Colour Trend – Taupe

Magnolia has been the staple ‘go to’ colour for millions of interiors around the world for the last two decades. Its simple tone and neutral finish was both versatile and practical but could on times be seen as just a little bland. This season has seen a rise in a new colour trend that has usurped magnolia as the newest and trendiest colour base for any room of the home – TAUPE.

This fabulously versatile colour tone makes a great backdrop on a plain or wallpapered wall and creates a functional and complimentary furniture and upholstery hue that is chic and sophisticated.

 

Colour Schemes

Taupe is an earthen colour tone that works wonderfully alongside similar natural tones to create a cosy and uplifting ambiance in any room of the home. Rich cream, dove grey and pewter look beautiful alongside a taupe backdrop and create a opulent and warming feel that suits both modern and classic interiors. Taupe can also be partnered with more colourful hues such as duck egg blue, claret red and mint green for a vintage or period style feel that is bold and yet refined. For a more minimal feel then combine sumptuous taupe with crisp antique white for a fresh and illuminating interior finish.

 

Cushions

Taupe cushions are wonderfully versatile and will compliment a vast range of interior backdrops and upholstered areas. If you have chosen a bold colour scheme on your walls or floor then a scattering of plain and patterned taupe cushions will provide a cosy and comforting space that does not distract from the colour of the room interior. If you have opted for plain and neutral walls then why not create a layering of taupe and coloured cushions in complimentary or contrasting patterns and prints that will add visual detail and texture to a sofa, seat or bed.

 

Accessories

When it comes to accessorising your freshly painted taupe interior then there are a wide selection of items that will add a visual focal point and a splash of glamour to your chosen room. Chrome and silver items such as candlesticks, vases and photo frames look fabulous against the rich and creamy taupe colour tone and will bring a dash of elegance and sleek illumination to your home. Crisp white and cream painted items will add a French château ambiance to your interior and look fabulous on mirror frames and ornamental items. Painted accessories can be given a distressed paint finish for a more vintage and shabby chic effect.

 

Upholstery

Rich upholstery can create a focal point in any home interior and provides texture and warmth in neutral interior spaces. From soft and sumptuous seating to stylish headboards and ottomens; taupe upholstery will create a lavish and luxurious envelopment on a wide range of items and designs. This colour works particularly well with French style designs with ornate framework that works with the neutral finish to create a opulent and eye-catching item. Satin, velvet, cotton and leather look amazing in this colour hue and will perfectly compliment a wide range of bold and plain interior backdrops.

 

Furniture

Taupe is a great colour choice for painted furniture items and it makes a great alternative to cream and white painted designs. Its refined and warm appearance makes it perfectly suited to a wide range of interior colours and designs. French furniture looks amazing in this colour palette and its ornate carvings can be painted in a contrasting colour (left) for added detail and style. Shabby chic designs can also be painted with a layer of taupe paint and can be lightly distressed for a more countrified look and feel. This colour also looks great on retro furniture designs such as 1950s and 1960s tables, sideboards and display cabinets for a vintage look that does not look out of place in modern interior styles.

 

For more ideas on how to use a taupe colour scheme in your home then check out our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Taupe Colour Trend.

 

Product of the Week – French Gold Leaf 4 Door Mirrored Armoire

The French gold leaf four door mirrored armoire is the epitome of French palatial glamour. This flamboyant and eye-catching furniture item will add a splash of illuminating elegance to even the most neutral of home interiors and its grand and extensive size will be sure to create a focal point in any bedroom or dressing room area.

French golf leaf four door mirrored armoire

French golf leaf four door mirrored armoire

This beautiful wardrobe has been carved from authentic antique design patterns to give it a period style feel and look that is perfect for both classic and contemporary boutique boudoirs. Featuring delicate fluted legs and an intricately carved baseboard and plinth top this wardrobe will take centre stage in your interior space.

Carved from solid, high quality mahogany and wrapped in sumptuous gold leaf paint, you can be assured that this wonderful armoire will withstand the wear and tear of everyday use and will provide you with a perfect balance of opulent style and practical storage space. The mirrored door fronts provide you with a full length area to admire your finished outfits as well as creating a sense of space and light in dark or compact interior spaces.

