Thursday, 31 January 2013

My Crush is Colour Coded

Where did the time go, seems as though it was only yesterday we were looking at Christmas tree lights and spending time wrapping gifts. Then it was the big New Year bash...or may it was a reflective night at home with the family. However you have spent the pass month,  I'm sure  a part of you is thinking "I cant its February already". So why I'm I all about the days flying by so fast.. Well its a mix of excitement and anxiety. Excitement for the spring season ahead and little anxious for plans to fall into place, on time -You know- those New Year's goals...Remember : )

Since I'm more excited than anything else, let me show you some of the design visions I have had my eye on as of late. By now I'm sure you know the selected colour of the year- Emerald Green. Love this fact as its one of my favourite colours. I'm however, all over a few other trend colours and styles.

Lets take a look and see if one of these may be your fun having in 2013!

My Current Colour Crush

Something Blue- Indigo that is, known for its  representation and of intuition and perception this just maybe the colour of focus the season as so many of us are working on new projects and goal reaching. For me it's the deepness of the colour I find most alluring. I could really get lost in its depth and found in its beauty. As a fashion venture I love how it creates such strong and refined statements. Of course when it comes to interiors,  it is to be used with a little more caution. However,  used in the right way, indigo makes for chic and ultra inviting spaces.

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It has a minty taste to it- Mint Green makes a splash on the trend charts for 2013's spring and summer designs. Cool and fresh, it's the perfect answer for warmer temps and all that sunshine to come. Mint green offers a playful side to the colour family and no doubt has a way of brightening up the season. While it will be easy to see the colour on booth the runway as well as interiors it will be one of the years biggest go to colour for weddings. As it is such a soft colour, there is definitely a romantic element to its presents, hence it is becoming the brides must have for her big day.

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In Small Doses- This maybe the best approach for those wanting to try the colour, but want to keep it on a smaller scale. What a great time to bring in some colour through accessories.

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A simple vase, pillow, or even a light fixture change are super easy ways of introduce the colour with out major commitments.

Mint Traditions- The Bride's Pick

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I really think this colour direction is everything lovely on a wedding day. So very cool and inviting its sure to be seen in many other events over the spring and summer months. Could you see this as one of summer dinner party colours? mixed with crisp white pieces...Hurry up and come Summer Days!

Everything is just peachy with the selection of Peach toned creations. The colour easily radiates warmth and energy with an undeniable girlish charm. There is even something more socialable about the colour than most, its says light, soft, and fun!

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The Combo

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Some minty something sweet. I love seeing the two together!! Really- colour combo perfection! To be see with some gold touches,  well now we're taking!

This was one fun post for me! Hope you enjoyed it as much!

Happy Friday Lovelies~


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Monday, 28 January 2013

Poetic Vibes, Eclectic Visions

What can I say, I have a real weakness for eclectically designed spaces. They just seem to speak best to my creative soul and lend a  hand to the adventurous in me. It seems in most of these spaces is a message which reads much like that of well written poem. Full of harmony, rhythm and drama, the eclectic has become one of the most embraced design style as of late. The freedom to use a mixture of styles, patterns and textures evokes play trenched in imagination.
Not to be mis-understood as an easy go of design choice, creating a well executed eclectic space takes even more thought than most. It requires real attention to detail and an eye for design surprise. It is also important that each piece within the space has a sense of belonging and not necessarily a perfect match.

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The Powerful Painting

Selection of artwork often plays a key role in pulling off a look full of  such character and depth. Your art selection is also a great jump off point if direction is still on certain.

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Texture and Cultural Crossings

In eclectic spaces, texture helps to layer the room and give volume in all the right places. If there is ever going to be a design take that embraces our collections and global finds, it has to be the eclectic interior. Showcasing the treasures of our travels, or desired travels-brings forth warmth and a personal charm.

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The Bold and the Beautiful

I love how this space so grounded in design and yet so full of drama. This photo is one of my favourite expressions of hard and soft. That combo is enough to make you want to see the rest of this home.

Thanks for joining me again after so long. Its always great to return to the blog, for some Bloglovin!


Sunday, 6 January 2013

Black and White- Uniform 2013

My favourite and oh sooo...classic combo has kept it's staying power in tact as another season arrives. That's right, the ever stunning black and white combo is here and packing character like never before. Now with even bolder and edgier cuts, the look takes classics and give them a twist that have truly awakens the design senses.
The Dramatic Print

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I'm always so inspired to see how going as basic as black and white can work out be such very dramatic results. This time around there is definite vibe of play. It is as though the keys on the piano wanted to play a little something more fast paced.

The Striping Return

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Just when you thought we had seen all the stripes we would have for a while, the look gets an overhaul and well,  I'm loving it! The mixing of stripe directions and solids is everything that is fresh and lovely about the take.

Suited for the Business

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How well it works when the structured gets a curve appeal! Clearly shape was everything in the creation of these suites.This of course a good thing, as the over effect is pure perfection.

On the Inside

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Pinned Image  Maybe thing will be the year you switch out your colours and bring in a little classic twist of black and white. Fresh white wallspattern and play are key for pulling it all together.However if making a long term commitment is just not for you then accessories might be your best bet. In which case, the new arrivals at Westelm are a must see

Happy Sunday and thanks for Stopping by!

Friday, 4 January 2013

The Freedom of Green

The new year has arrived and so much seems to be on the go already! Based on early talks among and family, the year seems to be full of optimism and rightfully so. We have the right to dream, be hopeful and driven, it is after all what life is about.

On the note of improvement and hope, the perfect colour was chosen as the colour of the year. The pantone pick of Emerald Green for 2013.  
Representative of so much, green is the colour of nature and life. It symbolizes well being and balance-top spots on most of our list.

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So this year, I say to you step out of your comfort zone. Go for more, and wrap yourself up in the hope of of a new a day. Its your turn, so turn it up and listen to voice of movement within you.

Happy Friday to you!

Thank you for stopping by,