I’ve had quite a break over Christmas and New Year but back now and kicking the year off with a project from one of my favourite designers… Mixing pattern, textures and materials are the key to Studio McGee’s designs, for example juxtaposing a leather sofa next to a linen sofa. A dark almost black buttoned […]
Another fabulous project from Studio Mcgee, contemporary meets traditional… What’s not to love about this space, a mix of contemporary pieces and traditional give it a modern look with a heritage nod. Textures are big with Studio McGee and if you look closely at the coffee table in image 5 you will see it has […]
Crib Creative If we want to make a personal good impression we will want to dress our best, this can also be said of the first impression one receives as they step inside our home… When someone visits our home for the first time, it gives them an impression of the person we are, it […]
Described as “Cape Cod meets West Indies”, another fabulous project by one of my favourite design companies. The exterior architecture of this new build leans towards Hamptons, however Black Band Design have also injected a tropical feel inspired by quote, the “vibrant waters of the Caribbean”. When planning a new build by oneself with no interior designer […]
1. Image via Mercer Interior The word, ‘boho’ may conjure up a riotous mix of colours and patterns, muddle these together in a messy but creative way and throw in some greenery and you may have the boho of the past. However, today boho can be far more chic, in fact…..’boho chic’. ‘Boho’ stems from the word […]
“Casual and sophisticated, modern and timeless, serene but colourful” is how the designer describes this relaxed, South Carolina home. The designers, Guest House Studio, have used varying shades of blue for this project, with paint, soft furnishing and artwork. Blue is ‘cool’ on the colour charts but can evoke a moody or calming affect when you […]
Peek inside a gorgeous cottage of blue and white with the addition of a few surprising colours. Designed by award winning interior designers and home builders, Cottage Company of Harbor Springs, this sweet home has the perfect balance of style for coast or country. Specialising in creating “beautiful, classic cottages where generations of families can […]
Breeze Giannasio is an interior designer to the stars and I literally have stars in my eyes when I see the transformations she makes to these Hollywood homes. I’ve been in love with the distinctive style of designer, Breeze Giannasio since I viewed a video of her transformation of Mila Kunis parents condo on Houzz. Breeze takes […]
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year, I have had a wee break from blogging and painting but returned to start the New Year off with Pantone’s Colour of the year 2019 Living Coral.
Pantone’s Living Coral has undertones of peach and works beautifully with soft greys but as you can see from the following designers, it also works with many other colours. Whether you make a feature of the colour or add snippets via wallpaper, cushions, a piece of furniture, or some simple hand towels, you’re sure to have fun.
I hope you feel inspired by Living Coral and maybe find a spot for it in your home. I for one am thinking about some coral patterned cushions on my bed and possibly a throw to brighten up my dove grey, linen duvet cover.
Each year Pantone select a seasonal palette of colours, so let’s explore spring/summer 2019 and see how they can be incorporated into our homes.
Spring is a joyous time, the bursting forth of daffodils, hyacinths and other flowers in a myriad colours. As an artist who paints flowers this is my favourite time of year, a time not only when flowers are abundant but also a time that lifts our spirits after a long cold or wet winter. Spring flows into summer, a joyous time of warmth, sunshine, beaches and embracing nature, these seasons are happy times. This year Pantone have thought about how these two seasons make us feel and created four colour palettes around these moods:
A common denomination among the four palettes is a bluish purple called ‘Blueberry Pancake’, a muddy mauve in a warmer hue seen in 3 of the four palettes with a slightly warmer version (Blueberry Pie), in the Innocence palette. The rich colour of Blueberry Pancake harmonises beautifully with deep, warm yellows (Fall Fantasy and Iced Mango), light pinks (Little Piglet), palest aqua (Carnival Glass) and the lightest baby blue (Quietude). Carefully coordinated and balanced these colours can harmonise beautifully and bring a room to life. If you are not into bold colours, don’t forget you can vary the tone within the palette such as using a lighter version of the same colour palette or use colours in the innocence range. Let’s explore the palettes and then see how a few designers have created rooms with similar palettes.
The new season colour palettes are stunning and can be used to create a bold or subtle look. Beautiful rich colours can be offset by pastels to achieve balance. It has certainly got me thinking about being a little bit more adventurous with colour in my home and maybe paint Blueberry Pancake at the back of my bookshelves or use it in our entrance way, what ideas does it conjure up for you?