French gold leaf four door mirrored armoire  - Inside

French gold leaf four door mirrored armoire – Inside

The inside of this fabulous wardrobe will provide you with plenty of areas for storing your clothing items. With three large hanging spaces you will can store your large clothing items such as coats, dresses and jumpers in a neat and organised space. With two shelving areas at the base of each section you will find the ideal area to tuck away your large shoe collection, handbags and accessories so that you can form a complete outfit from one storage area. If your a couple then this huge wardrobe can easily accommodate both ‘his’ and ‘hers’ outfits and accessories to make the most of your interior space.

French gold leaf carved dressing table set.

French gold leaf carved dressing table set.

The gold leaf mirrored armoire will look amazing when partnered with the awe inspiring French gold leaf carved dressing table set. This dressing table set will create a glamorous area for a long and luxurious pamper session as well as providing ample storage space across the table area.

The table itself features delicate floral carvings and long fluted legs that look beautiful enveloped with the shimmering gold leaf paint finish. The table top is adorned with a sumptuous renaissance style mirror that perfectly compliments the ornate design of this item. The sumptuous chocolate satin upholstered seat will provide an elegant and comfortable area to sit and take in the beauty of this furniture design.

With three small but spacious drawers beneath the table top and two smaller drawers above you will find all the space you could require for housing your make-up, brushes, accessories and jewellery for a neat and uncluttered bedroom space.

For more items to complete your French bedroom setting then take a look at our full and extensive French gold leaf painted furniture collection over on the website.

 

Colour Trend – Claret

There is nothing more relaxing than curling up on a chilly autumnal evening with a cosy woollen throw and a rich glass of red wine. With the weather dropping to familiar colder temperatures its time to take a look at one of the hottest colour trends of Autumn/Winter 2014 – CLARET.

This rich and warming red tone gives a perfect splash of colour in a traditional wintry hue that can be perfectly accommodated into sleek and contemporary interiors as well as classic home designs. This versatile colour will add a sense of cosiness and elegance that is perfect for the lead up to Christmas.

 

Colour Schemes

This luxurious colour can be partnered with a chic lilac, cream and chocolate colour palette for a soft and tonal interior ambiance and also looks wonderful alongside crisp white for a more fresh and sleek interior setting. This fabulous hue can also be combined with silvery greys and deep black for a glamorous and opulently rich finish.

 

Cushions

This rich colour option is a popular choice for furnishings and fabrics as its deep concentration of colour will add a sumptuous focal point to a specific zoned area of the room. A scattering of cushions on a bed of sofa area can transform the whole feel of your interior with minimum effort and cost. This colour works particularly well with classic fabrics such as satin and velvet and can be used as a plain accent tone or as a pattern that ties in to the remainder of the interior space. Lace, tassels and beading work fabulously in bringing out the period opulence of this vintage colour.

 

3. Upholstery

Nothing can look more striking than an opulently coloured sofa, window seat or occasional chair that brings a splash of exquisite elegance to even the most neutral of interior spaces. Rich velvet looks amazing in this flamboyant claret colour tone and will give a classic and authentic period look to a Victorian chair or chaise lounge. Opt for plain fabrics for a simple and sleek appearance or opt for classic baroque style floral motifs or prints for more visual appeal and detail. For a fresh and contemporary upholstery style choose simple pinstripe patterns or chevrons that will add a refined and sophisticated style to any interior design.

 

 

Accessories

Claret accessories are a huge trend on the high street this season with items that will seamlessly fit into both vintage and minimal home interiors. A classic lamp will make a fabulous purchase and will create a perfect balance of style and function in a living room, office or bedroom area. Vases, ornaments and candles make a great addition to a mantelpiece, sideboard or windowsill and will create an ambiance of warmth against a neutral painted feature wall. Crockery and table settings will provide a warm and welcoming finish that is perfect for large family dinners during the cold autumnal evenings.

 

 

Furniture

Painted furniture is still as popular as ever in the interior design world with more and more people becoming adventurous with their choice of colours and finishes. A single furniture item painted in a rich Claret paint effect will create a real statement in any room of the home and will compliment your chosen colour scheme and accessories. Opt for a centralised item such as a table, sideboard or dresser that will make the most impact on your chosen room. Alternatively opt for plain painted black or white furniture that will create a fresh or glamorous period feel that perfectly contrasts the bold claret colour palette.

