Mood board: retro patterns, geo shapes & zesty accent colours

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Retro patterned prints, light wood, geometric shapes and a zesty colour palette is guaranteed to put zing into your space.  To visualise how this style could work for you, read this post and see some room shots styled with items on the mood board.  This mood board is interactive –  hover your mouse over the […]

Colour palette: add zing to an all white scheme

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A lovely white backdrop, oak wood flooring, and a large expanse of glass overlooking the garden was the starting point for this interior scheme.  Working with a zingy palette of yellow, orange and a touch of blue, this room is punctuated with bright pops of colour, retro patterned prints by Orla Kiely and a nod […]

Lust List: Kelly Wearstler Home Collection

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This week, Kelly Wearstler (known for her unexpected, bold Maximalist designs) received the California Home+Design Magazine – Design Icon Award for 2014. Not only a fabulous interior designer, she has an impressive furniture and accessories collection too. Gold and brass and black and white accents, natural stone pieces, figural art and 70’s inspired furniture make up her collection. The look is […]

Knitted Home Decor – Interior Inspiration

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Baby it’s cold outside! While many parts of the world have been experiencing some of the chilliest temperatures on record, we thought we would send you some warm and cozy interior design inspiration, featuring the modern wave of knitted home decor. Chunky knits, tight knits, knitted wallpaper, knitted lights; pillows, rugs and furniture.  When the temperatures […]

Renegade door wreaths – Holiday decor

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If you are looking for some creative inspiration for holiday door wreaths, then look no further. You wont find any ordinary wreaths here though – we have wreaths made from toy soldiers, mattress springs, dart boards, plastic spoons, spears and more. Each year the Interior Designers, Architects, Florists and other creative types of San Francisco […]

Modern Global Eclectic Interiors

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From Mexico to Africa, Peru to Java, London to Philippines, Turkey to San Francisco, this week we are lusting over Modern Global Eclectic interiors. Think colorful, ethnic handcrafted furniture and accessories made around the globe by talented local artisans mixed together with your favorite modern pieces. A superb mix; these interiors have real substance and depth to […]

Fab finds at DesignJunction

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There is something to be said about seeing, touching and testing out interior design accessories, lighting and furniture pieces and speaking to the designers of the products themselves, that gives you an added level of  appreciation of them. This is exactly what we did during the press preview of ‘designjunction’, one of the most innovative and […]

Lust List: Neon Color Crush – Modern Home Decor

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Neon colors are gracing the furniture and home accessories world like never before… hot on the heels of the fashion industry. And while neon colors are not for the faint-hearted, you might be surprised to see how they can be applied to create  youthful through to sophisticated interior schemes. Rather than mixing neons with bright whites […]

designjunction: retail therapy & our hot design finds

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Design shows are generally the place where you scout out new designers, product launches and suppliers, and the actual shopping and buying aspect takes place at a later date.  A little frustrating when you see that ‘oh so awesome’ pendant light or chair that you wish you could just package up and take away with […]

Feel-Good & Fabulous Florals – Modern Decor

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With geometric patterns being so prominent in interior design lately, I have been thinking – maybe it’s time to switch things up abit … and florals might be just the answer. Ironically floral prints are nothing new. They have been around for-like-ever. But florals are taking a new direction – they are now projecting a […]

Decorative lighting trends at designjunction

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Designjunction is set to raise the bar again at this year’s London Design Festival with a line-up of top international brands, plus emerging designers, pop-up shops, flash factories, eateries and seminars.  New for September 2013 is lightjunction, part of the show dedicated to lighting design and showcasing the very best in decorative lighting. A vital […]

Mood Board: Outdoor living rooms

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Outdoor living rooms…who wants one? We do – that’s for sure!  Style your patio or deck area with a good mix of seating including outdoor sofas, lounge chairs, floor cushions and poufs like the Kite Kilim Floor Pouf (4) from West Elm (also loving the whole range of poufs – see them here).  Rock on […]

Inspiration: outdoor living rooms

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Inside out or outside in?  Creating an ‘outdoor living room’  is a great way to extend your living space and make those summer days last long into the night.  The sun has finally arrived here in the UK (albeit its arrival rather late, but very welcome) and I’m visualising a new outdoor room scheme with […]

Lust list – Copper Crush: Home Decor

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Metallics are huge in interior design right now, and copper (more prominent in the past) is making a big comeback. Thank you Tom Dixon for putting the vogue back into copper! Copper is showing up in modern home decor and furniture – everything from light pendants, art and coffee mugs to side tables and beds. Copper […]

Colorful dining chairs – Modern Mix Up

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It is funny how in a period of about five years the term ‘matching’ has almost become a dirty word in the interior design vocabulary. Mixing it up is what it’s all about right now and this applies to all rooms in the home; the dining room and dining chairs are no exception. A mix-up […]

mood board: black & green

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This modern ikat design pillow (7)  from Designed Goods in Los Angeles landed on my desk last week and sparked the idea for a green and black mood board.  With the Echo pillow as my starting point, I was inspired to go bold and graphic and create a look with an industrial edge and a little rock chick at […]

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