remember it can be young and cool and no longer Mumsy, so enjoy it.

Guide:

1. Wall mural from Grahambrown.com [ £150 ]

2. Print from Skandivis.co.uk [ £34 ]

3. Cushion from Amara.com [ £80 ]

4. Stool from Miafleur.com [ £102 ]

5. Print from Desenio.co.uk [ from £11.95 ]

6. Duvet from Amara.com [ £105 ]

home: trend [ copper ]

home: trend [ copper ]

There are always going to be colours and materials that will continuously work as accents to a room, and one of these is copper. There was a dip in popularity last year where we were being told that copper was out, and to be replaced by other metalics like gold and bronze. But we can assure you copper is going nowhere and in 2017 it’s again going to be big.

As with most metalics copper works best in accessories, complimenting a room and colour scheme. But if you are feeling brave then there is a whole lot more you can do to get your copper fix.

Lighting is a great place to start with some gorgeous pendant lights, desk lamps and floor lamps readily available, as well as bringing subtle tones into bulbs and flex.  [ made.com and rockettstgeorge.co.uk have some amazing lighting ]

Using copper lighting with industrial furniture

Introduce copper in furniture through table legs and drawer fronts combined with dark woods on table tops and cabinets. Copper is a great metal to bring an industrial feel to a room working best with strong solid design, and when it’s worn it looks even better.

Pick some key pieces, whether it’s a wall clock, vases or kitchenware and stratigicaly place them around the space mixed with other prints and pattern to suit. Copper is a great metal that works with many different trends; scandinavian, industrial and bohemian to name a few, so whatever your taste copper can be included.

[ Some complimentary colours to consider would be navy, grey, dark green and white ].

Wallpaper from grahambrown.com 

For a full on copper experience you may want to consider covering a wall or floor. Pick a patterned paper with touches of copper, or go for an all over solid block on a feature wall. This can look really striking, especially in dark rooms. Tiling is another option to get the wow factor with brushed and worn copper working best, especially if considered for a hallway or kitchen. 
Guide:

1. Wallpaper from grahambrown.com [ £23 ]

2. Bulb from ikea.com [ £7 ]

3. Bed frame from made.com [ £399 ]

4. Pendant light from Tom Dixon at trouva.com [ £255 ]

5. Floor tiles from mosafil.co.uk [ £23.80 per sheet ]

6. Telephone from johnlewis.com [ £64.95 ]

7. Lantern from grahamandgreen.co.uk [ from £25 ]

8. Cutlery from zarahome.com [ from £5.50 ]

9. Clock from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £65 ]

home: trend [ floral x geo ]

home: trend [ floral x geo ]

Last year we saw a lot of floral and tropical prints on soft furnishings and in art, as well as geometric pattern continuing to be a popular choice. This year sees the two prints combined creating a clashing mix of colour, pattern and style.

Larger more bold florals are appearing on wallpapers and bed linens. Layer this up with geometric soft furnishings and accessories.

Cole & Son Ardmore collection
A great place to start is with a statement wallpaper, combined with plain furniture and then accessorized with geo pattern. Fill the walls with art, either more floral or geo inspired. The more it clashes the better.

Brass and copper tones work great when considering smaller pieces of furniture. A glass or marble topped coffee table or side table will help bring this trend together. Its very over the top and works best with darker interiors.

Cole & Son Miami wallpaper
You can go big, or small with this trend. Keep it more subtle on bedding or perhaps a couple of floral cushions on a sofa combined with a geometric rug for example.

Guide:

1. Pendant shade from made.com [ £45 ]

2. Wallpaper from cole-and-son.com

3.  Bedding from anthropologie.com [ from £148 ]

4. Coffee table from grahamandgreen.com [ £370 ]

5. Rug from anthropologie.com [ from £168 ]

6. Wine rack from oliverbonas.com [ £35 ]

7. Rug from habitat.com [ £250 ]

8. Print from desenio.co.uk [ £9.99 ]

9. Bedding from hm.com [ £39.99 ]