For more ideas on how to use a claret colour scheme within you home then head over to our latest Pinterest Board - Pinterest – Claret Colour Trend or for a selection of furniture items to compliment this look then take a look at our luxurious French chateau white and French moulin noir furniture collections.

How To Create A Mexican Interior

Bright, zesty colours and lively patterns feature heavily in the decor of Mexican home interiors. This bold and fresh finish makes this design a popular choice with those who wish to create a uplifting and feel good atmosphere within their home.

These cheerful interiors are steeped in folklore and tradition and perfectly balance bold and abstract design features with natural and classic materials. From kitchens to bedrooms Mexican interior design will add a splash of energy and fun to your interior space.

 

Colour Schemes

When it comes to selecting colours for your Mexican interior then there is one simple rule; Go Wild! From bold reds, oranges and yellows to exotic purples, cobalt and turquoise, every colour in every tone and hue can be utilised. These bright and carnival inspired colours can be layer one upon another for a truly eye-catching interior colour palette or can be paired with crisp white walls, neutral backdrops and traditional terracotta floor tiles for a slightly more subtle and manageable look.

 

 

Wall Tiles

Instead of the textured and coloured wallpapers that are found across Europe, Mexicans follow the traditions of most Hispanic countries with its use of bold and artistic wall tiles to create a focal point within their home. Talavera tiles are often printed with Spanish colonial patterns while more elaborate designs are hand painted to feature images and characters from Mexican folklore. Much in the same style as the rest of the home, tiles are hand painted in bright and vivid colours and are often used to highlight specific areas such as a sink, a shrine or a bath tub.

 

Textiles

Mexican textiles and designs are steeped in history and have been a staple feature of Mexican interiors for more than 7000 years. Throws, blankets, cushions and rugs are usually woven from cotton or wool and feature brightly dyed threads in vibrant hues of yellow, green, blue, orange and red. Textiles often take inspiration from Central America with Aztec and Mayan patterns and Saltillo designs and frequently incorporate images of indigenous people, costumes and imagery from the mythological tales of the local area. Textiles also play an important role in the woven paintings of the Huichol Indians who live in the Sierra Madre region of Mexico and adorn the walls of many homes across the country.

 

 

Skulls

The intricately decorated skulls that are a frequent motif in Mexican interior design are representative of the Day of The Dead or ‘Dia De Los Muertos’. Much as the druid religion celebrates All Hallows Eve, Mexicans use this day to remember loved ones who have passed over into the afterlife.

The skull motif is used prolifically throughout the home in ornamentation, food, decorations and lanterns and the skull itself features floral designs and intricate patterns that can be emphasised using fiesta inspired colours or more neutral palettes that will work fabulously as a wall covering or fabric in more refined, contemporary homes (right).

 

 

Furniture

Mexican interiors embrace a rustic and natural furniture finish that contrasts wonderfully against the bold colours of their interior backdrop. Chunky wood and textural grains are a reflection of Spanish colonial influences along with delicate and intricate wrought iron bed frames, table legs and ornaments that place emphasis on Mediterranean style and femininity. Furniture is designed to be functional and durable and materials are selected for their strength and local availability. Items can be left plain and natural for a hacienda feel or can be painted and decorated for a more vibrant and clashing burst of colour that works particularly well on statement items such as dressers, tables and wardrobes.

 

For more inspiration on how to create a rich and vibrant Mexican interior then head over to our latest Pinterest board – Pinterest – Mexican Interiors where you will find an array of ideas that will transform any home into a Hispanic haven of colour and style.

If you are looking for furniture items with a splash of Central American style then look no further than our elegant and rugged Mayan Walnut furniture collection.

 

Colour Trend – Salmon Pink

There is nothing fishy about the latest SALMON PINK interior colour trend! This soft and sumptuous colour tone is sophisticated and stylish and will add a chic and boutique feel to both classic and modern interior designs.

This dusky colour hue can be partnered with bold and dramatic interior styles as well as soft and feminine furnishings to create a decor that is perfectly balanced and opulently eye-catching.

