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Inspiring Interiors

Boho homes

I've been really enjoying the beautifully bohemian homes I've been seeing on Pinterest lately. Scattered with rugs, festooned with ferns and styled with lots of pattern, this is maximalism with a sophisticated, elegant palette. As a look I think it's not something you can 'pull off' or 'recreate', it feels like it's something you have to earn. You need to put a bit of time in going to flea markets and antique stores looking for just the right coffee table or cabinet. You have to spend some hours gathering cuttings of interesting succulents and cacti from friends and relatives, repotting them and maybe...
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Date: 09 Mar 2017 17:38
Author: Becky
Tags: Inspiring Interiors

Pale pink in the home

Pale pink is a colour which is much derided as being girly, childish, too sweet and generally not serious. However, I think that if it is used sensitively it can work wonderfully, as these stylish rooms show: Image credit: My Scandinavian home blog Image credit: SF Girl by Bay Image credit: House & Garden, photo by Mel Yates Image credit: Ikea Image credit: Inside Out magazine, photo by Sam McAdam-Cooper Image credit: My Scandinavian Home, photography by Tia Borgsmidt Image credit: Bella Mumma Image credit: Lonny Magazine Image credit: Decor Pad, Caitlin Wilson design Image credit: Rue magazine I hope with the range of looks, tones and uses for pink above you...
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Date: 25 Apr 2014 16:37
Author: Becky
Tags: Inspiring Interiors

Pinterest Pick - Herringbone wall

I'm a big fan of herringbone patterns in interiors and will seek to include them wherever I can... fabrics, art prints, flooring and more. This, though, is the first time I've seen one used on the walls... and I love it! Image credit: Wall and Deco I love the use of natural materials and colours here and how it is combined with the rough textured concrete wall. The look brings together utilitarian and industrial style with some natural elements. I would finish it off with a few shiny bits and pieces, or some bright pops of colour. I love the tones used...
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Date: 14 Apr 2014 10:41
Author: Becky
Tags: Inspiring Interiors

Rainbow Interiors

Now seems like a good time to appreciate the use of rainbow colours in interiors, as a small way of showing support of everyone facing persecution in Russia. A wonderful array of colours is a great way to celebrate the spectrum, lift your spirits and create a warm, welcoming home. Here are some gorgeous interiors making use of bold, bright and beautiful rainbow shades: Fun rainbow stairs If you can't paint then make a rainbow using paint sample colour cards. Create a rainbow with accessories, grouping a few objects of each colour together for impact. Image via Remodelaholic Rainbow stripes painted on one wall are a not-too-scary...
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Date: 08 Feb 2014 18:29
Author: Becky
Tags: Inspiring Interiors

Geometry

I've got a confession to make... Geometry was not my friend when I was at school. I used to spend hours daydreaming about vintage dresses and parties, instead of listening to the kind person patiently trying to explain Pythagoras' Theorem to me. So to Mr Hall, I apologise. I might be a few years late, but I've finally succumbed to the delights of geometry... in interiors at least: First up, a few angular delights have found their way into our store (scroll further to see more triangular treats, inspiring geometric interiors, craft ideas and more!): Remix blue geometric-repeat wallpaper Boxes multi-coloured print from...
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Date: 23 Feb 2012 23:39
Author: Becky
Tags: handmade home accessories Inspiring Interiors

Dream come true!

Opening a shop has been something I’ve dreamed of since I was a little girl playing with my sweet shop game (ok, eating the sweets!) and I’m delighted that this is coming true now.  I am a true interiors addict, with heavy copies of Living Etc and Elle Decoration landing in my hallway every month and paint sample pots strewn along every shelf in our cellar. I really feel like getting your home right can genuinely help make you content and improve your levels of happiness on an everyday basis – and that’s no small thing.  So please, have a browse around...
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Date: 05 Dec 2011 15:52
Author: Becky
Tags: handmade home accessories Inspiring Interiors