“Animating & Life-Affirming“… “Brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge”… these are the words been used for this year’s Pantone Colour: Classic Blue 19-4052. A refreshing 2020 Décor Look and Vibe is upon us and I am excited! This is a consistent; timeless and solid hue that we can always rely on and relate to – and its trending!
Achieve Key Statements in the home with these 5 Inspirational Tips:
- Accent Walls: Bring this in with a coat of paint or a self-patterned or texture wallpaper into a room on a feature wall.
- Kitchen & Bathrooms: Wanting to achieve that classic rich yet understated look, opt for gorgeous deep classic blue cabinets with white Carrera or Nero marble tops.
- Fabrics: Nothing beats a beautiful Cotton Velvet Cobalt Blue fabric for a classic or contemporary sofa as a feature piece – Lush at its best!
- Lighting: Go all out on a stunna standing light or chandelier achieving that “suggestive of the sky at dusk,” look!
- Accents: Whether its self-patterned or textured cushions; throws and wabi-sabi (perfect imperfection) pottery, add interest and Layering is always key!
Did you know?
Pantone was founded in the 1950s, initially as a printing company in New York, since 2000, it has selected a “ Colour of the Year “, decided from trend-forecasting research performed by the Pantone Color Institute. The annual colour, that is announced each December, is based on “What is taking place in our global culture at a moment in time”.
Personally, I like to always watch and follow our fashion – as these will always set the Design Trends!
House Klerksdorp is expecting! A Baby Princess is on her way….we created a nursery that just perfect for Mommy & Baby! Filled with Pinks; Greys & White colour tones with a contemporary Scandi Feel! We layered the room with fun wallpaper, beautiful softs of cushions; teddies; and some cool accessories! This Baby Princess even has her own little en-suite!
Don’t let the chill breeze get to you this winter, the change of seasons is always a good reason for us to re-style and have fun with our interiors. Listed below are some fabulous 5 winter warmers that will keep you cozy & warm while you hibernate this winter season!
Printed Velvets: Printed velvets are the new craze at the moment in fabric trends. These been beautiful velvet fabrics with giant prints of floral and gardens on them that are almost depicted like works of art. Deep colours of Green; Amber; Teals; Red and Black are used that create an eccentric look – kind of like a Baroque Revival!
Rich Colours: Think of this year’s winter colour scheme as jewel tones for the season! Deep warm colours of: Scarlett Red; Emerald Green; Deep Turquoise; Dark Navy; Delicious Port; Terracotta and of course, Toast been the new nude! Implement these colours into your home through your crockery; accessories; soft furnishings; wallpaper or even pop a tin of paint onto a feature wall.
Living Décor with Greenery: Bring the outside in with some beautiful colourful houseplants, pair these up with giant greens! Not only will this add some injection of colour into your home, but you will also feel great as greenery actually has great wellness benefits for us, such as: reducing stress; increasing creativity and provides an overall higher well-being!
Re-arrange your layout: Change is always good and that implies to design layouts too. Think about how you could re-arrange some of the furniture items & accessories in your home to give it a fresh new warm take for the season. A great one is sure to be the lounge area where there possibly is a fireplace… re-arrange the seating to engage in warmer conversation.
Lighting: Definitely a very important design key for winter – as the daylight becomes shorter it will be a perfect time to get the ambient lighting going. Create more mood and warmth by adding some occasional lamps with warmer vintage globes along with some beautiful scented candles.
A Baby Princess was on her way! House Sandhurst, Johannesburg was expecting a beauty! So …. we created a nursery that was just fit for her! Layered in a beautiful classic wallpaper, glamoured in pink; freshened with white and finished off with a bit of bling! I just LOVE this Nursery!
House Bryanston, Johannesburg, a contemporary space of warm and cool tones! We had fun with the interior decorating; paint finishes and art! The client is passionate for contemporary South African Art, we were able to combine the artwork into the contemporary warm space with a fine selection of art framing!
Client Perth, Australia required custom designed pieces to be made up and shipped to her home in Perth, Australia. Working against the floor plan provided we were able to do a design / furniture layout and have the custom furniture made for her. A beautiful mix of elaborate and contemporary, with rich colours of reds; golds and creams made up in selections of imported fabrics. Here of some snap-its from our furniture check of her items before they left for shipment to Perth!