 

Colour Schemes

The soft and subtle tones of salmon pink make it a versatile colour choice that works equally well as an accent colour or as an all over colour palette. Its chalky tones look beautiful alongside pastel tones such as cream, grey and pebble or can be paired with  rich black, crisp white and silver for a more opulent and dramatic finish that looks particularly stylish in period style interior designs.

 

 

Upholstery

Salmon pink upholstery and fabric was extremely popular in vintage interior design and is a fabulous way of creating a centralised area of colour that makes a great alternative to a painted feature wall. A statement sofa or corner suite will provide a concentration of colour against a neutral or bold painted backdrop. A single occasional chair or a collection of dining chairs will provide a pop of salmon colour that looks fabulous when teamed with crisp painted furniture as well as bright and uplifting golden oak tones.

 

Accessories

A scattering of salmon pink accessories can completely transform the feel of a room. Vases, bowls and ornaments look great on a mantelpiece or shelving area and will add visual colour and detail against a plain or bold feature wall. Salmon pink kitchen accessories look particularly stylish against a dark granite worktop or natural wood surface area and fit seamlessly into contemporary and farmhouse styles and designs. Salmon pink lamps, and trinkets will add a beautiful splash of tonal colour to a dressing table or bedside, proving that this particular colour choice can be used in almost every room of the home.

 

Cushions

Fabrics and textiles add a visual and textural beauty to an interior space and create areas of cosiness and warmth against the sleek and streamlined edges of the room. Cushions are a great way of including colour and pattern in your home and can be stacked, layered and scattered across any sleeping or seating area and can work in coordination or contrast to your walls and upholstery. Salmon pink cushions look fabulous against a white, black or grey interior backdrop and can be found in a huge variety of contemporary and vintage inspired patterns for a broad and detailed focal point.

 

Furniture

Painted furniture will perfectly compliment a salmon interior decor and can create a diverse and varied finish depending on your tastes and style. Antique white furniture will create a soft and serene feel that is reminiscent of French chateaus and country cottage interiors. If you prefer a more flamboyant finish then why not furnish your salmon interior with some opulent and glamorous French black painted furniture that will create a regal and stately feel that oozes boutique style and Art Deco sophistication.

For more ideas on how to use salmon pink in your home interior, head over to our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Salmon Colour Trend or for a selection of complimentary furniture items take a look at our extensive French Moulin Noir and French Chateau White painted furniture collections.

 

 

 

Colour Trend – Forest Green

Green is often a colour choice that is overlooked in modern interior design. While lime green remains a popular choice in contemporary home interiors, darker and richer green hues have remained within the walls of period properties and vintage interior settings.

Forest Green tones are making a huge comeback this Autumn. With its opulent and luxurious finish this colour trend can be partnered with both dark and light furnishings to give a regal and refined finish to any room of the home.

Forest green can be partnered with a multitude of colours that provide a sense of natural beauty and sophisticated elegance. Earthen tones such as Hessian, lavender and pewter look wonderful alongside rich dark green tones while antique white, silver and black provide a regency style colour scheme that works particularly well in dining room and living room areas. Due to its deep and dark finish try and keep your forest green colour choice to a single wall or alcove area to maintain a light and airy feel.

Wallpaper is an ideal way of introducing this colour to your interior space as a pattern or print will provide a complimentary variation in colour that will prevent your home feeling dark or enclosed. Baroque and Rococo designs work extremely well in providing an exquisite and expensive finish that is reminiscent of stately homes and palatial interiors. For a more contemporary feel then choose a wallpaper with a metallic print and finish that will create a reflective and illuminating ambiance that is ideal for smaller or more compact home interiors. Silver, gold and bronze inlays will compliment the dark forest tones and will add a glamorous feel to any feature wall.

Upholstery is key in creating a soft and cosy feel in your interior space. Forest green is a versatile colour choice for your interior upholstery that works well in a range of fabric choices. Traditional materials such as velvet and silk will provide an authentic period feel within your home and can be partnered with complimentary colours and patterns for varied texture and visual detail. Yellow, cream, white and silver are perfect partners to your forest green colour choice and can be showcased in your cushions, rugs, bedding and curtains for a rich and luxurious finish.

