Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Brit Decor: Totally tropical moment!

Shhh don't tell anyone, but this week I've added to my rather extensive cushion collection! Courtesy of Evans Litchfield, this Tropical Fauna Banana Leaf cushion has suddenly injected a totally tropical flavour to my living room.

With foliage prints riding high in countless stylish homes right now, I knew this eye-catching print would sit perfectly with the dark green upholstery of my precious mid-century armchair (Tip: instantly create a point of interest by pairing plain & patterned textiles, and have fun with it!)

Whenever adding a new item to a room scheme I tend to use it as a prompt to freshen up or swap out other accessories in the space. Using some simple accenting, I pulled some of the vivid greens and blues from the cushion's print and matched these up with some palette-perfect books, along with Hay's Kaleido tray.

If you have a moment, please make a 'quick click' over to the Evans Litchfield site!

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Brit Decor: 'mazing Monochromes/ How to Wow!

Monochrome is a 'forever friend' of mine. 

This classic combo is a reliable buddy and the kind that just keeps on giving, also it's surprisingly versatile. My favourite little creative touch is to deviate slightly from the strict black versus white design rule and blend in some moody greys for a softer and more sophisticated palette - perfect for slow living.

At the other end of the scale are the bolder, braver monochrome schemes, where it's all about sharp and hard hitting contrast delivered through striking stripes and eye-catching patterns. In contrast, this style of monochrome design is full throttle, fast & furious.

Some of my current favourite monochrome moments are half-painted walls and, for the more adventurous, black ceilings - the latter instantly creates a more intimate interior and makes a confident statement.

Do you have a favourite monochrome scheme from today's edit?

1/ Apartment Therapy 2/ regardsetmaisons 3/ Pinterest 4/ IKEA 5/ Homify 
6/ Stylizimo 7/ Rob Mills Architects 8/ Scandinavian Love Song
9/ Design Milk 10/ Atelierrueverte

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Brit Decor: Strike a Pose / Lighting

Considering the trusted and now instantly recognisable Anglepoise lamp originally started out as a practical application designed in the 1930's by British designer, George Carwardine, (in my home city of Bath, no less), its since done rather well don't you think?

Whilst this classic design remains a highly functional one, it's also become a fashion staple in many homes the world over, and it's easy to see why...

As somebody who constantly loves to 'tweak' my interiors, I've always found the flexible arm movement of the Anglepoise perfect for those subtle adjustments - from a long and elegantly stretched 'look', to a folded angular form, this is a truly versatile design. 

The zig zag contour of the Anglepoise and its many equivalents also lends to the perfect contrast when juxtaposed against both plain and patterned backgrounds, plus its architectural framework will always cut a confident silhouette in any setting.

Are you a fan? 


1/ 2/ Agent Bauer 3/ Hitta Hem 4/ Anglepoise 5/ Ginny Branch Stylist
6/ House of C 7/ 8/ Home Design Etc 9/ Seasons of Colour

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