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A look back at our blog posts from 2014

January 2014 - Vintage Florals

The sun had just broken through after lashings of rain and seeing the sun made us think of spring and brighter days. With this in mind we took at look at some beautiful vintage floral designs...

 

February 2014 - Rooms Inspired by Spring

Continuing with our desire to see the spring return we put together some ideas for injecting spring into our homes.

Be inspired by the outdoors with this year’s trend for colour palettes and prints inspired by spring skies, mountains and coastlines. A simple way to incorporate this trend would be to wallpaper an accent wall with a bold nature inspired print.

March 2014 – Retro Revolution

Retro style is style that is consciously inspired or imitative of trends, modes, fashions, or attitudes of the recent past. It generally implies a vintage of at least fifteen or twenty years. For example, clothing from the 1980s or 1990s could be called retro just as furniture from the 1950's also could.

May 2014 – Be Your Own Interior Designer

  • Try to create a focal point, (not the T.V) this will usually be a fireplace if you have one. But if not you could use a console table with a display of framed photographs, a large statement mirror or piece of artwork
  • Try to maximise light wherever possible such as by placing a mirror opposite a window, incorporating glass and chrome surfaces and having plenty of light sources
  • Stick to the 60-30-10 rule –60% of a dominant colour 30% of a secondary colour 10% of an accent colour

 

 

June 2014 – In the Mood for Red

When it comes to red, less is usually more.

When using red in your design you will either want it to match with reds that you have already used elsewhere in your decor or to act as an accent.

If you decide to go for a red sofa make sure your space can handle it. High ceilings, muted wall colours and plenty of natural light will help tone down this bold hue. A large black and white painting/image placed above a red sofa can give a dramatic look.

 

July 2014 – Pack the Perfect Picnic

Picnics of the modern age are not quite as they used to be. With so much of our food conveniently pre-packaged many have forgotten the art that is packing for a picnic.

Back in Victorian times picnic were wonderful affairs comprising of homemade meals and multiple courses. So ditch the packaged sandwiches and treat your picnic as a blanket banquet.

 

September 2014 – Yoga at Home

Special Yoga showed us that you can enjoy some yoga poses from the comfort of your own, sofa! With yoga’s credentials as a gentle form of exercise that can calm the mind and improve your wellbeing, where better to do it than your sofa… the place in the home where we most often go to unwind after a busy day.

 

October 2014 – The History of Wool

Wool has been the go-to fabric of people for thousands of years. There is evidence of wool being spun in Northern Europe as far back as 10,000 BC.

 

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