Using such a strong colour on your walls or upholstery can often be a little daunting, however this does not mean that any dark, or bold colour options should be avoided. Accessories or smaller interior items are a great way of adding colour in strategic or zoned areas that will not overpower the existing interior decor and design. Bar stools, an occasional chair or a carefully positioned lamp or ornament will add a splash of colour to your chosen room and can compliment or contrast your walls and upholstery, depending on your choice of palette. Alternatively why not add accessories of varying green tones from light mint to the darkest fern green for a varied yet complimentary interior finish.

When it comes to choosing furniture to compliment your forest green interior, there are numerous avenues you can explore to find the right feel and finish for your chosen space. If you wish to create a traditional period feel then opt for dark mahogany or walnut finishes that will provide a deep and rich lustre that is cosy and luxurious. For a more natural feel then select items of light or golden oak that will give an alpine forest-like finish. If your home requires a brighter and more uplifting ambiance then why not introduce a selection of cream or white painted furniture that will give a fresh and feminine feel against the deep tones of your chosen decor.

 

For more inspiration on introducing forest green into your home then check out our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Forest Green Colour Trend or for complimentary furniture items take a look at our oak furniturehardwood furniture or painted furniture collections.

 

 

 

Colour Trend – Duck Egg

From classic country homes to contemporary minimal interiors, DUCK EGG blue is a colour trend that has transcended the shifts in time and style. This light and bright colour option provides a chic and calm ambiance that is perfect for relaxing home interiors.

 

This versatile colour can be partnered with both dark and light interior items and will give a sophisticated hint of colour without overpowering any existing furniture items or accessories. From rich wall coverings to simple upholstery; duck egg  blue is the perfect choice for a refined and classic interior space.

 

Colour Schemes

This simple blue tone works well alongside a multitude of colour options and will lift both pale and dark coloured backdrops. Duck egg looks particularly sumptuous against neutral chalky tones such as taupe and beige and also looks particularly striking against crisp white for a chic and refined interior feel with a twist of shabby chic style. For a more glamorous interior feel then try adding a splash of duck egg to a  monochrome interior palette or a rich and opulent chocolate painted space for a contrast of dark and light visual finishes.

 

Fabrics

Duck egg works extremely well as a fabric colour due to its fresh and light neutrality. It provides the sleek and crisp finish of white linens with a hint of colour and detail. Curtains and bedding look particularly stunning in this colour tone as it provides a classic feel that can be teamed with lace, crochet and floral embroidery for a traditional country cottage feel. Duck egg curtains are a great alternative to a painted feature wall and can look amazing layered with rich coffee tones and natural fawn coloured drapes for a visual centrepiece within your chosen interior.

 

Cushions

If you are happy with your current interior design but fancy a change of colour then cushions are a simple and cost effective way to update your home. The beauty of the duck egg blue colour tone is that it will seamlessly slip into both dark and light interior spaces. Plain coloured cushions or bold patterned designs will look eye catching against a dark black or brown leather sofa or will look equally as elegant against a sumptuous beige or white bedding set. A mix and match of sizes and patterns will add visual and textural appeal to even the most compact of home interiors.

 

Accessories

Accessories are the key finishing touches to any interior space as they add focal points and zoned areas of colour to your chosen room. Duck egg wall art, clock and mirrors are an ideal way of adding interest to a plain or wallpapered feature wall whilst a selection of carefully positioned vases, frames and ornaments will create colour against a mantelpiece, shelving area or display cabinet. Duck egg has become a hot colour choice in 2014 kitchen designs with a large range of mixers, plates and utensils available in this chic colour option.

 

Furniture

If your looking to create a shabby chic style interior then duck egg blue is going to be one of your staple colour choices when it comes to your furniture designs. This colour choice is widely used alongside white to create a fresh vintage feel that looks beautiful on specific, statement furniture items. Dressers are a great way of introducing this colour into your interior and can be dressed in complimentary accessories to create a focal point in a dining room or kitchen. Dining tables, sideboards and hallway tables also look stylish in this palette and can be left smoothly finished for a cottage feel or distressed along the exposed edges for a reclaimed, hand finished look.

