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Trend Tuesday: Pantone Colour Of The Year 2017

Pantone has named their 2017 Colour Of The Year as Greenery – a bright shade of yellowey green, which Pantone describe as "refreshing and revitalizing" and "symbolic of new beginnings." Pantone's colours are selected each year to reflect the cultural mood. This year is one about healthy living, rejuvenation, and reconnecting with nature – a perfect anecdote to the tumultuous political and social environment of late.   We saw dark & luxurious leafy greens trending a couple of years ago – but this shade is altogether more fresh. It works well with the current darling of colour, blush, as a great calming contrast....

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Colour Trend: Mellow Yellow

This is the year for bold colours in your home and nothing says that better than optimistic yellow. Yellow is back (did it ever go?) with a vengeance, and is currently trending all over interiors. It's taken on a slightly more buttercup tone than its mustard predecessor – creating warm and vibrant schemes. Use it on your walls or paint your furniture. Or if you are feeling less brave, inject some shades of yellow with accessories such as candles, lampshades, or cushions.  It looks brilliant paired with blush – the new grey –  replacing the ubiquitous yellow and grey schemes....

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Cushioning The Impact

Once upon a time – are you sitting comfortably – cushions were not the everyday objects they are today. They were seen only in opulent palaces, status symbols for the rich and famous. Very large and firmly padded, they were used as seating – but only if your bones were posh enough. From the Middle Ages onwards, they would be found in the grand manors of Europe, used to add comfort and luxury to hard wooden furniture. Cushions often became works of art in themselves, involving the use of expensive dyes and exquisitely decorated fabrics.  Today, cushions are not just...

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Trend Tuesday: Pattern: Matisse Cutouts

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Born in France in 1869, Henri Matisse is a master of modern art with a career spanning over half a century – and he is still influencing our design today! Patterns influenced by his bold and iconic paper cut-outs can currently been seen all over fashion and home goods. Top Row:1. Necklace From Emily Mirand 2. Snow Flowers by Matisse 3. Top from ObusMiddle Row:1. Book from E-Magin 2. Vases found on Ground Covers 3. KIMONO found on Mirella Bruno Bottom Row:1. Rug from Sonya Winner 2. Bag from Couverture & The Garbstore 3. Top from Marimekko

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SS17 Collection Launch

Inspired by mid-century Op Art, the brand new Mosaic collection from Sian Elin is distinctive, expressive and full of movement. The quirky blend of bright and delicate pastels energises the Scandinavian clarity of pattern to create a sophisticated design. Meanwhile, bold geometrics teamed with a delicate pastel palette create a fun and optimistic springtime mood in Sian Elin’s much loved Tress collection, re-imagined in a brand new, gentler colour-way. Designer brand, Sian Elin offers pattern-led and colourful homewares. Inspired by the enduring aesthetic of Scandinavian design, Sian Elin creates lively prints that balance bold graphic lines with a fresh and...

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