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The Big Velvet Home Trend

February 27, 2018
The Big Velvet Home Trend

If there’s one texture that will add an air of opulence and elegance to a room it has to be Velvet with its tactile qualities and luscious good looks. It’s been growing in popularity for the past few years and this year it’s set to be one of the biggest, dare I say it, trends.   The Big Velvet Home Trend I’m not one to usually be led by trends because for 1. I basically hate being told what to do as a…

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The Importance Of Rugs & How To Use Them

June 13, 2017

I see rugs in our homes as shoes are to a well-dressed outfit. You wouldn’t go to the trouble of selecting your best outfit for a night out and then go barefooted. It’s the same principle with rugs. Shoes complete an outfit and, in some instances, will actually outshine what you’re wearing, if you want them to that is. It’s the same with rugs. They can be a game changer on how a room looks and feels.  Rugs can either…

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Design Crush – Scraplights by Graypants

June 6, 2017
Design Crush - Scraplights by Graypants

If you follow me on Social Media, you’ll have seen that I recently visited Clerkenwell Design week in London. It’s a must see event featuring the very latest in design as well as touching base with some old favourites such as Scraplights by Graypants.   I have to say these decorative pendant lights hold me captivated every time I see them. It’s not just their swoon worthy, good-looking textured forms, or how they provide warm, intimate ambient lighting that gets my attention.…

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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 Cactus Trend

May 19, 2017

I thought we’d have some fun today with the Cactus.  It’s been a growing trend over the past couple of years, but this year, it appears we really are embracing the Cactus along side the triumphant Pineapple. You may even want to consider displaying them along side each other.   I’m not one to follow trends per se, but I do love how the cactus provides sculptural forms, and texture to a space. They have a way of catching our eye don’t you think?…

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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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