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pantone colour of the year – 2015

pantone colour of the year – 2015

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014

Last week Pantone introduced Marsala as their colour of the year for 2015.  Like the wine, it’s an earthy red.  I think it would look great in a den or formal dining room but it’s unlikely I’ll be incorporating it in my own home.  On social media, my favourite quote was when Genevieve Gorder referred to it as ‘organy’.  Yup, it’s the colour of...

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fall fashion trends for your home

fall fashion trends for your home

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014

The end of Summer means the arrival of the HUGE September magazines celebrating Fall fashion.  I honestly love packing up my warm-weather clothes and pulling out my sweaters and boots (Fall is my fave time of year).  I also start to think about how I can interpret some of these fashion trends into my home.  Here are a few I’m loving this season: Refined animal prints These prints aren’t loud but more subtle and set against a neutral background. This leopard print cushion from H&M Home (West Edmonton Mall now has a location) is an inexpensive way to incorporate this trend. Deep dark green Really all shades of green are making an appearance this season but I love going really dark. You can find this green candleholder at CB2.  When lit, the gold interior will add a warm glow. Knits Just as we start layering with knits to keep us warm, we can also curl up with them in our homes. I am saving my pennies so that I can make a super, chunky throw this year but you can save yourself some time and support an Etsy shop.  I love the options available by Penny Lane. Nature-inspired prints This look has a bit of edge with a darker background and a moodier look. You can be quite literal with this trend and add a piece of artwork like this Wonderland piece from Urban Barn. Eye-catching patterns You’re looking for something that’s bold and graphic. These Lulu curtain panels from Crate & Barrel will certainly add interest to a space. You can also see my related post “Colour Trends for Fall 2014” over at Creative Interiors...

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2014 design trends

2014 design trends

Posted by on Jan 4, 2014

The trends for 2014 aren’t overly flashy and to me demonstrate a fatigue in over-the-top design.  The looks are liveable and even though they’re called ‘trends’ are really longer lasting in their appeal.  I think people are tiring of the throw-away culture that’s been evolving and instead want to ‘feather their nests’ with things they’ll love forever.  Some of the 2014 design trends I’m inspired by include: (1) Mixing metals image via Coco Cozy Don’t be afraid to mix different metal accents in your rooms.  This kitchen is a perfect example with the brass hood, brushed nickel pot filler, stainless steel appliances, oil-rubbed bronze trim on the light fixtures, etc.  What is also so cool about this kitchen is that it was designed in 2011 but is now considered ‘trendy’ for 2014. (2) Sculptural light fixtures Ipanema Multi-Boom Pendant by Jonathan Adler Again, this isn’t a particularly new trend as I’ve seen the addition of to-die-for lighting for awhile now but I think more people are switching out their plain drum pendants for something a little more interesting. (3) Statement walls Etched Arcadia Mural available at Anthropologie This seems to be one of those re-occurring trends but this time rather than just a pop of colour, we’re seeing more large-scale photography and mural-type wallpapers. (4) New geometrics Appliqued Diamonds Pillow Cover available at West Elm For 2014, think new shapes, Bauhaus colours and even traditional quilting...

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2014 paint trends – feeling blue

2014 paint trends – feeling blue

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014

The 2014 paint trends are all over the interwebs and they are making me feel ‘blue’.  What I really mean, is that I’m choosing to ignore all the plantain chips, mole’s breath and hipsterfication (seriously, what a fun job to come up with paint names) and focus on the various blues all the paint company’s are including on their lists.  Here are a few of my faves: Closionee Blue – Behr T14-14 Breath of Fresh Air – Benjamin Moore 806 Huckleberry – Dulux 70BB 10/275 Stiffkey Blue – Farrow & Ball No. 284 Black Denim – Sico 6004-73 Why am I gravitating towards blue?  Probably because I have a handful of blue paint chips sitting in my guest room that I’m trying to choose from. I’ve also decided to emphasize the fact that it’s a gabled room so I’m using two different blues, so twice as hard to settle on a colour.  I’ll keep you posted on what the winning colours...

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pantone’s colour for 2014 – radiant orchid

pantone’s colour for 2014 – radiant orchid

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013

Pantone released the colour of the year for 2014 and it’s Radiant Orchid.  I think it is a gorgeous colour and certainly a bold choice for a wall but definitely something I could see incorporated into a room with accessories.   Just like the flower it goes great with olive and hunter greens.  I’m looking forward to seeing how the retail world incorporates this colour during the upcoming year. Bye-bye Emerald and hello, Radiant...

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working with emerald for fall

working with emerald for fall

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013

It is officially fall and now it’s time to incorporate Pantone’s colour of the year, Emerald, into your decor.  Here are a few suggestions: Add some green by incorporating geometric drapes to your room (image via Better Homes & Gardens) Ombre knit pillow from CB2 Rewined candles from West Elm (yum, wine-scented candles!) Sloan Upholstered Chair available at West Elm Sunrise Forest by Kevin Russ available at Society6 Update a dresser with a mossy green stain (via Design*Sponge)   Or update a dresser with green glass knobs from Pottery...

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