Sunday, 6 April 2014

Got the spring blues yet?

Savine wallpaper from Designers Guild.
Beat the latest - and hopefully last - spell of winter weather with some spring blues!

Pantone, the provider of colour systems, has announced "Dazzling blue" their colour of spring 2014. It's a bright blue that shimmers, and a colour that has been popular on the runways for some time.

Photo: Eclectic Society/Style.


Different shades of blue are certainly hot this spring. In contemporary settings we often see them mixed with black. We're also seeing more and more blue kitchens, which might seem surprising, given that the colour is associated with reduced appetite according to feng shui. Together with it's favourite team mate white, a blue kitchen certainly looks fresh and classy this season.

Photo: Houzz. Blue kitchen by Von Fitz Design.
In search of blue fabric inspiration in town, I saw some great, blue cotton and linen prints at Stewart's Decorating Centre recently. They were from Avant Garde, a brand new supplier to the store. Any of the fabrics below would make for very attractive accent pillows. At Fabricland, I also saw an interesting print, that reminded me of some of Finnish design house Marimekko's fabrics. Take a look:


Fabricland print.
Marimekko Tuuli print.
Marimekko birch tree print.


Speaking of blues, this gorgeously reupholstered chair
is looking for a new home. It is quite petite and would be a 
perfect statement chair - fun and fresh - in a nursery or a 
kid's room. You can paint the legs white if you don't like the wood.
Contact Bonell's Upholstery for more info.

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