Sunday, 31 July 2016
It's nice to have a bit of greenery in your home and succulents are a hot trend right now. I love their beautiful colours and below are some lovely and unusual ways to display them...
Friday, 29 July 2016
This beautiful abstract print from Australian designer Lamai McCartan inspired this week's Palette Play. A beautiful mixture of blues and greys with a hint of pink, lime and black.
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
Inspired by the sea, this turquoise blue colour pop invokes a feeling of serenity and calm. I love the unusual use of a colour found with this painted bathroom ceiling and this colourful kitchen sink. It's a great way to bring colour in without it being overwhelming. I also love the hint of shimmer with the foil used on these business cards and the modern coloured edges.
Monday, 25 July 2016
I've been lusting over stairs for quite some years, since I've been living in a flat for over 10 years. Any old normal stairs would do, but why not dream of something better! From this perforated red metal wall encasing the steps, to these beautifully shaped wooden ones, the metal geometric stairs come shelving unit or glass ones with coloured lights shining through, they are all simply stunning! I'll take them all!
Sunday, 24 July 2016
It's been mega hot here in London in the past week, and what better way to cool down than by partaking in the current trend of Pretty Ice. Filled with flowers or fruit these ice cubes & lollies are just so pretty! Perfect for a Summer BBQ, wedding, party or just because!
Friday, 22 July 2016
Dark Jungley greens, and bright pinks, purples and oranges make up this week's Palette Play Friday with a painting called Good Morning, Sunshine by Carrie Schmitt. I can't wait to try this palette out on a new print, it will be great for the new summer in winter trend for AW17.
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
On this bright summer's day we have a coral pink colour pop of deliciousness! From those ombre nails to upcycled furniture, those amazing front doors to fun electric plugs, coral has been around a while but it's definitely here to stay. Team with dark greyish/ greenish brown to really make it stand out!
Monday, 18 July 2016
Rainbows are multicolored, kaleidoscopic, ombred, spectrums of colour, and I love them! My eye is always instantly drawn to anything rainbow coloured, and it makes me smile! So this week I'm lusting over every colour in the rainbow- red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo & violet... on stairs, nails, windows and cakes.
Sunday, 17 July 2016
Still everywhere at the moment is the tropical fruit of choice recently, the pineapple. A move on for the trend though, brings us the Gold Pineapple. From interiors to cakes to shoes to games, this iconic silhouette is adorning every aspect of our lives.
Use these book ends to keep your shelves tidy
Party the night away with these gold pineapple plates
Eat a delicous gold pineapple cake
Wear these fab pineapple sandles
Play pineapple skittles
Friday, 15 July 2016
This week's Palette Play comes from an artist called Jaime Derringer, who does wonderful colourful abstract pieces. I love the fat brushstrokes and naive loose lines, all with a fun bright colour palette- I think it would look great as a cute floral colourway.
Wednesday, 13 July 2016
A pop of lime green will definitely lift your spirits and brighten your day. It looks really good against the black/ grey / cream base... I want that skirt!!!
Monday, 11 July 2016
Once I have my own front door to play with, I know exactly what I'll be doing with it- painting it a lovely fun bright colour... the only question is, which colour!! I'm no doubt going to be buying a lot of tester pots!
Sunday, 10 July 2016
My second lifestyle trend flash is all about Galaxies. What with Tim Peake just returning from a year in Space, the Cosmonaut Exhibition at the Science museum recently and the release of Independence day: Resurgence, 2016 is the year to look to the Universe for inspiration.
Decorate your laptop with these fun stardust decals
Wear this fab cosmic backpack
Wonder over this magnificent photograph of the Carina Nebula
Eat some tasty twinkly cosmic cupcakes
Buy some galaxy print headphones
Adorn your hair with out of this world colours
Play with galaxy star play dough
Admire this galactic Lamborghini
Make some space print shorts
Embellish your room with planets and stars
Friday, 8 July 2016
I just love the mix of urban greys with coral pink and turquoise in todays Palette Play Friday which comes from this Degrassi Art cushion by ElRanchoRelaxo
Wednesday, 6 July 2016
Colour your life with a bright purple Colour Pop, which gives a beautiful punch of contemporary colour to just about anything...
Monday, 4 July 2016
Sunday, 3 July 2016
Icecream seems to be all the rage at the moment, but not as we traditionally know it. One such example of this, the Japanese trend of making icecream into roses has recently reach the continent, and these beautiful, delicate works of art are all over Instagram at the moment. Other noticeable trends are rainbow & ombre colours, icecream biscuit sandwiches and most recently painting with it! I'm definitely salivating at the thought of all of these!
Friday, 1 July 2016
Bright geometrics make up today's Palette Play. These notebooks from M&S caught my eye as I love the deep blue base.