 

For all original photography and more ideas on how to introduce this colour into your home then take a look at the latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Duck Egg Colour Trend or for furniture inspiration check out our extensive Painted Furniture collections.

How To Create A Boutique Hotel Bedroom

Holidays and mini breaks have the perfect way of making us feel happy and uplifted and whilst this may have a lot to do with warm weather and historic culture it also has a great deal to do with the atmosphere of our accommodation. If your anything like me, there is nothing more satisfying than waking up in a luxurious and sophisticated setting that oozes classic elegance and style.

You can recreate the glamour and opulence of a boutique hotel bedroom with these simple steps and ideas. Using items that are readily available on the high street you can create a sleek and luxurious sleeping area that will feel like a high class getaway, everyday.

 

Colour Schemes

Boutique hotels tend to stick to neutral yet tonal colour schemes that can be used alone or with more bolder colour options for a luxurious contemporary feel. Soft beige, pebble grey and mocha tones work really well in creating a sleek yet relaxed setting that is both warm and uplifting in appearance. Monochrome colour schemes also work extremely well in hotel style bedroom areas as they provide a fashionable balance of feminine and masculine tones that give a contrasting yet complimentary feel to the room. Crisp white gives an illuminating backdrop to a bedroom setting however be sure to partner it with bold or earthy colour tones to avoid your bedroom feeling cold or stark.

 

 

Beds

The bed is the first item we see when we enter a hotel room for the first time and is obviously the most important aspect when it comes to comfort and a good nights sleep. Depending on the look of your hotel style bedroom there are several avenues to explore whe it comes to choosing the right bed. For contemporary chic interiors with an earthy colour palette (right) opt for a leather or Upholstered bed frame in complimentary tones and fabrics. If you prefer a more period interior setting then choose a plain Hardwood Bed frame in a sleigh style design for a grand and eye-catching appeal. For a more glamorous and truly ’boutique’ feel then choose a fabulous French Carved Bed Frame and where possible go all out with a King or Super King sized frame for added visual impact.

 

Lighting

Cleverly positioned light fittings and lamps will make a huge impact on small or large bedroom interiors and will provide that recognisable luxury hotel feel within your chosen space. Classic chandeliers look fabulously glamorous in both modern and classic boutique interiors and whilst you may not be able to accommodate one on the same scale as the Beverly Wilshire (left) there are many eye-catching French and Venetian designs available on the high street that will add a splash of period glamour to your bedroom area. Don’t forget to purchase some complimentary bedside lamps for a stylish spot of light bedtime reading .

 

Furniture

When it comes to bedroom furniture both home and away, each item should provide a perfect balance of eye-catching style and functional practicality. Wardrobes, chests of drawers and bedsides should compliment your surroundings and provide plentiful storage space for all of your items. Mirrored items, French designs (such as the armoire on the right) and regal style mahogany frames work extremely well in boutique style settings and will create a stunning focal point within your room. Make sure you include a sumptuously stylish dressing table to accentuate the glamour and class of hotel style living.

 

Seating

No hotel room would be complete without a stunning and relaxing choice of seating that is perfect for slipping off your shoes after a long and busy day, or sitting at your dressing table for a much needed pamper session. You can opt for classic armchair designs for the ultimate in comfort and ergonomic design. Wood or metal exposed frames look fabulous when partnered with sleek, soft fabrics in neutral tones that will add an opulent feel to your interior space. Occasional chairs look amazing nestled in the corner of your bedroom area and can be a glamorous addition to both bold or minimal colour schemes. French painted bedroom chairs can be purchased in a range of chic and flamboyant colours that will add a splash of boutique opulence to any bedroom area.

 

For more ideas on how to bring hotel living into your home interiors then take a look at our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Hotel Living and for an extensive range of luxury bedroom items then check out our fabulous Bedroom Furniture collections.

 

Colour Trend – Raspberry

For me no colour quite captures the rich and sumptuous feel of the summer months like elegant and stylish RASPBERRY. This bold yet soft colour choice works equally well in modern and traditional home interiors making it one of this seasons most versatile and popular interior colour choices

When combined with fresh tones and accessories this hue will add a great ‘pop’ of colour to a neutral space and provides that year long feeling of summer that will transform even the gloomiest of winter months into an uplifting and relaxing period.

