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Interior Inspiration Texture

Add Texture To Your Walls With Decorative Wall Hangings

May 23, 2017
Add Texture To Your Walls With Decorative Wall Hangings

I adore texture and how it can take a room from blah to wow! If you’re wondering why it’s so important check out my post Texture, Your Secret Weapon here. Today, I thought we’d look to our walls and provide us with some wonderful textural inspiration rather than the usual suspects of cushions and throws. Our walls tend to play host to art work, and although they add colour and interest to the room, they don’t necessarily always provide textural qualities to…

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The Colour Edit – Yellow

May 16, 2017

I set out today to write a completely different post but instead found myself thinking about colour and how it makes us feel. The weather may have been a contributing factor as it’s been decidedly miserable. Oh, and I got to wear my new Barbour raincoat (a birthday present from the OH). Its bright yellow and apart from keeping me dry, it actually cheered me up. Yellow has a way of making us feel that little bit better don’t you…

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How to Use Texture & Colour

April 25, 2017

  We’re looking at texture and colour today and how they interact with each other. A while ago I wrote about the importance of texture in my post here, and how it can be your secret weapon in designing your homes. Today is about how colour and textured surfaces translate their visual and tactile qualities.     Texture has an effect on the appearance of how we see colour because of how colour absorbs and reflects light from its surface. For example, rough…

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Colour Inspiration

The Colour Edit – Red

February 13, 2017

With tomorrow being Valentines day and all, I thought it only apt to do a post, not on love itself, but the colour red that represents our celebration of love. Not for the faint hearted, red is definitely an IN YOUR FACE kind of colour. It’s not surprising then, that most of us are perhaps a little scared, or unsure of how to implement it within our homes. Our concept of red is hugely variable. It’s emotionally charged colour that is representative of  quite…

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Interior Inspiration Lighting

The Lighting Guide – Part 3 – How To, Tips & Cheats

December 9, 2016

Yay Friday has arrived, and today you get to read the final part of the Lighting Guide. We have already covered the basic principles of lighting to your homes here and here. Today, it’s all about how to go about implementing the perfect lighting scheme, as well as some helpful tips. So without further ado, let’s go! Plan The key to a successful lighting scheme is to plan ahead, and not when you’ve finished decorating. If you are going for a complete redesign of…

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Lighting Guide – Part 2 How To Become A Firefly & Fall In Love With Lighting

December 6, 2016

Lighting Guide – Part 2 How To Become A Firefly & Fall In Love With Lighting Welcome back to Part 2 of the Lighting Guide. Last week we covered light and shadow and the importance of lighting in general to your homes. If you missed it, you can check it out here. Today, the focus is on introducing the specific layers of lighting within your homes. But first….. Lighting & Our Mood Lighting can have a major impact on our mood, and you…

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