 

Colour Palette

The soft and dusky tones of raspberry work extremely well with light and fresh tones as well as rich and glamorous dark interior palettes. Raspberry and white are a classic colour combination that provide a light and airy feel within the home. Alongside pale blue, red and mint green it creates a perfect tonal base for the latest shabby chic style interiors. For a more dramatic look you can partner your chosen raspberry tone with black, monochrome or grey interior palettes for a rich and eye-catching splash of contemporary interior style.

 

Cushions

A fresh scattering of raspberry coloured cushions will create an uplifting visual focal point against both dark and light upholstered seating. Bold patterns, traditional florals and plain silk, chenille and cotton look wonderful in this colour tone and can be mixed and matched to create a textural and visual appeal within your interior space. This classy colour will compliment a wide range of interior styles and can be easily introduced into your current interior decor for small but significant colour change,

 

Accessories

Accessories create a finishing touch in any room of the home and turn even the most naked of interiors into a practical and visually exciting space. Raspberry coloured items create a pop of colour that will add a vibrant yet soft focused feel to any interior backdrop or furniture style. A rich raspberry vase, ornament or candle can add a splash of style to a plain painted or oak furniture item and mantelpiece whilst bold and colourful kitchen utensils have become hugely popular on the high street this season with crockery, toasters, mixers and kettles becoming a must have addition to any modern day kitchen.

 

Rugs

Rugs make a fabulous alternative to a painted or wallpapered feature wall and are a great way of livening up a neutral carpet or wooden floor. This eye-catching zone of colour looks wonderful in the centre of a room or beneath a coffee table or dining table to create a focal point within your interior space. Plain rugs are the perfect way to compliment a patterned wallpaper or upholstery selection whilst a bold pattern design will take centre stage in a neutral or minimal interior space and provide a great way of concentrating colour to a specific area of your home.

 

Furniture

Raspberry painted furniture can look fabulous in a minimal white interior or as a statement item in a glamorous bedroom or dressing room however for some bold coloured furniture can be a little overwhelming. Instead you can opt for more everyday furniture colours that will compliment this sumptuous colour palette. Black painted furniture will add a sense of opulence and flamboyance to a classically styled interior whilst an elegant and airy set of white painted items will lift the mood of even the smallest interiors and will provide a complimentary setting for a relaxed and serene home ambiance.

 

 

For more ideas on introducing raspberry colour tones into your home then take a look at our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Raspberry Colour Trend or for more black and white painted furniture items then check out our luxurious French Chateau White and French Moulin Noir Black furniture collections.

 

Get the look – Opulent Offices

With more and more of us opting for flexible working hours and the choice of working from home, the demand for a functional and fashionable home office space has become a huge talking point in the interior design world.

Layout, new balance rouge et bleu marine space saving and practicality are essential elements when considering the design of your home study, whilst colour schemes, Nike Air Huarache Donna furniture and accessories are key in creating a space in which you can relax and work efficiently.

More luxurious home office ideas along with all original images can be found on our Pinterest page – Pinterest – Opulent Offices.

 

Colour Schemes

When selecting the colour palette for your home office the choice really is yours! Remember that you are creating a working environment that is right for you not simply choosing a colour scheme because it is ‘on trend’ and popular.

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    Traditionally offices and studies have been seen as quite masculine spaces with muted, adidas superstar 2 damskie tonal decor; however with more and more business women working from home there has been a rise in more feminine and uplifting office interiors. Crisp white furniture, pastel and colourful tones can be injected into even the smallest of spaces to create a haven that is not only relaxing but functional and organised.

     

     

    Furniture

    Opus Oak Corner Desk

    Opus Oak Corner Desk

    When it comes to furnishing your office space then your choice of desk should be your number one priority as this furniture item will take centre stage in your interior and will become the hub of your office during your working hours.

    Traditional oak and hardwood desks make a timeless addition to any working area and their warm yet neutral tones fit perfectly into both classic and contemporary office spaces. Corner desks such as our Opus Oak Corner Desk are ideal for making the most of your floor space without negotiating on storage and practicality.

    Geo-Glass Smoked Black Desk

    Geo-Glass Smoked Black Desk

    If you would prefer a sleeker,

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    Accessories

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